Product Features & More from Kigo
Explore New Alternatives in Difficult Times
Extended Length Of Stay for Vrbo/HomeAway and Airbnb listings
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb and Vrbo/HomeAway have been working to extend their Length of Stay Pricing Model to more than 30 days. Kigo’s system now allows for up to 60 nights reservation. Earn longer term, predictable and consistent revenue.
- Some local authorities have established strict regulations and a minimum stay, such as 30 days, for bookings
- Diversify your booking strategy and offer longer term stays
- Healthcare and essential workers may need long term options to quarantine away from their families safely while fighting the pandemic
Improve Communication with your Guests
Kigo’s New Messaging System
Kigo now allows the management of both internal messaging and Airbnb communications in the same platform, available in an upgraded and more user friendly design.
The new inbox also allows the display of messages from Vrbo/HomeAway inquiries so that you can quickly identify and manage your leads.
Streamline Payments Management for Booking.com
Booking.com Reporting API
The Booking.com Reporting API helps property managers save time. You can now manage Booking.com reservation incidences directly in Kigo, and Kigo will then sync them to Booking.com.
The property manager can now manage directly in Kigo the following:
- Mark a credit card as invalid
- Cancel the booking when the credit card is invalid
- Cancel the booking when the guest has not shown up
Virtual Credit Cards on Booking.com Now Available in Kigo
Virtual Credit Cards usage helps property managers reach more guests, reduce cancellations and save time on administrative tasks.
Automatically Create Properties in Booking.com
Booking.com Content API Updates
The following features are now fully compatible within the new Content API Booking.com connection in Kigo Channel Manager:
- Property basic details
- Rate plans
- Fees and taxes
- Check-in and check-out dates
- Name of the host or hosting company
- Photo of the host or logo of the company
- Information associated with property profile
- Allows pets
- Allows smoking
- Allows parties/events
Increase Conversion Rates for your Listings in Vrbo/HomeAway
Price Consistency with HomeAway
With Kigo’s integration to Vrbo/HomeAway, our customers are now eligible to benefit from “Price Consistency” which ensures that there are not price discrepancies in the traveler’s booking experience. With Price Consistency, travelers see the same consistent rate from search to checkout. Price Consistency also helps increase the listings’ conversions and allows:
- Distribution through TravelMob
- Distribution to HomeAway UK
- Allows US-based Property Managers to access the “Boost” program