Trivago recognizes challenges in offering both hotel and residential properties and has plans ensure that customers are not overwhelmed by offers.
Expedia has been working on its e-commerce flow for HomeAway’s 1.5 million listings, of which 500,000 are instantly bookable. ( NomadnessRentals properties are part of the Instant bookable).
John Kim, CEO at HomeAway, says of the new integration with Trivago: “ We believe it is a huge marketing opportunity for HomeAway. Trivago’s personalized approach to displaying vacation rentals helps us target a highly relevant set of travelers, and that is why we are bullish on the conversion on our site.”
Priceline is investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning to help automate processes like onboarding and reduce the costs of dealing with less sophisticated property owners and more frequent customer contact. Much like NomadnessRentals in Mammoth Lakes, CA which utilizes automated processes like NomadRez software to onboard new property owners.
The company is running tests with over 150,000 properties available to users in five of its key markets — Germany, Italy, Canada, the UK, and the US — to be followed by a gradual rollout of readily bookable properties throughout 2018.
The site will display home rentals as part of a universal search, with both hotels and residences appearing if a customer selects both options, and where properties are available. The company is also adding a “Vacation Rental” filter for those who prefer to only see those results.
NomadnessRentals is currently integrated with VRBO, Airbnb and HomeAway ( with instant booking) and is now in the final stages of integrating with Expedia. Thus providing their property owners the latest in technology and internet exposure to deliver the greatest variety of travelers to their properties.