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THE BIG FREE LIST

OF VACATION RENTAL

TOOLS AND SERVICES

THE WHO’S WHO OF THE VACATION RENTAL WORLD.

2016 UPDATED VERSION


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

26 categories, 155 companies!

Advertising 4,5

Floor Plans 6

3 D Tours 7

Inspection Tools 8

Education and Training 9-14

Cleaning 15

Copywriting 16

Smart Home Tech 17,18

Smart Home Tech: Noise 19

Smart Home Tech: Locks 20, 21

Dynamic Price 22,23

Insurance 24,25

Supplies & Interior Design 26,27

Payments 28,29

Welcome Books 30

Key Management 31

Central Reservation System 32

Full Service Management 33-36

Full Service Management Canada 37

Full Service Management France 38

Photography 39

Channel Management 40

Guest Experience 41,42

Events 43

Property Management Software 44-46

Other Innovative Services 47,48


FOREWORD BY THE VRTECH FOUNDER

I’m thrilled you have downloaded this year’s Who’s Who of the Vacation

Rental World! I believe this is the most comprehensive list of service

companies in our industry and putting it together has been a true labour of

love.

I created the Vrtech Events to celebrate innovation in our industry and the

Who’s Who is a direct extension of the event: 155 of the world’s most

innovative companies in the vacation rental industry are listed.

Thanks to Rentals United for sponsoring! Rentals United is a next

generation channel manager – it adapts to your business model and

updates your ads on 50+ websites in real-time.

If you are a service company and would like to be added to the list in 2017

please fill in this form. Thanks and I hope you will successfully partner with

some of these amazing companies!

Vanessa de Souza Lage


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ADVERTISING

The specialists that get traffic to your vacation rental website

Located in : United Kingdom

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : https://vabooki.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : 7+ countries

Active since : 2002

Web address : www.bluetent.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : https://spaceagent.io/


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ADVERTISING

The specialists that get traffic to your vacation rental website

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 1999

Web address : www.icoastalnet.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2008

Web address : https://q4launch.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 1993

Web address

: http://www.vdsys.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 1997

Web address : www.blizzardinternet.com


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FLOOR PLANS

Showing floor plans of your vacation rentals is known to increase conversions!

Located in : Finland

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : from USD 49.90

Web address : www.cubi.casa

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2013

Web address : www.truplace.com

Located in: UK

For customer in: Worldwide

Active since: 2005

Web adress: www.visrez.com

Located in : Hong Kong

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2016

Price : from USD 49

Web address : www.airsketchers.com


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3D TOURS

3D Tours of your vacation rentals

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2012

Web address : www.cartoblue.com

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : 2012

Web address : www.planomatic.com/


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INSPECTION TOOLS

Innovative tools for managing turnovers and cleaning.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : Free plan

Web address : www.getproperly.com/en

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2012

Price : Free plan

Web address : http://taskassure.com/


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Need a helping hand? Ask the experts!

Located in : United Kingdom

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2011

Web address : www.needmorerentals.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : http://vrownersguide.com/

Located in : United Kingdom

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.holidayletsuccess.com


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Located in : Denmark

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2011

Price : Packages ranging from $129 to $199

Web address : http://bookingsplus4g.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : Guide costs $110, SEO $500-800.

Web address : http://theabundanthost.com/

Located in : France

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : Free marketing report

Web address : www.rentalpreneurs.com


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : http://learnairbnb.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : unknown

Web address : airbnbuniversity.usefedora.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2011

Web address : www.vacationrentalmarketingblog.com

Located in : Canada

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2007

Web address : vacationrentalformula.com


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Need a helping hand? Ask the experts!

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : unknown

Web address : http://www.volovantage.com/

Located in : UK

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : unknown

Web address : http://www.vrmconsultants.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : unknown

Price : full service 20% per booking

Web address : http://myhosthaven.com/


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : TBD

Web address : 91digital.net/

Located in : UK

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2016

Price : £9.99 and free support

Web address :

thebusinessofholidayrental.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : 2013

Price : unknown

Web address : weatherbyconsulting.com/

Located in : Spain

For customers in : Europe

Active since : 2012

Price : €100

Web address : rentaltonic.com/

Padlifter

Located in : Australia

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : from $179 to $199

Web address : padlifter.com/

Located in : UK

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : 30 Minutes (£60)

Web address : simplyhospitality.com/


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since:

Price : quote

Web address : vacationhomeassistant.com/

Located in : UK

For customers in : UK

Active since : 2016

Price : £85 Brighton course, free consultation

Web address : seoconnect.co.uk/

Located in : Netherlands

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Price : USD 9,97 for Kindle book

Web address : getpaidforyourpad.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2016

Price : % per booking

Web address : www.theairbnbdude.com/


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CLEANING

More and more companies around the world are aiming to solution our cleaning.

