​​We are excited to announce that Rentals United is the first global vacation rental channel manager to partner with the leading travel metasearch engine KAYAK

Each year, KAYAK processes billions of queries across platforms and shows travellers results from hundreds of websites to help them compare prices on flights, rental cars, hotels and vacation rentals. 

By getting listed on KAYAK, you can showcase your rentals through their international brands—KAYAK, SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined—and reach audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.

Find out more below.

What is KAYAK?

Founded in 2004, KAYAK is a veteran of the online travel industry. In the past 18 years, the company has grown into a metasearch leader encompassing multiple international brands and a global network of affiliates and online travel company partners. 

According to SimilarWeb, KAYAK is the fourth most-visited travel and tourism website in the United States. However, KAYAK isn’t just big in the US: it’s a truly global platform that attracts guests from all over the world. The website is available in 25+ languages.

Why should you list your vacation rentals on KAYAK?

Getting listed on KAYAK can give you a competitive edge. It’s a great way to feature your property to a global audience and position yourself in your destination. 

Whether you manage an urban apartment or a beachside vacation home, KAYAK can give you the exposure you need to maximise your bookings. Your KAYAK listings will also appear on other KAYAK brand sites such as HotelsCombined.

In addition, KAYAK’s very own booking platform (known as Revato) provides you with the opportunity to feature a truly personalised listing of your property. You receive all guest data with any Revato booking, so you can truly own your communication with the guest pre-stay and beyond.

Why should you connect to KAYAK via Rentals United?

Through Rentals United’s API connection, property management companies can start advertising their properties to KAYAK’s global network quickly and efficiently.

“As the world’s leading travel search engine, we remain focused on providing an excellent accommodation experience for all travellers. With this partnership, we can connect Rentals United partners with our global network of metasearch brands and offer travellers a broad range of vacation rentals in high demand locations, both for short getaways and long stays,” said Rachel Hafner, VP Global Hotels & Revato.

In addition, our highly reliable connection allows you to sync your pricing and availability in real-time. As a result, you can rest assured that you’ll always be selling your properties at the price you want—and you’ll never have to worry about double bookings. 

Furthermore, we provide our customers with all the tools and data they need to increase their conversions on sales channels and reach their revenue goals.

How to get listed on KAYAK 

With Rentals United, you can get listed on KAYAK no matter where you are located and how many rentals you manage – there’s no minimum requirement. All you need to do is:

  • Upload your properties to Rentals United manually or via PMS/API sync. Go to Services and add KAYAK-HotelsCombined.
  • Follow the Checklist with detailed instructions.
  • Activate the connection. If you’re new to KAYAK-Hotels Combined, your properties will be uploaded via API by Rentals United.
  • Your rates, calendars and property info, including photos and amenities, will update automatically.
  • Get your first booking! Rentals United will send you the booking notification email.

That’s it! For more information, check out our KAYAK-HotelsCombined channel page or get in touch.