Corona Virus Outbreak 6 MINS READ

7 Ways to Offer a Contactless Guest Experience: A New Era for Hotels and Vacation Rentals

7 Ways to Offer a Contactless Guest Experience: A New Era for Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Corona Virus Outbreak 6 MINS READ

This summer, the travel industry has seen a drastic change in tourism and vacation planning with people around the globe asking “when can we travel again?” From last-minute getaways, local staycations, regional road trips, and even turning homes into dream hotels or destinations, people are anxious to experience the world again. The Fear of Travel has created a lot of uncertainty and hesitation for travelers to leave their comfort zones. This is why it is vital and more important than ever for hotels and vacation rental owners to adopt new systems and protocols in place at their properties. Starting with the contactless guest experience.

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Hotels and Vacation Rentals: Where to Begin

Hotels and vacation rental owners are now asking themselves “what can we do to encourage guests to stay,” as well as “how can we make guests feel safe?” At CuddlyNest we offer every vertical of accommodation, from hotels to vacation rentals to homes, and everything in between. We too have considered these same questions and applied them to our own business model as the travel industry takes steps to offer a safer and more secure experience for guests, staff, and owners. Which is why we have strongly encouraged our partners and property owners to implement contactless services and offerings at their accommodations.

But of course, actions, speak louder than words. This summer, we at CuddlyNest, announced our newest updates to our site and design. Including a brand new sanitation filter that will show guests the last time their desired accommodation was properly disinfected before they book. We also introduced our newest COVID-19 Exceptional Cancellation policy that will allow guests to receive a full refund, with service fee included, in the form of a CuddlyNest voucher that is valid until December 2021.

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Seven Contactless Services

As an OTA, it is our responsibility to ensure that all guests booking with us feel safe, comfortable, and confident in choosing accommodation for whatever type of travel they are embarking on. We are sharing 10 ways vacation rentals and hotels can offer contactless services in this new travel era. Starting with contactless payment and check-ins.

Contactless Payment

For hotels, one of the best ways to avoid interaction when booking accommodation on site is through contactless payment. By offering contactless payment options, hotels and guests can prevent the use of cash or physical credit cards, and instead, use wireless methods and technology to pay for your stay. Many smartphones also support this type of technology making it incredibly convenient. You can simply tap your phone or card with a chip onto the payment terminal, also known as an RFID reader, without exchanging your payment back and forth with the front desk clerk. This process is fast, secure, hygienic, and will allow hotel properties to make on-site reservations quicker and safer.

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Contactless Check-in

Through passport scanning, facial recognition, and app technology, guests are now able to check into their vacation rental or hotel without needing to interact with the hotel front desk or property owner using Near Field Communication (NFC). Your second step after arriving at the property can be hassle-free with little to no preparation necessary.

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Keyless Entry

Entry to your hotel room or vacation rental requires just a tap or your mobile or wireless device. It’s that easy. Many hotels around the world have begun using chip devices to keep everything you need for your stay all in one place, including your trip funds. Similar to contactless payment, using RFID technology, hotels are converting key cards into chip bracelets where guests can add their credit cards to be used for hotel purchases. This also acts as a key to access facilities around the property. These bracelets can even be customized to your purchased package allowing you access to VIP services and facilities if they are included in your stay.

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Pre-Stay Communication

It is normal that your guests may have some questions before and during their stay. Communicating with your guest prior to their visit and being accessible to contact during their visit will allow property owners, staff, and guests to remain a safe distance. We recommend sending a digital welcome packet to your guests prior to check-in including any emergency contact information, and local emergency contacts for the area in which they are visiting. These welcome packets should also include detailed information for all contactless processes at the property including keyless entry and self-service check-in, and food and beverage services.

Go the extra mile to provide your guests with the best ways to contact you digitally including SMS, iMessage, email, and free international messaging applications like Whatsapp, to ensure that for whatever reason if your guest needs to reach you, they can. Taking these small yet effective extra steps will make your guests feel even more comfortable at your property.