Located in : USA

For customers : Los Angeles & Orange

County

Active since : 2012

Price : from $55

Web address : maidthis.com/

Located in : Australia

For customers in : Australia

Active since : 2012

Price : 15% service fee

Web address: www.airtasker.com

Located in : USA

For customers in USA, UK & Canada

Active since : 2012

Price : varies

Web address : www.handy.com

Located in : Portugal

For customers in : Europe

Active since : 2015

Price : from €15

Web address: doinn.co/

Located in : Japan

For customers in : Japan

Active since : 2012

Price : unknown

Web address : asistee.com


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COPYWRITING

Turn readers into renters.

Located in : Netherlands

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 1999

Web address : www.iwriter.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2012

Price : unknown

Web address : www.thetravelcopywriter.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Web address :

https://guesthook.com/


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SMART HOME TECH

Make your home smart. Take control wherever you are.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : www.belkin.com

Located in : Netherlands

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : www2.meethue.com

Located in : Spain

For customers in : Europe

Web address : www.tado.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : https://nest.com/


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SMART HOME TECH

Make your home smart. Take control wherever you are.

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Web address : www.vivint.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Web address : www.wattvision.com

Located in : Canada

For customers in : Canada

Web address : www.homebeaver.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : https://www.sensibo.com/


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SMART HOME TECH: NOISE

Noise awareness: get alerted if your guests are too noisy!

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : $99.95

Web address : www.noiseaware.io

Located in : Spain

For customers in : Spain

Active since : 2015

Price : free trial

Web address : https://roomonitor.com/


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SMART HOME TECH: LOCKS

Smart Locks so you don’t need to do the check-ins

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Price : $200-$600 per unit typically

Web address : http://goparakeet.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2013

Price : unknown

Web address : www.pointcentral.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2014

Price : $39 - $370

Web address : www.kwikset.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : $199

Web address : www.skybell.com


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SMART HOME TECH: LOCKS

Smart Locks so you don’t need to do the check-ins

Located in : Poland

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : https://rentinglock.com/

Located in : USA & Singapore

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.igloohome.co

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2004

Price : from $299

Web address : http://resortlock.com/

Located in : USA

For customers :

Active since : unknown

Price : from 40 to 400 dollars

Web address : www.rentlykeyless.com


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DYNAMIC PRICE

Are you pricing correctly? Online pricing tools run sophisticated algorithms (think BIG

DATA!) and market analysis to determine the right price for your property day by day.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : https://www.airdna.co/

Located in : USA

For customers : USA (3322 cities)

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.everbooked.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.pricelabs.co


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DYNAMIC PRICE

Located in : Lebanon

For customers : worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : www.outswitch.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2014

Web address : https://smarthost.me/

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : beyondpricing.com


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INSURANCE

Getting an insurance for Vacation Rentals is possible and…. recommended!

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.proper.insure

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.pablow.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : www.safelystay.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : unknown

Web address : www.associationmembersinsurance.com/vrma


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INSURANCE

Anticipation is key in protecting your business.

Located in : UK

For customers : UK

Active since : 1976

Web address : www.boshers.co.uk

Located in : UK

For customers : UK, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal

Active since : 1984

Web address : www.schofields.ltd.uk

Located in : UK

For customers : UK

Active since : 2004

Web address : www.intasure.co.uk

Located in : UK

For customers : UK

Active since : 2009

Web address : www.coversure.co.uk


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SUPPLIES & INTERIOR DESIGN

Hospitality supplies is a huge market and some companies are tailoring it to the

Vacation Rental industry.

Their aim is to help in giving your guests a stay they will never forget.

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Web address : www.boxpitality.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Web address : www.thedistinguishedguest.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : http://beachhouselogos.com/


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SUPPLIES & INTERIOR DESIGN

Hospitality supplies is a huge market and some companies are tailoring it to the

Vacation Rental industry.

