Growing Vacation Rental Bookings through Kigo’s Premier Booking.com Status
Kigo is now a Premier Partner on Booking.com, which ensures that property managers working through Kigo Marketplace are getting the best connection for their listings to generate more vacation rental bookings. Property managers who use Kigo’s vacation rental channel manager to list on Booking.com now have a greater chance of ranking higher in searches.
Booking.com’s Connectivity Partner Program ranks partners with Standard, Advanced, or Premier designations, based on levels of products and services. Premier Partner is the highest-value tier status and includes partners who offer the most advanced systems with the widest range of Booking.com products and services.
Booking.com promotes Premier Partners on all property promotion communication channels, including the company’s extranet and the Partner Hub. Every partner gets a digital badge for display in property marketing.
The Booking.com Connectivity Partner Program encourages connectivity service providers like Kigo to take specific actions that enhance the services they provide. Channel managers receive rewards for offering quality connections, products, and services, which ultimately benefit property management companies seeking to increase new bookings and win repeat business.
Driving more vacation rental bookings
As a Premier Partner, Kigo has elevated the level of integration and overall performance of its vacation rental booking platform. To earn the designation, partners must achieve high standards in products and quality, business value, property performance, and engagement/education.
For Kigo clients, integration with Booking.com has improved at a time when the vacation rental industry continues to feel its way through the pandemic.
Kigo is diligently working to help clients weather the pandemic and attract more vacation rental bookings. Kigo Channel Manager scores higher than 99.79% on connection quality with Booking.com.
“Our customers can feel confident that they are benefiting from the best features of Booking.com when using the new Kigo channel manager,” says Daniel Bowen, who serves as Kigo’s General Manager. “With greater connectivity and a wide range of supported functionalities, they are in the best position to navigate the new normal through increased visibility which ultimately drives more bookings.”
Kigo’s commitment to growing business
Kigo’s Channel Manager includes the latest API integrations related to reporting; you can now manage Booking.com reservations directly in Kigo, and Kigo will then sync them to Booking.com. Integrations also include content, property profile, house rules, and virtual credit card management.
In addition, Channel Manager allows property managers to define discounts and promotions which directly synchronize to Booking.com. With the industry reporting an increase in last-minute bookings due to the pandemic, the Promotions function allows customers to tap into this trend, Chennoufi says. Pricing flexibility is being seen throughout the industry as one of the keys to recovery.
Because of these supported functionalities, Kigo is highly recommended on the Booking.com extranet of Connectivity Providers, who are vacation rental channel managers offering high-quality service for Booking.com properties. Property management companies can compare Kigo’s ranking with other channel managers on the site.
“The Premier Partner designation is confirmation of Kigo’s commitment to provide our vacation and short-term rental property managers with a best-in-class solution that allows them to get the most from each and every property in their inventory,” Bowen concludes.
Learn more about how Kigo can help optimize your property listings and distribute data to the top online travel agency channels, maximizing your vacation rental bookings.