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The STR Tech Index [Credit: Abode Worldwide]

Abode Worldwide releases STR Tech Index

UK: Abode Worldwide, a public relations firm at the forefront of hospitality and lodging, has released its inaugural Short-Term Rental Tech Index, which is described as the most comprehensive guide to the tech tools shaping the sector to date. 

It serves as a definitive guide for those seeking to understand the extent to which software is solving the challenges faced by hosts, property managers and property management companies all over the world.

The short-term rental industry is characterised by its complexity, requiring property managers to juggle multiple responsibilities, from guest communication to property maintenance, all while ensuring a seamless guest experience.

Abode Worldwide CEO Jessica Gillingham emphasises that, despite the allure of quick profits promoted by some, real success in STR property management demands a combination of passion, dedication, and the right technological tools.

The index highlights a myriad of technology solutions that address these challenges head-on, making operations more efficient, scalable, and economically viable. From property management software that integrates every aspect of the business to guest experience platforms that enhance every stay, the index showcases the vast landscape of innovations that have emerged to support this dynamic industry.

Key areas of focus include property management software, operations platforms, guest experience tools and smart security systems. The report also sheds light on emerging trends, such as the use of artificial intelligence [AI] and machine learning.

As the STR industry continues to evolve, Abode Worldwide said that it remains determined to highlight the technologies and innovators that are shaping its future.

Gillingham said: “This report was years in the making and we hope it’s going to be invaluable to everyone in the industry, whether that’s investors, property managers, hosts or those technology providers looking for partners. It illustrates how the industry has become as technologically equipped as any other in the hospitality sector, with solutions that often surpass those of traditional lodging options.”

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