iTrip Vacations opens new franchise in Alabama

US: Short-term rental property management company iTrip Vacations has opened a new franchise in Birmingham, Alabama.

Owned and managed by Ben Hedden and Karthik Pradeep, the company will serve guests and homeowners in downtown Birmingham, Avondale, Highland Park, Five Points South, Southside and Crestwood. The full-service programme offers professional cleaning, worldwide marketing, automatic-response systems and free light maintenance.

Pradeep said: “Previously managing our own rentals, we saw the value of iTrip Vacations and what they could bring to other homeowners. With our experience in real estate and short-term rentals, we know we can provide a better property management option for local homeowners and investors.”

The Alabama addition joins iTrip Vacations’ growing property management portfolio as a franchise brand in North America.

iTrip Vacations CEO Steve Caron said: “iTrip Vacations continues to experience growth despite the pandemic and travel restrictions, showing that our business model focuses on innovation, automation and industry-leading technology. Through our valuable partnerships and award-winning software, we provide our franchisees with the highest quality tools and processes available to the short-term rental property management industry.”