HAPPENING THIS MONTH: Rental Guardian Webinars!

DIVE DEEPER TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF KIGO!
Starting this month Kigo U will be adding New webinars to the existing lineup.

First on our list is Rental Guardian!

Rental Guardian: Insurance For VR Market occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:

Jul 25, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 26, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8775477571071856130

For Property Managers looking for a hassle free alternative to security deposits. Our webinar is a high level overview of the following objectives.

– Who is Rental Guardian
– Benefits of Using Rental Guardian
– KVRS: Getting Connected and Managing Bookings

Kigo U: Our mission is to provide you with continuing education and training to ensure we do everything in our power to help you succeed!  It’s FREE, so make sure to check out our calendar every month. Check out the June schedule and register today!

 

 

 



Booking.com Integration Enhancements

Dear clients,

We are happy to announce that we will be enhancing the capabilities of our Booking.com integration soon!

  • What is happening?
    • With this enhancement, you’ll be able to sync your Global Specials with Booking.com and offer your prospective guests even more savings!
  • When is this going to happen?
    • Wednesday July 18th, 2018
  • What do I have to do?
    • Nothing! This change will be seamless!

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact your account manager or email us at support@kigo.net.


WaytoStay, your B2B distribution partner!

Join us and learn about our partner WaytoStay!

This webinar is for the European Property Managers not connected or that have started recently with WayToStay.
Learn how WaytoStay can help you get new opportunities in your distribution strategy.
Discover WaytoStay travelers’ profile.
Learn how WaytoStay is integrated with Kigo.
Onboarding process to start working with WaytoStay
WaytoStay started in 2004 with only one apartment in the Barceloneta neighborhood of Barcelona. The ultimate aim was to make people feel at home in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Now with a global audience, Waytostay offers quality apartment rentals listings to travelers around the world.
We work with Travel agencies and Tour operators, which will bring you new opportunities in your distribution strategy. With Waytostay, bookings are easy and safe and payments are 100% secure. Yearly we have over 34.000 bookings and many satisfied customers!

Date and Time

Thursday, June 7, 2018  10:30amEDT / 4:30pmCEST

Registration URL(select your time zone): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1031354392467038722  


Kigo Legacy GDPR Support

Helping you prepare for a new era in European privacy regulation

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will take effect and replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Both the GDPR and the Directive exist as a regulatory framework designed to protect the personal data of consumers.

The GDPR imposes new rules on organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents, no matter where you are located.

Kigo Legacy GDPR support and migration to Kigo Marketplace

To benefit our clients we have been maintaining the Kigo legacy platform for years. Given the challenges of staying compliant across two platforms, we have now made the decision to focus our GDPR efforts on the Kigo Marketplace platform, already designed to support GDPR as well as other global compliance needs. We feel that all of our clients are best supported on their GDPR journey by migrating to the Kigo Marketplace platform during 2018.

Please contact sales and support for more information about Kigo Marketplace.

Key changes under GDPR

Under the GDPR, there are three entity classifications with respect to regulation of personal data collection and handling:

  • Data Controllers: In simple terms, a Data Controller determines what, why, and how data is processed. Kigo clients serve as Data Controllers under the GDPR, as they have a direct relationship with travelers and control the processing of personal data related to the traveler.
  • Data Processors: A Data Processor is a party that processes personal data on behalf of a Data Controller in accordance with the Data Controller’s instructions. Kigo serves as a Data Processor through our role as SaaS provider to the vacation rental industry. Our clients, as Data Controllers, contract with Kigo for purposes of leveraging our data processing services
  • Sub-Processors are parties contracted by Kigo for purposes of outsourcing processing functions and are typically a third party vendor.

The GDPR includes new rights and expansion of existing rights that affects both controllers and processors. A few of the rights granted to consumer include:

  • The Right to Rectification (a way to update or correct personal data),
  • The Right to Portability (right to transfer personal data to another organization),
  • The Right to Erasure (an expansion of the former ‘right to be forgotten’),
  • The Right to Restriction of Processing and the Right to Object to certain processing activities (profiling) and to automated processing decisions,

The GDPR expands the current rule around personal data and can now include profiling such as web tracking, cookies, and behavioral data. Profiling is not explicitly prohibited, but as a form of data processing, is now subject to the general rules governing the processing of personal data.

The GDPR retains the concept of consent but now requires a “clear affirmative action” in order to be valid and also requires a way to withdraw consent. As an example, actively checking a box in a form.

Further GDPR Information

The European Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

The UK Information commissioner’s Office (ICO)
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD)
http://www.agpd.es/portalwebAGPD/temas/certificacion/index-ides-idphp.php

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Want more Bookings? Join and learn about our channel partner Only-Apartments!

Join us and learn about our partner Only-apartments!

Only-apartments specializes in short term vacation rentals since 2003 and we are currently offering more than 200.000 properties in more than 20.000 destinations all over the world. Thanks to the full integration that we offer trough Kigo, all information relating to yours properties will automatically be imported to our website and will be always up to date with minimal effort.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 8, 2018  10:30amEST / 4:30pmCET

Registration URL(select your time zone): https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2921532526940951298


A Better, Faster, Kigo

In our mission to offer you an all-in-one product suite, we are simplifying the way you see and work with Kigo. We are excited to announce that we have released our new application navigation, and we’ve made it even easier to find all of your favorite Kigo products without the need to open multiple browser tabs.

You’ll have a single point of entry for all of your Kigo products: Kigo Vacation Rental Software, Kigo Operation Manager, KigoPay, Kigo Channel Manager etc.

See it in action here!


Thanks again for being a Kigo customer.


Presenting Kigo’s New Global Navigation

Kigo revolutionizes the business of short-term vacation rentals, enabling vacation rental management companies to effortlessly expand their property portfolio and drive revenue through guest bookings. In order to facilitate this process, we will be launching our new Kigo Global Navigation

Date and Time:

Please click on registration link and select your time zone and webinar you want to added.

Duration: 20mins

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/340684067717579267  

Wed, April 25, 2018 – 8:00 AM EDT

Wed, April 25, 2018 – 10:30 AM EDT

Wed, April 25, 2018 – 4:00 PM EDT

Wed, May 2, 2018 –  8:00  AM EDT

Wed,  May 2, 2018 – 10:30 AM EDT

Wed, May 2, 2018 – 4:00 PM EDT

 


Discover Travelstaytion!

Register and discover how Travelstaytion is offering the ‘feel like home experience’.  Founded in April 2013 Travelstaytion.com is an innovative online platform for professionally managed holiday and short term-let rentals. Travelstaytion.com connects business and leisure travelers with certified professional property providers and managers, offering access to a wide spectrum of stunning properties in top destinations across the globe.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 12, 2018  11:30amEST / 4:30pmCET

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2017132535274835713


Join Us At KigoWorld! 2018

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

Kigo is proud to announce our first annual international user conference, KigoWorld!
Join our inaugural short-term rental conference to celebrate 10 years of innovation and network with industry leaders from across the globe!

This year’s conference will take place between the 25th-27th of April, in Barcelona, Spain! Register today at www.kigo.net/kigoworld, and use the promo code: sunshine to get a discount on the registration rate!

KigoWorld 2018