Specialised Channel Manager for Hopper

List and Manage Vacation Rentals Automatically on Hopper Homes

Hopper Homes is the vacation rental category of the fast-growing travel super-app Hopper. Thanks to the new Rentals United-Hopper connection, you can now list your properties on Hopper, tap into new pools of travellers, advertise your rentals to engaged customers and improve your conversion rates.

Apply to get your rentals visible on Hopper Homes here!


Benefits of connecting to Hopper Homes via Rentals United


Automatic Upload

Complete sync to add properties effortlessly


Automatic Update

Sync calendars, prices, photos, availability and reservations


Advanced Options

2-Way connection and more

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Service Features

  • 2-Way Connection: bookings & cancellations from Hopper Homes will update your availability everywhere
  • Hopper Homes accepts multi-unit inventory sent as individual listings
  • Hopper Homes works with instant bookings
  • Hopper Homes is the merchant of records
  • Hopper Homes works with price per Guest and supports LOS Pricing
  • Hopper Homes is able to display discounts and last minute deals
  • Your minimum stay will be synchronized

Key Info

Service Release Date 2007
Headquarter Location Montreal, QC, CA
Minimum properties required 10
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Pricing model Hopper Homes works under a Net Rate model and the channel doesn't charge any commission
Commission You will distribute your rate minus the discount agreed with Hopper Homes. Hopper Homes then adds a dynamic markup to it, and keep this as compensation
What is synced Content, photos, price, availability and reservations
Onboarding time Less than 7 days
Minimum requirements You need a minimum of 10 properties to enable the connection. The channel is currently accepting clients from North America & The Caribbean, but will be expanding across other countries soon.

How the Channel Manager for Hopper Homes works

  1. Upload your properties to Rentals United. Add them manually or via PMS/API sync. Go to Services and add Hopper
  2. Follow the Checklist with detailed instructions
  3. Activate Connection! If you're new to Hopper, your properties will be uploaded via API by Rentals United
  4. Your rates, calendars and property info, including photos and amenities, will update automatically
  5. Get your first booking! Rentals United will send you the booking notification email

Hopper’s Beginnings and Hopper Homes

The story of Hopper began in 2007 when Frederic Lalonde and Joost Ouwerkerk joined forces. Lalonde’s and Ouwerkerk’s vision was to empower travelers and simplify the often daunting task of navigating fluctuating travel prices.

Lalonde’s technology and travel expertise complemented Ouwerkerk’s data science and algorithm prowess. Together, the two created a platform that displays real-time prices and offers predictive insights into potential price changes.

Lalonde and Ouwerkerk tirelessly aggregated vast amounts of data and resorted to advanced machine-learning techniques. The founders’ perseverance paid off with the creation of an algorithm that predicted the lowest flight and hotel prices–a groundbreaking feature that became the cornerstone of Hopper.

A Groundbreaking Launch and Rapid Growth

Hopper was officially unveiled to the public in 2015. Hopper’s user-friendly interface and revolutionary predictive capabilities immediately captured the attention of travelers and industry experts alike. For the first time, travelers had access to a tool that simplifies the booking process and secures the best deals.

As Hopper gained traction, the startup secured investments. The app’s accuracy in predicting price fluctuations improved, becoming a trusted resource for cost-conscious travelers. The platform introduced more features, including push notifications and other enhancements that streamlined the planning experience.

A Disruptive Business Model: How Hopper Makes Money

Hopper connects users with airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other travel providers. What sets Hopper apart from traditional travel agents is the platform’s reliance on artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyze massive amounts of data and predict the best times to book flights.

Hopper’s combination of technology and human expertise appeals to modern travelers seeking efficiency and affordability. The platform’s primary revenue stream comes from commissions charged on bookings made through the app. Hopper offers premium features that require a one-time payment or subscription as well, further boosting the company’s bottom line.

Another key aspect of Hopper’s business model involves strategic partnerships with major brands. Hopper showcases special promotions and discounts for travel destinations and services through targeted in-app advertisements. In exchange, Hopper receives compensation from participating companies, giving the platform access to an engaged audience actively planning future adventures.

Hopper Cloud: Empowering Businesses with Travel Fintech

Recognizing the vast potential of the app’s predictive analytics and dynamic pricing technologies, Hopper has launched Hopper Cloud. The tool is a travel fintech platform designed to help businesses sell travel products and services more effectively.

Hopper Cloud offers a suite of powerful features, including:

  • Predictive Analytics: Hopper Cloud predicts future travel prices, enabling businesses to set up price alerts and capitalize on the most favorable rates.
  • Tactical Pricing: Data-driven insights power tactical pricing strategies, allowing businesses to set competitive and profitable rates for travel offerings.
  • Fintech Products: From payment processing to financing and insurance, Hopper Cloud provides a range of fintech products to streamline the travel booking experience for businesses and consumers alike.

As a white-label platform, Hopper Cloud empowers businesses to create branded yet customized travel booking websites or apps.

Expansion into Vacation Rentals : Hopper Homes

Hopper Homes, the short-term rental service from Hopper, the fastest growing OTA in the U.S., was launched in just four months. By the time it officially started in January 2022, the company already featured over 2 million global properties, with new properties being added daily.

Continuous Innovation and Customer Acquisition Strategies

Hopper employs a multifaceted approach to drive growth and expand the user base. A robust content marketing strategy, featuring blog posts, videos, and social media updates, educates readers about the benefits of using Hopper.

Paid search engine and social media advertising campaigns increase visibility and drive traffic to Hopper’s website and app, where potential users explore the app’s capabilities. Email newsletters and push notifications inform about current deals and upcoming sales events, encouraging subscribers to return frequently.

Referral programs incentivize existing users to share Hopper with friends and family, fostering organic word-of-mouth growth and brand awareness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Hopper app available worldwide?

Yes. Hopper is available globally and operates in over 126 countries, providing travelers with innovative price prediction features and travel booking capabilities.

Does Hopper offer any additional services beyond flight and hotel bookings?

Hopper offers deals on car rentals and vacation packages, with Hopper Homes, which you can list on via Rentals United. The app’s “Price Guarantee” ensures that users receive a full refund if the price of a travel booking drops after purchase.

How does Hopper’s referral program work?

Hopper’s referral program incentivizes existing users to share the app with friends and family. When a referred user signs up and makes the first booking through Hopper, the referrer and the referred individual receive a credit or discount on future bookings.

What sets Hopper Cloud apart from other travel fintech platforms?

Hopper Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of predictive analytics, dynamic pricing, and fintech products tailored to the travel industry. Hopper is a white-label platform that empowers businesses to create branded travel booking solutions.