Rentlio rocks. At a time when everything stopped, despite all the challenges, they focused their own efforts on the development of a new product - Rentlio Booking Engine.
This is a big step forward because Rentlio has thus rounded off its story as a complete operating system in tourism. In the midst of the crisis that tourism is going through, working tirelessly on technology that helps tourism is an amazing move. Bravo and HAT TO THE FLOOR.
Although Rentlio had its own Booking Engine solution before, they were aware that the previous Booking Engine covered only the basic functionalities. With the new Booking Engine, as they say in Rentli, they are ready to satisfy even the most demanding market segments, without losing what they are best known for - ease of use.
What I always point out when I write about Rentley is the fact that their story went differently than the others - in fact, it went the way it should have. And that is to grow smartly and organically, without foreign investment in the development phase, focused on their own strengths and resources. The entire code is the work of the Rentlio team of 18 full-time employees. It’s a longer and harder road, but we’re sure the best.
Marko Mišulić, Rentlio: In the time after Covid technology plays a key role in maintaining market competitiveness
"The Booking Engine that we launched last week is the only major thing missing to round out the story of Rentley as an operating system for all facilities in tourism. I cannot describe to you how proud I am of our team which, in a situation where our number of users is falling, is working focused and tirelessly to welcome the end of the crisis, whenever it is, with an even better and higher quality product that will make our customers more competitive. I have nothing to say but to be grateful to have the opportunity to work with a team of people like this. ” points out Marko Mišulić, a young Zadar entrepreneur and owner of Rentli.
Why is the Booking engine important? It is no longer necessary to emphasize that all serious and quality accommodation facilities must have their own quality website, and on it the booking engine for direct reservations. It is in everyone's interest, in fact it should be imperative to have direct reservations, without intermediaries, because logically, so the entrepreneur is left with more money, ie the entire amount. Booking engine every serious owner of accommodation facilities should have long ago, and especially nowadays.
Of course, in order to increase direct bookings, you have to generate interesting and authentic content, have a story and "sell" the destination, and all your social networks are directed to your website, where there is also direct booking. Remember, accommodation is not a motive for coming, but a destination.
It is on the Booking Engine website, as a direct sales channel, that it is a key addition. As Mišulić points out, direct sales will gain even more importance in post-COVID time because cost optimization of sales strategies will be extremely important. In addition, a direct sales channel provides up-sale potential towards each guest, often a neglected part of sales strategies.
But let’s get back to Rentlio. Use of the Rentlio Booking Engine is charged separately from their Property Management and Channel Manager systems. Given the whole situation, Rentley has decided that Booking Engine itself will be free until March 2021, after which it will be charged 2% for each booking received through Booking Engine, which is more than a fair relationship and a win-win for everyone.
"I think that in the time after Covid, technology will play a key role in maintaining market competitiveness. Simply, we are going through a kind of system reset. This is an opportunity for all tourist facilities to review internal processes, arrange the so-called tech stack, work on automation, etc. Whoever does not keep up with trends with quality, technology, approach, will find it much harder to recover. And that’s why I believe right now is the right time to dedicate to adapting to what’s coming to us in the future."Misulic points out.
This year, it was once again shown that the quality accommodation was much better filled and has a longer season and a better price. And the same trend will only continue in the coming years.
To conclude. Rentlio is one positive tourist story with a signature: Made in Croatia. And as I stated, it’s about your own complete rounded product, not partial solutions.
I am quite sure that Rentlio is now ready for intensive global expansion, even domination in a couple of years. The new "Facebook" in the world property management i channel manager? Why not? Although Rentlio already uses over 8.000 accommodation units in more than 40 countries around the world, now is the time to make a real step into the global market.
Persistence, knowledge, experience and ultimately a top product is a winning combination, and that’s all Rentlio. As strange as it sounds given the crisis the tourism sector is going through, so be it travel-tech, i think the best days for rentlio are yet to come. I say that because I follow their story from the very beginning and watch it develop.
Good luck Rentlio!
PS If you want to try or implement the Rentlio Booking Engine, look for more information HERE