The Book Direct Revolution is placed at the heart of booking processes – this is worthy of celebration.

An STR Industry-First:

Boostly and Rentals United Partner-Up to Offer Seamless WordPress Websites Powered-by a Live Booking Engine.

Is this the groundbreaking step in the right direction the short-term rental industry has desperately needed over the last 18 months?

It certainly seems to be so.

The partnership – now recognised as one of the first of its kind – will smartly connect Rentals United’s live booking engine with Boostly’s renowned WordPress websites. The end benefit will not only be a smooth booking process for guests but also more money in the host’s or property owner’s pockets.

[England, United Kingdom] Market leaders Rentals United and Boostly have joined forces providing users with direct booking technology and custom-web design.

API (application programming interface) allows two applications to communicate with one another, to access data. From a user’s perspective, APIs allow people to complete certain actions, without leaving the website they’re originally on. Apply this to the partnership between Rentals United and Boostly; and it means guests will now enjoy an undisturbed booking experience on a WordPress website, without needing to visit a third-party platform or OTA (online travel agency). 

Aside from the immediate benefits, the collaboration between Rentals United and Boostly drives real long-term change for the STR industry. 

The Book Direct Revolution is being placed at the heart of booking processes – this alone is worthy of huge celebration. 

As Boostly offers a WordPress solution (powering 34% of all websites on the internet) alongside Rentals United’s booking engine – it will sync live booking rates, live booking availability, as well as live property information onto just one, direct platform. 

Ultimately, these websites will serve as a competitive replacement for ‘traditional’ booking websites, for a fraction of the cost and with the presence of 100% control.

To make things even more exciting, it should be noted this is the first time the full functionality of WordPress, as well as Boostly’s marketing expertise, will come to fruition, in this partnership.

On-board with Boostly’s mantra of turning ‘more lookers into bookers’, Rentals United is delighted to offer their members such an intelligent and profitable solution. The company’s award-winning vacation rental software is used by successful property managers all over the world, via a simple (and smart) process. 

Having perfected their channel management, guest communication, and guest data solutions, Rentals United has been keen to add something to their growing marketplace that will boost more direct bookings – directly via an STR operator’s website. 

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With our extensive experience in distribution, we highly advocate for property managers to diversify their marketing strategies. This means on top of being placed on top OTAs and niche channels, it is critical for companies to offer direct booking options. Our new partnership with Boostly is revolutionary in making it simple and seamless for property managers to do so. 

– Vanessa de Souza Lage, Co-Founder and CMO of Rentals United

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Till now, hosts had only been able to list properties on third-party platforms such as Airbnb, Vrbo, the Booking Holidays group, or use plugins (a software add-on). These solutions are neither smooth nor efficient for website hosts, and provide a laboured booking experience for guests

But with credit to Boostly, WordPress websites can now be powered by live booking engines – marking this partnership as revolutionary for the STR industry. 

Efficiency, profitability, and ethical business.

The goal has always been to turn more lookers into bookers – and this is exactly what we’re doing (successfully) by partnering with Rentals United. The company already boasts seamless software and epic booking engines; however by integrating with Boostly’s WordPress websites, Rentals United will provide a bonafide solution for all their members.

Not only will these websites guarantee more direct bookings, it’ll make the booking process much simpler – which is exactly what we collectively want for the industry, as well as VISIBILITY for smaller STR business owners, in a noisy world, dominated by OTAs.

Here’s to more efficiency, profitability, and ethical business – what could be more exciting?

– Mark Simpson, Founder and CEO of Boostly believes this strengthens the ‘Book Direct’ movement.

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To date, Boostly has built over 600 WordPress websites and helped over 1000 property owners generate more direct bookings, as the only accredited training company in the short-term rental industry. By joining forces with Simpson’s team, Rentals United expects to present a website offering so compelling it will draw in all its members, all keen to gain more control, as well as greater (and well-earned) profits. 

Following what’s been an uncertain few months for the industry, the news of this pioneering partnership could not come at a more befitting time to take the STR scene by storm. 

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About Boostly

Boostly gives Hospitality Owners the Tools, Tactics, Knowledge and Confidence to go and increase their Direct Bookings. Boostly was founded with the sole purpose of getting ‘heads on beds’ and giving our members 100% control of their own business with direct bookings. Boostly provides a platform and resources where hosts can learn practical marketing tactics that are easy to action straight away. The Boostly Academy is the leading CPD accredited Hospitality Training Portal in the world, created by hospitality professionals for hospitality professionals. 
Boostly Website Design has over 600 clients from around the world. Boostly clients see a record number of direct bookings and increased profit margins. For more information, visit www.boostly.co.uk/website

About Rentals United

Rentals United started in 2015 when the founders of competing vacation rental agencies got together to find an efficient solution to automatic inventory distribution. The answer was an intuitive platform that stores property information and automatically updates it across multiple listings sites.
Now our cloud-based technology is trusted and accessed by vacation rental managers everywhere, as a compact solution for marketing, distribution and operation management. 
The Rentals United platform handles tons of data every day connected to 60+ listing sites, as well as 100+ technology providers. Thanks to reliable two-way sync and Open API, our trusted partners include leading vacation rental sites, OTAs, travel metasearch engines, wholesalers, Property Management Systems and Tech Service Providers. 
Short Term Rental Industry Resources https://rentalsunited.com/en/short-term-rental-industry-resources/

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