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Digitization of travel agencies

 

Digitization of travel agencies

16.11.2022. at 10 a.m

As in previous years, this year we would like to present the latest solutions that will help you in the digitalization of your business.
That is why we hereby invite you to free webinar On topic Digitization of travel agencies where we will present new and advanced myRent functions.
The webinar will be held on November 16, 2022. starting at 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom
Duration: 1.5 h
Language: Croatian

News that we will present to you

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • Document management – saving all important documents (PDF, Word) by locations, accommodation units, owners
  • Chat - the possibility of communication between employees within your team
  • Transfers - collect and manage transfers from myRent
  • Excursions - simply offer guests excursions and guide them within myRent
  • Smart locks - the possibility for your guests to enter apartments, villas and mobile homes by themselves
  • Smart climate control - save on electricity costs
  • Bad reviews – recognize the guest who leaves bad reviews
  • Black list - recognition of problematic guests
  • CRM - Record of all activities of your guests
  • Advanced price adjustment - surcharges
  • Advanced price change method (group change, percentage)
  • Discounts - by period, number of nights, etc...
  • Advanced maps for camps and resorts
MyRent PMS
CHANNEL MANAGER
  • Reviews - Booking.com and Airbnb
  • Messages - Booking.com and Airbnb
  • Booking.com - creating ads
  • Expedia - ad creation
  • Holidu - transition to a new version of the API
  • Holidu payments – a new payment method
  • Home2Go - connection with booking portals eDomizil, Atraveo, Tui Villas
  • VRBO - instant price change
  • Google Vacation Rentals - Google booking portal
  • Sniffer tourism - booking portal
  • Bolha tourism - booking portal
FINANCIAL NEWS
  • Revolut (payment)
  • Stripe (payment)
  • Issuing invoices - a new way of calculating VAT
  • Transition to EURO
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MYRENT MOBILE APPLICATION
  • Android
  • iOS
NL - app

Guest lecturer

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Vedran Ilakovac from the Rovinj Advisor travel agency will join us on the webinar.
With more than 10 years of experience in tourism and over 500 properties in Istria, Vedran will share with you his experience and advice on organizing business in myRent.
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Google Vacation Rentals - a threat to leading booking portals?

 

Millions of travelers use internet search engines every day (such as Google-a) to find and book accommodation. The number of searches with the intention of finding vacation accommodation is constantly increasing.

To respond to this demand, in 2019 Google created Google Vacation Rentals, a product that integrates short-term rental listings.

 

Google Vacation Rentals is the latest addition to Google's suite of travel search products aimed at simplifying the user experience.

But how can renters use this to attract more bookings?

In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about Google Vacation Rentals—how listings are shown to guests, the benefits, and how to get listed in the first place.

What is Google Vacation Rentals?

Platform Google Travel Desktop becomes the place where Google users can plan their entire trip.

The search giant, with its powerful algorithms based on data and machine learning, wants to create a travel platform for users based on their interests and preferences.

Google Vacation Rentals is part of the search engine's effort to improve the search experience, making it easier to plan and book trips through Google.

In 2011, the company introduced Google Hotel Ads, which display hotel room availability and prices directly in search results. Their next travel product was Google Flights, which works in a similar way, making it easy to buy airline tickets.

 

And from 2019, holiday accommodation listings also appear in Google search results, making it easier for travelers to find and book alternative accommodation.

Advantages of advertising accommodation facilities through Google

Now that you know what Google Vacation Rentals is and what it does, let's take a look at some of the reasons why advertise accommodation facilities on Google:

  • Google has a global reach – your short-term rental properties will be visible to millions of travelers.
  • Highly qualified audience – you'll target people who use Google to plan, compare and book travel.
  • Direct bookings - currently Google does not charge for making reservations so you will get direct bookings without commission
  • Generate income directly from your website - Google can be another in a series of sales channels where you can advertise your accommodation facilities, and if you use the Channel manager, your work is even faster and simpler.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Make sure you have an SSL certificate. Google penalizes insecure websites and guests will not feel safe booking through them.
  • Each of your objects should have their own URL on your website so that Google recognizes them as separate units that they can promote.
  • Use human-readable URLs that do not have search parameters such as question marks and numbers.

Google as a booking portal

One of the ways that potential guests can use Google to find vacation accommodation (villa, apartment, room, campsite...) is to search using the Vacations Rentals page on the platform Google Travel.

Google Travel is a product for organizing and searching trips that works on the concept of "everything in one place". Through the platform, you can search for flights, hotels and other forms of accommodation (rooms, apartments, villas), activities within the destination, etc.

