Barcelona: Cloud-based channel manager and tech solution, Rentals United, has partnered with Google to help property managers worldwide connect their rental inventory to Google’s Hotel search results.
The partnership will give property managers working with Rentals United the option to be listed alongside hotels on Google Maps and Google Search, as well as through established OTAs such as Booking.com, HomeAway, TripAdvisor and Airbnb.
With Rentals United’s Book Direct solution, managers will have their listings automatically added to Google’s vacation rental search, while guests will be able to book online via optimised listing pages provided by Rentals United at no extra cost. It is currently not possible for individual owners to directly upload their properties onto Google vacation rental search without a connectivity partner like Rentals United.
Rentals United CEO James Burrows said: “As one of the first channel managers to partner with Google as they enter the vacation rental world, Rentals United is well positioned to help property managers navigate this evolving industry. We hope property managers come ride the first wave with us.”
Rentals United says that existing clients report up to a 25 per cent increase in bookings and save up to 20 hours a week in manual work by partnering with Rentals United for their channel management.
For more information, visit the Rentals United website here.