Monaker Group Expands Instant-Booking Vacation Rental Inventory 85% to Over 2.6 Million Properties as Live Distribution Partners and Bookings Increase
WESTON, FL, Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE - Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI), a technology leader in the travel and vacation rental markets, reported it has increased its available instantly-bookable vacation rental properties to more than 2.6 million units. This represents an 85 percent increase from the number of properties contracted and loaded since the company released its next-generation Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) in July 2018.
“Our increase in available inventory is exciting for Monaker and our clients, and is especially timely with the market demand for vacation rentals continuing to grow,” said Monaker CEO, Bill Kerby. “In late 2018, our first travel distribution partners completed their MBE integrations, and we have seen a steady increase in inventory searches and bookings on our MBE booking platform. As more of our contracted distributors and their downstream travel platforms, portals and agents go live, and their travel customers become familiar with the seamless access to vacation rental inventory that we provide through these channels, we anticipate bookings on our platform to steadily increase.”
The company recently reported that seven of the company’s 24 contracted travel distributors have gone live on its booking platform, with the remaining 17 expected to complete their integrations and certifications and go live with transactional business in 2019. The company is continuing discussions with a number of companies for potential distributor contracting and integrations for later in 2019 and into 2020.
“We continue working diligently with our contracted partners’ technology teams to help them integrate and deploy our vacation rental products into their platforms,” added Kerby. “As more and more integrations are completed, 2019 is projected to be the key inflection point for our unique B2B model – especially now that we can offer more than 2.6 million vacation rental options to our travel distribution partners and ultimately their travel customers worldwide.”
About Monaker Group
Monaker Group, Inc., is a technology-driven travel company focused on delivering innovation to the alternative lodging rental (ALR) market. The Monaker Booking Engine (MBE) provides access to more than 2.6 million instantly bookable vacation rental homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences, and castles. MBE offers travel distributors and agencies an industry first: a customizable, instant-booking platform for alternative lodging. For more about Monaker Group, visit www.monakergroup.com.
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