We know you have heard the saying “It takes a village.” In the vacation rental industry, it takes the world for companies to be successful. At Barefoot, we could not manage without our many partners who count on our vacation rental management software to ensure their rental business is accurate and up to date. Over the next few weeks, as a way to say thank you, we are going to feature several of our partners without whom we would not be where we are today.
First up, is Canada’s largest vacation rental resource, CanadaStays. This successful outfit offers up over 40,000 vacation rental properties across all of Canada in addition to having access to rental properties in other parts of the world. They work hard to provide a wide variety of accommodations to travelers who want to vacation in any part of Canada. For property owners who want to increase exposure and, ultimately, reservations, CanadaStays is probably one of the top resources to achieve those goals. In a recent interview with us, Mark Bordo, CEO and Founder of CanadaStays, took some time to answer a handful of questions about his business and our partnership. Here is what he had to say:
Barefoot: What makes you different in this industry? On what do you focus when you talk to a vacation rental management company or property owner who wants to list their rental with you?
Bordo: Canadians are our main focus which is why we are Canada’s largest vacation rental resource. On top of that, we only use top notch technology -- part of which is where Barefoot comes in.
Barefoot: Why did you choose to integrate with Barefoot?
Bordo: I spoke with Ed several years ago about Barefoot. In addition to the technological advances the vacation rental software offers, I liked the company’s connection to the East Coast of the US which could provide access to vacation rentals there.
Barefoot: Where do you see the industry heading?
Bordo: Vacation rentals are becoming a more mainstream way of traveling on a global basis. Years ago, when making plans for vacations, hotels were the common choice for accommodations. Now as vacation rentals become more prevalent, people choose them over hotels for a number of reasons including comfort, ease and cost.
Barefoot: Is there anything you see that seems to drive people towards vacation rentals?
Bordo: It is a double-edged sword. To increase the need for vacation rentals, we need to continually educate people about the advantages of staying in vacation rentals as opposed to hotels. As for investors and property owners with rentals, continuing to educate them on the advantages of using vacation resources like CanadaStays, is equally important.
Building on Its Achievements
CanadaStays has grown into a successful operation and continues to build on its achievements. With the large number of options for vacation rental properties and a staff dedicated to seeing the business expand, CanadaStays is a vacation rental resource to watch and one from which to learn how this business is done correctly.
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