It's one tool you can use to organize your entire trip.

It works on a similar principle to other booking portals such as HomeToGo or AirBNB.

Dear myRent partners,

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Digitization of travel agencies

 

 

VRBO TRENDS

 

 

Lecture on "Channel manager functions" held

 

 

Airbnb commission

 

 

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VRBO TRENDS

 

Willow is booking portal which offers more than 2 million accommodation for rent in over 190 countries. It is visited by 15.9 million different visitors a month, while the site is viewed as many as 257 million times a month.

 

Read below 5 Vrbo trends for 2022.

Children decide

5 Willow trends in 2022

The parents relented as well involve your children in the vacation planning process.

Compared to pre-pandemic periods:

• 50% families said they are more likely to allow their children to decide where to go on holiday
• 1 in 3 parents will allow their children to invite a friend
• 43% parents are more likely to allow their children to skip school for the holidays

While parents plan to please their children and treat them to new trips, they also prefer quality time - 61% families said they are more likely to demand that their children be disconnected from the internet and their devices on holiday.

In this way, families can indulge in changing the landscape and enjoy precious time together.

Pet-friendly vacation

5 Willow trends in 2022

Many families adopted pets during the pandemic because they spent more time at home and were able to spend more time with their new furry friends.

It is noted increase the demand for pet-receiving accommodation units by 40% compared to the previous year according to statistics recorded by Vrbo.

In addition, more than 70% respondents are pet owners, and 68% of these pet owners have traveled, plans to travel or they love to travel with their pets.

When asked why they want to bring their pets on vacation, they said:

  •  they don’t like to leave them and want the whole family (including furry members) together

Early wounded

5 Willow trends in 2022

An old saying goes, whoever grabs two fortunes early.
In 2021, booking activity occurred - on average - 2-3 months earlier than usual for several major travel seasons.

The survey showed that 60% respondents answered yes they plan to book their vacation earlier than they did in the days before the pandemic. Of these, 43% said they would book their vacations 3-5 months in advance.

Work hard and travel even more

5 Willow trends in 2022

During the pandemic, distance work and virtual schooling allowed families to travel more and combine work with vacation.
We expect families to continue to combine with each other - 44% families said they are more likely to work remotely from a place other than their home, and it has been noted increase in demand of 68% for a stay of 21 - 30 days on the Willow.

Undated searches also increased by 33% compared to the previous year, indicating that people cared less about traveling during
school holidays and vacations, are open to escape on a trip whenever they wish.

Mountain houses

5 Willow trends in 2022

On the Willow mountain houses are experiencing an increase in demand by almost 85% from year to year.

The most popular are those located on the shores of the lake or located in the woods.

It is not difficult to understand why these charming and idyllic properties are desirable accommodation for a peaceful vacation with family or friends.

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Lecture on "Channel manager functions" held

 

Guest lecture at the Faculty of Economics and Tourism

On Monday, March 21, as part of the course "Digital Tourism" in the first year of the graduate level of the study "Tourism and Development", Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirkovic ” A guest lecture by Neven Palčec, Director of MyRent on the topic of “Channel Manager Functions” was held in Pula.

 

The focus of the lecture was MyRent channel manager and property management and the potential offered by technology for the development of accommodation units.

On that occasion, Neven presented the functionalities of the system, gave an overview of the competition and the target market.

An additional complementary product was presented at the lecture: smart locks and the role and benefits they have for accommodation in tourism.

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MyRent as a professor

We are always happy to share our knowledge with students, associations, tourist boards and everyone else who is willing to listen to us. Feel free to contact us to learn together:

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    Airbnb commission

     

    The business model of online booking portals is based on a commission, which means that you pay them a certain percentage for each booking that comes through the portal.

    In general, all hosts that advertise through Airbnb and are users of Channel manager in Croatia have only one available commission model called Simplified Pricing, ie fee only for the host.

    Airbnb the commission is 15%.

    Switching to a 15% fee is a good solution

    and does not affect the business of the host

    Historically, Airbnb has had a unique fee structure for all hosts, in which a service fee is charged to both host (3%) and guest (up to 14.2%).

    Based on feedback from many professional hosts, they launched a new host fee option that uses Channel manager to remove the guest service fee and give hosts more control over pricing. This fee structure is known as Simplified Pricing.

    What does that mean?

    Airbnb will deduct a fixed host service fee (15%) from each payment and will not charge an additional guest fee.

    This will not affect existing bookings, but will apply to all bookings made after the transition to simplified host fees.

