Next-Level Connectivity, and What This Means for You
It’s only March, but 2022 has already proven a milestone year for us. Guesty’s relationship with Vrbo has gone from strength to strength, so you can count on our best-in-class integration to take you and your business where you want to go.
But what does this mean for property managers and owners? Vrbo’s 2022 Elite Connectivity Partner award recognizes our focus on building and maintaining a high-quality software connection—empowering our hosts and pros to serve their guests better and deliver exceptional experiences to travelers.
As the only partner to reach top-tier status within one year, our team has been working hard to achieve excellence across Vrbo’s performance criteria:
● Improving traveler experiences on Vrbo
● Developing integrated tools and capabilities to a high standard
● Providing a quality technical connection to Vrbo with a reliable user experience
● Delivering exceptional performance outcomes on Vrbo to our clients
● Engaging with the Vrbo team to continually optimize tools and capabilities
Breaking New Ground
Part of Expedia group, Vrbo first took the vacation rental industry by storm in 1995 by introducing a new way for people to travel. They paired homeowners with travelers looking for quality places to stay, driven by one purpose: to give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together.
Since then, it’s grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with over two million unique properties across 190 countries. Vrbo’s algorithm makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses, and every kind of space in between.
Vrbo’s Top Nine
Now in its ninth year, Vrbo’s Connectivity Partner Program rewards top vacation rental software companies for their dedication to excellent tools and traveler experiences. They recognize organizations that maintain high-quality software connections to Vrbo’s global travel platform, as well as helping vacation rental property managers grow their businesses. And with just 10% of companies qualifying for Elite status in 2022, we’re proud to share the results of our commitment to you, our users.
Ahead of the Usual Vacation Crowd
As part of being recognized as industry leaders, we look forward to bringing you advanced Vrbo tools, as well as new features to pilot and integrate into the Guesty platform. We’ll also be working directly with Vrbo’s leadership team, providing feedback and helping shape future products for vacation rental property managers.
Working Together for Easy Global Travel
Lisa Chen, Vice President of Global Lodging Connectivity and Solutions at Vrbo, on Guesty’s Elite Partner status:
“Guesty plays a crucial role in the travel ecosystem by building innovative solutions that empower global lodging properties to grow their businesses and deliver amazing experiences to travelers… [Vrbo] is excited and energized to deepen our relationship with Guesty in 2022 as a key stakeholder in our collective mission to power global travel for everyone, everywhere.”
Connectivity Is King
If you haven’t already connected your Guesty and Vrbo accounts, take a look at our step-by-step guide, with more detailed information about settings here. If you have existing bookings to manage on Vrbo, check out this video to help you seamlessly integrate your accounts.
We’re super proud to share this great news with our hosts and pros, and we can’t wait to provide even more value and fuel your growth in the year ahead.