Hostaway partners with Amadeus as global distribution channel

Canada: Vacation rental management software Hostaway has partnered with global travel technology provider Amadeus to distribute short-term rental properties worldwide.

The partnership supports a growing interest in alternative accommodations within the travel industry, both from leisure travellers and business travellers craving more flexibility and choice. As the number of remote workers increases, ‘blended’ travel combining work and leisure time has firmly rooted itself in corporate culture.

As such, travellers and their agents are looking for properties that can satisfy their unique needs more than ever before.

Now, Hostaway property managers looking to expand their distribution networks have the option to connect with Amadeus and distribute their own content thanks to LinkHotel technology. This not only adds to the wide variety of accommodations available in the Amadeus Travel Platform but allows Hostaway users to reach Amadeus’ vast network of travel agents to unlock new revenue.

Marcus Räder, co-founder and CEO of Hostaway, said: “Short-term rentals have always attracted a dedicated customer base of leisure travellers. Over the last two years, they have also proved their value to business travelers who want more flexibility.

“We wanted our property managers to be able to reach these guests and connecting with Amadeus was by far the best way of achieving this on a large scale. We’re proud to reveal it today,” he added.

Mirja Sickel, VP hospitality distribution, Amadeus, said: “As global travel resumes, it’s important we continue to grow our network with a wide range of properties suited to today’s life and travel-styles. By selecting Amadeus’ LinkHotel, Hostaway property owners are empowered to update and send information to a global network of travel agencies instantly with complete control over changes to inventory, rates, and availability.”

In recent months, Amadeus has also partnered with data provider Key Data Dashboard to combine forward-looking business for hotels, vacation rentals and airlines, and TrustedStays, a booking platform for corporate and government stays in the short-term accommodation and build-to-rent [B2R] industries.