US: Stays Group, a premier vacation rental marketplace, has released its SoutheastStays marketplace.
SoutheastStays will join the other marketplaces within the Stays Group in driving the #BookDirect movement, increasing the amount of direct bookings, and eliminating traveller fees. The new marketplace will cover Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina,
The entirety of the Stays Group network dedicates itself to the mission statement of partnering with high-quality operators and offering members a platform of complete transparency and efficiency. Members of the network can expect weekly meetings with other Stays Group members to strengthen their respective markets and learn from their colleagues, as well as to form valuable partnerships for their brands.
Michael James, owner of Paradise Beach Rentals in Florida, said: “With the rapid changes in the OTA world, now is the time to lay the foundation for becoming less dependent on those platforms. The Stays Group marketplace allows me to drive more direct bookings by leveraging the connections with trusted operators like ourselves.”
Vince Perez, CEO of Fetch My Guest, partner at Beach House Rentals and NWVRP member, said: “What a great way for our members to celebrate the fourth anniversary of #BookDirect Guest Education Day! What started as a vision to connect members of the Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals [NWVRP] to vacation rental travellers based on quality, transparency and trust has grown into a nationwide effort of independent brands realising strength in numbers.
“We welcome Michael and Debbie at Paradise Beach Rentals to our network and look forward to the continued growth of these well-respected independent brands,” he added.
With the release of SoutheastStays and the expectation of its coming SouthwestStays for Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas markets, Stays Group membership will serve hosts and travellers across North America.