Spain: Check-in Scan, an innovative mobile app which saves time and limits tedious waits for rental hosts when registering guests, has announced it has been nominated for an industry award.
The Andalusian-based firm which created the app has been invited to the prestigious VRTECH 2019 awards in a category which aims to find the best start-up in the vacation rental industry.
Now in its third consecutive year, the VRTECH awards pit together three eventual finalists who have been whittled down by a jury of property managers, a jury of experts and investors and finally a public vote. The awards ceremony takes place during the Vacation Rental World Summit in Lake Como from 5-6 October 2019.
The other companies up for the public vote in 2019 are: iGMS; Edgar Smart Concierge; Cohosting; Trips Community; MI CASA ES TU CASA; B2Book.net; Rabbu; Have You Got; Padlifter; Modosmart; Bookipro; Keesy; Key Data; CheKin; StayInc; Vrolio; Operto; MyCierge and Autohost.
The competition winner, which last year was luggage storage company Stasher, can expect industry-wide recognition, the possibility of investments and an undisclosed prize.
The app, which launched just last year, is reportedly processing one holiday guest ID every 20 seconds, saving clients hours in the meantime in complying with Spanish legal requirements on rentals.
More than 8,000 properties throughout Spain are using the Check-in Scan system, including hotels, hostals and campsites, in addition to short-term vacation rentals. The app also collaborates with other large-scale industry players, including Booking.com.
Recent regulatory measure changes mean holiday owners and rental companies have to register their guests with local authorities/police within 24 hours of arrival.
The measure involves collecting the identity documents of all guests staying in accommodation. Guests have to sign a ‘Parte de Viajeros’ arrival form, which is kept on file for three years in case of a police inspection, and the owner or rental company must also log the guest identity details into the police websites to confirm their arrival.