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CuddlyNest Introduces New COVID-19 Exceptional Cancellation Policy and Sanitation Filter

There is a new sense of hope and optimism arising in the tourism industry. We at CuddlyNest are very excited to share with you all of the things we have been working on behind the scenes in order to offer our guests and property owners the best experience possible. 

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COVID-19 Exceptional Cancellation Policy

The safety of our guests and property owners is our top priority while we move into this next chapter. We have created a new cancellation policy that can be applied to any current or future bookings until the end of 2020. Any guest can cancel up to 24 hours before arrival, and receive their booking fee, including the CuddlyNest service fee, in the form of trip credit. This credit can then be used towards any booking until the end of 2021. Please check with the property owner to ensure this cancellation policy is applied to their property, that you have booked. We are recommending all our property owners apply this policy to their listings so that it can be applied to all bookings.

All CuddlyNest cancellation policies can be found on our COVID-19 response page

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Sanitation Filters

We will also be adding a new sanitization filter. This filter will allow guests to check if the accommodation that they would like to book has been properly disinfected in the last 48 or 72 hours. This filter can be applied to all accommodations listed on our website. See here: 

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The Travel Industry Remains Optimistic

Summer travel is becoming more of a reality than a distant dream. As countries begin to relax their lockdown and isolation measures and set new dates for opening their borders to tourism, there is an increase in both interest and movement. Governments and tourism boards are also defining clear safety measures and restrictions moving forward. Not only will this help prevent the spread of the virus, but aid in regaining the trust of travelers. 

CuddlyNest Partner and COO, Ritesh Raj, is confident that the tourism industry will unite to pave the way for safe travel. “We have an opportunity to work closely together to ensure the health and safety of our entire global community,” says Raj.

We are optimistic about the future and remain confident that we are getting closer and closer to exploring the world again. While we are still encouraging all future travelers to #PlanNowStayLater, travel may come sooner than you think.  For any questions regarding our new policy and any of our other policies, please contact our support team through our website’s contact page or at [email protected].

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About CuddlyNest:

An Orlando, Florida, based start-up, CuddlyNest is a fourth-year start-up and has grown exponentially since, offering reliable bookings at over one million properties all around the world. CuddlyNest’s mission is to offer all travelers all accommodations at an unbeatable price. The online rental marketplace created an innovative booking fee-sharing model that has been the key to the company’s success. Having the lowest aggregate commission fee in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while providing guests with the lowest booking price in the market.


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 provides all accommodations to all travelers at an unbeatable price. This press release belongs to a series by the CuddlyNest team, on the Coronavirus Outbreak. To see more information about our policies please visit our response page.

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Plan Now, Stay Later Photo Contest

Do you have a favorite travel memory? Something that really stuck with you and makes you want to set off to explore the globe again? While we cannot all pack our bags to set off on an adventure at this very moment, what we can do is relive our travels again and again through photos and memories, by joining our Plan Now, Stay Later contest and campaign.

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How to join The Plan Now Stay Later Contest:

By participating in our #PlanNowStayLater Photo Contest. From pictures of you and your special someone at the top of the Eifel Tower to a photo of you celebrating finishing your first international marathon, we want to relive that moment with you. Entering is easy! Find the entry instructions here and start by going to our Instagram channel, and do the following:

  1. Like our Post announcing the photo contest. 

  2. Post your favorite travel photo to your personal Instagram feed and tag @cuddlynest and #plannowstaylater in the caption.

  3. Share the post in your story and tag @cuddlynest and #plannowstaylater.

We will select three winners and share their photos on our feed every Saturday in the month of May. All three winners will be announced in our stories on May 2nd at 5 pm CEST. If your photo was not selected this time, don’t worry, because we will be hosting new contests every month.

We can’t wait to see your favorite travel pictures!

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CuddlyNest provides all accommodations to all travelers at an unbeatable price. Find unlimited travel inspiration on our blog and social media channels

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CuddlyNest Launches Plan Now, Stay Later Logo and Slogan

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CuddlyNest, the booking platform with all accommodations for all travelers at the most unbeatable price has added “Plan Now, Stay Later” to their “Browse. Book. Stay.” slogan, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With the inclusion of “Plan Now, Stay Later” in its mantra, the booking platform, with over one million accommodations worldwide, has also altered its logo to demonstrate social distancing with its birds flying in opposite directions. The edit to the logo and slogan has been made across the platform’s social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, PinterestLinkedIn, and Youtube.

