The automation provided by Rent One Online eliminates a significant barrier that has prevented rental managers from taking full advantage of national listing directories such as TripHomes
Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2005
Rent One Online, provider of innovative rental property management and travel software solutions, today announced a service partnership that gives rental managers the ability to deliver property listings to TripHomes, a next-generation vacation rental website dedicated to property managers and operated by WVR Group. WVR Group is the world's largest internet marketing company for vacation rentals, with over 20 million unique visitors per year across the company's on-line listing directories. Rent One Online connects with the TripHomes site with ease and then keeps information up-to-date automatically as changes occur. Inquiries and reservations generated at TripHomes are automatically routed back to the Rent One Online reservation management console where rental managers can track advertising spend to booking revenues.
The tight integration to TripHomes is available through Rent One Online's RentalAdConnectorSM service. The service allows rental managers to control which properties are made available and provides simple "one click publishing" of the key marketing information and pictures without the need for re-typing. Once published, the listing is automatically kept up to date whenever the availability, amenities, rates or descriptions change inside the rental management system. This centralizes and automates the ongoing maintenance of the listings that require frequent, tedious and error prone manual updates to remain up to date.
The key benefits for rental managers of this partnership with TripHomes are:
- More bookings through increased exposure. TripHomes is operated by WVR Group, the world's largest internet marketing company for vacation rentals. TripHomes helps increase bookings by connecting with a broad audience of travelers that prefer to use national internet directories to search for potential rentals. On a combined basis, WVR sites attract more than 20 million unique visitors each year.
- Continuously updated information leads to more qualified traveler reservations. Availability is updated at TripHomes as changes occur so travelers will always see the latest dates, rates and special offers. Property managers can now be sure that their listings at TripHomes are always current -- 24/7. Inquiries and reservations are also automatically routed back to the Rent One Online reservation system.
- Low cost. There is no extra charge for using RentalAdConnector with TripHomes. When combined with Rent One Online's Rental Management solution ($1 per property per month), every property becomes instantly more marketable. Listing a property on TripHomes is free for qualified property managers; the site uses a unique pay-for-performance model where customers only pay for qualified customer inquiries and reservations.
- No risk offer. Rent One Online guarantees to list a rental manager's properties on TripHomes within 30 days or there is no charge for the Rent One Online software subscription for one year. TripHomes advertising is also risk free as there are no up-front fees.
"The automation provided by Rent One Online eliminates a significant barrier that has prevented rental managers from taking full advantage of national listing directories such as TripHomes" said Brian Sharples, CEO of WVR Group. "We intend to utilize this integration to create the lowest cost marketing channel for Rent One Online's customers."
According to Bart Meltzer, founder and president of Rent One Online, "Advertising vacation properties on the Internet is an extremely cost effective way to generate bookings for rental managers, particularly when there is no additional administrative overhead to do so. We have made it very easy for our customers to distribute their property listings to advertising Web sites such as TripHomes and will continue to drive innovation and efficiency in this market."
About Rent One Online
Rent One Online provides 100% Web-based rental management and travel software solutions for rental property managers and real estate offices. The Rent One Online mission is to bridge the gap that currently exists between the "destination" real estate market and the larger travel services industry. Rent One Online does this by increasing marketing effectiveness, providing professional rental management tools and offering complementary and profit generating travel services. Visit http://www.RentOneOnline.com.
TripHomes is a vibrant online vacation rental marketplace where travelers find thousands of amazing homes, villas, and condos listed by leading property managers from around the world. TripHomes is a WVR Group company. WVR is currently the world's largest online vacation rental listing company, with offices in the U.S. and Europe. TripHomes evolved from Rent101.com, a website designed for vacation rental property managers, acquired by WVR Group in 2005.
Joel C. Messenger
Vice President of Marketing
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