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More than 83% of short-term rental operators plan on enhancing quality assurance and safety programs in 2021

95% of respondents (professional property managers) stated that they plan on implementing changes to their operations to help guests feel more confident in the safety of their rentals; 39% are using customized checklists for dedicated safety inspections.

BOSTON – Breezeway, a leading property operations and service platform for hospitality professionals, has released a report that illustrates the impact of changing traveler demands on property care and safety programs for short-term rental properties. 

Breezeway surveyed hundreds of professional short-term rental operators across the globe, with portfolio sizes ranging from single digit to thousands of properties. The resulting report shows that property managers are focused on maintaining high-quality properties through stronger safety and quality assurance programs. 95% of respondents stated that they plan on implementing changes to their operations to help guests feel more confident in the safety of their rentals, while 83% plan on enhancing their quality assurance programs, 39% are using customized checklists for dedicated safety inspections, and 13% are interested in certifying their rental properties through independent safety programs. 

“In this new world of travel, a high standard of cleanliness is a baseline expectation for short-term and vacation rental guests,” says Jeremy Gall, founder and CEO of Breezeway. “2020 has accelerated the emphasis on quality in the vacation rental industry and fueled higher expectations for property preparation among guests and owners. Safety has now become synonymous with quality. We’re seeing more and more professional property managers re-dedicate themselves to automated and controlled operations and standards, so they can deliver a better client experience.”

Quality assurance for short-term and vacation rental property management revolves around confidence that the rental is well prepared for the next guest or owner. Maintaining property to high-quality standards includes detailed cleaning, property upkeep, preventative maintenance, as well as verification that certain physical safety features are present and functioning appropriately (such as smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers). 

Breezeway’s property operations software and mobile apps have facilitated over 3 million property service tasks across more than 80 million square feet of private homes and accommodations. 

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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