CuddlyNest’s Partner & COO, Ritesh Raj says, “We wanted to clearly show that social distancing and adhering to the policies set by the CDC is a priority of our business. While travel is at the core of what we offer, we want to encourage our guests to stay home at this time. We also want to help guide them in planning a safe and incredible getaway in the future.

CuddlyNest continues its efforts in providing the travel community with information, tips, inspiration, and guides for future travel.

The travel industry and the global community are seeing a major set back right now, but we will overcome this pandemic stronger than ever. With the support of our team, families, and friends, we aim to give everyone the opportunity to explore our beautiful destinations again, very soon,” says Raj.

The CuddlyNest support team is working endlessly to ensure that the safety of its guests, hosts, and partners is the top priority. The platform has a banner located on its homepage that directs to its response page, which answers all COVID-19 related questions. The support team can be reached on the website’s contact page, and at [email protected].

For more information on CuddlyNest’s COVID-19 Response please visit, here.

About CuddlyNest:

An Orlando, Florida, based start-up, CuddlyNest is a fourth-year start-up and has grown exponentially since, offering reliable bookings at over one million properties all around the world. CuddlyNest’s mission is to offer all travelers all accommodations at an unbeatable price. The online rental marketplace created an innovative booking fee-sharing model that has been the key to the company’s success. Having the lowest aggregate commission fee in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while providing guests with the lowest booking price in the market.

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Travel Advice During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As a traveler you may currently be checked in to your flights, have your bags packed, and ticket in hand, but also wondering, should I be traveling during the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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With numerous cancellations and travel restrictions to affected areas, travelers are left to make the decision — to travel or not to travel. Many national and international airlines and transit stations are still fully operational as your destination may be in a green zone.

However, due to the rapid rate at which the coronavirus outbreak is spreading, it is always a good idea to check ahead to make sure you are entering a safe and secure area.

With preparation, caution, and some helpful tips from CuddlyNest your travel can go perfectly smoothly and according to plan.

Airports and Transit Stations:

If you are traveling through an airport or transit station in any location at this time, you are likely to come in contact with other travelers and employees of the facility. Try to avoid the self-check-in kiosks and fingerprint scanners in lounges.

When you arrive at the counter show your boarding pass or ticket on your mobile device. Or bring a printed out a copy to prevent passing your mobile device between yourself and the attendant.

CuddlyNest tip: Keep copies of your boarding pass on both your person and mobile device.

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Practice Personal and Public Hygiene:

The best practice is to keep hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes on hand at all times. Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds, and try to avoid shaking hands or physically touching another person. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

To greet a friend or colleague you can wave, bow, or namaste! These gestures go along way to maintain your health and prevent the spread of infection in public settings.

CuddlyNest Tip: Hand sanitizers that have between 60-95% alcohol are the most effective, according to the CDC.

Practice Social Distancing:

You may be hearing the phrase “social distancing” a lot over the next couple of weeks. It’s simple. Avoid large crowds and smaller spaces. If you have plans to attend a large event of more than ten people, email or call ahead, as many events have been canceled or postponed.

For something to do and see during your trip, choose an outdoor setting that is open and allows you to explore in seclusion.

CuddlyNest Tip: Check out lists of free open-air things to do in the area you are visiting, like a stroll through a scenic park.

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Prepare for Unforeseen Changes:

While you may be traveling to an area that is not yet affected by the current outbreak, unfortunately, this can change in a matter of days. It is always a great idea to have a trusty Plan B. Know your options in case you have to modify your travel plans.

Some of your planned activities may change as a result of businesses closing their operations during the outbreak. Follow travel and news accounts in the area so you can be sure to get updates immediately.

CuddlyNest Tip: Familiarize yourself with the national website or state website for the area you are traveling to. These sites will have the most up to date and accurate information.

Coronavirus Outbreak Cancellations and Rebookings:

Many airlines and online travel agencies, including CuddlyNest, have flexible cancellation and rebooking policies, especially during the outbreak. If you choose to travel, be aware that the information about COVID-19 and travel policies are being updated daily. Before you travel be sure to contact your insurance provider and check the policies on travel in the location you will be visiting.
For more information on the current Coronavirus Outbreak check the official WHO website.

