BARCELONA, Spain, September 11, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Lodgify proudly joins the cast of the new Netflix original series "Stay Here," which transforms eight short-term rental properties – and the businesses behind them – into money-making showstoppers. World-famous interior designer Genevieve Gorder and Los Angeles real estate guru Peter Lorimer are the presenters of this program which boasts the unforgettable tagline “Makeover. Make money.”
Netflix producers invited Lodgify to feature as short-term vacation rental experts and advisor for the participants in the eight-episode series.
With the release of "Stay Here," Netflix is giving mainstream visibility to an expanding industry whose worth has multiplied 600 percent in the last decade – from $24.3 billion in 2008 to a predicted $170 billion by the end of 2019. In addition to this, it’s a rich learning resource which will provide owners around the world with ideas on how to run their boutique businesses successfully, regardless of fierce online competition.It's not enough for property owners to rely on one source for all their bookings. They have to think like an entrepreneur, build an online brand for their rental and provide an experience that their competitors cannot. Using software to create a website is one of the key ways they can achieve this.
“It’s not enough for property owners to rely on one source for all their bookings. They have to think like an entrepreneur, build an online brand for their rental and provide an experience that their competitors cannot,” said Alex Vuilleumier, COO of Lodgify. “Using software to create a website is one of the ways they can achieve this. In addition, it helps owners to save time and automate repetitive processes so they can dedicate more time to their guests with the confidence that their online business is running smoothly on autopilot in the background.”
One of the principal features of Lodgify’s software is its website builder which enables owners and property managers to easily create a professional vacation rental website. Any website created using the software already has a streamlined booking engine incorporated into the design, meaning budding rental owners can accept online bookings and payments for their properties from the very first day.
The necessity of building a branded online presence is a topic that is pertinent throughout the series. “What every short-term rental owner needs to book their property? A website,” comments Peter Lorimer in episode six of the show, which takes place in Hudson, upstate New York. “In conjunction with having your property on Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, it’s crucial as a business strategy to create your own website that you are in control of.”
Beyond the ability to build a professional, bookable website without any technical skills, Lodgify users also benefit from integrated online payment solutions, a channel manager to synchronize listings from the most important external platforms, a central reservation system to oversee all bookings, plus automated email communication and more.
Lodgify’s multi-channel platform, therefore, empowers owners and property managers to leverage both their own websites and online travel agencies (OTAs) to increase occupancy, boost profits and achieve their overall business goals.
Aspiring vacation rental professionals can tune in to the first season of "Stay Here," which is now streaming on Netflix.
Lodgify is a Software-as-a-Service solution which empowers vacation rental owners and managers to easily build their own website, accept online bookings and process credit card payments. In addition, Lodgify provides a multi-channel platform with two-way integrations to external booking channels such as Airbnb and Booking.com to improve distribution capabilities and streamline reservation management.