Plum Guide and NextPax announce strategic distribution partnership
Plum Guide, the new trust mark for quality in the industry which offers a curated collection of the world’s best rental homes, and NextPax, provider of channel management technology for all types of lodging and hotel inventory, announce their strategic distribution partnership. Plum Guide is the first partner being officially certified for the latest REST Distribution API technology NextPax recently launched.
‘We are thrilled to be working with NextPax, and to be pioneering state-of-the-art connectivity solutions. This partnership is a further booster to Plum Guide’s ambitions of rapid new market expansion,’ explains Doron Meyassed, Founder at Plum Guide.
James Villa Holidays, part of the Awaze Group, is the first property manager to distribute its quality supply towards Plum Guide, through the NextPax Distribution API. ‘Going live on Plum Guide allows us to reach a new type of customer. Thanks to the integration with NextPax, the activation was easy and allowed the team to focus on growing. We look forward to strengthening our relationship in 2021 and beyond,’ says Dave Woollcott, Commercial Director at James Villa Holidays.
‘Welcoming Plum Guide to our network as a distribution channel gives our clients a unique opportunity to showcase high quality listings,’ explains Erik Engel, CEO & Founder of NextPax. ‘We are seeing early recovery from COVID-19 in the travel industry, therefore it is key for us to continue working closely together with our partners, providing the best connectivity solutions and making sure we are ready when travelers return.’
The NextPax Distribution API is powered by the latest REST Json technology giving its partners the opportunity to retrieve lightning fast data. The NextPax technology delivers hundreds of thousands of properties, allowing Plum Guide to pick the information they need. Plum Guide is the first channel partner to be certified using the new technology and dozens of new partners are to be certified in the coming weeks.
About Plum Guide Plum Guide is here to solve the biggest problem in travel today: the paradox of choice. As a guest looking to book accommodation, it’s hard to know where to start, or who to trust. It’s even harder for great homes to stand out from the sea of options out there. So we created the Plum Award. Much like the Michelin star, but for vacation homes. We’re building a trust layer that sits across the industry, by taking a systematic approach to reviewing every home available in a destination. We find and award the top 3% at both value and luxury price points, and list them for a discerning and mature customer base to book. The Plum Award is the global benchmark for quality in the homestay space.
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