Their aim is to help in giving your guests a stay they will never forget.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Web address : http://1chicretreat.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Web address : www.moderninnkeeper.com


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PAYMENTS

Looking to work with a big OTA but can’t accept payments? You need a secure payment

gateway solution specialised in the vacation rental industry.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2012

Price : unknown

Web address : www.paybygroup.com

Located in : UK

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2005

Price : unknown

Web address : www.fcexchange.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : unknown

Price : unknown

Web address : www.lynnbrookgroup.com


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PAYMENTS

Located in:UK

For cusomers in: Worldwide

Web adress https://www.procuro.io/vacay-pay

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Web address : www.ascentprocessing.com

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Web addresshttp://ereservationsolutions.com

Located in : USA

For customers : USA + 14 countries

Web addresshttp://vacationrentpayment.com/


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WELCOME BOOKS

Touch Stay

Located in : UK

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Price : $10

Web address : http://touchstay.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : 2015

Price : unknown

Web address : http://guestbook.plus/


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KEY MANAGEMENT

Located in : France, Italy

For customers : Many cities in France,

Milan, Rome and Barcelona

Active since : 2013

Price : €19,99 and up to 24h in advance

Web address : https://en.bnbsitter.com/

Located in : UK, London

For customers : London

Active since : 2015

Price : Front Desk Services- from £10

Cleaning and laundry - from £30 Check-in -

from £10 Linen Rental - £20 per bed

Maintenance - from £30

Web address : http://cityrelay.com/

Located in : UK, London

For customers : London

Active since : 2016

Price :

• £7.99 per key collection

• drop-off is always free

• first collection is on them

Web address : http://www.keynest.co.uk/

Located in : Canada

For customers in : Austin, London, NY, San

Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris

Active since : 2012

Price :

• €7.95 monthly (billed annually)

• €1.95 per key pickup

Web address : https://www.keycafe.com/


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CENTRAL RESERVATION SYSTEM

Located in : Scotland

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2009

Web address :

http://www.booksterhq.com/

Located in: Philippenes

For customers: Worldwide

Web adress:

http://www.3obpo.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Web address : http://bnbboss.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2013

Web address :

http://www.realvoice.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 1998

Web address :

https://www.thenavisway.com/


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FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Full Service Management can be a real lifesaver when it comes to managing your VR

properties. They will take all the burden of listing, checking in, checking out,

cleaning and accepting bookings off your shoulders.

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2014

Price : 15% per bookings

Web address : www.pillowhomes.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2009

Price : Booking, cleaning

and maintaining service fees

Web address : www.vacasa.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : USA

Active since : 2010

Price : unknown

Web address : evolvevacationrental.com


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FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Full Service Management exclusively for Vacation Rentals servicing in Europe.

Located in : UK

For customers in : London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome

Active since : 2014

Price : % per booking or fixed fees per services

fixed monthly income agreed on

Web address : hostmaker.co/

Located in : Spain

For customers in : Spain

Active since : unknown

Price : €19,90 Express package

20% of the booking Full package

Web address : www.weguest.com

Located in : UK

For customers in : UK

Active since : 2015

Price : 12% commission per bookings

• 2 h cleaning £30, List My Place 1h £149

• Free 30 minutes Discovery Consultation

Web address : www.booksterhq.com/


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FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Full Service Management exclusively for Vacation Rentals servicing in top cities.

Located in : USA

For customers in : Seattle, San Francisco,

Bay Area, Marin & San Diego County.

Active since : 2013

Price :

• FSM %15-20 of total rental income

• Checkin and cleaning starting at $110

• Checkin alone starting at $50

• Emergency contact service $150

Web address : www.hp-properties.ca

Located in : USA

For customers in : Paris, Miami, London,

Dubai, Montreal and New York.

Active since : 2014

Price :

• 3 packages with fixed prices

• 2 packages with commissions

Web address : easyguests.com/


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MORE FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Located in : Brazil

For customers in : Expanding worldwide

(to the world's top 50 cities by 2017)

Active since : 2009

Price : unknown

Web address : https://oasiscollections.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : San Francisco

Bay, LA, Lake Tahoe, New York

Active since : 2013

Price : unknown

Web address : www.myvrhost.com

Located in : Philippines

For customers in : Philippines

Active since : 2016

Price : 20% or 10% per booking

Guaranteed Income PHP 10,000+

Web address : www.mypad.com.ph


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FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT CANADA

Full Service Management exclusively for Vacation Rentals servicing in Canada.

Located in : Canada, Toronto

For customers in : Toronto

Active since : 2014

Price : % of bookings

Web address : www.hp-properties.ca

Located in : Canada, Toronto

For customers in : Canada

Active since : unknown

Price : % per booking

Web address : http://guestable.com/


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FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT FRANCE

Located in : France

For customers in : France

Active since : 2013

Price : Check In/out €19.99

Cleaning €24.99 & Laundry €14.99

Web address : www.bnb-friends.com

Located in : France

For customers in : Paris

Active since : 2011

Price : €29-49 for leaving cleaning

fees, €38 cleaning

Web address : www.flateo.fr

Located in : France

For customers in : France

Active since : 2014

Price : 15% or 12% per booking

Web address : www.locasuccess.com

Located in : France

For customers in : France (abroad soon)

Active since : 2015

Price : 15€/offered service, 15€/hour of

cleaning & 15€/linen.

