GuestReady announces official partnership with Airhosted
Swiss: Swiss property management company GuestReady announces an official partnership with the young Zugoise start of management Airhosted to expand their optimization and automation capabilities for hosts and guests.
While GuestReady offers property management services for Airbnb hosts in countries such as the UK, France, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates [UAE], launched almost five years ago, Airhosted has focused solely on the Swiss market since its inception in 2017 and is now active in 18 cities. The strategic partnership will combine GuestReady and Airhosted’s operational capabilities, such as professional cleaning and sanitization, guest communication, last-minute bookings, smart pricing, key management and furnishings, to conquer the internal market.
The announcement comes after the devastating effects of the pandemic, which saw GuestReady’s revenue plummet by 80% from January to April. Since then, the startup has been on the road to recovery, with revenue returning to pre-Covid levels in August 2020, and it raised over €1.5m in crowdfunding in November.
Meanwhile, Airhosted saw its business drop by more than 50% during the first nationwide lockdown last year.
Alexander Limpert, co-founder and CEO of GuestReady, told TRAVELNEWS.ch: “GuestReady and Airbnb together offer a complete rental service. This includes marketing the property on various online platforms such as Booking, Airbnb or Expedia, managing rental prices, which are updated daily via an algorithm, as well as communicating with customers around the clock.
“We also take care of the cleaning and laundry service. The owner has full transparency in terms of reservations, calendar availability and finances. »
“Fortunately, we’re in a market segment that will recover faster than the travel industry as a whole,” Limpert said. “The pandemic has increased the demand for vacation rentals and vacation homes. This trend existed before the pandemic, but like so many other trends, it has been accelerated by the pandemic,” he added.