Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2005
Rent One Online announced today an innovative travel services platform that makes it easy for vacation rental managers to expand beyond lodging by marketing airline tickets, rental cars, local activities and trip insurance to visitors of their properties. The travel services platform is based on an advanced web services architecture and is tightly integrated with Rent One Online's web-based Vacation Rental Manager solution. Unique features include:
1) The platform enables vacation rental managers and ÂdestinationÂ real estate offices to market profit generating travel services along with reservations, without doing any paperwork. Rather than just providing a night in a vacation rental, they are now able to provide complete vacation packages.
2) The travel services are integrated directly into the process of booking a reservation. For example, travel protection (insurance that protects the traveler in case of trip delay or cancellation) is automatically quoted based on the trip cost and the purchase is tracked along with the reservation. There is no paperwork or reporting required as the transaction is done completely on the web.
3) The travel services components may be made available on a vacation rental manager's website or other property listing sites in an online booking scenario, making them directly accessible to travelers.
The travel services platform includes services for:
*Advanced availability search
*ÂBy AmenityÂ search
*Property Listing Directory based on search results
*Individual property pages
*Online booking of reservations
There is no extra charge for the travel services platform, and when combined with Rent One Online's Vacation Rental Manager solution ($1 per property per month), every reservation becomes an opportunity to generate additional income. Rent One Online pays referral fees to vacation rental managers for marketing travel services to their guests, making it the only vacation rental management solution that literally pays for itself.
According to Bart Meltzer, founder of Rent One Online, ÂWith our travel services platform, we have truly created an all parties win environment that benefits vacation rental managers, owners and most importantly, the travelers. We will continue to lead the industry by deploying innovative technology that improves the complete vacation rental travel experience.Â
About Rent One Online
Rent One Online provides 100% Web-based marketing, management and travel solutions for vacation rental managers. The Rent One Online mission is to bridge the gap that currently exists from the vacation property market to the larger travel services industry. Rent One Online does this by increasing marketing effectiveness, providing professional management tools and offering complementary and revenue-producing travel services. Visit http://www.RentOneOnline.com.
Joel C. Messenger
Director of Marketing
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