WESTON, FL – JANUARY 7, 2019 – Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI), a technology leader in the travel and vacation rental markets, has entered into contracts with nine more travel distributors to integrate and offer Monaker’s instantly-bookable vacation rentals through their established distribution channels. The addition of nine new travel partners expands the company’s B2B travel distribution network to twenty-four contracted distribution partners.
“Since the launch of our Monaker next-gen booking engine (MBE) and API in July 2018, we have made great progress expanding our travel distribution partners, with more and more going live and beginning to transact on our system,” commented Monaker CEO, Bill Kerby. “These twenty-four distributor partners represent hundreds of downstream travel companies, website, agencies and agents that generate significant hotel lodging reservations annually. When integrations are completed, Monaker will be distributing vacation rental homes internationally to travel groups that operate multiple platforms servicing 12 markets worldwide that currently book in excess of 400,000 passengers per month.”
Monaker’s integrated travel distributors and their downstream partners, with their established travel booking platforms (aggregators, consolidators, online travel agencies and travel agents), can select from a growing global vacation rental inventory comprised of homes, villas, chalets, apartments, condos, resort residences, and even castles. Monaker expects to report an increased available vacation rental inventory in the very near-term as it continues to add new contracted properties.
“Monaker ‘s proprietary booking engine provides a much-needed and highly desirable transactional component allowing travel companies to expand their product offerings to include vacation rental homes. Once integrated, it empowers travel companies, travel platforms and agents to instantly book commissionable vacation rentals within their existing reservation systems. Because the bookings are instantly confirmed via Monaker’s system, rather than waiting hours or even days for property owners to respond and confirm, a vacation rental can now be booked along with air, car and other travel reservations as a complete package. We see this as a significant evolutionary shift within the travel industry,” Mr. Kerby added.
Of the twenty-four contracted partners, five have already gone live with the next-gen MBE, and 19 more are working to complete their integrations.
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 one 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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