    Benefits

    A simplified service fee structure will allow the host a simpler pricing strategy as they will be able to determine what guests will pay.

    Airbnb will also highlight the fact that no service fee is added to your prices, making ads more appealing to many guests. Hosts who decided to change and keep their prices competitive on all portals recorded an overall increase in their bookings (17% *).

     

    * On average, an increase in provisions was recorded for hosts using the simplified fee, in Europe between November 2019 and February 2020. Actual results may vary for each host.

    How to avoid a reduction in earnings and wisely use simplified fees for hosts?

    Adjust prices (if necessary). Since a higher service fee will be deducted from host payments, you may want to adjust your prices through your Channel manager to cover the difference and ensure that earnings per booking remain the same.

    Before adjusting prices, keep in mind that it is important to stay competitive in the market.

    Example of commission

    In an interview with Airbnb, they confirmed to us that users who use the shared fee module do not gain an advantage.

    As an example, we have prepared two ads.

    The first ad has a simplified fee (the fee is paid only by the host), the second ad has a split fee (the fee is paid by both the host and the guest). The ads have similar total prices, but the first daily price shown is neutral relative to the commission model.

    Interested in how Channel Manager makes it easier to advertise through the booking portal?

    Try Channel manager for free

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      Digitization by EU Funds

       

      Dear users,
      we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming tenders for grants from EU funds. Digitization vouchers are grants that SMEs (hereinafter referred to as SMEs) can receive to digitize their business.

      They are issued as part of reforms and investments for the Economic sector, for the component of resilient, green and digital economy, as stated in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026. (NPOO) compiled and submitted by Croatia in July 2021.

      The competition for grants "Digitization Vouchers" has been announced for the first half of 2022. The tender will finance investments in the development of digital transformation strategies, digital marketing, complex digital products and services, digital skills and cyber resilience.

      The target population of this investment is SMEs that want to develop a digital business model, all with an emphasis on innovative projects.

      Vouchers are divided into 5 types ie they can be obtained for 5 categories of services, depending on the needs of the company:

      1. Voucher to improve digital skills
      2. Voucher for digital transformation
      3. Digital Marketing Voucher,  involves creating a web shop
      4. Cyber Resistance Voucher
      5. Voucher for the development or application of complex digital products and services

      One company can take advantage maximum 2 types of vouchers per call, and three calls are expected in the next 5 years.

      The NPOO defines for each type of voucher the maximum amount and the maximum number of vouchers that will be awarded in each call.

      MyRent has experience in the field of EU funds and is behind us a number of successful projects

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      HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

      • Improve functions and design Web pages!
      • Do you have new ideas in mind? Make complete new WEB page!
      • Direct reservations through your WEB page!
      • Still haven't digitized your business? Make your life easier and introduce Channel Manager!
      • Expand your online business, introduce booking excursions and transfers!
      • It takes time to welcome guests, you are not always able to be at the location of your accommodation unit? Introduce smart locks to your facilities!
      • You don't know how to stand out from the crowd? Join clusters and become competitive in the market!
      • How much does myRent charge for writing and running a project?
      1. Most of our costs are covered by MyRent directly from the competition itself, because in each competition there is a part of the eligible costs for writing and running the project.
      2. For the preparation of the tender, MyRent initially charges HRK 3,000, in order to cover the basic costs, the hourly rate of EU consultants working with MyRent.
      • How will MyRent help you with project preparation and implementation?
      1. We have many years of experience in preparing projects co-financed by EU funds,
      2. We help develop a project idea, which increases the chance of getting a voucher,
      3. We prepare the entire project documentation for the application,
      4. We monitor the client during the project evaluation process,
      5. We implement the project in accordance with the defined provisions,
      6. We mediate in connecting the client with potential digital service providers!
      • What is your task?
        1. Have a neat business
        2. Have no tax debt
        3. The company must not be blocked
      • When will the project start?

      At this stage, these are just announcements of EU projects and MyRent is receiving user interest in the projects.
      This is a great time to prepare, because in this period, until the tenders start, it will be possible to develop an idea and a basic project plan.

      In addition, such preparation is necessary in order to be ready to apply for a project together, because the speed of application greatly increases the likelihood of obtaining funds from EU funds.

      • How can I apply for EU funds?

      Very easily, all you need to do is fill out the contact form and MyRent will contact you and arrange a meeting with you, where we will check your business together and see which EU projects you could apply for.

      See other competitions on the page EU FUNDS.

