Boostly partners with short-term rental software Lodgify

UK: Boostly, a hospitality brand that provides property managers with the tools and tactics to increase their direct bookings and boost their profits, has announced its partnership with vacation rental software Lodgify to help hosts grow their bookings.

From today, Lodgify’s online booking system will integrate with Boostly’s professional WordPress websites to offer guests a more seamless direct booking experience, without the need for online travel agents [OTAs].

The partnership will enable property managers with a Boostly WordPress website to sync properties and reservations from the Lodgify booking engine, providing guests with a more hassle-free booking experience without the need for a third-party platform. Boostly’s WordPress websites will sync live booking rates, booking availability, and property information onto one direct platform, giving hosts back control of their bookings at “a fraction of the cost”.

Launched in 2016, Boostly offers tools and tactics to help hosts and property managers increase their profits through direct booking and reduce their over-reliance on OTAs. To date, Boostly has built over 700 WordPress websites and helped more than 2,400 operators scale their businesses through online training with the Boostly Academy.

The direct booking platform has an online community of more than 7,500 property managers and hosts and offers over 80 hours of accredited marketing training videos.

As an all-in-one short term rental management software, Lodgify enables its users to grow their online bookings, improve efficiencies and connect with top channels. Through the platform, hosts and property managers can manage listings and reservations across multiple channels, including Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com, from a single platform.

Boostly founder Mark Simpson said: “Lodgify is one of the industry’s most well-known and established property management systems, so seeking a partnership with them was a no-brainer for us and we’re thrilled to announce it today. The integration will make the process of direct booking much simpler and more straightforward for property managers already using Lodgify, and Lodgify clients can now access our bespoke Boostly website creation service.

“We’re excited to see how this will transform the businesses of our collective customers,” he added.

Carla Chicharro, head of marketing at Lodgify, said: “Lodgify is thrilled to have Boostly join our marketplace to support us in fulfilling our mission of empowering hosts and property managers worldwide to get started and grow their businesses through technology. At the same time, this partnership will help our customers to drive more direct bookings through customised web designs.”