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Barefoot and SendSquared Announce Partnership

Posted by Guest Author on Oct 15, 2021 2:25:51 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Sept. 30, 2021 — SendSquared (sendsquared.com), a data and communications platform for the hospitality industry, announced today it has partnered with Barefoot Technologies, a vacation rental management (VRM) software provider. The collaboration will integrate SendSquared’s guest insights and communications technology with Barefoot’s VRM capabilities to provide vacation rental management companies (VRMCs) with tools to take guest communications to the next level.

The announcement was made at the 2021 Barefoot User Conference, taking place Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in San Antonio, Texas, where SendSquared is a sponsor.

“We're thrilled to partner with Barefoot, a company that has been a leader in vacation rental technology solutions for over 20 years,” said Nicolas Wegener, CEO of SendSquared. “Our collaboration will make advanced data and marketing tools accessible to the vacation rental industry at every touchpoint of the guest journey.”

The partnership will provide Barefoot's users with leading edge marketing tools that yield valuable customer insights enabling them to market smarter to guests, increase revenue, and provide superior customer service—all from a single solution.

“Barefoot has always focused first on its clients’ needs,” said Ed Ulmer, president of Barefoot Technologies. “Our partnership with SendSquared will provide our clients with augmented communication tools that enhance relationship management for guests, owners and vendors.”

About SendSquared

Founded in 2018 and based in the Twin Cities, SendSquared provides an all-in-one communication platform for the hospitality industry that facilitates email marketing, SMS, Voice, CRM, and more to help resorts and hospitality organizations grow by building strong customer relationships and increasing direct bookings. SendSquared is trusted by more than 100 leading resorts, hoteliers, and VRMCs. For more information or to demo SendSquared, follow us on Twitter, Linkedin, and our blog.

About Barefoot

Vacation rental management companies want to provide the best experiences for their guests and owners. Whether you are an experienced property manager with hundreds of properties or an enterprising startup, Barefoot provides an affordable and tailorable property management system that includes all the accounting, operations and booking components that you need. And, with direct integrations to platforms, you can drive bookings easily, leaving you free to provide the best rental experiences for guests with concierge services and retain owners with client-for-life strategies. We are here to help you grow your business your way. For more information or to demo Barefoot, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and our website.

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Understanding Performance Data is the First Step to Making Solid Vacation Rental Business Decisions

Posted by Guest Author on Aug 8, 2019 5:32:36 PM

It’s no secret that the vacation rental space is rapidly evolving. Vacation rental management companies are facing increased competition, rapid consolidation and changing consumer behavior -- all at the same time. To stay ahead, leaders in the space are having to adopt new technologies and revenue management practices. 

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We’re in the midst of a foodie revolution... are you prepared?

Posted by Guest Author on Jun 4, 2018 3:54:11 PM

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The Top 5 Places in the World to Buy a Vacation Home

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 29, 2018 6:32:32 PM

Guest blogger -- Clint Harritt,  LuxuryFractionalGuide.com

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry Trends, Vacation Rental Marketing

Ecotourism and The Vacation Rental Industry

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 7, 2018 9:52:17 AM

To many, the idea of a perfect getaway involves indulging in nature. Ecotourism, another disruptor to the vacation rental market, is defined as “tourism directed toward exotic, often threatened, natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.”  Essentially, it is a unique opportunity to relax while exploring and appreciating exotic wildlife. Places like Costa Rica is not only a popular country to vacation, but it is recognized as one of the world leaders in ecotourism.

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Round up of the Vacation Rental Mountain Markets

Posted by Guest Author on Feb 2, 2018 10:25:21 AM

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Winter and its weather is critical for the vacation rental and resort mountain markets. Skiers and snowboarders watch the weather the way the surfers watch for hurricanes and a big snow storm encourages them to rush to the slopes at their favorite mountain resort. With colder temperatures the ability to produce snow lengthens the season for the mountain markets which is a close second for many ski resorts. Here we take a look at current trends in the vacation rental and resort mountain markets involving weather and other factors.

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Automate Your Energy Management

Posted by Guest Author on Nov 29, 2017 11:11:29 AM

Barefoot Partner PointCentral, offers some thoughts on automating energy management for vacation rental management companies and homeowners.

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The Smart Way to Reduce Operating Costs in Vacation Rental Management

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 13, 2017 5:56:25 PM

From time to time we have guest contributors on our Blog. In this instance, it is Jamey King of Point Central. 

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More Ways to Get Paid—Including American Express

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 21, 2016 6:52:11 PM

What can a property manager do to attract guests? Being flexible and proactive to meet guest needs is a goal that can be met through improving the reservation process. At Barefoot Technologies, we provide our clients with different payment options and integrated partners which can lead to improving the reservation process by offering payment options.

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InterCoastal Net Design-- HomeAway's New Fee for Bookers-- Opportunity?

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 4, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Here's another perspective from our internet marketing partner InterCoastal Net Design about the opportunity that might exist for vacation rental managers.

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