What is Hosthub?
Hosthub is a channel manager for vacation rentals.
If you are a vacation rental owner or manager you are always looking for new ways to increase your bookings. This will not only increase your revenue but will also allow you to re-invest some of the extra income into your property, increasing it’s value and rentability for the long term.
The most common ways to increase bookings are, in no particular order, are:
- Lower your prices
- Get many good reviews
- Improve your listing (better photos, better descriptions, etc)
- Add more amenities and facilities to your property (disabled access, high chair, crib, washing machine etc)
- Create your own website and run an online marketing campaign (Facebook, Google Adwords, banner ads) to promote it
- List your property on multiple channels
Of all the methods above, the last one offers the best ratio of effort versus result, since you can add your property on a new channel in just 2 hours and start getting new bookings even the same day! Recent research has shown that listing your property on multiple channels can multiply your revenues by 2-3 times on average, which is much higher than any of the other methods described above.
The only catch is that whenever you receive a new booking from one channel, you have to visit the other channels and update the calendars so you don’t get any double bookings for the same dates. This is important because if you’re not fast enough and you get a double booking you will have to cancel one of them, and that has very negative impact on your listing and your reputation as a host – look for example how Airbnb treats hosts that cancel bookings.
Synchronizing all your calendars by hand can be a tedious and time consuming process, and that’s where Hosthub comes in! We take care of the calendar synchronization on all your channels do you don’t have to worry about it. We connect with more that 100+ channels, including Airbnb, Homeaway, Booking.com, FlipKey/Tripadvisor, Expedia and so many more. Actually, even if you use a channel manager that we don’t already support, we’ll add it just for you!
Don’t hesitate – sign up now for our 14-day free trial and start increasing your bookings and your rental revenue!