Orlando, Florida — We’re pleased to announce today another step towards our 2021 inventory roll-out with our milestone of 25,000 properties in the Scandinavian region.
Properties include hotels, vacation homes, and hostels across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.
“We view the positive development of the tourism industry as an opportunity to invest and expand our partner network in this market,” stated CuddlyNest Co-Founder and COO Ritesh Raj.
Properties are under the umbrellas of major regional players such as Scandic Hotels and Nordic Choice Hotels, as well as worldwide leaders including the InterContinental Hotels, Hilton, Marriott, and more.
Scandinavia is of particular interest as it leads the ranking for global sustainable tourism according to Euromonitor International’s “Sustainable Travel Index”, which ranks cities based on environmental sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, risk, sustainable demand, sustainable transport, and sustainable lodging.
When looking at GDP per capita, countries across Scandinavia are among the most affluent countries worldwide, which allows for steady development across the tourism industry.
A critical component of our bold expansion plans is significant attention to cities and villages with high untapped potential.
It comes as no surprise that the region is especially popular for nature-based tourism and adventure travel. Within the region, Denmark currently leads the ranking for inbound stays, followed by Sweden.
CuddlyNest currently includes over 4 million listings, and we anticipate that we will reach 5 million by the end of 2021. Our ultimate goal is to include listings in virtually every habitable city in the world.
“I’m so proud of the rate at which our inventory has been growing over the last year,” added Ritesh. “We will provide additional updates for our other target regions as we continuously hit our milestones.”
We’ve continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with safety measures in place, introducing ad-hoc functionalities such as a sanitization filter and incentives for property managers to offer free cancellation to guests.