Minut continues global expansion with France launch

Sweden / France: Property monitoring company Minut is continuing its global expansion by announcing its official launch in France.

With France representing the second largest Airbnb market in the world [after the USA] and Paris regularly ranking in the top three most popular cities among tourists globally, the company is expanding into France to support hosts and property managers in promoting responsible recovery in the region.

One month ago, Minut launched in Spain and Portugal, at a time when the former is the fourth largest market for vacation rentals in the world and the latter is undergoing something of a tourism boom.

Minut co-founder and CEO, Nils Mattisson, said: “Bolstered by the warm reception we received when we launched in Spain and Portugal last month, Minut is now arriving in France. We’re excited for the opportunity to bring peace of mind to hosts and property managers all over France.”

Minut’s expansion into the French market has been a long time coming, and gives the company an opportunity to support its base of customers and partners, such as igloohome France, BookingSync and Office Riders.

Hosts [in France and globally] are able to take advantage of Minut’s integration with smart locks provider igloohome to make contactless check-ins even smoother. It has also integrated with property management system and cloud-based vacation rental management platform, BookingSync.

As well as its mission to make short-term rentals work for everyone in France and globally, Minut is seeking to provide a better experience for hosts, guests and neighbours, and take a more proactive role in shaping the future and supporting the growth of the short-term rental industry.

This was evidenced by the company’s collaboration with Airbnb in the Czech capital Prague, where the home-sharing platform launched a six-month noise detector pilot programme for hosts in September and provided guests with a dedicated ‘Good Neighbour Guide’.

The pilot programme enables hosts to use a noise monitoring sensor to detect, solve noise and nuisance concerns in their listing, in order to help guests travel responsibly in local neighbourhoods, while Minut will provide the sensors itself.