With the new year ahead, diversifying your marketing mix is key to increasing your bookings and revenue. From our statistics, we discovered that most successful property managers are connected to an average of 11 channels.
We understand that everyone’s distribution needs are different. That’s why we’re always growing our list of channel partners and will be adding a further 20 high-performing listing sites in the coming months.
We have also added seven new channels that are now up and running with Rentals United, so check them out too.
Whether you want to target guests looking for mid/long-term rentals, business stays, luxury rentals, last–minute stays, pet-friendly rentals or more, you’ll find a listing site that works for you.
Have a browse of the newly added channels and those coming soon below to see which of the 27 fit your distribution needs!
Business: Silver Door Apartments
Outdoor Travel: The Dyrt
Short-term: Rakuten Vacation Stay
Category: travel agents
WebBeds is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing travel accommodation providers. Through its portfolio of brands – which includes JacTravel, Sunhotels, Lots of Hotels, Totalstay, Destinations of the World and FIT Ruums – WebBeds distributes over 350,000 properties to its global distribution network. The travel trade partners of WebBeds range from small, independent travel agencies to consortia, travel management companies, online travel agents, airlines, and tour operators – reaching millions of travellers worldwide.
By getting listed on WebBeds through Rentals United, property managers can access the vast B2B distribution network that the company has been built since its launch in 2013. It’s an opportunity for vacation rentals to appear in a GDS and get bookings from travel agents – a distribution strategy which, until recently, was only available to hotels.
Category: short-term rentals
Vacation STAY is one of the biggest vacation rental sites in Japan formed by the multi-industry company Rakuten. Rakuten is the leading online marketplace in Japan: more than 100 million users in Japan have a Rakuten membership, which is almost 80% of the total population.
Vacation STAY has one of the largest portfolios of vacation rentals in Japan. Properties listed on Vacation STAY can also appear on Rakuten Travel, Japan’s largest online travel agency. To expand its distribution network, Vacation STAY has partnered with major global OTAs and Asian metasearch partners.
By connecting to Vacation STAY through Rentals United, you can get access to a large pool of travellers in the Asia-Pacific market.
Markets: KAYAK: US and HotelsCombined: Australia, Asia Pacific, UK & Northern Europe
The KAYAK & HotelsCombined connection will feature your properties to a global META network. Favourably positioned in your destination with a truly high look to book conversion throughout their network.
By connecting your properties, you will appear on KAYAK’s portfolio of sites for high quality and high volume global traffic. You will also appear on Hotelscombined and it’s global network of over 2,000 affiliates reaching equally high quality international inbound demand – specialising in Asia Pacific, with a significant and expanding strength in EMEA.
KAYAK’s portfolio of brands includes HotelsCombined, Momondo, Cheapflights, swoodoo, Checkfelix and Mundi.
Category: outdoor travel
The Dyrt is the fastest growing and largest campground search platform in the US, with over 1 million user-submitted campsites, reviews, and tips.
With over 44,000 public and private campgrounds listed on the platform, The Dyrt is the go-to resource for US campers. The app is ranked #1 for “camping” in both the iOS App Store and Google Play, and the website gets over 25 million visitors per year, with new users joining every 50 seconds.
If your portfolio includes camping properties – like tents, trailers, RVs, or cabins – then connecting to The Dyrt via Rentals United will enable you to attract a highly-relevant audience.
Category: sports travel
Golfhōm is a vacation rental listing site where golf enthusiasts can search for accommodation in the close vicinity of golf clubs. Its curated list of homes, condos, and villas can be searched by tournament, city or 39,000+ courses worldwide.
After a secure online payment, travellers can ship their clubs to the destination via Ship Sticks. They can also book their group’s tee time, buy partner golf swag, train online and read golf articles – all via the Golfhōm platform.
As the first-ever short-term rental platform that caters to golfers, Golfhōm is transforming how golf travellers locate and book their next luxury vacation rental.
Golfhōm also has a sister site, Skihōm, where guests can search for their next ski vacation rental by city, ski event or 5,800+ ski areas worldwide. Search results are carefully curated to be in close vicinity of slopes.
After booking their condo or home, guests can ship their equipment to the destination via Ship Skis. They can also buy lift tickets and shop for the latest winter gear – all via the Skihōm platform.
If you have vacation rentals in golf or ski destinations in the US, getting listed on Golfhōm or Skihōm via Rentals United will allow you to target those niches.
Likibu was founded in 2012 and is a Paris-based metasearch engine for vacation rentals. This alternative vacation rental site allows travellers to compare millions of listings over hundreds of providers across the world.
Likibu is now partnering with Rentals United, allowing you to display your accommodations to its broad French and European audience.
Through Likibu’s metasearch network, you will increase your visibility, reach a broader audience and generate additional bookings.
Fastpayhotels was launched in 2016 as a way to evolve the relationships between vacation rentals/hotels and travel agencies. While keeping everything simple, they’ve created a distribution platform that makes it easier for property managers to give the best rates and availability to travel agents.