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Sensor Technology

Whether you would like to turn down the thermostat or relax and watch TV, more and more properties are implementing sensor technology to encourage non-touch amenities. While this may seem like a pricey move especially for single vacation rentals, hosts can get creative by using smart technologies like Google Home and Amazon Alexa which allows guests to voice particular actions and commands within the property. Using these types of devices will create even more convenience and ease for your guests, allowing them to focus on enjoying their stay.

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Food and Beverage Services and Partnerships

Although you may be craving a bite in the hotel dining room, hotels are now encouraging room service over in-restaurant dining. While this is a temporary change to prepare for more socially distant facilities and public spaces, it’s the best way to enjoy the delicious hotel meals at a safe distance.

Over the last few months, the hospitality and food and beverage industries have also collaborated to offer exceptional food delivery services to both hotels and vacation rentals. Property owners are now partnering with food delivery services including Postmates, Uber Eats, Door Dash, and more that have committed to providing safe, secure, and contactless service, especially during the pandemic.

Property owners have also begun adding additional services including meal preparation and continental breakfasts to add more amenities to their sites.

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Off-Site Activities and Excursions

While hotels and vacation rentals work to create more ambient and spaced public settings, guests can help here by exploring off-property locations and activities. Choose accommodations with close access to nature, off the beaten path destinations, and staycations. Now is the perfect time for property owners and hotels to expand on what opportunities and offerings there are for their guests near the property without reaching out of guest comfort.

Pro tip: Ask your guest to fill out a survey prior to their visit, so you can help customize their experience and make suggestions for activities, restaurants, and excursions based on their needs and preferences. As a vacation rental owner, taking an interest in your guest satisfaction will not only leave you with a sparkling review but a loyal customer.

If you are a property owner, hotelier, or are looking to launch your own bookable accommodation, implement these steps to ensure a safe, secure, and seamless contactless guest experience. It’s the properties that go the extra mile that will leave the best impression on visitors. Find all types of accommodations, vacation rentals, hotels, and more for a price that cannot be beat, on CuddlyNest.

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.

Hacks & Tips 7 MINS READ

Digital Nomad Travel Tech List

Digital Nomad Travel Tech List

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Digital nomad travel tools – how hard can it be?

Both Europeans and non-Europeans are heavily using mobile devices when traveling. Today, travelers recognize the smartphone to be the single most indispensable item they carry with them.

But apps we use whilst on the trip are not always exceeding our social media “stack”. And here, we face one of the largest inefficiencies. Tech allows you to discover the best deals. They uncover the best opportunities and tackle the most urgent problems.  In short, the smartphone is indispensable in every way, as it is our arms and hands whenever we go.

And it is up to us, how to equip our tech with the best software or apps.

International Roaming

For Europeans, it is no longer a problem to travel around Europe without incurring additional roaming charges. However, the problem may be very true for all travelers coming from countries around EU.

What you may do is to use the Ajura mobile app allowing for international roaming and calls with your own country number, not the share the new number every time one travels. How does it work? Whenever you are connected to the internet, your phone can receive calls via the app, no matter what country find yourself in. This way, there is no need to get a  new number for the country number you are traveling to every new destination.

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Cash and Cards – What to Get

For Europeans, it is easy again. European banks are largely connected in networks which are charging lower and lower fees for foreign withdrawals with every year. However, if you are a foreigner, things can become tricky.

But let’s start with the easy stuff. The simplest account is one in a mobile bank. Currently, the European leaders are N26 and Revolut, of which both offer pretty awesome deals for frequent travelers, freelancers and other people who often find themselves in different countries.


Revolut is one of the leading, and most talked-about opportunities if one is concerned with. Moreover, the bank is also licensed as from December 2018. Revolut is innovating and soon to provide IBAN codes to all its customers (Update July 2019: Revolut launched IBAN codes for its non-UK customers), no matter inside or outside of the United Kingdom. You can order your Revolut prepaid card for free. Then, you can withdraw money for free up until  €5,000.