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CuddlyNest provides all accommodations to all travelers at an unbeatable price. This blog post is the second in a series by the CuddlyNest team, on the Coronavirus Outbreak. To see more information about our COVID-19 policies please visit our response page.

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CUDDLYNEST STARTUP NOW PARTNERS WITH NEXTPAX FOR INTEGRATED RENTAL INVENTORY DISTRIBUTION INCLUDING MULTI-UNITS

Cuddlynest startup, one of the top rental websites to watch in 2019, is integrated with NextPax to distribute rental inventory including multi-units

  • Cuddlynest startup now has a two-way integration with NextPax channel manager
  • The global online rental marketplace startup automates bookings, payments, content distribution and availability updates
  • The channel integration allows any rental type distribution on CuddlyNest website

Berlin, April 2019 – CuddlyNest startup, a fast-growing online rental marketplace startup, is excited to announce the integration with NextPax. “By integrating to NextPax, CuddlyNest now has access to a potential additional inventory of 600,000 vacation rentals and more than 10,000 hotels”, says Erik Engel, CEO & Founder of NextPax. “NextPax provides direct technical integration of any inventory type onto the channel for property managers that are connected to our platform”.

CuddlyNest, the online rental marketplace with the lowest aggregate fees and total price in the market has grown ever since 2016, disrupting the cost-leadership rental platform oligopoly. Integrated with several large channel managers in both Europe and North America rental markets and listed among “ones to watch” in 2019, CuddlyNest is one of the uprising industry rivals to integrate with in order to drive bookings for any kind of rental property type managers.

The distribution channel is integrated in a two-way flow with NextPax, allowing for real-time booking retrieval, synchronization of content (images, descriptions, and facilities), property availability updates and price updates. CuddlyNest takes care of payments and has a fully integrated content distribution, making the onboarding seamless for any property managers. The CuddlyNest platform is currently listing over a million properties around 100 countries worldwide, providing any type of accommodation, from long-term serviced apartment rentals to hostels and shared rooms.

The key to success and growth of CuddlyNest lies in its cost leadership. CuddlyNest’s innovative booking fee sharing model to list properties at the lowest price online. The cost advantage of the lowest aggregated commissions translates into cost advantage and higher booking rates for any property listed on CuddlyNest.

“Travel accommodation booking has become increasingly expensive, with online travel agencies charging vast commission fees. We are building a platform to democratize the market and bring power back to travelers, charging the lowest aggregate commission fee in the market, and therefore the lowest price in the market”, says Ritesh Raj, the Partner & COO of the start-up.

CuddlyNest is not stopping at its current success. The company is releasing an app for easier instant bookings for travelers on the go this summer, and major online platform experience upgrades are in the pipeline for this summer as well.

About CuddlyNest

Chicago based start-up was founded in 2016 and has grown ever since,  today offering safe bookings of over million properties all around the world. CuddlyNest innovative booking fee sharing model has been the key to the company’s success. The lowest aggregate commission fee in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while providing guests with the lowest booking price in the market. CuddlyNest is integrated with major channel managers NextPax, Ciirus, Escapia and is preferred partner of Avantio.

About NextPax

Founded in 2006, NextPax is a tech company specialized in providing complex API – connectivity solutions that enable seamless two-way connections between property management systems and distribution channels worldwide. The extensive network of NextPax consists of 600,000+ properties and is continuously growing by connecting new professional property managers, hotels and channels to the network. The cutting edge and highly automated distribution technology provided by NextPax, allows properties to be distributed via all major distribution channels and numerous niche channels. Connectivity includes availability, rates, inventory, bookings and content updates.

For more information, visit www.cuddlynest.com

 

Contact details:

COO Ritesh raj

Phone:+49 174 3726 462

Email:  [email protected]

ITB Berlin 2019

The Innovative Travel Industry Startup CuddlyNest to Attend the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin 2019

CuddlyNest Europe team is going to attend ITB Berlin from March 6th to 10th.

– The Tourism Trade Show entails wellness travel, business travel, and other booming travel sector verticals.

 

Chicago, February 26—The fast-growing accommodation rental agency CuddlyNest is delighted to announce its attendance of ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show from March 6 to 10 held in Berlin to explore new business partnerships and learn about the latest trends within wellness and adventure travel, amongst other travel segments.

