Alessandro Pacilio joins me from Booking.com, where he leads product marketing for the company’s homes and apartments division focused on professional short-term rental partners. Booking.com is, as many of us know, one of the largest travel platforms on the planet, but lesser known is that it has an entire department of its business dedicated to homes and apartments.
In the first of a three part series, we’re going to hear more from this travel leader about the industry landscape, ahead of digging more deeply into Booking.com’s work with short stay managers and owners.
We’re only on page one of this storyAlessandro Pacilio – Global Product Marketing Manager – Booking.com
As global product marketing manager at Booking.com, Alessandro is at the forefront of changes in the Short Stay Show Industry and he and the team at Booking.com are moving and changing with the times. Supporting the wave of apartments and Short Stay non traditional properties as they come to the market and offer what guests want.
Booking.com are moving as fast as the Industry in supporting Short Stay Accommodation providersAlessandro Pacilio – Global Product Marketing Manager – Booking.com
Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, convenient transportation options and a range of incredible places to stay.@Booking.com Global. Secrets. Shared – Supporting the #shortstay industry – Hear the full podcast episode www.hlspod.com/bdc1#holidaylet #shortstay @shortstayshow #bookingdotcom #shorttermrental #shorttermrentals Click To Tweet
Quick Fire Q’s:
We kick off with some fun quick fire Q’s to get to know a bit more about Ale
- Tell us a little about you and your background and how you started out in this Industry?
- Do you manage Short Stay accommodation yourself?
- Best piece of advice you were given?
- Holiday destination of choice?
- Your Favorite city in the world?
Seamlessly connecting millions of travelers with memorable experiences
As one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. The site offers over 29 million total reported accommodation listings, including 6.2 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay.
We talk about Booking.com from a Short Stay perspective – As booking.com has such a global perspective and advanced data team you have extensive insight into what travelers look for and buy, interesting facts about the Global Short Stay Industry and what trends are happening.
I ask Ale these important questions:
- How are you seeing the short stay industry evolve over the next year and beyond?
- Are there any trends our listeners should know about?
- Where are you all seeing growth in the number of listings?
- If our listeners were looking to buy property in Europe for short term rentals, where are the best rented properties located?
- What is the benefit of being on Booking.com to a short stay owner?
- What can we as holiday homeowners do to ensure we are ahead of the curve and truly stand out?
- Do you have a guiding philosophy or principal that you’d like to share with us?
You recently attended the Short Stay Show at London Excel – How important is this event to the development of the Short Stay Community and Industry?Alessandro his views on the Short Stay Show
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