CanadaStays announced yesterday its partnership with Inntopia, a booking system for hotel and lodging managers. By distributing on CanadaStays, Inntopia property managers now have a direct connection to the largest vacation rental audience in Canada.
Toronto-based CanadaStays lists more than 140,000 vacation rental properties in more than 11,000 destinations across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, and South America. The new partnership enables hotel and lodging managers using Inntopia’s API to list and manage their rental properties on CanadaStays along with their other channels. The connection provides live quotes and ensures calendars, rates, and bookings are synced.
Rental properties listed on CanadaStays will also benefit from added exposure through the extended partner distribution network that includes HomeAway, VRBO, Tripping, HomeToGo and TravelAlerts. CanadaStays charges a pay-per-booking fee of 8 percent or lower, a fee that falls below many other OTAs.
“We’re in our peak booking season now and our travelers are looking for those easy-to-book properties,” said Nikki Stone, head of revenue strategy at CanadaStays. “It’s the perfect time to be launching this partnership, which enables us to connect more instantly bookable properties to our platform through Inntopia and allows our travelers to book their vacation rental much like they would book a hotel room.”
Headquartered in Stowe, Vermont, Inntopia integrates sales, CRM, and metrics systems for destination marketing organizations, lodging, activity, event, and transportation suppliers. “We’re excited to work with CanadaStays to help connect our clients to this channel and the extended partner distribution network through our platform,” said Trevor Crist, founder and CEO at Inntopia. “The partnership should help lodging managers using Inntopia Commerce improve their distribution mix and fill vacancies.”