Vacation Rental badges

Become a Booking.com-recommended Connectivity Partner for vacation rental properties

Getting a vacation rental specialisation badge helps you grow your customer base and increase your visibility in the industry. Read on to see if you’re eligible.

Program Manager at the Connectivity Partner Programme Team.

To help match Connectivity partners with the right vacation rental properties, we’re launching vacation rental specialisation badges. Partners with a badge will be recommended by Booking.com to vacation rental properties. We’ll also actively communicate the value of the badge to these properties so that they can make an informed decision when selecting a channel manager. The aim of these badges is to help our partners attract more vacation rental properties by increasing their own visibility.

Badge types and eligibility criteria

We offer two types of badges: ‘Recommended for Property Managers of Vacation Rentals’ and ‘Recommended for Hosts of Vacation Rentals’. The badges are available only to Advanced and Premier Connectivity partners.

To be eligible for the 'Recommended for Hosts of Vacation Rentals' badge:

  • Your primary product must be a channel manager or a property management system

  • You must have at least 300 single property owners in your portfolio

  • The monthly fee for your product must be equal to or under €35

To be eligible for the ‘Recommended for Property Managers of Vacation Rentals’ badge:

  • Your primary product must be a channel manager or a property management system

  • At least 50% of your connected properties must be vacation rentals

  • At least 70% of new properties in the last six months were connected using the Content API

In 2021, the eligibility criteria for the ‘Recommended for Property Managers of Vacation Rentals’ badge will be broadened. To keep this badge, you must have implemented at least one of the APIs in our Vacation Rental Essentials.

To get your badge, submit a request via our Partner Help Centre before March 12, 2020.

Request your badge now*

* You’ll find the option to acquire a specialisation badge under the “Select one of the following requests connected to our Provider Programme” drop-down.

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  • Eligible Connectivity partners can now request specialisation badges that recommend them to vacation rental properties and increase their visibility
  • We’ll tell vacation rental properties what the value of the badge is so they can make an informed decision when selecting a channel manager
  • Connectivity partners will be able to show the badge on their websites and communicate it to property managers

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