UK: Online hospitality training platform Boostly has announced a partnership with Beds24, an all-in-one channel manager, PMS, booking engine and payment collection for vacation rentals, hotels, B&Bs and hostels, that gives it access to an additional 112 international markets.
From today, property managers using the Beds24 channel manager in 120 different countries could save in Airbnb commission fees each year by generating direct bookings through Boostly.
The strategic partnership enables hosts in nations such as Chile, Greece and India to sync property listings, live booking rates, booking availability, and property information from the Beds24 PMS onto a Boostly direct booking WordPress website.
To date, Boostly has been used by property managers in eight countries worldwide, including the UK, United States, Jamaica, Canada, France and Mexico, but today marks a milestone for the platform as it breaks into new markets.
This year alone, Boostly has generated £4 million in direct bookings for its clients, with property managers and hosts making on average £16.6k in revenue per website, representing an ROI of 655 per cent in just 12 months. Partnering with Beds24 is one more step towards meeting the company’s goal of helping one million hosts cut their reliance on Airbnb.
Mark Simpson, founder of Boostly, said: “This is going to be a huge year for the book direct movement as hosts and travellers grow tired of extortionate fees. For us, this partnership couldn’t have come at a better time.
“It will open the door for Boostly to markets catering to hundreds of millions of travellers and is a really important cornerstone of our expansion plans,” he added.
Beds24 CMO Annette Morgenroth said: “We are pleased to welcome Boostly as our partner. Having a seamless integration with a service that allows our customers to create beautiful vacation rental websites which will drive direct bookings directly from their content in Beds24 is a perfect complement to our technology.”
Launched in 2016, Boostly claims to be the only company globally that offers direct booking website design and online training for property owners and managers. The platform provides online training, content creation, WordPress website design and CPD-accredited marketing services to thousands of businesses worldwide.