      DIGITALIZATION VOUCHERS

      Digitization with grants from EU Funds

      AMOUNT AND NUMBER OF DIGITALIZATION VOUCHERS
      TYPES OF VOUCHERS Maximum amount of vouchers for one project Number of projects per call Max. Number of projects in total Budget on call Budget total
      DIGITAL SKILL IMPROVEMENT VOUCHER 75,000 kn 63 190 4,830,000 kn HRK 14,500,000
      VOUCHER FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY 75,000 kn 37 110 3,000,000 kn 9,000,000 kn
      DIGITAL MARKETING VOUCHER 75,000 kn 66 200 5,000,000 kn 15,000,000 kn
      CYBERNETIC RESISTANCE VOUCHER 110,000 kn 66 200 7,333,000 kn 22,000,000 kn

      Digitization with grants from EU Funds

      GOAL OF THE DIGITALIZATION VOUCHERS COMPETITION

      Digitization with grants from EU Funds

      The purpose of the digitization voucher is strengthening the capacity of SMEs to implement digitalisation and start the process of digital transformation. Vouchers will be able to be used for the implementation of specialized training, digital marketing and other services. This program will be developed in close collaboration with businesses, centers of excellence and tertiary education providers to create a superior environment that will attract young talented individuals and experienced mentors and retain a future skilled workforce.

      Target group: SMEs in collaboration with research institutions and large companies
      Total amount: HRK 75,000,000.00
      Grants: from HRK 75,000 to HRK 150,000
      Eligible activities and costs:

      1. Vouchers for digital marketing - up to HRK 75,000

      Eligible costs:

      2. Vouchers for improving digital skills - up to HRK 76,000

      Eligible costs:

      • training of software design experts
      • artificial intelligence and security
      • educating data management professionals and developing new digital skills related to cloud computing

      3. Voucher for digital transformation strategy - up to HRK 75,000

      Eligible costs:

      4. Voucher for cyber security - up to HRK 110,000.00

      Eligible costs:

      • Preparation of safety and technical reports
      • Data throughput check
      • Penetration tests

      5. Vouchers for the development or application of complex digital products or services - up to HRK 150,000.00
      Eligible costs:

      • services of research and development entities which may include material costs incurred as part of development services, eg prototyping

      Expected release date: 2nd quarter 2022

      Give us the opportunity to show you our knowledge and help simplify and improve the business system!
      Take a look at our already done projects and decide to trust us yourself 🙂

      GRANTS FOR DIGITALIZATION OF BUSINESS

      Digitization with grants from EU Funds

      OBJECTIVE OF THE DIGITALIZATION OF BUSINESS DIGITALIZATION CALL

      The purpose of this investment is to support digital transformation Croatian companies by providing financial support for the introduction of digital solutions in business. This investment will enable an increase in the capacity for digital transformation of enterprises through procurement digital tools and equipment and strengthening human capacity to develop and implement new products, services and processes.

      The grant for business digitization provides funding for the implementation of digital solutions based on detailed research into the needs of digitization. Research can be funded through digital transformation strategy vouchers or from other sources.

      An acceptable business digitization project includes the following:

      Target group: Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 249 employees)
      Total amount: 206,000,000.00 HRK
      Grants: up to HRK 700,000

      Eligible activities and costs:

      • procurement of equipment and software
      • employee education
      • salary cost for the period of work on the project
      • overheads, consulting services

      Expected release date: 2nd or 3rd quarter 2022

      Consultants for EU Funds - COOPERATION

      Digitization by EU Funds

      You are a consultant for EU Funds or do you know people who are experts in this business?
      Contact us and cooperate with myRent!

      We will help you with state-of-the-art technology in tourism, experience with previous projects, project plan and idea.

      We have our hands full so we welcome new members of our project team.
      We invite everyone who has the will and desire to learn to help us realize new projects, and at the same time improve their skills.

      Contact us in time to prepare well for the development of projects and be first on the list for funding.

      Contact us!

      Digitize your business!

      Do you have an idea and don't know how to realize it? No problem!
      The MYRENT TEAM team loves challenges, the realization of new and creative ideas!

      Have an idea and don't know how to get started?

      Contact us with confidence! We respond as soon as possible!

        MyRent & RevNGo
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        MyRent & RevNGo webinar

         

        Meet RevNGo

        Booking portal RevNGo and MyRent Channel manager webinar

        In partnership with RevNGo, we held webinar on which it is RevNGo Key account manager for our market presented their business module, terms, benefits and advertising opportunities on RevNGo.

        RevNGo

        The webinar is intended for everyone who has their own accommodation facilities for rent and travel agencies and want to learn more about RevNGo, how to advertise and their way of doing business.