The pre-paid card is then available for card payment and money withdrawals. Anywhere in Europe, it is free for the first €200 per month.


N26, on the other hand, is a totally free German bank (an important aspect with Brexit coming soon!), charging no fees for the initial card ordering, but having a 1.7%  fee on non-euro ATM charges, while no fees on spending. Opposite to Revolut, N26 also is integrated with both Apple Pay and Google Pay, while Revolut supports Google Pay exclusively.

If you come from countries outside the European Union, then Uber Visa may be another good international credit card coming at zero annual fees. The card offers you 4% cashback in restaurants, takeout and bars, while you can earn 2% back on distinct online purchases including Uber, and 1% back on all other purchases. Additionally,  there is no other annual fee, as well as no foreign transaction fees. Could not sound better, right?

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Offline Maps in Your Pocket

There are several leaders, with Google Maps probably ruling others out at the popularity. Google Maps allows you to save places and load different types of navigation. The rrendering speeds of maps are much higher while using –

You will have a much quicker feeling app, at the same cost-less rate!

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The right travel apps for booking experience, and accommodation

Booking your accommodation the last minute? It can rain deals!, and other booking apps are worth checking out. These websites are only one part of the possible opportunities when looking for a last-minute booking opportunity.

Airbnb, for example, is not particularly well used for the last-minute bookings, as the app is not linking hotel rooms.  Therefore, you may have better luck booking accommodation at some of the all-in-one e-travel websites.

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Get There Fast, Get There Cheap

If there is something distinct about traveling Europe, it is the one-of-a-kind roadway linkages all across the continent. The network allows you to get from any place, anywhere.

The most used app across both sides of the ocean is undoubtedly Uber, and for a good reason. Not only Uber allows to get from one point to another in large cities like Berlin and Paris. It also allows to spend significantly less when traveling in a pair or in a  small group of friends.

As for other types of alternative taxis, the taxify, recently re-branded to Bolt to offer services likewise to the Asian Grab, and deliver food on both bikes and cars, the Bolt is not widely available all around Europe, either.  

You may also want to know that Oszkar is the variety of carpooling services offered in Hungary, in case you visit Budapest, but limited to passengers. No food here!

As for Southern European countries, the carpooling services are offered by BlaBlaCar, a hugely popular service in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. This carpooling will also get you further than from the city one side to another one.

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Flight Bookings and Beyond

Although carpooling is a wonderful opportunity to save some cash for people traveling alone, like backpackers or adventure travelers, the last minute flight offers may provide you with uncovered opportunities for the next destination. Especially if you are around the hubs of large airline companies, such as Ryanair or Wizzair.

One option to make sure you travel with the right mode of transport is Compromising not only data about European transportation service providers but also Asia, South America and North America among other destinations, the aggregator website lists prices and modes of transportation, leading you to the website directory to make the purchase.

If you are looking for specifically European service, then Omio (previously GoEuro) may be the way to go. The service is particularly adapted to European databases, composing trains, buses,

As for Skyscanner, the plane can take you anywhere, and for cheap! Especially looking at short flights or flight at least 3 weeks ahead, you can spot the best deals here. Skyscanner allows you to browse per date, per the cheapest destination, or per the time of the year when to travel.

Skyscanner, however, will not be the best choice if you are looking for the last-minute deals for European flights. We advise you to go to the airline websites and look directly – the two most popular and widely covered airlines are Ryanair and Wizzair, among others, with the first based in Ireland, while the other one in Hungary, thus covering both ends of Europe.

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Go Places You Have Never Been Before

If you want to step out of the ordinary tourist-book guided and well-beaten path, we advise you to look no further than peer-reviews and well-curated stories and travel atlases, such as Guides by Lonely Planet, Atlas Obscura, and the well-known Trip Advisor. The last one, however, will do exactly what is best avoided, hence, guide you to places the most advised for mainstream tourists.

