CiiRUS INC is pleased to announce a game-changing partnership for the vacation rental industry. We have joined forces with Rich Bagshaw and Rob Dempster to form HomeBeds, the world’s first direct, exclusive bedbank for vacation rental homes.
HomeBeds delivers travel agents and tour operators access to over 25,000 professionally managed homes, directly sourced in partnership with management companies on the CiiRUS platform. CiiRUS is one of the largest and most widely used platforms in the industry, offering technology and professional services to management companies in 25 countries and 26 U.S. states. Through CiiRUS, management companies opt their homes directly into the HomeBeds program, eliminating complex integrations and middle-men that have historically made connecting to agents and tour operators difficult for managers.
In 2019, Brian Hamaoui (DreamVilla Management, MyGuestbook, BlueTent) joined CiiRUS as VP of Marketing to help bridge the deepening gap between management companies and tour operators. Since that time, we have developed partnerships with major travel brands like Virgin Holidays and RCI Travel, delivering these bookings through our Love Rentals distribution program. Love Rentals will continue to serve retail bookings through the major OTAs, while HomeBeds will become CiiRUS’ one-stop access for PMCs to enable their homes to the major wholesale partners, travel agents, and tour operators. All that’s needed is a CiiRUS account, and a simple process through the built-in channel manager.
Rob and Rich bring decades of experience in the short-term rental and travel industry, having curated relationships with hundreds of global agents through the American Sunshine platform. These relationships will be carried forward onto HomeBeds, delivering agents access to the global inventory on day-one, just as it will deliver management companies access to bookings on day-one. The HomeBeds team is committed to delivering a quality product, and we are confident that CiiRUS’ reputation for versatility and accountability will meet the needs of agents and management companies alike. Our team brings experience and background from all corners of the industry, so we have the understanding and initiative required to effectively deliver this revolutionary new service to all stakeholders.
Through the HomeBeds initiative, CiiRUS INC looks forward to delivering new bookings and revenue-generating opportunities to our management companies; and for agents, an unrivalled selection of homes, condos, townhomes, apartments, and luxury accommodations. HomeBeds reflects CiiRUS’ commitment to the next phase of growth for the industry, as we invest in new technology and innovations that drive our partners forward in success. For more information, check out www.HomeBeds.com!
CiiRUS Managed Distribution (Love Rentals) customers are automatically distributed to HomeBeds, and may even see their homes as featured properties!
Otherwise, to enable the HomeBeds connection in CiiRUS One, navigate to Channel Manager > Channel Partners > HomeBeds, and click "Yes, Connect to HomeBeds". After doing this, our team will contact you to help get set up and discuss the partnership.
Those using the CiiRUS legacy platform on Windows must install the latest version of the software by clicking here. Alternatively, HomeBeds is live already in CiiRUS One, so simply login with your username and STAFF PASSWORD in the online portal.
If you have any questions about connecting your CiiRUS properties to HomeBeds, please send an email to Info@HomeBeds.com. Thank you!
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