 

The trade show is going to take place in Messe Berlin and will gather more than 10 000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries across 5 continents. The trade show allows private and trade visitors to follow the latest trends across all industry, including such niche markets as responsible tourism, culture tourism, youth travel, and LGBT travel. The trade show includes webinars about industry segments, workshops, and other events to facilitate knowledge exchange and allow visiting companies to become more competitive in the travel technology market.

 

This year attending ITB Berlin, Cuddlynest is strongly determined to gain a deeper understanding of the travel trends in 2019 and beyond in order to deliver its partners and potential customers mold-breaking services.  The COO of the company Ritesh Raj disclosed that “ITB Berlin is an event CuddlyNest looks forward not only to gain additional knowledge and reconnect with its established partners, but also to put a finger on the pulse of the travel world to see what tomorrow brings.”

 

CuddlyNest is an innovative online travel accommodation marketplace offering any kind of accommodation for all budgets to every type of traveler globally at the best rate. The company’s innovative booking fee sharing model with the lowest aggregate commissions in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while guests can book their accommodation for the lowest price possible.

Contact:  COO Ritesh Raj

Phone:+49 174 3726 462

Email:  [email protected]

Website: www.cuddlynest.com

 

CuddlyNest is now a Preferred Partner of Avantio Channel Manager

CuddlyNest Avantio Partnership Announced

Chicago, February 5 – online accommodation rental agency CuddlyNest (www.cuddlynest.com) is expanding its partnerships with vacation rental software solutions to include channel manager Avantio.

Recognizing the growing need of rental property owners to integrate with a variety of channel managers, CuddlyNest announces its newest connection to be Avantio, also a member of an international vacation rental professionals’ association VRMA.

About Avantio Channel Manager

Avantio is a global company with offices in Europe and the USA. It seeks to empower agencies managing large numbers of vacation rental properties. Besides channel manager software, the company also has an established presence in website creation. What’s more, Avantio offers other types of vacation rental software.

The success of Avantio lies in hand-picked global and local channel integrations and extremely well developed preferred partner connections, as it offers higher rankings and more prominent listing space. In addition, Avantio incorporates extra features, such as Harmony protocol automation. It also allows for the possibility to check-in online and the Guest area feature. Carefully structured automation tools allow agencies and individual rental property owners to grow. Hence, hosts can competite with other industry professionals with more success.

About CuddlyNest Avantio Partner

CuddlyNest is an innovative online travel accommodation marketplace offering any kind of accommodation for every type of traveler globally. The company’ s innovative booking fee sharing model with the lowest aggregate commissions in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while guests can book their accommodation for the lowest price possible. CuddlyNest is already integrated with Escapia, Rentals United, Ciirus, NextPax, Kigo and is looking forward to future integrations.

Contact: COO Ritesh Raj
Phone:+49 174 3726 462
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cuddlynest.com

CuddlyNest Attends Serviced Apartment Summit Europe Recharge 2019

 

  • Cuddlynest attends the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe Recharge to gain insights on the new and disruptive market
  • Summit brings out the problem of technology versus the traditional hospitality, authenticity and social interaction
  • The rise in biometric data use and catering to the previously neglected hostel sector

Berlin, February 14The fast-growing accommodation rental agency CuddlyNest (www.cuddlynest.com) attended the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe Recharge in Berlin to gain new insights on an extended stay, short term rental, and aparthotel market and respective hospitality trends for the upcoming years.

During the two days January 22 and 23, the serviced apartment professionals, both real estate owners, rental property managers, consultants, and bankers, along with marketing professionals and rental supplementary service businesses gathered to discuss the trends of the growing serviced accommodation sector.  Problems of technology praised and utilized for cost reduction starting to interfere with the authenticity and social aspect of hospitality, as well as data and information gathering before the arrival of the guest, were brought to the discussion table by Andrey Fowler from SACO, and Steve Burns form Bridgestreet. The importance of sense of communities, human touch and experiences were highlighted as well, advising the industry to recognize the need to bring the traditional values of the sector back into daily operations.

The challenges discussed, such as fragmented markets not allowing for large-scale operations, booming real estate markets, political uncertainty in UK coupled with the strong growth in Singapore, Germany and UK serviced apartment markets require for a real estate, banking sector, and public initiatives to continue to perform well, considering the impediments of growth in the current political, economic and business environment.