As for Guides by Lonely Planet, the simple bookmarking tool, just on your phone. You can save and curate your own city guides, adding from the TRips app from Lonely Planet for the best experience.

Atlas Obscura, however, will leave you with a little more guidebook-like experience, recommending places as a travel guide, curated by the fellow travelers and locals, or, as the site suggests, the world’ s hidden wonders.

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Meet People and Connect 

As for meeting locals, there are two ways to go. Either you explicitly state your intentions on Tinder, or you go with Couchsurfing. Both options may end up well, and much depend on your preferences.

As for the differences, Tinder largely does not support large, or group meetings, while Couchsurfing community meet-ups or hang-outs are just that. While you will see more activity to be biased towards the profile pictures of the initiator, the apps allow you to connect with the locals, or other travelers, as per your preferences.

And, who would have thought? Meeting locals may enhance your travel experience like no activity, tour or museum visit could!

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Stay True to Values While Eating Out

If you are among that 72 % of people who are “labeled” as the “connected travelers,” you may also find to look for restaurants and booking dining places whilst out.

You may find it to be a daunting task to come up with the right choice every day. Your satisfaction may drop in a moment in case you cannot find anything suitable.

While the task may come to be hard for the carnivores, it may at times be almost impossible to find restaurants in your area serving vegan and vegetarian or gluten-free foods. Here, you can turn to the Happy Cow app. It provides local knowledge about vegan menus in the travel destination, prices and serving sizes. You can also try the luck on your own, download the app with cards claiming what foods you can not eat, such as V Cards: Vegan Abroad. Reminder: in Western countries, vanilla bean staple marking is not used to mark vegan dishes.

Recognized your beloved travel app? Comment below!

Wish to share your travel adventures with your fellow travelers? Book a room in a shared apartment, house or condo via CuddlyNest here

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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, COO & Co-Founder of CuddlyNest.

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

Contact details:

 Ritesh Raj, COO & Co-Founder of Cuddly Nest

Phone:+49 174 3726 462

Email:  [email protected]

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VRMA International to improve the experience of CuddlyNest’ s clientele

VRMA International to improve the experience of CuddlyNest’ s clientele

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  • VRMA International conference takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 27-30

  • Startup OTA “CuddlyNest” attends VRMA International  to learn about the fast-growing industry

  • CuddlyNest to partner with channel manager Avantio

From October 27th to 30th, Cuddynest took part in the international VRMA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, to develop knowledge about the VR industry, explore new travel tech solutions and close meaningful partnerships.

The VRMA International conference was a three-day event by the trade organization Vacation Rental Manager Association and gathered more than 100 vendors with cutting edge innovations and solutions, and more than 60 sessions brought by industry’s leading professionals. The industry-leading PMS, OTAs, and ancillary tech producers were attending to share and compare the insights on the previous year’s growth and the expectations in the future.

The conference once again proved the importance of startup OTA to be in the hotspot of industry leaders and practitioners, as well as general management professionals. From Terry Jones’ talk on safety and security to Amber Mayer’s warning about the safety concerns with the tech solutions like VR, CuddlyNest had a lot to take away to embed into our new OTA solution.

About CuddlyNest

CuddlyNest is a global online travel accommodation marketplace catering to all traveler types willing to book any type of accommodation from over  200 countries with the lowest service/traveler fee. Our innovative booking fee-sharing model allows our guests to book for a reduced guest fee, host to earn more. The fast growth of the company’s inventory and partnerships promise a market-leading position in the travel ecosystem.