Fastpayhotels has a network of over 15,000 travel agents across 78 countries. Customers they distribute to include British Airways, CVC Brazil, Airmiles Spain, Rocketmiles US, Logitravel or Norwegian Airlines.
Category: Sports Travel
Inntopia is a combination of three hospitality companies that, after years of close partnership decided to join forces in 2016. Under a single unified brand, they discovered they could give the vision of what the guest experience can be in reality.
Inntopia platform offers a range of services such as a large distribution network, but they also offer ski industry accommodation and are one of the most popular brands in the US.
If you own a property in a ski region in the US, check out Inntopia.
Category: long-term rentals
Conceptualised 15 years ago, Zillow has become one of the leading real estate marketplaces in the US.
Through their advanced technology and valuable connections with real estate professionals, your properties will be distributed across not only Zillow, but Trulia and HotPads to help you find your perfect renter.
They also take care of messaging and tenant screening which are both integrated into their listing platform to help you find and screen applicants faster.
With 34 million visitors a month, Zillow is sure to fill up your calendar!
Category: long-term rentals
Zoopla Property Group is a leading British real estate company with 55 million property hunters searching the Zoopla website each month.
They also own Zoopla Property app that has been rated 5 stars and downloaded more than 11 million times, where your properties will be featured.
By connecting to Zoopla through Rentals United, you can get access to a large pool of guests from across the UK.
Category: short-mid-long term
Rentir focuses on residential and commercial renting, offering both mid-term and short-term stays.
As an ARLA registered UK agent they work with properties on a daily, monthly and annual rate, without the traditional long term ties, additional tax rates and upkeep.
Covering the UK market from short-term rentals all the way up to long-term rentals, they cater to families, students and businesses.
If you want to target an audience that searches for short-mid and long-term stays, without the hassle of additional taxes, Rentir is your best choice.
Category: luxury rentals
Market: US & UK
Top Villas is one of the world’s leading luxury villa rental specialists boasting a portfolio of more than 4,000 luxury villas in over 50 of the world’s finest holiday destinations.
With more than 20 years of experience in the villa rental industry, Top Villas is proud to be known as one of the best villa rental agents in the world.
From handpicked luxury vacation homes, townhouses and condos to private properties in remote locations, Top Villas offers unique accommodations coupled with the best service and rates.
Its most popular destinations include Orlando, Miami, St Tropez, the Caribbean, Asia and beyond.
Category: Top local/ Domestic travel
Muchosol is the preferred distributor of Travel Agencies for large groups such as Carrefour Viajes, Airmet, and Gea.
The company works with over 3,500 agencies at street level to reach the public offline, where a very high percentage of vacation sales are made.
Muchosol has a presence in major European countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Its customers are mostly upper-middle-class families who value quality and safety on their vacations.
Muchosol’s main offices provide personalised service in over 6 languages, resulting in loyal customers who come back to Muchosol year after year.
Category: mid/long-term rentals for military & federal employees
At Ease offers temporary lodging for military and federal employees.
Federal regulations prohibit federal travellers from using vacation rental booking sites. At Ease aims to empower modern federal travellers by supporting their unique needs and making alternative accommodations more accessible to them.
At Ease only lists accommodations that are within federal lodging standards. Thus, it provides service members and their families with fair, safe and comfortable accommodation options, ensuring that they’re reimbursed.
By getting listed on At Ease through Rentals United, you can help military and federal personnel find temporary homes. And, you can target a traveller segment that books mid-to-long-term stays but isn’t allowed to book on OTAs.
Category: luxury rentals
Oliver’s Travels is a specialist in luxury villas with a stunning portfolio of hand-picked holiday homes in Europe, Thailand, Bali, Florida, the Caribbean and newly launched South Africa.
With over 16 years’ experience, Oliver’s Travels offers exceptional properties from stately manor homes in the UK to fairy-tale chateaux in the exquisite French countryside.
The company also offers a free concierge service to help travellers find the perfect villa and make the most of their stay.
If you want to target an audience that searches for extraordinary stays, Oliver’s Travels is your best choice.
Category: mid/long-term metasearch engine
Nestpick is the largest aggregator of on-demand housing, connecting property managers with guests looking for 30+ days furnished rentals.
Millions of guests use Nestpick to search for their new home, whether they are looking for apartments, co-livings serviced apartments or rooms.
Nestpick’s listings are aggregated from major booking sites including Airbnb, Spotahome, Homelike, HousingAnywhere, Blueground, Zeus, Sonder, Wunderflats, and hundreds of local and regional property managers.
Nestpick currently lists millions of housing options in over 2,000 cities all over the world and is available in 9 languages.
Category: mid-term stays for medical staff
Furnished Finder specialises in monthly furnished rentals and is the leading site for travel nurse housing in the United States. Furnished Finder has over 100 staffing partners and 100,000 travelling nurses and other professionals using their platform.
Targeting travelling professionals is a great diversification strategy and an effective way to increase occupancy throughout the year. With an average stay of 92 days, these background-screened travellers make great tenants for your furnished units.
Category: last-minute stays
SnapTrip, part of the Rest Easy Group, offers over 60,000 last-minute holiday cottages, lodges and apartments in the UK.
