We’re on a roll! Having made a number of exciting updates already this year, we’re pleased to announce even more! As you know, our mission is to make managing vacation rental properties as easy and efficient as possible. To achieve this, we constantly work to improve our software and make updates that meet the needs of our customers.
This month’s update is particularly special. We have some fantastic news regarding two of the industry’s top OTAs, and we have made even more improvements to the Lodgify mobile app.
Whether you are a new or existing customer, we are confident that you will find these updates useful and valuable in managing your vacation rental business. Here’s what we worked on in March.
Lodgify named Airbnb’s Preferred Software Partner 2023
On March 14, we revealed that Lodgify had been recognized as a Preferred Software Partner by Airbnb for the fifth year in a row, affirming the robustness and dependability of our PMS system. Our association with Airbnb has flourished for many years, maintaining a fully functioning, two-way connection with the platform. We are continuously striving to expand its integration to attain the highest level of connectivity possible.
Our numerous accolades, awards, and Preferred Software Partner status from leading industry players like Airbnb demonstrate our commitment to being one of the top channel managers in the market.
Vrbo Elite Partner Status 2023
And it doesn’t stop there! We are truly humbled to announce that Lodgify has achieved Vrbo Elite Partner status, a significant accomplishment. This esteemed status is exclusive to a chosen few who fulfill rigorous performance, quality, and customer service standards.
As the highest partnership status awarded by Vrbo to its connectivity partners, it validates our pledge to excellence and exceptional customer service while recognizing us as a prominent player in vacation rental management software.
Moreover, this achievement also empowers our users even further. By partnering with Vrbo, Lodgify customers can look forward to numerous new benefits and resources, including enhanced account management, business advantages, special product access, exclusive collaborations, and premium promotions.
Lodgify App releases Calendar Preferences updates
Organizing the order of rentals
The purpose of this feature is to provide our users with more options for customization in the mobile app. We want our users to be able to remove and add specific data that is relevant and important to them. By doing so, we hope to offer an easier way to navigate the Calendar.
Users can now choose the order of their rentals, whether they prefer to sort them alphabetically, by the date created, or by their business needs. In addition, they will be able to hide or show the rental name, the internal name, and the rental image. Check out the video below to see it in action!
Tracking minimum stay
Users can now easily track their minimum stay in the Calendar in the Single view. We are working to make this feature available in the Multi view, so stay tuned!
Navigating efficiently in the Calendar is key to completing important day-to-day tasks. Therefore, we have added a highly requested feature that allows our users to navigate quickly within their mobile app Calendar. They can now jump between years with horizontal and vertical swipes and access a specific year with a simple tap.
Copy phone number and email
This feature allows a user to copy a guest’s phone number or email when holding down on the respective fields in the guest contact in Reservations. This functionality is available when a user selects a reservation from the Calendar or inside the reservation module.
Automatic capital letters
Previously, when starting a new sentence, users had to always add caps lock. Now, every new text entry begins automatically with a capital letter. Simple but effective!
Add or remove VAT
We have removed VAT as mandatory and made it optional when adding promos, fees, and taxes.
Editing guest information
Now users can use the ‘pencil’ icon to edit guest information or add notes to a booking within the Calendar.
V2 of the onboarding widget
After the first successful release of the onboarding widget for Single users in English, Spanish, and Italian, we are pleased that this has now been extended to Single users in French and to Multi users in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.
Thanks to this onboarding widget within the Lodgify dashboard, eligible users will be able to watch a video explaining our onboarding process and book a call with one of our product experts.
New ‘My account’ layout
The design of the ‘My account’ page has been improved with a fresher, clearer, and more modern look. The functionality or page behavior hasn’t been modified; we simply wanted to make it even more aesthetically pleasing.
Until next time…
Our goal is to enhance the vacation rental management experience for our users with these latest updates. The improvements were crafted based on customer feedback and intensive research and development. We value your input, and if there are any features you wish to be added or modified, kindly share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
If you’re looking for vacation rental software to help scale your business and are yet to try Lodgify, why not sign up for a commitment-free 7-day trial? Alternatively, you can register for a personalized product demo call with one of our agents or try our features with a demo account.