The partnership comes at a time when consumers are opting for 30+ day stays to join the work-from-anywhere [WFA] movement as Covid-19 restrictions decrease. According to the Travel Leaders Group survey conducted together with the World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], 70 per cent of respondents stated that they plan to take a holiday in 2021.
Steve Satoru Naito, founder and CEO of Anyplace, said: “Connecting the 22,000 rental operators using Cloudbeds directly to people seeking 30+ day stays presents a huge benefit to both parties. It allows operators to reach a whole new audience, creating additional opportunities in the mid- to long-term market, while also providing popular properties to consumers that previously haven’t been available for extended stays, such as hostels, B&Bs, and resorts.”
Through the partnership, Anyplace aims to offer managers and operators the ability to easily list their properties, automatically set availability, get a pro bono background check on applicants, and receive instant bookings without any manual touchpoints. Owners and guests will also benefit from the full suite of Cloudbeds capabilities, including contactless payments, accounting, 24/7 in-house support and a conflict and resolution service that create better operational and guest experiences.
Sebastien Leitner, VP of partnerships at Cloudbeds, said: “Empowering travellers to make informed decisions about their choice of accommodation, including 30+ day stays, is part of Cloudbeds’ strategy to provide innovative ways to improve operations and experiences. Anyplace expands incremental demand for Cloudbeds customers worldwide.”
By connecting the Cloudbeds suite with Anyplace, the collaboration is designed to facilitate seamless onboarding for any owner and operator currently using Cloudbeds. Short-term rentals, like hotels, hostels, B&Bs, rentals, inns, and other forms of alternative accommodation, will be able to gain free and immediate access to a rapidly growing travel segment that opts for monthly stays.