Industry Update
External Article22 October 2020

Booking.com partners with Futurestay for online check-ins

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Booking.com has partnered with cloud-based vacation rental management solution Futurestay to provide online check-in options for the latter's partner properties booked through the platform, as a way of allaying customer concerns in the wake of Covid-19.

According to Philip Kennard, founder and CEO of Futurestay, the two companies began their automated check-in venture late last year due to their shared vision for a "seamless travel experience", though the pandemic and subsequent drive for contactless check-ins had necessitated the roll out of the formal partnership.

Speaking to Phocuswire, he said: "With this technology, it's not that it is new, it's more along the lines of it's now necessary. It's almost table stakes at this point in time.

"I believe Booking and Futurestay are really pioneering on this in the short-term rental side. And I think we will see this accelerating through most of the alternative accommodations sector, just because this is the perfect time for travellers to stay in alternative accommodations, and they want socially distanced stays," he added.

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