BookingSync and Smily, French vacation rental software for professionals and individuals, are launching a partnership with the German company Holidu – one of the fastest growing vacation rental search engines in Europe – to offer a new distribution channel to their clients (agencies, managers). This association reinforces the positioning of BookingSync and Smily as reference partners for seasonal rentals.
BookingSync and Smily support Holidu to strengthen its presence on the French market
Already a partner of major travel distribution players (Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and Vrbo-Abritel) and payment gateways (Stripe, Ogone, Paypal), the BookingSync and Smily seasonal rental software are supporting Holidu in developing its presence in France.
Positioned as one of the fastest growing vacation rental search engines in Europe with 30 million unique users per month across all of its 21 domains, Holidu aims to make it easier to find and book vacation rentals for travelers at the best price.
Created in 2014 by brothers Johannes and Michael Siebers in Munich, Germany, Holidu now belongs to the European TOP 4 of booking platforms for holiday accommodation. It offers travelers the ability to book their perfect home at more than 15 million properties around the world. Now made up of 300 employees in 25 countries with high tourism challenges, Holidu closed a 37 million euros financing round in spring 2021 and has already raised more than 100 million euros in funds.
Professional customers (agencies, managers) of BookingSync and individuals of Smily will thus be able to benefit from a new distribution channel via Holidu.
BookingSync maintains privileged relationships with its sales channels. Thus, the company is currently one of the 11 “Elite” certified partners by Expedia, of the 14 “Preferred Partner” certified partners with “Excellent” mention by Airbnb and of the 15 “Premier Partner” certified partners by Booking.com. In addition, the company also received the “Best Overall Performing Provider” award by Booking.com and was named with Smily “best technical platforms in the world” in 2021 in the Hosting platforms.
” We are delighted to start this partnership with BookingSync because we share the same vision of vacation rental. Their local expertise will be a major asset for our development on the French market »Johannes Siebers, CEO and founder of Holidu
BookingSync and Smily: the best of technology at the service of vacation rental managers
Launched in 2009, BookingSync revolutionized the hotel industry sector with the introduction of channel management (automated synchronization of reservations between different OTAs) and other cutting-edge tools such as an App Center, dynamic price management and even more. a booking platform generator.
A centralized yet autonomous booking management process, BookingSync’s goal is to make the lives of vacation rental owners, managers and agencies easier, empowering them to save valuable time and rent more. . Complete solution 100% online, BookingSync includes all the features essential for vacation rental professionals.
Today, BookingSync has generated a total of more than one billion euros in business volume and is positioned as the reference partner of the biggest players in online hotel distribution. Since 2020, BookingSync has also offered the Smily service, a platform for individuals wishing to focus on the traveler experience. Smily simplifies the management of their rentals by connecting each property to more than 1,000 websites.
Designed in 2009 and officially established in 2014, BookingSync is a seasonal rental management software for professionals imagined by Sébastien Grosjean, working in the industry since his childhood. When it was created, the start-up raised just under 1 million euros in just 15 days from 160 investors. Since then, BookingSync has carried out four other fundraisers and in 2020 developed a new vacation rental management service for individuals: Smily. The company now has active employees in 17 countries and is positioned as a world benchmark in the sector. To date, BookingSync has achieved a sales volume of over 1 billion euros and is active in 76 countries.
Since 2020, BookingSync has also offered the Smily service, a platform for individuals wishing to focus on the traveler experience. The software simplifies the management of their rentals by connecting each property to more than 1,000 websites. More than a platform, Smily is the partner of an easy, safe and profitable vacation rental activity for the owners of the 630,000 seasonal rentals in France, out of the 3.6 million second homes. Olivier Le Floch was appointed CEO of Smily in May 2021 to ensure the development of the company. Its ambition is to increase Smily’s notoriety among the general public by recruiting more than 10,000 new owners in the next twelve months, and thus making it a benchmark in France.
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BookingSync and Smily announce a partnership with Holidu