ResOnline and HomeAway join forces to provide a seamless connection for thousands of vacation rentals
Leading Channel Manager, ResOnline and world leader in the vacation rental industry, HomeAway, have released their highly anticipated two-way direct connection to over 1,500 eligible Property Managers in 52 countries.
ResOnline is one of the first Australian channel managers to offer a two-way connection with HomeAway and their international network of booking platforms.
ResOnline and HomeAway collaboratively developed a real-time connection for room rates, availability and bookings between HomeAway and their Property Management System (PMS).
This new connection allows accommodation providers and Property Managers to list on HomeAway and their network of vacation rental booking platforms, including Stayz, Bookabach and Vrbo, seamlessly and promptly, with no more manual management of rates, availability, enquiries or booking approvals.
Andrea Wilson, Founder and Managing Director of Holiday Shacks Luxury Accommodation worked with ResOnline during development as a pilot property manager;
"Working with the ResOnline team to establish our two-way connection to the new HomeAway platform was made easy with the constant level of communication and updates we received from ResOnline to ensure our properties were accurately marketed and all online booking criteria requirements were met. ResOnline are certainly invested in ensuring the short stay industry has been catered for with their new software developments.
We received great qualified family summer and weekend bookings as soon as we went live totalling over $50,000 in the first few months. It was a pleasure to be involved in the pilot testing program to ensure our business and other short stay business software needs are met when making the switch."
Tony Shine, Director
ResOnline is delighted to provide further opportunities for Property Managers to distribute their holiday homes to an ever increasing market of travellers looking for unique experiences.
They play such a significant role in the Australian tourism landscape, and with today's digitally connected traveller seeking more non-traditional abodes and wishing to ensconce themselves within a destination, ResOnline delivering this seamless real-time connection is a great benefit to all parties involved.
Ross McDonald, Regional Director
HomeAway Australia and New Zealand
We're delighted to partner with leading technology provider, ResOnline. The direct connection with HomeAway will bring ResOnline customers greater efficiency by automating updates of rates, availability and content, while accessing domestic and international travellers across the global HomeAway network of sites, including Stayz, Bookabach, Vrbo, Abritel and many more.
We're equally thrilled to be offering our key traveller segments of families and friends – who typically book earlier and stay longer – more choice of quality holiday accommodation.
ResOnline was established in December 2003 and was the first two-way channel manager in Australia. Currently, there are more than 9,000 hotels and properties using ResOnline, across 52+ countries, to distribute via industry-leading connections. We are proudly Australian owned, with our Head Office based on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.