Increase Bookings Through Effective Channel Distribution

Tuesday 15th August, 2023 by Host & Stay

When your short term holiday let is listed with Host & Stay, it is displayed on over 60+ online travel agencies so your property has maximum exposure. This exposure is integral to increasing bookings, occupancy and the overall profitability of your holiday rental. With one centralised booking system and our own professional customer care team, we’re able to manage your calendar, reservations, payments, reviews and guest communications for all OTA reservations efficiently.

Want to know more? Keep reading to find out how Host & Stay can increase your bookings with effective channel distribution…


Airbnb was founded in 2008 in San Francisco by two designers who wanted to share their home with travellers looking for a place to stay. The birth of Airbnb transformed the short term holiday let market and today millions of hosts and guests use the platform. Bookings are also increasing year over year by about 21% in 2021 and another 21% in 2022 so there are no signs of slowing down!

If you own a holiday rental and want it to be as successful as possible, it’s important to have your property listed on Airbnb. With over 790 managed properties and counting, we are experts in the field at Airbnb property management. With optimised pricing and professional property photography, we know how to market your property the best way possible on this platform to gain more traction, bookings and therefore revenue.

Airbnb Property Management was founded in Amsterdam in 1996. Originally a small Dutch startup, it has gone on to become one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. With more than 28 million properties and over 1.5 million room nights reserved daily on average, is one of the main online travel agencies and often the first place someone will look when looking for a stay in the UK.

When it comes to marketing properties on, you’ll notice the platform has its own style which is often very different to other online travel agencies. This clever strategy means they can translate listings to 43 different languages giving properties the opportunity to be booked all around the globe.

If your property is listed with Host & Stay, you’ll also be listed on With our own dedicated account manager and dynamic pricing strategy, we can elevate your property on this channel to increase the number of views and conversions giving you a better occupancy rate and therefore more revenue.


Previously known as HomeAway, Vrbo is a popular online travel agency founded in Colorado in 1995. They claim to be the first holiday rental company to offer their collection to holidaymakers online and relaunched under the Expedia Group umbrella in 2020. Today Vrbo has over two million properties listed across 190 countries so it’s one of the giants within the holiday rental industry.

The difference between Vrbo and some other OTAs such as Airbnb is that they only offer entire homes within their collection. They don’t offer single rooms, sections of homes occupied by an owner or bed and breakfasts so the platform works really well for holiday homes.

When listed with Host & Stay, your property will be featured on Vrbo where they have 44 million monthly site visitors and 48 million users so it is guaranteed maximum exposure. With our own account manager and years of experience working with HomeAway / Vrbo, your property would be marketed professionally and efficiently to increase the number of bookings.


TripAdvisor launched in Massachusetts in 2000 and today it’s the world’s largest travel site. Available in 43 markets and 22 languages, TripAdvisor gives holiday let owners a fantastic platform to showcase their property. When listing with Host & Stay, we’ll feature your property on TripAdvisor as well as their subsidiaries which includes sites like Holiday Lettings.

Plum Guide, Marriott Homes & Villas and Cool Stays

If your property fits the criteria, we may also be able to list it on prestigious sites such as Plum Guide, Marriott Homes & Villas and Cool Stays. Each of these OTAs offer guests something out of the ordinary. Whether guests are looking for a luxurious stay or a completely unique experience, sites like these offer something different to the usual online travel agency and often come with a loyal audience. Take Marriott Homes & Villas for example, their Marriott Bonvoy travel programme has over 160 million members which highlights the enormity of their audience and the huge impact listing on sites like this can have for your property!

When listing your property with Host & Stay, you’ll also be featured on Agoda, Click Stay, Google, Home to Go,, Trivago and TUI as well as their affiliate sites and overseas online travel agencies.

Our effective approach to channel distribution includes marketing your holiday rental across 60+ online travel agencies so whether you’re looking to maximise the income of your holiday home or you’re simply looking to reduce the stress of self-management, we’re here to help you. Let us unlock the potential in your holiday let…


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