Joining forces for a great future. Travelstaytion is showcased as preferred partner of Avantio.
Avantio has recently interviewed TravelStaytion’s CEO, Jason Anastasinis, regarding to their new partnership, and this is what they talked about.
Published December 17, 2019
Following our partnership growth strategy, we are happy to announce that TravelStaytion.com has become Avantio’s preferred partner. This new partnership will help us to increase our portfolio with highly professional property managers around the world.
But, what’s Avantio?
With its main headquarters in Valencia, Spain and 18 years of experience in the industry, Avantio’s main mission is to be the technological partner of professional short-term rental agencies. Its most important markets are Spain, France, Portugal, UK, Germany and Italy; it offers a complete high-quality technological solution, serving all markets locally and having more than 15 nationalities to make agencies feel like home.
Let’s go a bit deeper with our new partnership. A few days ago, our CEO Jason Anastasinis had a chat with Avantio, let’s see what they talked about:
You have been in the vacation rental business since 2013. What are the most important changes that you have seen in the past 6 years in the industry?
The most significant change that we have noticed is the constant growth in terms of properties listed yearly. Since 2013, a market of individual and amateur homeowners advertising their spared spaces, has been transformed to a mix of individual property owners, medium and large sized property management companies, property developers and portfolio managers.
We cannot exclude of course the big impact and the change that new technologies have brought to this market, from channel managers to property management tools and automations.
Tell us a bit more about the history of TravelStaytion and how it has evolved within the sector.
TravelStaytion.com since its first day on October 2012, was facing holiday rentals market not as a more affordable option compared to hotels. We always believed that holiday rentals are a type of accommodation that should be served from professionals, with orientation to service and customers satisfaction. The problems of holiday rental markets, such as the service standards, updated availability and pricing was always in our target to solve. Throughout the years, we have managed to gather 85000 property instantly bookable, managed only from professionals, providing additional services.
Our philosophy is to establish sustainable partnerships, through quality and direct technological integrations, in order to provide the best possible and accurate information to our users and affiliates.
The short term rental market has evolved at a fast pace. What is your prediction in the upcoming 5 years for the industry?
We are predicting a consolidation of the market. The existence of various services surrounding the holiday rental market, complicates the service and increase the price. We believe that the whole processes of the operations and reservations will be streamlined. We are working towards this route, with focus the best service and value for travellers and property owners/managers.
What are the main trends that you see in the travel sector and how is TravelStaytion responding to those trends?
We are noticing a demand in medium to high priced properties, provided with additional services and hotel amenities. In TravelStaytion recent redesign we have introduced the Host Reception, every property is coming with the services that the host/property managers offer. Our travellers are not only selecting a property based on its amenities but also the services he can enjoy during his stay. From concierge services, to nanny arrangements and transportations, our guests can request any of the 25 additional host reception services offered from all our property managers that list in our platform.
Which do you think are the strongest markets and which will have the potential to grow within the vacation rental industry?
Very strong markets are UK, US, Spain Italy and France, we are predicting a significant increase of Greece, Israel and Mexico.
One of the benefits of TravelStaytion is that you offer a secure payment infrastructure for guests. How is TravelStaytion preparing for the new European regulation PSD2?
We are complying fully with the European regulations and PSD2. We are always investing and upgrading our secure payment infrastructure.
What do you think is the value add- on of the partnership between TravelStaytion and Avantio?
Avantio has worked so many years with target to attract quality property managers with a great track record and portfolio. We are fully aligned to this philosophy and this partnership help us to strengthen our portfolio with property managers and technology with great quality and sustainability.