US: Denver-based vacation rental management company Evolve and travel agency Hopper have announced a partnership, bringing together the “fastest-growing vacation rental hospitality company in North America” and “the world’s fastest-growing travel app”.
As a result, more than 24,000 Evolve vacation homes across 750+ markets will be available via the Hopper app, which ranked as the most downloaded travel booking app in the United States in 2021.
Jay Whiteley, senior director of distribution partnerships at Evolve, said: “Evolve and Hopper are fully aligned in our mission to provide a great guest experience, from the booking process to the vacation itself. With Evolve’s inventory now in the Hopper app, gues ts can book with confidence, choosing from thousands of vetted and professionally cleaned homes backed by our Rest Easy Promise.”
Since 2011, Evolve has sought to “reimagine” the vacation rental experience by providing guests with vetted homes and everything they need for the perfect stay. The company’s Rest Easy Promise offers further provisions if something is off or plans change.
The company has welcomed more than seven million guests to date, with an average property review score of 4.7 out of five stars. The Hopper app has over 70 million downloads and is the third largest online travel agency in the United States.
With the goal of bringing price transparency and flexibility to the vacation rental category, Hopper Homes aims to give travellers more lodging options in the same place where they already book their flights, hotels, and car rentals.
Hopper expanded into the short-term rental vertical with the official launch of Hopper Homes at the end of January.
Susan Ho, head of Hopper Homes, said: “The popularity of short-term rentals continues to rise and more customers – especially millennial and Gen Z customers – want to see vacation rentals on booking platforms and they have a standard of quality that they’re looking for. By partnering with Evolve as our largest direct vacation rental supplier, Hopper is meeting this demand and teaming up with a true industry leader and fellow innovator who aligns with our values of delivering best-in-class hospitality and customer service.”