Travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays claims to have made booking self-catering home rentals as easy a reserving a hotel.
The company only contracts professionally managed units and always provides real time pricing and availability as well as online check-in.
It is also using technology such as HomesCheckin.com, which has further simplified the process of a home rental.
HomesCheckin.com allows agents to enter information including guests’ arrival time and contact information, allowing for management companies to contact the guests and make appropriate arrangements.
Tourico home rentals vice president, Steve Caron, said: “HomesCheckin.com has proved to be particularly valuable for us. The check-in process is the first impression that a guest has and it sets the tone for the vacation.
“The beauty of Homescheckin.com is that is makes this process as seamless as possible ensuring that our arrivals are smooth and our guests’ stay starts off right.”
The company has access to more than 16,000 units across 200 cities in 30 countries with accommodation ranging from flats to villas, bungalows to mansions and homes to condominiums.