A start-up travel tech firm that aims to bring vacation rental hosts together with property owners has launched a crowdfunding campaign.
Portugal-based Hostogeter is aiming to raise $150,000 to kick-start its growth.
The platform is designed to support individual owners and hosts to collaborate, share and develop revenue channels that would normally only be available to large multi-property businesses.
CEO and co-founder of Hostogether, Rui Escaleira said: “In a highly competitive industry as the vacation rental industry is, it is essential for owners and hosts to be able to differentiate themselves, become better hosts, and find new and innovative ways to market and do business. We believe that Hostogether fulfils a need in the industry, and we are excited to launch and develop the Hostogether community.”
Hostogether provides a single technology-backed community platform and shared voice to achieve more income, knowledge and impact.
The idea is that members benefit from increased direct bookings through referral marketing, and will also be able to connect their property to more than 50 listing sites through distribution technology.
Simon Lehmann, a former Homeaway board member said: “Hostogether promises great value to individual vacation rental property owners, increasing their booking and revenue sources and delivering incredible competitive edge.”
Co-founder Joana Feijó added: “Hostogether is a way of connecting owners and hosts and enabling them to access innovative ways of getting more profit with their properties as well as being a part of a global sharing community.”
Early backers of the Hostogether campaign on Indiegogo will receive discounts on memberships and yearly guaranteed bookings as well as being founding members of an exciting global community.