The real-time connection opens up a world of opportunities for properties, including hotels, looking to grow their revenue from the booming sharing-economy.
“If it was a movie, the hotel distribution sector would be a mega-hit thriller,” says Gavin Jeddo, Founding Director of STAAH Ltd. “In the last decade alone, the accommodation booking sector has seen a metamorphosis, moving from traditional sales to online travel agents and meta search emergence. And now, this – selling rooms on a platform that came into focus for its unique homesharing proposition.”
B&B, apartments, aparthotels, and hotels have been listing their rooms on Airbnb for a long time. However, it was only early this year that Airbnb started making a concerted effort to woo professional accommodation providers.
STAAH’s leading cloud-based channel manager is now connected to this effort. It will enable qualified properties from STAAH’s growing network of 6,000 properties globally to manage their Airbnb connection via the channel manager.
“The seamless connection brings with it the benefits accommodation providers deem as necessary to optimize their bookings and revenue – instant updates, avoiding booking errors, managing from a single source and insightful data.”
Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry with its home-sharing proposition and now commands a dominant market share with more than two million people, on average staying on Airbnb per night.
The connection will be released in a phased manner with the roll-out being completed by mid-November 2018.
How does the Connection Works? Which Properties Can List on Airbnb?
STAAH customers looking to grow their bookings can also follow the instructions here to complete your channel mapping and manage your listing via the STAAH channel manager.
If your property is not listed on Airbnb, you first need to apply to be listed on Airbnb via the form on this page. Airbnb is looking for properties that offer a personalized service, receive consistently great feedback from guests and have unique characteristics that set them apart from others. Please click here for more details on Airbnb standards. Once your property is reviewed and approved by Airbnb, you’ll get an email with the next steps and will be able to proceed with mapping.
Learn more about this connection at www.staah.com/integrations/airbnb.htm.