Boostly integrates with Guesty marketplace

UK / Israel: Boostly, an online training platform for hospitality owners, has announced its integration with leading property management software platform Guesty.

Thanks to the power of API, Guesty’s platform will now smartly connect with Boostly-designed websites to ease consumer booking experiences and increase direct bookings for property managers and owners.

As the short-term rental industry continues to grow and expand, Guesty and Boostly’s innovative technology solution offerings are designed to improve the guest experience and hospitality operations. Guests of short-term rental brands will also be able to enjoy seamless booking experiences on WordPress websites, without needing to visit a third-party platform or OTA [online travel agency].

Marking a “monumental” leap in the book direct revolution, the partnership is set to provide property management companies with the tools to manage their listings independently and take greater ownership of their brand identity.

Boostly claims that its WordPress solution services more than half of the internet landscape, with 61 per cent of all websites hosted on the WordPress platform. Integrating with Guesty’s live booking engine, Boostly will automatically sync with current Guesty users’ booking rates, reservation availability, property information, via the former’s platform.

Boostly’s partnership with Guesty will work to convert more ‘lookers’ into ‘bookers’, increasing revenue and reservation volume for hospitality’s largest growing segment. Guesty is a leading property management platform, automating and streamlining every aspect of the growing short-term rental industry, and providing tech-led solutions that simplify complicated and time-sensitive operational needs.

Guesty’s portfolio of features includes channel management, 24/7 guest communication services and accounting, along with its robust marketplace, which integrates with the industry’s leading third-party operators to help professional hosts and property management companies manage better. Boostly’s WordPress websites can now be powered by live booking engines, marking a first in the short-term rental industry.

Alexandra Mandel, business development manager at Guesty, said: “Guesty is excited to have Boostly join our robust marketplace and provide users with tools and strategies to drive direct reservations through custom web design, optimised for conversion. They now join the largest marketplace of any property management software, directly integrating with our platform.

“We are incredibly proud to offer such tools and services to our users, to help them solve every business need within the hospitality and short-term rental space,” she added.

Mark Simpson, founder and CEO of Boostly, said: “As always, Boostly keeps the goal of turning lookers into bookers firmly in mind – and this is exactly what we’re achieving by partnering with Guesty. Their dynamite software and platform, coupled with Boostly’s WordPress websites will be groundbreaking for Guesty users [and their guests].

“Not only will it guarantee more direct bookings, it will facilitate a seamless booking experience. Boostly’s technology and dynamic web design provide small business owners and property managers in the short-term rental world with the same visibility provided by the leading OTAs, such as Airbnb and Expedia,” he added.

To date, Boostly has built more than 600 WordPress websites and helped thousands of property owners generate increased direct bookings, as the only accredited company of its kind in the short-term rental industry. By joining forces with Guesty, the company presents a new tool to gain greater control over brand identity, as well as increase revenue via direct bookings.

Boostly aims to give hospitality owners the tools, tactics, knowledge and confidence to go and increase their direct bookings.

Founded with the sole purpose of getting ‘heads on beds’ and giving its members 100 per cent control of their own business with direct bookings, Boostly provides a platform and resources where hosts can learn practical marketing tactics that are easy to action straight away. The Boostly Academy is a leading CPD [Continuing Professional Development] accredited hospitality training portal, created by hospitality professionals for hospitality professionals.