Through this partnership, Dtravel Direct customers gain access to Superhog’s seamless and unmatched Know Your Guest screening and damage protection plan coverage, should they opt to utilise it.
BARCELONA – Dtravel, the community-owned travel ecosystem on a mission to revolutionise vacation rentals, announces its partnership with Superhog, a leader in short-term rental risk management.
Dtravel is dedicated to providing a rewarding travel experience for everyone through direct connections and empowering ownership through innovative blockchain products. The company is committed to driving global adoption of direct bookings, making it effortless for property managers to create beautifully designed direct booking sites. Additionally, Dtravel is actively developing cutting-edge solutions to enable seamless vacation rental bookings, bypassing the dependence on third-party booking platforms.
As part of its blockchain-native infrastructure, Dtravel’s direct booking website builder, Dtravel Direct, empowers property managers with true ownership, and they aren’t stopping there. Dtravel will introduce a new way for travellers to search, discover, and book vacation rentals in a peer-to-peer manner, utilising innovative discovery tools, as well as strategic partnerships with platforms, exchanges, and wallets.
Over recent months, one of the recurring discussions between property managers and the Dtravel team has centred around Trust & Safety (T&S). A major challenge preventing property managers from fully embracing direct bookings is the concern over damage protection during bookings, leading many to rely on Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) despite their preference for direct bookings.
To address these concerns and enhance the confidence of property managers, Dtravel has teamed up with Superhog, an industry leader in short-term rental risk management. Through this partnership, Dtravel Direct customers gain access to Superhog’s seamless and unmatched Know Your Guest screening and damage protection plan coverage, should they opt to utilise it.
Any property manager powering their vacation rental site with Dtravel Direct now has the option to activate Know Your Guest screening free of charge. This feature acts as a powerful safeguard against fraudulent and suspicious bookings, providing property managers with confidence in the authenticity of their guests while curbing party bookings, criminal activities, malicious damage, and fraudulent activities like chargebacks. Upon guest booking, Superhog’s Know Your Guest industry-leading screening system independently verifies guest information, reinforcing the level of trust and safety provided.
Furthermore, they offer an industry-unmatched Damage Protection Plan, with coverage of up to $5,000,000, as an optional and additional layer of protection for Dtravel Direct customers. Humphrey Bowles, CEO and Founder of Superhog, comments, “At Superhog, we’re committed to sharing our trusted technology to serve the interest of property managers, hosts and guests.
Through our integration with Dtravel, we’ll be instilling booking confidence and peace of mind to even more property managers with our Know Your Guest product, eliminating safety concerns and allowing them to embrace the benefits that direct bookings have to offer.”
“As a property manager myself for the last decade,” says Cynthia Huang, CEO of Dtravel, “I know firsthand how important guest screening and property protection are for peace of mind when booking directly with guests. Superhog is clearly the market leader when it comes to risk management, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to offer their industry-leading Know Your Guest products to our customers to help them grow their direct booking business and increase profitability, while also doing as much as we can to help them mitigate and even eliminate risk.”
The Dtravel and Superhog partnership is set to bolster confidence among property managers and guests, fostering a safe environment for all stakeholders, including local communities and neighbours. Superhog operates in over 25 countries and has facilitated more than one million bookings, further exemplifying the strength of this collaboration.
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