The vacation rental management solution and the travel app are teaming up to help continue the surge in popularity of short-term rentals after both companies achieved triple-digit revenue growth in 2021.
TORONTO – Travel booking app Hopper has become the latest partner to Hostaway, the leading short-term rental management platform. The partnership unlocks access to Hostaway’s significant market share of short-term rentals across North America, which is a strategic move in the expansion of Hopper Homes, which launched in January.
Property managers using Hostaway’s software to control their channel distribution will, in turn, get the opportunity to put their portfolio in front of high-intent Hopper users. Hopper is the third largest online travel agency in the U.S., and its app has nearly 80 million downloads. The company’s data-driven fintech products – including Price Freeze and Cancel for Any Reason – help travelers save money and gain flexibility across travel categories.
Through this latest integration, Hostaway continues to build its reputation as the most highly rated inventory supply provider to major OTAs, as the only combined PMS and Channel Manager to be a Preferred Partner of Airbnb, an Elite Partner of Vrbo, a Premier Partner with Booking.com, and directly integrated to Hopper, Marriott Homes and Villas and Expedia.
Hopper’s rapid growth journey, with sales up 4 to 5x year-over-year, mirrors that of Hostaway’s continual dominance in the short-term rental industry, growing rapidly in the same year – and of course, the surging popularity of the short-term rental category worldwide.
Marcus Rader, CEO & Co-Founder of Hostaway, said: “We followed the launch of Hopper Homes with a lot of interest since travel and tech are our two big passions at Hostaway, and Hopper has carved out a name for itself in those two segments. We work with many property managers in the U.S., which is Hopper’s main market, so it benefits both companies to team up on this integration. We’re excited about the possibilities this will bring to our customers.”
“We launched Hopper Homes in direct response to customer feedback. In fact, about 40% of Hopper users – who are primarily Gen Z and millennial travelers – indicated they prefer homes over hotels,” said Susan Ho, Head of Hopper Homes. “Partnering with Hostaway allows us to bolster our high-quality inventory, and helps us deliver on our promise to provide the best booking options at the best prices.”
Property managers can learn more about Hostaway’s vacation rental software and its award-winning customer support at hostaway.com.
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