For partnerships, discussions, or interviews, please contact:

Ritesh Raj
COO & Co-Founder of CuddlyNest

[email protected]m

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CuddlyNest at VRWS 2018

CuddlyNest at VRWS 2018

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CuddlyNest attends Vacation rental World Summit 2018 in Como, Italy and Closes Partnerships with Local Property Managers

  • Startup OTA “CuddlyNest” attends Vacation Rental World Summit (VRWS) in Como, Italy
  • VRWS is the largest independent vacation rental (VR) industry conference in the world
  • “CuddlyNest” to close partnerships with many local businesses and learn about industry innovation and future prospects

Global travel online travel agency startup “CuddlyNest” attended one of the main hospitality industry events VRWS on October 6-7 in Lake Como, Italy. During the two day conference, the startup has closed many valuable partnerships with local property managers and participated in the discussion on the future of the travel industry, hospitality, and growth of vacation rental industry.

The conference gathered more than 100 vacation industry professionals from all around the world and gave a stage to leading industry experts from, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, hospitality industry regulatory institutions and other marketing and VR tech professionals.  The main topics discussed in the conference verged from the analysis of the state of the VR industry, the risks and opportunities related to state regulations and growing travel accommodation convergence between vacation rentals and hotels, as well as innovation and development. The spotlight of the innovation and development was given to blockchain technology, virtual assistant deployment at homes, and professional management software. More and more importance was given to discussion of the effectiveness of current distribution systems, and the clash between decentralized marketplaces and OTAs versus self-promoted highly local business marketing.

Industry professionals like Simon Lehmann, Andy McNulty, and Tammi Sims shared their insights and opinions of the future opportunities and threats of the VR industry. According to  Lehmann, the property managers are about to become the cleaners and receptionists of the industry if not taking the matter in their own hands and optimizing distribution channels. Another insight of Tammi Sims was, that the hospitality industry is highly local and bound to comply quality over the scale. Therefore, the future expansion and scaling of the vacation rental industry, as well as hotel chain acquisitions of VR are doubted to be successful in the long-term.

About CuddlyNest

CuddlyNest is a global online travel accommodation marketplace catering to any type of traveler willing to book any type of accommodation in more than 200 countries with lowest service/traveler fee. Our innovative booking fee sharing model allows our guests to book for a reduced guest fee,  and the fast growth of the company’s inventory and partnerships promise a market-leading position in the travel ecosystem.

For partnerships, discussions, or interviews, please contact:

Ritesh Raj

COO & Co-Founder of CuddlyNest

[email protected]

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CuddlyNest fees vs HomeAway’s Rising Fees Plus 6 Other Benefits

CuddlyNest fees vs HomeAway’s Rising Fees Plus 6 Other Benefits

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CuddlyNest is always looking for ways to improve. One of the major benefits of listing with the company is their low commission. Let’s see how CuddlyNest stacks up against another well-known booking site called HomeAway.


Subscription Fees– CuddlyNest allows hosts to sign up with zero subscription fees.

Host Fee– Hosts gets to leave more cash in their wallet with just a 3% fee for listings. There are no further hidden fees to worry about.

Guest Fee– CuddlyNest’s guest fee is just 9%.


Subscription Fees– While HomeAway does offer a host to sign up with no money upfront, this is only for people renting less than six weeks per year. They claim their best investment is their option of unlimited bookings, starting at $399 annually.

Host Fee– If a subscription fee is not chosen, the host fee can range from 10%-13%.

Guest Fee– Guests can pay cancellation protection or damage protection.

Low costs aren’t the only advantages that CuddlyNest has going for them – Check out these other benefits:

  1. Additional Traffic to Listings

As hosts list their rental on our website, they can enjoy the freedom of sharing listing details across several social media platforms at once. Some of the popular platforms include Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Hosts will no longer have to solely benefit from the traffic that CuddlyNest generates on its own – they can go beyond that and generate extra traffic to improve exposure.

Because 95% of online adults between the ages of 18 and 34 a more likely to follow brands via social networks, we knew we had to implement this amazing feature. Not to mention, consumers are consistently following brands to keep up-to-date on events, news, and information. Those same consumers will share important updates on their social media, leading to more exposure that you wouldn’t have gained without this feature.

