Vacation Rental Channel Manager
Save time and avoid double bookings
Automatically sync and update your listings on multiple booking websites with the most reliable channel manager on the market. We've been perfecting our channel connections for 6 years so you can keep your calendars up-to-date, prevent double bookings, save time and take your vacation rental business to the next level.
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The Rentals United channel manager lets you diversify your distribution with
Why Choose Rentals United as your channel manager?
1. Because you don’t want to settle for second best
We’re the industry’s preferred partner
Rentals United is the only vacation rental channel management software company recognised as a top-tier partner by all the major OTAs. Work with the team that booking sites like Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo/HomeAway and Tripadvisor recommend as a reliable partner and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing all your calendars are perfectly in sync.
All our connections are certified
Your business is too important to rely on unstable iCal connections or scraping. Rentals United has a valid contract with each external service we connect to. All our integrations are done via API and undergo strict certification processes before going live. This protects you from double bookings caused by faulty, unofficial connections.
With us you get priority support
Rentals United is the only company in the world to be a top-tier connectivity partner for all major OTAs. As a result, our staff have priority support lanes available to them. In case you have an issue with your channel connection, we can fix it faster than anyone else.
2. Because you own it all
You own your listings
Listings created and managed by Rentals United are yours. That means you’re the contract holder (even though we facilitate contract signing) and the reviews you get are yours, too. If you decide not to work with us anymore, your contracts with OTAs will not be affected.
We help you sign
Signing a contract with a large channel can take weeks. Because of the sheer amount of rentals we distribute, our customers receive priority treatment over those coming from other software providers.
If you already work with a booking channel that we support, you can connect to it via Rentals United basically on the first day of using our service. Quick channel connections - quick route to your ROI.
3. Because it works
Get perfect real-time synchronisation
Our state-of-the-art event-driven architecture ensures that all changes to your availability, pricing or restrictions are transferred to your connected distribution channels in real-time. Your calendars are always in sync and your rates updated, minimizing your chance of getting double bookings and ensuring that you're always selling your rentals at the price you want.
Get all the latest API tools
We’re first to implement the latest API tools that OTAs make available to us. No other software provider updates their connections as often as we do. We're able to do this because we specialize in channel management and the quality of our channel integrations is our number one priority.
Single Property and Multi-Unit too
Rentals United supports OTA distribution for both individual and multi-unit properties. Our seamless channel integrations allow you to shape your vacation rental distribution according to your requirements.
Build high-performing listings
Complete listings: Transfer all your property's conversion-driving data to distribution channels
Full listing content
Images, descriptions, amenities: these are all important details about your vacation rental property that drive conversions. Rentals United ensures that all key information is syndicated to sales channels. We work closely with the largest OTAs to identify key conversion drivers and make sure you get the most reservations.
Image number and size requirements
Rentals United shows you where you need to improve to be accepted by OTAs and unlock your listings’ full potential.
100% OTA amenities/feature values supported
Different channels have different amenities and feature values to choose from to present to travellers. Rentals United supports all of them including security, accessibility and views.
Set up bedding configuration
Guests want to know what types of beds are available in each room of your property. Rentals United allows you to add this for your listings easily.
Fees & Taxes
Recreate your fee and tax structure for 100% price consistency between your property management system and connected channels.
Transfer of data required by local registration regulations is covered
Achieve profitability with all pricing models support
Per day pricing, length of stay pricing, occupancy-based pricing, last-minute discounts, length of stay discounts, extra guest pricing - you name it and Rentals United has you covered.
Listing Quality Report
When you join Rentals United you get access to our unique tool that checks your listing content and provides actionable advice on what to improve. Follow the advice and enjoy high rankings in the OTAs. Our tool analyses channel requirements and best practices. You can generate easy-to-understand reports on demand.
Use our Stripe payment processor integration to accept payments and automate your VR business. No need to carry a terminal with you to your check-ins - charge your guest's credit card online with Rentals United. Our solution is SCA/PSD2 friendly.
I want to change my channel manager but I'm worried about downtime. What should I do?
We've successfully migrated many of our clients from other vacation rental channel managers without them missing out on a single reservation. The transition is seamless and you don’t need to turn your old channel manager off until we are 100% ready and tested. So, if you're looking to get access to Rentals United's outstanding channel management features like static content push, price scaling and direct integrations with OTAs, as well as the opportunity to connect to 60+ listing sites, don't worry about missing out on bookings during the transition phase.
Do I need a property management system (PMS) to work with you?
Rentals United can be an add-on to your current property management software (third-party PMS or your own PMS) or come as a stand-alone – it all depends on what you need. Some property managers' priority is advanced distribution, and they can make do with the few operational features we have. Others who need advanced operation automation use a dedicated PMS that connects to RU: this way, they get access to an extensive suite of operational tools as well as advanced channel distribution.
I already have well-positioned accounts. Can I connect them?
No problem, you can sync and manage your existing listings automatically from your new Rentals United account. This won't hurt your rankings – on the contrary, chances are that your rankings will improve, given that OTAs will now consider you a tech-enabled professional.
Do I have to advertise on all your channels or can I pick and choose?
You can pick and choose the channels you wish to advertise on and will be assigned a key account manager to advise you on which channels are best for you. Then, all your calendars will be synced in real-time – no matter how many channels you advertise on – so your risk of overbookings will be minimal.