The Rest Easy Group portfolio of sites cater to a range of specialist niches to help suppliers and customers alike – last minute, large bookings, dog friendly and even B&Bs and campsites.
SnapTrip is focused on helping owners generate bookings for their properties when they would otherwise go empty.
Category: top local/domestic travel
SpeedyBooker is a fast-growing, innovative network of websites focused on generating booking for a variety of accommodation types, including holiday lets, B&Bs, hotels, guest houses, hostels, beach huts and university residences in 18 countries.
The network, which includes brands like Britain’s Finest, UniversityRooms, BeachHuts.com and Monasteries.com, generates over 60,000 bookings a year.
SpeedyBooker’s mission is to support independent accommodation providers who are otherwise reliant on large OTAs and to get them additional bookings at a lower cost. The company helps property managers stand out from the crowd through its family of niche websites (the SpeedyBooker Network).
Category: business stays
SilverDoor Apartments is the world’s leading corporate accommodation agent and most trusted provider of corporate serviced apartments.
With over 20 years of experience in the corporate accommodation industry, SilverDoor offers clients an extensive portfolio of apartments in partnership with over 1,500 property partners worldwide.
Soon you’ll be able to use the Rentals United Channel Manager to easily upload your listings to SilverDoor and manage reservations, rates and availability.
While you wait for the 20 new channels listed above to go live, you can already get listed on these:
Category: top local/luxury rentals
With over 3,000 handpicked villas in 14 countries, Villa Finder is the market leader for villa rentals in Asia-Pacific. Its curated portfolio includes beachfront villas in Sri Lanka, luxury family villas in New Zealand, eco-conscious villas in Bali and much more.
Thanks to its competitive prices and world-class concierge services, Villa Finder has gained the trust of more than 100,000 travellers. The company delivers high returns to property managers through its seamless villa distribution solution.
In 2020, Villa Finder started looking for unique villas in Europe to add to its portfolio.
Category: mid/long-term rentals
Anyplace is a new kind of rental listing platform, focusing on longer-term stays to help property managers maintain filled rooms that provide consistent monthly income.
As an expert in 30+ day bookings, Anyplace owns the entire booking process of flexible-term furnished rentals. It takes care of tenant screening, customer support and payment collection. All property managers need to do is approve the booking and get paid.
Anyplace even has an eviction protection guarantee so property managers can enjoy peace of mind.
If you’re looking to incorporate mid- to long-term rentals into your strategy, getting listed on Anyplace through Rentals United is a great place to start.
Category: mid/long-term rentals, business stays
Zeus Living is an industry leader in high-quality, furnished homes for 30+ days. Its portfolio consists of modern homes in all major US cities including Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington D.C.
Zeus Living provides property managers with a new demand channel. It can get you bookings with longer leases, fewer gaps and turnovers, and greater net revenue.
The company focuses on attracting high-quality travellers. Guests who choose Zeus Living are business travellers, relocating families and others looking for mid-term accommodation.
If you’re planning to shift towards a flexible rental model to maximise your revenue and occupancy, you’ll soon be able to get listed on Zeus Living via Rentals United.
Category: invite-only club for women
Golightly is an invite-only home-sharing and vacation rental club for women whose aim is to help women travel safely and go lightly.
As a private club, Golightly carefully vets each member and property. All properties are owned and managed by women.
By joining the Golightly network, you’re joining a community of like-minded professionals. This is an added benefit for property managers as it provides them with networking connections.
Some of Golightly’s most popular destinations are Austin, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Chicago in the US, and the UK and Italy in Europe.
Category: last-minute stays
Whimstay is a marketplace for last-minute vacation rentals. It provides value-based travellers with attractive deals for their last-minute vacation needs, offering vacation rentals for up to 60% less than other sites.
Since its launch in 2019, Whimstay has provided professional property management companies with a channel to monetise expiring inventory and cancellations. WhimStay’s real-time integrations allow for perfect syncing of calendars and pricing at all times.
The company currently operates in the United States but anticipates an international rollout of its service this year.
Category: crypto travel
EzyStayz is Australia’s fastest-growing blockchain-powered travel OTA. It has a portfolio of more than 1 million accommodations worldwide, including hotels, villas, apartments, hostels and vacation rentals.
The platform allows safe and secure payment processing of over 40 payment types, from Visa, Mastercard and American Express to cryptocurrencies and more.
By getting listed on EzyStays, you get direct access to travellers who want to enjoy the benefits of blockchain for their travels. Guests can use EZY coin, the native cryptocurrency of the EzyStayz platform to book their stays and get membership benefits.
Market: America and Europe
Dream Villas has positioned itself as one of the go-to channels for top-quality homes. The listing site has strict criteria that all homes must meet before being onboarded, instilling confidence in their affluent customer base.
They are on a mission to build the definitive collection of the world’s best luxury and ultra-luxury homes, the company specialises in selling to guests who don’t use mainstream platforms to book homestays.
By getting listed on Dream Villas property managers can increase the exposure of their luxury rentals to this tightly-defined audience by getting listed on Dream Villas.
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