  1. Direct Calling For Guests

There is some controversy surrounding direct communication between a host and guest when it comes to rental listing and booking sites. It’s always been that the site would act as a “middleman” and create contact between both parties. However, now CuddlyNest has a new, exciting feature that allows communication via direct calls between guests and hosts. This feature is for hosts who wish to take advantage; they are not required to implement direct communication.

Our company thought it would be best to create this contact option for further transparency. We believe that this feature will result in more bookings for hosts and allow guests to feel a bit more ease and secure with the rental they choose.  If a guest is browsing CuddlyNest, came across a property they want to rent but had an immediate question for the host, we want the guest and host to discuss to solve the issue properly for a benefit of both parties.

Although this includes direct communication, hosts don’t need to share their private information publicly. Hosts can conveniently opt-in or out for this feature.

  1. Website Linking

This is a huge advantage for hosts. Despite how hosts like to list their properties, CuddlyNest aims to find new, improved ways to increase your money-making strategy. Hosts are now able to link their vacation rental websites to promote their properties and gain more of a following on CuddlyNest.

  1. Instant Booking

You can set up and upload your listing immediately on CuddlyNest. Write your own description, add a captivating title – You have the freedom to choose what you want your property listing to say. Once you finalize all details, guests can book your property in just moments.

  1. Option to Share Guest’s Service Fees

The host has the freedom to set their own service fees. Not to mention, the host can also choose whether to pay the service fees, share them with the guest, or have them be absorbed on behalf of the guest.

  1. We Promote Your Content

Not only can you post your listings on your own social media platforms, but we also share your property across our own social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.. We offer Facebook promotions with a targeted audience, as well as paid promotions. You are able to get your property listed on a dedicated portion of our homepage where we feature listings.

We are proud that CuddlyNest is experiencing rapid growth. This isn’t just a benefit on our end – It’s a tremendous advantage when you list with us. We are gaining exposure all the time, which means more views and bookings on your properties. CuddlyNest is constantly looking for ways to improve so when you list with us, you can trust that you’re in good hands.

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How to Make a Vacation Rental Pay For Itself

How to Make a Vacation Rental Pay For Itself

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Whether you’re longing for becoming an owner of a vacation rental – or maybe you already took the plunge but now you’re worried about making the most profit – you can make your vacation rental literally pay for itself. How can you do this? Check out these tips below.

Promote, Promote, Promote
While this may seem like an obvious tip, you would be surprised at how many people don’t understand the power of marketing – That’s okay, because if you’re one of those people who lacks marketing experience, you have time to brush up on it now or hire someone to help. Even if you list your vacation rental on a top site like CuddlyNest, you still need to get the word out to people that your place is up for rent.

Some people just want single nights – Offer It
Of course, you’ll want to charge a bit more for just a single night. Sometimes the single night option is best for some people. Also, it may seem less intimidating to them (they may think they will be saving a ton of money by staying one night.) Many landlords will cringe at the idea of offering anything less than seven days for a rental period. However, sometimes it can be highly beneficial – It can fill in any gas in your booking schedule.

Peak season is the time to be available
If possible, always be available during peak season. You can significantly increase your income by renting out your vacation home during peak times. You could even use the home yourself during off seasons and rent out just during peak seasons if you don’t want to rent out all year around.

Always keep up on maintenance
Sure, you may have to spend a bit of cash up front; however, keeping up on the maintenance will save you even more money in the long run. For example, let’s say the toilet kept overflowing or the heater kept shutting off, this will cause such an inconvenience to your tenants and you would have to refund them some of their money. By keeping up on maintenance and having your appliances, electrical, and all other necessities checked on, you can feel reassured that your tenants will not experience any issues – leaving more cash in your wallet … because that’s the goal, right?

The above tips are going to help you make the profit you deserve. CuddlyNest will also provide you with the resources and information to keep this a good investment.