UK: The UK Short Term Accommodation Association [ STAA ], the trade body representing the short-term rental sector, has recruited four more companies to grow its membership further.
The new members join over 90 other companies operating in the short-term rental sector who are already part of the association, representing the vast majority of the industry across the UK.
The new members are:
- Air Peace of Mind – a specialist London home rental property management company specialising in luxury homes
- Dromor – an independent property management company operating across ten locations in England, Scotland and Wales catering specifically for owners who are based abroad
- Trees4Travel – an organisation that is working to make travel naturally sustainable by enabling travellers and short-term accommodation providers to offset their journey’s carbon footprint through indigenous and non-farmed tree planting
- Booking Studio – a booking and property management technology provider for people running a vacation rental business
Emily Bruce-Watt, managing director and founder, Air Peace of Mind, said: “We are delighted to be part of this association which allows us to work with the other members in a highly constructive way to ensure the long term growth of this exciting industry.”
Ben Painter, CEO and co-founder, Dromor, said: “There are huge challenges facing this industry as a result of the previous and current restrictions on travel and overnight stays but we are positive that by working as an active member of the STAA we will be able to collectively recover and make short-term rentals more attractive for both property owners and guests.”
Trees4Travel CEO Nico Nicholas said: “We’re really pleased to be joining an association that represents one of the most thriving sectors of the tourism industry. With more and more people being conscious about the carbon footprint their journeys create, and conscientious enough to want to do something about it, Trees4Travel makes carbon offsetting simple.
“We calculate the number of trees required to offset a trip, including air, road, rail and accommodation over a ten-year period and then facilitate the planting of them,” he added.
Merilee Karr, chair of the STAA and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, said: “It’s wonderful to welcome new members to our rapidly growing association. As we approach 12 April, the date when self-contained accommodation can welcome guests again, our new members will benefit from the association’s growing voice which represents the vast majority of the short-term rental industry.
“With our eyes firmly focused on helping our sector recover rapidly from the Covid-19 restrictions, we’re positive that short-term rentals are meeting customer needs for people looking for a ‘home-from-home’ experience, that is Covid-safe. As travel reopens, people will be booking city breaks, staycation holidays and the new trend for work away extended stays and our sector is ready to welcome them,” she added.