STAA grows membership as two more companies join

UK: The UK Short-Term Accommodation Association [ STAA ], the trade body representing the short-term rental sector, has grown its membership further by welcoming two new companies to the association.

The new members join over 90 other companies operating in the short-term rental sector that are already part of the association, which represents the vast majority of the industry across the UK.

The new members are:

  • Breezeway – a property care and operations platform for coordinating, communicating, and verifying the completion of detailed work and delivering the best customer service experience
  • BonjourConsulting – a specialist short-term rental consultancy focusing on helping clients to review their business models, develop projects, implement sales and customer service training to optimise teams’ performances

Jeremy Gall, founder and CEO, Breezeway, said: “We’re thrilled to be joining the Short-Term Accommodation Association, and to help promote the professionalism of the short-term accommodation market. 2020 has underscored the need for highly controlled property care programs, and we’re excited to do our part to educate operators on best practices to maintain clean, safe and high-quality rental properties.”

Pierre Hubisz, founder and CEO, BonjourConsulting, said: “Collaboration within the short-term rental industry is essential, now more than ever. That’s why we are delighted to become a member of the STAA and to join forces with other members who are prominent UK property managers and businesses offering their product and services to the short-term rental industry.”

Merilee Karr, chair of the STAA and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome even more members to our rapidly growing association. We have seen our membership nearly double this year which means that the STAA now represents the vast majority of the short-term rental industry.

“This in turn gives us far more influence in our conversations with government and local authorities when we represent members’ views. In the current climate, when we should all be working together for the greater good of local communities and economies, we firmly believe that short-term accommodation providers have a valuable role to play and that our desire to grow will be both sustainable and responsible,” she added.