BARCELONA - Rentals United announced their status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Vrbo's Connectivity Partner Program. The Vrbo Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top vacation rental connectivity providers – including property management software companies, channel managers, and other vendors – for maintaining high-quality software connections and helping property managers grow their business on Vrbo. Vrbo is Expedia Group’s global vacation rental brand, with more than two million places to stay around the world.
The Elite Connectivity Partner designation is awarded to an exclusive group of top-performing Vrbo connectivity providers who offer the highest-quality connection to Vrbo and comprehensive functionality. To be eligible for Elite status, Vrbo connectivity providers are rated on several technical and performance criteria to ensure they:
- Develop software integrations to a high standard with advanced tools and features;
- Provide a quality technical connection to Vrbo with a reliable user experience;
- Maintain strong performance on Vrbo and engage with the Vrbo team to continually optimize.
“Our Elite Connectivity Partners are leaders in the vacation rental software industry, demonstrated by their innovative technology and clear understanding of customer needs,” said Lisa Chen, Vice President, Global Lodging Connectivity and Solutions. “By choosing to work with an Elite Connectivity Partner, property managers can be confident in a high-quality connection that will empower them to perform at their best on Vrbo.”
As a part of its designation, Rentals United may receive early access to new Vrbo tools and features that they can pilot and integrate into their software. Elite Connectivity Partners also have the opportunity to work directly with Vrbo’s leadership team, providing feedback and helping shape future Vrbo products for vacation rental property managers.
James Burrows, CEO of Rentals United says, “Being awarded for the second year in a row as Vrbo Elite Partner is a true testament to Rental United’s strong partnership with Vrbo as well as to our technology capabilities and ability to advance the short-term rental industry. We are extremely grateful to the Vrbo leadership and team for this prestigious nomination.”