Airbnb partners with Availpro to support Boutique Hotels’s distribution globally
Airbnb today launches a technology partnership with Availpro, the leading European online hotel distribution platform enabling hotels to increase revenue by optimising digital sales.
Under the new partnership,-hospitality businesses that use Availpro’s channel manager and meet Airbnb’s hospitality standards can quickly and seamlessly sell rooms on Airbnb’s website directly from Availpro’s distribution platform. The new integration developed jointly by the two companies will now make it possible for hotels to automatically synchronise in real-time their rates and inventory from Availpro’s extranet.
“We are dedicated to working with small hospitality businesses that excel at offering the best guest experiences and living our mission of belonging and we are thrilled to partner with Availpro to support the boutique hotels that share that same vision of hospitality”, Emmanuel Marill, Managing Director, Airbnb, France.
Availpro clients, including leading independent and boutique hotels, will be the primary focus for this rollout across Europe including France, UK, Eastern Europe and Spain. Airbnb will focus on integrating those that match the hospitality standards defined to provide experience and authenticity that Airbnb guests have come to expect.
“Initially developed as a very powerful channel manager as its core, Availpro gives our hotel clients access to hundreds of channels in many countries. As times change, our technology also evolves to offer independent hotels the best of tomorrow’s online distribution tools”, Antoine Buhl, CTO at Availpro.
Laurent Rozenbaum, Director of Revenue Management, Group Hôtels en ville: “Our group has been distributing rooms on Airbnb’s website since early 2017. They put in place a system that works well. So, as the market is evolving, it’s crucial to adapt and join forces. Now with Availpro’s automated connectivity, it’s even easier. Once we’ve activated all categories, each category matches one offer that can be booked several times, depending on the number of rooms in the category. That makes a real difference, technically. Financially, it allows us to reach a larger target that often books for longer stays.”