eviivo debuts groundbreaking mobile app for Airbnb hosts, property owners and boutique hoteliers to operate their business anywhere anytime – right at their fingertips.
Built from the ground up, eviivo Mobile offers first-of-its-kind features that revolutionize hospitality tech for the independent accommodation and short-term rental sector and also improves quality of life based on exclusive research.
Today, eviivo, a leading hospitality software company known for its award-winning booking and property management platform, eviivo Suite, announces the launch of eviivo Mobile, a groundbreaking booking and property management mobile app for Airbnb and Vrbo hosts, property owners (such as vacation rentals, guest houses, inns and cabins) and boutique hoteliers in the short-term rental and independent accommodation sector. The app, built from the ground up, offers first-of-its-kind features and tools, and users can manage guest reservations from anywhere, anytime, which provides more flexibility and freedom, increases convenience and enhances quality of life.
“We listened to thousands of customers for what they wanted in an app,” says eviivo CTO Eric White, “and we’re proud to have exceeded their expectations. Automation is truly key for the accommodation sector, and eviivo Mobile is revolutionizing how property owners and hosts manage their day to day bookings. In fact, work/life balance was a key factor, and now our customers have the freedom to manage their guests and bookings from anywhere, anytime — even while they’re on vacation themselves.”
eviivo Mobile had a soft launch with select customers in December, and the company spent the past several months refining the app that mirrors its award-winning eviivo Suite on smartphones.
Exclusive survey reveals what hosts, boutique hoteliers and property owners want in a booking and property management mobile app
According to a survey conducted April 11 to 28 in partnership with SurveyMonkey, which polled 1,000 property owners, hosts and boutique hoteliers specializing in short-term rentals and independent accommodations, 91% respondents said a mobile app is “extremely important” to run and manage their business, and 84% want the ability to monitor/access their business — anywhere anytime — right at their fingertips.
Further, 42% respondents said a booking and property management mobile app was important for their work-life balance; 91% respondents will or would use eviivo Mobile regularly in the future.
How health and wellness was a priority for the mobile app
In a recent World Health Organization report, the pandemic triggered a 25% increase in anxiety and depression worldwide. As part of its commitment to social responsibility, eviivo makes every effort to address mental health and wellness with its partners.
With eviivo Mobile, property owners, hosts and boutique hoteliers in independent accommodations have all the freedom to be remote and spend time outdoors in nature, which can significantly boost mental health and reduce stress, according to a recent Harvard Health report.
“Convenience was our biggest factor in launching a mobile app,” says eviivo CEO Michele Fitzpatrick, “as was health. We don’t want our customers sitting behind a desk all day. As Covid cases go down, and travel begins to pick up, we want our partners to go explore, be outdoors, visit family and friends, and truly live life. With eviivo Mobile, our partners can do all this while checking in with their guest bookings whenever they want, right at their fingertips. Even B&B owners, who remain on property, can tend to their garden or renovations without missing any notifications. Our app is designed to improve the well being of our partners, but most importantly, eliminate stress and upgrade quality of life.”
Key eviivo Mobile features and tools include:
- Ability to manage, modify and update reservations and update booking rates on the go.
- Integration of all OTA (online travel agency, such as Airbnb, VRBO, etc) right in the app; any rate changes are automatically updated with their OTA.
- Ability to manage payments on the go.
- Cleaning dashboard that allows property owners/managers to connect with housekeeping for task needs and performance.*
- Ability for property owners to handle multi-unit properties.*
- Ability to adjust (increase/decrease) daily rates and minimum stay by a fixed amount or percentage within a three-month window.
- Instant overview of new bookings, arrivals, departures and in-house guests.
- Instant push notifications.
- Daily snapshots/real-time views of the property’s KPIs and analytics.
- Incredible landscape calendar view of diary and daily rates with source channel icons and arrival view times.
*Unique to eviivo Mobile
“Our retreat concept is growing in many directions, but few of them have me behind a desk much of the day,” says Raymond Linam, owner of Desert Harbor in New Mexico, who uses eviivo Mobile. “Having the freedom to be connected to bookings and reservations with instant notifications, yet in the field, is a gamechanger. Less time in the office, quicker awareness of bookings and guest response time; I truly couldn’t be more pleased.”
The app was also launched to appease the growing sector of millennials buying second properties to enter the short-term rental market, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
For the full mobile app survey, which was distributed to property owners, hosts and boutique hoteliers in independent accommodations in the UK, US, Germany, France and Iberia. Click here for results.
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