VRS Bonus – Vacation Rental Tech Awards 2019

This year’s Vacation Rental Tech Awards, founded by Rentals United, is going to be a tough one to judge, and since I’m on the Expert & Investor panel, I’ve been looking closely at all the entrants. And once again, the quality of entrants is excellent.

The range of tech supporting the VR industry is enormous and for many of us, we could not compete in the market without using the apps, platform, and resources created to help us become more efficient and profitable. So, we need to support those who work so hard to do this for us. Please vote.

If you read this after the voting has taken place, make sure you check out all the entrants because each and everyone has a lot to contribute to our business.

Vanessa de Souza Lage joins me to do a rapid-fire explanation of each submission after which we hope you will go to the voting page and select your favorite.

Here’s a very brief run-down of each one:

 

Check-in Scan

Check-in Scan

In many European countries tourism rental laws that require holiday rental companies and property managers to collect guests details and obtain the guest´s signature

The app scans passports and ids and if required, sends the data to police.

Eases time taken for guests and hosts at check-in where ID has to be collected and forwarded to police/municipality, where this is required.


 

Auto Host

autohost

Autohost scans, ranks and inspects every reservation and flags for risks. It analyses booking information and reservation changes from inquiry to check-in, then notifies the manager or operations team with suggestions on actions to take to reduce your risk, avoid parties, fraud, chargebacks, crime and potential damage to your business


Vrolio

Vrolio

Every short-term rental property will exchange hands at some point. Vrolio is the platform where those exchanges can happen. As a vacation rental real estate investment marketplace the platform puts potential investors in touch with realtors who understand the industry and gives investors an accurate picture of the investment potential of a property.


MyCierge

my-cierge

One of three welcome apps in the line-up this one offers on-demand experiences.


Operto

Operto

Property automation that controls smart home devices from one dashboard. Features Access – Energy & Comfort – Security – Experience


 

Key Data Dashboard

Keydata Dashboard

Through direct integration with your reservation systems, it aggregates historical and forward data in real-time to create an analytics dashboard.


 

Stayfi

Stayfi

For those who want to retarget guests and attract repeat direct bookings, this takes guest email addresses from Wifi check-in and delivers the data to you.


 

Chekin

Chekin

Eases time taken for guests and hosts at check-in where ID has to be collected and forwarded to police/municipality, where this is required.


 

Modosmart

Modosmart

Smart tech for vacation homes


 

Keesey

Keesy

Self-check for apartments and city lodgings. Keesey services allow guests to check-in online and pick up the key from centralized locations.


 

Bookipro

Bookipro

PMS – Features include booking engine, web site design and channel manager


 

Rabbu

Rabbu

Manage every part of your property with a home automation dashboard – get live activity feed.


Padlifter

Padlifter

Comprehensive directory and market place of service providers to the short-term rental industry.


 

Have You Got Network

The Have You Got Network

Guest referral platform offering travelers the opportunity to book direct and save the service fees.


 

Micasa Es Tu Casa

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa

Facebook-based referral network


 

Trips Community

Trips Community

Peer to peer community using blockchain technology


 

Co-Hosting

CoHosting

App offers a variety of city-based activities, resources, and attractions with the ability to book online.


 

Edgar Smart Concierge

Edgar Smart Concierge

Guest and host app allowing sync of booking details, push notifications and external services for guests to plan and book experiences.


 

B2Book

B2Book.net

Connecting hosts and managers to wholesale bookers – travel agents


 

iGMS

iGMS

Vacation Rental software


 

Voting closes on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 so please go to the link below and vote for your favorite.

The 3 finalists will present their pitches to the VRWS audience in Como, Italy in October.

 

Other resources mentioned in this episode:

VR Tech Awards

Rentals United

Vacation Rental World Summit