Pikl partners with Sykes for specialist holiday home insurance

UK: Insurtech Sharing Economy Specialist Pikl has announced a partnership with Sykes Holiday Cottages, a independent gite rental agency.

As a result, owners of Sykes vacation homes will be introduced to Pikl’s specialist vacation home insurance, through its Preferred Partner Program.

Pikl’s technology gives property owners access to a selection of insurers to choose from so they can obtain the most appropriate cover for their property, all backed by Pikl’s expert customer service team.

In addition to liability coverage for guest injuries, Pikl’s vacation home product provides coverage for malicious damage and theft caused by paying guests, which many standard vacation home insurance policies do not. not included or are provided at an additional cost.

Louise Birritteri, Founder and CEO of Pikl, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sykes. We can now provide Sykes vacation home owners with access to the most appropriate products and cover for their vacation rental.

“Not all vacation home insurance policies are the same, and we believe this new relationship will ensure that new and existing Sykes vacation home owners get the comprehensive coverage they need,” a- she added.

Harriet Kerr, Commercial Director of Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “We want to ensure that all of our owners have access to the right cover for their property and the type of rental they offer, hence our partnership with Pikl. No one wants anything to go wrong when renting their vacation home.

“But, in the rare event that does happen, it’s good to know that our owners will be financially protected,” she added.

Sykes Holiday Cottages has made a number of acquisitions this year, including purchase of majority stake in chalet owner and operator, Forest Holidaysin April, and buy static caravan rental site UKcaravans4hire in June as it becomes a more diverse specialist holiday group.

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