US: Insurtech and guest screening solution for the vacation and short-term rental industry, Safely.com, has today announced a partnership with PMS and trust accounting solution, PMS and trust accounting solution, Barefoot Technologies Corporation.
The integration provides Barefoot customers with access to comprehensive, tailored short-term rental insurance and full guest verification backed up by data analytics.
Safely.com aims to provide the technical solution for trust and safety in the vacation rental industry and has covered over $50 billion of homeowner liability since its launch in 2015. With heightened focus on issues of safety and security in 2021, the company’s insurtech solutions offer peace of mind to property owners and managers.
Its programs have been described as a “valuable and powerful homeowner acquisition tool”, as homeowners want to know who is staying in their homes and what happens when something goes wrong.
The combination of Safely’s trust and safety credentials and Barefoot’s property management solution and trust accounting knowhow will enable vacation rental managers to focus on delivering a first-rate guest experience with safety and security at the forefront. The partnership is yet further evidence of the professionalisation of the short-term rental industry.
Safely.com COO Lui King said: “We’re excited to partner with Barefoot. Together we can ensure our combined property management customers receive all of the benefits of guest screening and tailored insurance so that they can focus on providing a great experience to guests and owners alike.
“At Safely.com, we believe in the value of partnerships for harnessing expertise for the benefit of all our customers,” he added.
Barefoot president Ed Ulmer said: “Safety and security are more important now than ever and we’re excited to partner with best of breed insurtech leaders in our space, Safely.com, to provide our property management customers with even more services for guests and owners to help them better run their businesses.”