CuddlyNest is an innovative online travel accommodation marketplace offering any kind of accommodation for every type of traveller globally. The company’s innovative booking fee sharing model with the lowest aggregate commissions in the market allows property managers to oversee their earnings while guests can book their accommodation for the lowest price possible.

 

Contact:  COO Ritesh Raj

Phone: +49 174 3726 462

Email:  [email protected]

Website: www.cuddlynest.com

 

 

Image by SAS Recharge. Accommodation industry professionals visit a serviced apartment owned by Vision Apartments.

In the middle: CuddlyNest COO Ritesh Raj.

Image by SAS Recharge. SAS Recharge attendees 2019.

Image source: Serviced Apartment Summit Europe

CuddlyNest to Attend Major Industry Events in Q1 2019

 

  • CuddlyNest announces the major travel industry event attendance list for 2019
  • The company aims to attend only very specific events in 2019
  • Gained market visibility and recognition calls for a more specific and targeted approach in event attendance to focus on company operations and growth

 

Chicago, January 29—The fast-growing accommodation rental agency CuddlyNest (www.cuddlynest.com) has finalized the major travel industry events it is going to take part in in the first quarter of 2019. The partaking in major travel industry events is crucial for the partnerships and business expansion to increase its reach and provide a higher quality service to CuddlyNest customers.

 

In the first quarter this year, CuddlyNest is going to take part in the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe Recharge 2019 in Berlin, followed by one of the largest travel exhibitions in the world ITB Berlin, and later to vacation rental industry highlight event VRMA Prague, as well as our partner’s event Kigo Barcelona.

 

“Unlike 2018, CuddlyNest plans to divert less from its daily operations and business growth and aims to attend only events targeting specific and relevant markets,” as per COO of CuddlyNest Ritesh Raj. Therefore, CuddlyNest is taking part in the serviced apartment summit in January aiming for expansion in the booming long-term stay market, and two major industry events in March in Berlin and Prague. ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair, bringing together industry professionals and customers.  VRMA Prague for CuddlyNest is an opportunity to showcase its achievements from the stage as a sponsored partner, strengthening its established vacation rental marketplace and building new partnerships.

 

CuddlyNest is an innovative online travel accommodation marketplace offering any kind of accommodation for every kind of traveler globally. The company’ s innovative booking fee sharing model with the lowest aggregate commissions in the market allows property managers to be in charge of their earnings while guests can book their accommodation for the lowest price possible.

 

Contact: Ritesh Raj, COO

Phone:+49 174 3726 462

Email:  [email protected]

Website: www.cuddlynest.com

CuddlyNest to Attend Serviced Apartment Summit Recharge 2019 in Berlin

About CuddlyNest

Chicago, IL, January 21, 2019

CuddlyNest, one of the fastest growing travel accommodation booking agencies in 2019, announces their participation in Serviced Apartment Summit Recharge, Berlin on January 22. The company is expecting the summit to bring new partnerships, closing deals and expanding rental supply offerings on one of the most disruptive online rental sites.

CuddlyNest was taking part in many hospitality industry summits and exhibitions in 2018. However, in 2019, according to the COO Ritesh Raj, the company aims to attend only the most relevant industry events and to expand its supply even further. Thus, the company continues to ensure the best experience for travelers while booking any kind of accommodation for all types of traveler, for the lowest price in the market.

With the serviced apartment sector booming in Europe, CuddlyNest is looking forward to closing new partnerships with the most successful serviced apartment and aparthotel property owners. The Serviced Apartment Summit  is attended by the most influential European firms specializing in serviced apartment supply, management, and branding, making it one-of-a-kind opportunity.

As mentioned before, CuddlyNest has witnessed unprecedented rapid success and evolvement in a remarkably short period of time and has been named as one of the most promising travel booking sites to watch out in 2019 by the industry leader “Rentals United”.

About CuddlyNest: https://www.cuddlynest.com/ is a Chicago-based company offering accommodation rental listings in the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

 

Contact Information:

Ritesh Raj COO of CuddlyNest is going to attend SAS Recharge berlin 2019

CuddlyNest

Ritesh Raj

Chief Operating Officer

+49 174 372 6462

[email protected]

www.cuddlynest.com