Update: new amenities available and channels’ connections improvement

In Kigo we keep working to improve your amenities and the way they sync to our channel partners. This allows you to optimize your listings, maximize your listings’ visibility and increase your conversion.

 

New Amenities Added and synced with channels:

We have added new amenities to your Kigo solution. Most of them are amenities that Airbnb offers, and by selecting them you will improve your Airbnb listings’ visibility.

Please NOTE!  We have included the amenity “kitchen”.

If you are synced to Airbnb, we have automatically selected for you the “kitchen” amenity for those properties that had 2 or more kitchen-related amenities so your Airbnb profile keeps showing “kitchen” as an amenity for those properties. From now on, the amenity “kitchen” will be synced only if ”kitchen” is selected in the amenities for each of the properties of your solution instead of being synced when 2 kitchen-related amenities were selected.

The new “kitchen” amenity is also synced with HomeAway and with your Kigo website.

See below the correspondence between the new amenities in Kigo and their Airbnb counterpart:

In Kigo In Airbnb
Accessible Height Bed Accessible height bed
Accessible Height Toilet Accessible height toilet
Bathroom Step Free Access Bathroom step free access
Bathroom Wide Doorway Bathroom wide doorway
Beach Essentials Beach essentials
Bedroom Step Free Access Bedroom step free access
Bedroom Wide Doorway Bedroom wide doorway
Ceiling Hoist Ceiling hoist
Common Space Step Free Access Common space step free access
Common Space Wide Doorway Common space wide doorway
Disabled Parking Spot Disabled parking spot
Electric Profiling Bed Electric profiling bed
EV Charger Ev charger
Extra Pillows and Blankets Extra pillows and blankets
Flat Smooth Pathway to Front Door Flat smooth pathway to front door
Grab Rails in Shower Grab rails in shower
Grab Rails in Toilet Grab rails in toilet
Handheld Shower Head Handheld shower head
Home Step Free Access Home step free access
Home Wide Doorway Home wide doorway
Hot Water Hot water
Kitchen Kitchen
Lock on Bedroom Door Lock on bedroom door
Luggage Drop Off Allowed Luggage drop-off allowed
Mobile Hoist Mobile hoist
Paid Parking Paid parking
Paid Parking on Premises Paid parking on premises
Path to Entrance Lit at Night Path to entrance lit at night
Pool Hoist Pool hoist
Private Living Room Private living room
Rolling Shower Rollin shower
Room Darkening Shades Room darkening shades

 

Your action items: in case any of your properties offers any of the amenities included in the list above (except kitchen, as we have automatically selected it for you), please select the amenity or amenities for each of your properties so they are synced with Airbnb.

In case your property does not have a kitchen but offers kitchen utensils, please deselect the “kitchen” amenity in your Kigo solution.

 

Existing Kigo amenities, now synced with Airbnb:

We have synced the following new amenities available at Airbnb as well:

In Kigo In Airbnb
Baby Bath Baby bath
Baby Monitor Baby monitor
Babysitter Recommendations Babysitter recommendations
Balcony Patio or balcony
Cable Internet Wireless internet
Coffee Maker Coffee maker
Dishwasher Dishwasher
Fitness Room Gym
Heater Heating
Heating Heating
Kitchen Utensils Cooking basics
Laptop Friendly Workspace Laptop friendly
Linens Bed linens
Long Term Long term stays allowed
Microwave Microwave
Mid Stay Cleaning Cleaning before checkout
Oven Oven
Patio Patio or balcony
Portable Wifi Pocket wifi
Private Entrance Private entrance
Refrigerator Refrigerator
Stove Stove
Wood Stove Stove

 

Your action items: you do not need to take any further step. If any of the amenities above is selected for your properties, they are automatically being synced with Airbnb now.

 

For more information about the integration with Airbnb and a comprehensive list of amenities mapped with Airbnb, please visit the Airbnb synchronization page at help.kigo.net.

Thank you,
The Kigo Team




New Webinars in October!

In an effort to ensure that our customers are setup for success, our Business Development team has scheduled several webinars for the month of October. Airbnb and Holidu webinars will be hosted in Spanish and English! Click on the links below to register. You must register for each webinar you want to join. Make sure to add to your calendar!

 

Webinar sessions hosted in English:

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CEST

How to get more bookings from the European and German markets with Holidu:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5409162195002099459

Wed, Oct 24, 2018 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM EDT / 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM CEST

Learn to make the most out of your Airbnb connection

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4546552442344174851

Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EDT / 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM CEST                                             

Should I connect to Airbnb to Maximize my revenue, and why?

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6819133025794419715

  UPDATE: We have added an additional webinar in English

Connecting to Holidu: getting more bookings from the European and German markets 16:30 – 17:30 CEST / 10:30AM – 11:30AM EDT          

          https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/724659920858023693

             

 

 

 


Save Functionality Announcement

Hello Kigo Partners and clients,

It has been brought to our attention that there are intermittent issues affecting the Save function on certain pages within the KVRS platform.

In order to resolve this issue and continue to properly save your data, please clear the cache on your browser.

If you have any questions, please reach out to support@kigo.net

Thank you for your continued partnership,
Kigo


Upload rates in the future and bring in more revenue!

Dear Valued Customers,

Many guests, especially business travellers, like to plan their travel in advance. By opening availability sooner, your properties can stand out from your competition and attract new guests.

This practice can also help optimise your occupancy and long-term revenue.

Act now to take advantage of this opportunity by uploading rates in the future and bring in more revenue! More Revenue

Best Regards,

The Kigo Team


HAPPENING THIS MONTH: 7 Ways to Increase Bookings

7 Ways to Increase Bookings!

Join our webinar!  We will discuss ways to attract more travelers and how to set your property apart from others, leading prospects to make your property their port of call.

This webinar is for Property Managers who identify as having beginner to intermediate experience in the Vacation Rental Market.

Please register for the date and time that works best for you:

Jul 30, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 31, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6725717417129174017  

Learning Objective:
Guest Communication and Expectations
How to setup your property for success in the vacation rental market.
Kigo tools that can help generate leads and 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!


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!