Web address : www.welkeys.com

Located in : France

For customers in : South of France

Active since : 2015

Price : unknown

Web address : www.groomlidays.com


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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

Located in : UK

For customers in : UK, Spain, Southern

France, Morocco, Bulgaria

Active since : 2014

Price : quote

Web address : http://ameliashepherd.com/

Located in : USA

For customers : USA

Active since : 2014 with Holiday Lettings

Price : quote

Web address : http://tyannmarcink.com/

Located in : USA & France

For customers : USA & France

Active since : unknown

Price : quote

Web address : www.vacationrentals.photos


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CHANNEL MANAGEMENT

Channel Management is the art of automatically & in real-time update all

your vacation rental adverts. Some PMS offer this as an extra and others,

like Rentals United, specialise in helping you to manage all your

advertising more efficiently.

Located in : Barcelona & Warsaw

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : 2.8% commission

Web address : http://rentalsunited.com/


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GUEST EXPERIENCE

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : From 7.05 to 475 dollars

Web address : http://bnbkits.com/

Located in: UK

For customers in: Worldwide

Active since: 2016

Web adress: http://www.pearlshare.com

Located in : Portugal

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Price : €0.70, no maximum

Web address : www.timeresq.com/en/

Located in : UK

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2016

Price : €10 / month

Valid for properties holding up to 6 guests.

For larger properties it's a little more

Web address : www.yoomondo.com


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GUEST EXPERIENCE

Located in: Spain & UK

For customers in: Spain & UK

Active since: 2014

Web adress: Enabl.es

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2016

Price : Free

Web address : http://homemeapp.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2011

Price : Free

Web address : http://acehopper.com/

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Price : Free

Web address : www.captureyz.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : Free

Web address: www.coral.life

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : unknown

Price : Free

Web address: www.hometomeapp.com


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EVENTS

Vacation Rental Events

Located in : Switzerland

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address :

www.vacationrentalworldsummit.com

Located in : Barcelona

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Web address : vrtech.events

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 1985

Web address : www.vrma.com


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

PMS software allows you to stay on top of bookings and check-ins, to accept payments

from your very own and very beautiful website

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2007

Web address : www.ciirus.com

Located in : Greece

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2006

Web address : www.rentability.gr/en-us

Located in : Netherlands

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Web address : https://bookerator.com/

Located in : UK

For customers in : Worlwide

Active since : 2005

Web address : www.elinapms.com

Located in : UK

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2010

Web address : www.365villas.com


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

PMS software allows you to stay on top of bookings and check-ins, to accept payments

from your very own and very beautiful website

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2014

Web address : www.orbirental.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : 27 countries

Active since : 2011

Web address : www.vreasy.com

Located in : UK & Hong Kong

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : http://klik.villas/

Located in : UK

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2009

Web address : www.ipro-software.com

Located in : UK

For customers in : UK

Active since : 2013

Web address : www.tabs-software.co.uk


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARES

PMS software allows you to stay on top of bookings and check-ins, to accept payments

from your very own and very beautiful website

Located in : France

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2010

Web address : www.bookingsync.com

Located in : Italy

For customers in : Italy

Active for : over 10 years

Web address : www.vrbookings.com

Located in : USA

For customers in : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : www.guesty.com

Located in : France

For customers in : France

Active since : 1994

Web address : www.mp-concept.fr


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OTHER INNOVATIVE SERVICES

RateClarity is an analysis

and marketing tool which

allows Vacation Rental

Professionals to present

competitive aggregated

data in order to be one

step ahead, therefore, be

able to take better

critical decisions.

DestinMetrics

is

specialised in the US

analysis market, mainly

mountainous regions,

however, they have started

to work with warmer US

destinations.

My Twin Place offers a

service that allows you

to travel via the

exchange of travel points

between the host and the

guest.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Price : unknown

Web address : www.rateclarity.com

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2004

Price : unknown

Web address : http://destimetrics.com/

Located in : Spain

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : unknown

Price : free – travel by exchanging gift point

Web address : www.mytwinplace.com


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OTHER INNOVATIVE SERVICES

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2015

Web address : http://very.us/

Veryus allows you to boost

revenue and increase

occupancy by adding social

group trips and attaching your

vacation properties to events

and local attractions.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2013

Web address : fetchmyguest.com

Fetch My Guest is an Intelligent

Marketing Automation Platform

exclusively designed by Vacation

Rental Professionals. Full lifecycle

marketing services, from lead

inception to reservation.

Located in : USA

For customers : Worldwide

Active since : 2012

Web address : www.rented.com

Rented. Helps you in finding

the best professional Vacation

Rental manager to care for

your second home. You can

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