Leading global hospitality channel manager strengthens VTrips’ position to accelerate and automate their business
Almere (January 7, 2020) – NextPax, the most advanced channel management technology provider for hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide, today revealed the results of their partnership with premier property management company, VTrips. Since 2018, NextPax has supported VTrips through connectivity from their PMS to Booking.com. Through the use of improved connectivity content development, channel updates, distribution strategies, and increases to the speed of onboarding for a record-breaking 600% in growth and over 35% overall improvement in content scores.
VTrips manages 2,000+ exclusive vacation rental properties in traditional resort destinations ranging from Florida to Hawaii. Since teaming up with NextPax, the company has been better able to achieve its ambitious growth targets related to its channel distribution strategy.
“With the outstanding ROI we’ve seen since engaging with NextPax in 2018, we decided to start using the platform for Airbnb in 2019,” explains VTrips Founder and CEO, Steve Milo, a recognized thought leader and sought after keynote speaker in the vacation rental industry. “The speed of adding the channel and configuring the inventory in multiple accounts is so quick and easy, and the onboarding from the PMS to the channel is the fastest we have ever encountered in a channel manager. The flexibility to have multiple accounts with different policies, fees, and configurations has made the integration highly successful. NextPax is an exceptional partner, and we are excited to see what lies ahead.”
NextPax utilized data from HomeAway Software’s ISI Link API for the listing content on Booking.com. The company worked with VTrips to improve their content by updating in V12 (PMS) and then updating it to the channels, thus keeping the source of “truth,” the PMS. In order to further improve the content, NextPax integrated with HomeAway Software’s HSAPI connection to source better images, fuller content and improved functionality. With their nimble development group, they were also able to do custom development changes to better handle the unique policy and payment characteristics of the VTrip business model.
“Our goal has always been to give property managers complete control of their business,” explains Erik Engel, Founder and CEO of NextPax. “They are the merchant of record. It is their brand and their content that is front and center. It is their voice the guest hears.”
Jim Barsch, President of NextPax Inc., continues, “The vacation rental industry is going through a fundamental transformation, where companies need new ways to deliver on the demands of today’s travelers. VTrips is a visionary brand that is uniquely positioned to take advantage of these trends. Our AI-powered platform delivers immediate value to property managers, and together we can achieve extraordinary results.”
NextPax is a global travel tech innovator recognized for delivering the most advanced, AI-functional solutions between property management systems and distribution channels worldwide. With an extensive network of over 600,000 properties and 50,000 hotels, NextPax is continuously expanding its reach by adding new professional property managers, hotels and channels to the network. The highly automated platform is designed to offer the most cost-effective way for hotels, resorts and vacation rentals to effortlessly promote their properties on all major distribution channels as well as numerous niche channels. The end-to-end solution can easily handle all inventory types and puts property managers in control as every visitor is directed to their own brand’s website instead of to a third party website. Dedicated to their clients’ success, NextPax offers tools and resources to drive conversions and maximize revenue including content optimization, real-time synchronization, PCI/GDPR secure credit card transmissions, and responsive support. NextPax is recognized as a leading innovator in hospitality technology and co-develops with industry partners like Google, Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor.
VTrips, formally known as Vacation Rental Pros, is one of the fastest growing vacation rental management companies in North America with almost 2000 properties under exclusive management in predominantly traditional sun-belt locations across the United States.
VTrips bridges the gap between online rental marketplaces and traditional management companies by combining the value added services of traditional management companies with a technology-enabled platform that allows consumers to browse properties and book rental homes. As a result of the Company’s integration platform and marketing expertise, the company is successfully expanding through both acquisition and organic growth into its new markets and currently operates 17 sub brands within 19 markets. For further information visit http://www.vtrips.com.