        RevNGo & myRent webinar

        Webinar recording

        MyRent and RevNGo connection

        Thanks to the official API connection MyRent-as booking portal RevNGo, it is possible to synchronize the information on accommodation reservations.

         

        Over it MyRent according to RevNGo it is possible to synchronize reservations, calendar, prices.

        Try MyRent Channel manager

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          myrent mobile application
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          MyRent mobile application

           

          After a season of testing and listening to user wishes, the MyRent team has developed a new mobile app.

          We know that today it is important to work on the go and respond quickly to customer inquiries.

          MyRent mobile application is designed to make it easier for renters to do business on a daily basis and save time when registering guests with e-Visitor.

          Features of the MyRent mobile application

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          • tracking reservations:
          1. Arrivals
          2. Departures
          3. new reservations
          • overview of available accommodation units
          • entering new reservations
          • list and details of each reservation
          • quick entry of guests in e-Visitor (scan)
          • communication with the guest
          • arrivals and departures per accommodation unit
          • insight into prices and minimum number of nights
          • the possibility of changing prices and the minimum number of nights
          • closing date
          • list of accommodation units
          • possibility of grouping accommodation units
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          MyRent mobile application & e-Visitor

          forget the TAN lists

          TAN lists and manual guest registration of the e-Visitor system are a thing of the past!

          You will no longer have to manually enter each guest into the e-Visitor, which greatly saves time and eliminates entry errors. With the MyRent mobile app, you can quickly and easily scan guest documents, and MyRent will take care of the rest!

          MyRent uses world technology, and the scanner can recognize documents from more than 150 countries worldwide.

          How to use the MyRent mobile app

          MyRent is a mobile application user friendly. This means it is easy to use and you can easily manage the application.

          To make it easier to use MyRent mobile applications, we have prepared a short video where you can learn how to install the application and how to use its key features.

          Interested in more about the MyRent mobile app?

          Request access or find out more

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            Meet Agoda! Webinar 2021.

             

            Headquartered in Asia, Agoda is one of the world's largest and fastest growing booking portals.

            Founded in 2005, today it is part of Booking Holding (BKNG) and operates in over 200 countries worldwide. As of June 2021, Agoda lists 2.5 million properties, including private renters.

            A study conducted by Agoda suggests that when planning a trip, tourists from Asia most often use Agoda to find accommodation in Europe.
            This fact is of great importance and benefits for private renters because guests from Asia primarily full pre-season and post-season.

            In addition, tourists coming from China, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia like to explore tourist destinations, get to know the culture and gastronomic offer of the country in which they stay and do not spend time in accommodation facilities, which makes them ideal guests.

            MyRent and Agoda webinar 2021.

            November 23, 2021, at 11:00 p.m.

            In partnership with Agoda, we will maintain webinar, November 23, 2021, at 11:00 p.m., on which you will Agoda Key account manager for our market to present their business module, the benefits of advertising on Agoda and their connection to Booking.com.

            In addition, we have provided you with direct contact with Agoda's experts via a private link that you will receive on the webinar itself. Colleagues from Agoda will answer all your questions and if there are additional questions, they will directly arrange a subsequent meeting with you.

            If you are not sure if Agoda is the right portal for you, be sure to join us for a webinar where Agoda representatives will answer all your questions and concerns.

            Everyone is welcome to the webinar, and participation is free!

            MyRent and Agoda

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            MyRent has a full connection with Agoda which means that from MyRent Channel manager you can make a complete ad on Agoda.

            From MyRent to Agoda you can send:

            • prices
            • automated messages
            • images
            • descriptions
            • content
            • distances
            • availability
            • reservations
            • sign a contract

            Agoda - Guest stats 2021

            Guest statistics from Agoda from which country guests come and how long they stay

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            Did you know that Agoda is the fastest growing booking portal currently in the world? In addition, Agoda brings in top quality guests from the richest countries like America, Germany, France, England, Russia.

            Agoda's guests are one of the best guests because they stay longer (Germans, Americans, Swiss stay on average about 10 days opa ..) and spend very little time in their apartments.

            But most importantly, Agoda guests usually come in the pre and post season and full Your apartments, houses, villas and hotels just when other booking portals are giving up.

            All this makes Agoda, one of the unavoidable booking portals and a place where your apartments, villas and hotels simply have to be!

            On her own integration is simple and Agoda can be connected in just a few minutes.

            All you need to have with you are pictures, descriptions and a price list, which you set in myRent, and everything else is automated and easily managed through myRent Channel Manager

            Want to know more about Agoda & MyRent webinar?

            Learn how MyRent Channel manager works with Agoda

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