The company, which is expanding its business model via franchising, was given the accolade for ‘New Franchisor of the Year’, as well as the ‘Best Technology and Innovation’ award.
Pass The Keys, which launched in 2015, claims to be the largest professional co-host of Airbnb in the UK. The company began franchising in early 2019, and in 2020, the company committed to developing its technology solutions, including a client portal and management software, and improving its franchising opportunities.
The firm now has 25 franchise partners across the UK.
With the staycation market poised to boom once restrictions are eased, Pass The Keys believes that it has built technology that allows franchisees to manage many more properties than would otherwise be possible.
Since its launch, the company has seen “explosive” growth by partnering with franchisees across the UK in small staycation destinations and larger urban centres. Franchisees are provided with all the tools, support and technology they need to grow their business rapidly and list properties in their area on platforms such as Booking.com and Airbnb.
Alex Lyakhotskiy, founder and CEO of Pass The Keys, said: “Pass The Keys is incredibly honoured to have won these two esteemed awards, hosted by an association that is committed to supporting ethical franchising. We made truly great progress in 2020 in improving our franchise opportunity and developing our market-leading technology, and we have welcomed a high number of committed, skilled and experienced franchise Partners.
“With the staycation boom predicted for when restrictions start to lift, Pass The Keys is perfectly poised to seize the opportunity with our highly-rated short-let property management services,” he added.