Uplisting partners with Google to put vacation rentals on the map

WE: All-in-one property management solution Uplisting has announced that it has integrated with Google for vacation rental listings.

As a property and channel management software designed specifically for growing short-term rental businesses, Uplisting’s partnership with the search platform will allow its members to list and surface their properties from short-term rentals on several key Google products and services, including search and Maps. following Google’s travel search products on google.com/travel.

Launched in 2019, Google’s vacation rental feature allows potential customers to browse short-term rentals alongside hotels, with filters for accommodation type, location, price and amenities. This gives each listing the chance to be discovered by Google users looking for hotels and short-term rentals.

Google launched unified search results for hotels and short-term rentals in 2021 in response to increased interest in local destinations and vacation rentals during the Covid-19 pandemic, when searches for “rentals beach” and “stays” increased by more than 100% worldwide.

As a Google Vacation Rentals approved connectivity provider, Uplisting member properties are automatically published to the Google vacation rentals tab and will become visible on search and Maps. Real-time pricing, availability, and restrictions are displayed directly on Google, and guests can then book directly with a host’s property management company through Uplisting’s booking pages or booking website. direct.

Uplisting co-founder Vince Breslin said: “Demand for short-term rentals is at an all-time high and growing rapidly. But it is a very busy market. We want to do everything we can to help our customers grow their businesses in this increasingly competitive space, and to do that, it is essential that they are visible.

“Partnering with Google ensures that member properties are visible globally and are able to compete with leading OTAs to gain direct traffic and bookings as customers search for accommodation. We are delighted to partner with Google to increase revenue for our members and enable them to continually exceed their growth expectations,” he added.

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