Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Lodgify, a technology startup based in Barcelona, today announced the launch of its Software-as-a-Service solution for marketing vacation rentals. It enables both vacation rental owners and property managers to easily create their own website with a “Book Now” function, centrally manage their reservations, and synchronize their property information across major vacation rental portals. Lodgify has already integrated with 9flats and Roomorama, while integration with HomeAway/VRBO is currently in progress.
“We are doing for vacation rental owners what Shopify is doing for shop owners,” says Marco De Gregorio, CEO and co-founder of Lodgify. “In other words, we are making affordable and scalable technology available to vacation rental owners and helping them grow their accommodation businesses.“
Lodgify is launching its product at a time when leading vacation rental portals have started offering renters the possibility to directly book and pay for their reservations online, in an attempt to meet the growing demand for a more simplified booking process. Lodgify's commission-free "Book Now" function enables vacation rental owners to easily offer such a seamless booking experience on their own website, allowing owners to accept credit card payments immediately or once the booking is confirmed.
In addition, Lodgify’s Channel Manager feature enables vacation rental owners to automatically sync their property information and reservations with external listings on major vacation rental portals. Bookings from multiple sources are managed centrally from a Lodgify dashboard, and availability calendars are automatically updated on all sites.
“Listing properties on as many major portals as possible is crucial for successful vacation rental marketing,” says De Gregorio. “However, it is also extremely time-consuming to manually create and maintain all these listings and manage the incoming reservations. Our software solves that issue.” Lodgify’s network of channel partners currently includes 9flats and Roomorama, while integration with HomeAway/VRBO is currently in progress. 20 additional channels are planned for inclusion by end of the year.
With portals like Airbnb bringing new renters into the market, and trends indicating that more and more travelers are preferring to stay at vacation rentals rather than hotels, vacation rental owners and renters need more professional software solutions. Lodgify’s all-in-one solution provides vacation rental owners with the services and flexibility to meet growing customer expectations.
Lodgify offers scalable subscription plans based on a monthly fee for both vacation rental owners and managers with 1 to 500+ properties. The integrated solution includes mobile-friendly website templates, a booking engine, reservation system and channel manager. Lodgify’s booking engine integrates with both Stripe and Paypal.
Find out more on http://www.lodgify.com.
Lodgify is an innovative all-in-one software-as-a-service solution that simplifies vacation rental marketing. The software allows both vacation rental owners and property managers to create their own mobile-friendly website with a “Book Now” function, manage reservations and availabilities efficiently, and instantly synchronize property information with listings on multiple external vacation rental portals. The vacation rental market is the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry. Lodgify’s mission is to help vacation rental owners and managers to grow their accommodation business by empowering them with great technology that is accessible and affordable for everyone. Founded in June 2012, Lodgify is a Barcelona-based technology company that develops innovative software for the vacation rental industry.
Naveen Sharma, +49 176 722 54 799, press(at)lodgify(dot)com