US: Cloud-based travel technology company BookingPal has announced a partnership with alternative accommodation marketplace HomeToGo, with the latter planning to integrate BookingPal’s channel API to reach more property managers.
In addition to operating Tripping.com, CASAMUNDO and Wimdu, HomeToGo seeks to offer property owners and managers a direct booking experience for trusted partners.
BookingPal provides distribution technology and channel management solutions for the vacation rental industry, while helping property management companies to increase their revenue, occupancy and efficiency through a fully managed distribution platform. The company also connects to property management software systems and consumer travel websites such as Ski.com, Homes & Villas By Marriott International, Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Vrbo, Google and TripAdvisor.
When enlisting new properties via BookingPal’s channel API, property details are instantly synchronised, making all property details including rates and availability viewable and ready-to-book.
BookingPal founder and CEO, Alex Aydin, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with HomeToGo, which has quickly grown to be a go-to destination for travellers booking alternative accommodations. Using BookingPal’s connection to thousands more professionally managed homes, HomeToGo stands to create an even greater selection for their travellers and grow their footprint as an influential marketplace in this industry.”
HomeToGo COO Valentin Gruber said: “As travel returns, alternative accommodation has emerged as the new zeitgeist and the industry continues to rapidly grow and evolve. We are committed to our mission of making incredible accommodations easily accessible to everyone and are excited to partner with BookingPal to expand our offering of unique, high-quality properties and tap into its open API to further streamline the booking process for our travellers.”
Founded in 2014, HomeToGo went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange via a business combination with special purpose acquisition company [SPAC] Lakestar SPAC I in September. It manages 23 local apps & websites across Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Asia-Pacific.