MBA in Sales & Marketing, with 11+ years work-ex in Travel, Payments, E-commerce/Online: Paytm, Agoda, MakeMyTrip.
1) Global Airbnb & OTA specialist ( Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, MakeMyTrip, TripAdvisor) .
Worked with 90+ Vacation Rentals /STRs/Hotels across 15 countries.
2) Past employee with 2 x OTAs : Agoda ( Booking.com) & MakeMyTrip ( India's No.1 )
Managed 800+ domestic & international hotels to increase Revenue/Occupancy
Proficient in Pricelabs, Smart Pricing
3) A Superhost & Specialist on Airbnb - setup & presently running 8 Villas/Homestay
My expertise comes from being on 3 sides of Travel Platforms ( employee, customer & partner), so I understand nuances of platforms better.
Channel Managers/Pricing Tools used - Hostaway, STAAH, Uplisting, Hospitable, Pricelabs, Cloudbeds, Lodgify, Guesty, Beds24 etc
Optimization involves SEO content, Ranking & Visibility in search results, Photos & amenities, pricing with promotions, & efficient settings on each OTA.
Presently working with property owners/hosts in Optimization, Pricing, Online Promotion on OTAs in 15 countries ( $60 to $2300 price range of properties)
Personally handled 500+ guest bookings & messaging, Pricing strategies, managed Costs, Revenue, end to end operations, onboarding & Go To Market strategy.
A) My EXPERTISE & How I Can Help :
1) New Listing Set-up/Onboarding:
Create & Optimize a NEW Listing, for a Short Term Rental/Homestay/Hotel/Villa, on any Travel Platform across the world.
2) Listing Optimization & Audit:
i) Optimizing EXISTING listings for owners/rental companies/hosts.
Implement changes to capture algorithm, & adjust to the OTA Ranking/Visibility/SEO algorithm, to help increase bookings/occupancy
ii) Optimize & Capture Guest Attention through :
- Title, Description, Space, Neighborhood ( AI tools like Chat GPT & Bard)
- Photo tactics & captions
- Create Guest Messaging templates
iii) Execution on optimizing OTAs (Booking, Expedia) vs Airbnb/VRBO
3) Revenue or Pricing/Promotion Strategy:
- Setup on Pricing Tools like Pricelabs
- Strategy & Consultation on pricing tactics, occupancy, beating competition, visibility, capturing algorithm, automation & nuances of different OTAs
4) Consultation Listings on OTAs - Airbnb, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Agoda, MakeMyTrip, VRBO & Expedia ( Pricing & Revenue, SEO Visibility Tips, Content, Settings)
- Solutions for Low Bookings
- Selling Strategies for different property types ( Luxury, Condos, Homes etc)
5) Co Host or Virtual Assistance : All OTAs
Solving Extranet/Partner Central/Host App challenges
After understanding pain points of various properties in different countries, I can help you stay ahead in saturated markets, target algorithm vs customer conversion, & save at least 3-6 months of your time.
1) ~$25 per Listing on Airbnb - Information to be provided by Host ( Layout, pictures ,amenities, guests, content etc).
Booking/Expedia/Agoda lesser pricing.
2) $30 Consulting Calls (2 hour) - This will help you save time, understand how to operate on a Travel platform, & implement strategies you will not be aware of !
I'll provide nuances on pricing, settings, listing optimization, communications, content, & how to target your listings to potential guests.
Ask me anything - I have a tactical sheet with various procedures.
3) $16 Listing Optimization/Audit ( 1 Hr) - I log into your listing, to ensure your content, settings are optimized to bring in guests at competitive prices - this is crucial to maintaining the SEO/algorithm.
4) Bookings Management
LISTING SETUP: Listing setup includes defining a content strategy and target guest type, pricing research, photo captioning, policies, settings calibration based on your hosting goals, and SEO optimization.
This results in a fully optimized, ready-to-go Airbnb listing.
I specialize in optimizing Airbnb listings.
Optimizing a listing means correctly using Airbnb features & settings to accomplish your specific goals - this makes listings rank higher in search results, even at higher prices than average for a given market.
Great listing content attracts potential guests, who in turn leave reviews.
Overall reviews are critical to ranking high in Airbnb search results, and great reviews start with accurate listing descriptions, that match guest expectations and end up leaving 5-star reviews.
B) I am also a Travel Planner, and help travelers plan & design their trip/vacations.
Lead the category of Holiday Packages in MakeMyTrip for 38 International destinations.
- On TripAdvisor : Top 15 Reviewer of Hotels & Landmarks/Attractions
- On Google Maps : Local Guide Level 8, with over 18 million+ views of my photos ( top 5% in India)
- Booking.com recently added me as an Ambassador for India Community.
- Operated Couch-surfing in Mumbai for foreign travelers.
I look forward to making a difference for your business!