TripAdvisor has moved to own the global holiday rental listing space, announcing new partnerships with Interhome (Europe), Stayz (Australia), Toprural (Europe) and AKENA Technologies (Europe).
These supplement existing relationships with US-based FlipKey and Holiday Lettings. When the dust has settled, TripAdvisor will list more than 200,000 holiday homes, villas, apartments and chalets.
“In the coming months, inventory from each of these partners is expected to begin rolling out on TripAdvisor’s English-language domains, as well as on its Spain domain,” TripAdvisor said in a press release.
“As part of these partnerships, every property detail page will display the respective partners’ brands.
“Travelers will be able to make a comprehensive search across inventory from other websites in a single display on TripAdvisor and gain the assurance of traveler reviews when they are planning their vacations.”
Details of the new partner companies follow:
Switzerland-based Interhome specializes in the rental of more than 32,000 quality holiday apartments, homes and chalets in 29 countries worldwide. In 2010, the company welcomed 560,000 holiday guests and recorded a net yield of CHF 206.9 million. Interhome is headquartered in Glattbrugg/Zurich and is a 100% subsidiary of Hotelplan Holding. In turn, Hotelplan Holding is a 100% subsidiary of Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail supermarket chain, based in Zurich.
About the Stayz Group
•The Stayz Group is the number 1 holiday rental group in Australia, with over 40,000 property listings from over 1,400 locations throughout Australia
•The Stayz Group is visited by over 1 million unique browsers per month (* Nielsen Market Intelligence, October 2011)
•The Stayz Group has over 800,000 subscribers to the Stayz, TakeABreak and rentahome e-newsletters
•The Stayz Group offers Australian property owners an opportunity to list their rental properties online and make the most of their investment
The company was founded in July 2000 by founder and CEO, Francois Derbaix. Currently, Toprural has the largest rural accommodation offering in Europe and is the leading rural tourism site in Spain, where it brings together more than the 60% of the total supply of rural accommodations. Toprural receives 1.5 million visitors monthly and has a very proactive community of travelers that share their experiences in rural tourism (more than 200,000 reviews). The company offers over 50,000 rural accommodations in 10 European countries.
About AKENA technologies
AKENA Technologies, based in France, is one of Europe’s leading owner direct vacation rental marketplaces, with multiple national websites, such as MediaVacances.com (France), MediaVacanze.com (Italy), MediaVacaciones.com (Spain), MediaVakanties.com (Netherlands) and MediaFerias.com (Portugal). It also owns ski websites such as Winter-Sports.com (UK), Sports-Hiver.com (France), Sport-Invernali.com (Italy) and Esquiland.com (Spain) generate strong ski accommodation demand, thanks to their high quality and relevant skiing and ski resort-dedicated content.