The member driven marketplace is part of the largest cooperative network of independent vacation rental brands working together to drive book direct initiatives that save travelers hundreds in traveler fees. The SouthwestStays marketplace will cover Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
“With all the craziness of 2020, the bright side is there has been a resurgence with property management companies realizing it’s time to take control of our future when it comes to where our customers come from. We’ve seen the weakness in the OTAs and now is the time to come together and take back control. The Stays Group marketplace has demonstrated the ability to deliver on premium traffic that gains strength as we grow. That value points back to us. It is time we band together!” said, Matt Tesdall, Family Time Vacations and Sisters Vacation Rentals
The Stays Group network of independent brands understand the value of partnering with quality operators that have demonstrated service excellence in their respective communities. The membership operates in complete transparency and meets on a weekly basis to strengthen their respective markets, learn from their colleagues on what works and to form partnerships that extend the value of their respective brands.
“Matt is a great example of independent vacation rental professionals ability to think outside the traditional modes of distribution to better serve his guests, strengthen his brand and extending the value proposition through the Stays Group member network destinations. Independent brands have experienced more direct bookings these past few months. Rather than celebrate, many independent brand operators are taking this opportunity to fix the long term problem of OTA dependence. Lost in the headlines of “M&A” and “airbnb IPO”, are the stories of our members continuing to execute on service excellence. Our unified message of quality, transparency and trust matters to the vacation rental traveler. Our platform is a testament to what happens when you let quality brands serve the traveling public with no interference.” said Vince Perez, CEO of Fetch My Guest, Partner, Beach House Rentals and NWVRP Member.