Today, we are pleased to announce that we have received Elite Connectivity Partner status for 2023 with Vrbo for the third year in a row! Only a small handful of companies qualify for Elite status out of more than a hundred integrated partners.
Just like 2021 and 2022, this recognition underscores our focus and commitment to maintaining the highest possible connectivity with Vrbo. We work hard all year long, advancing and sustaining this connection to empower you to serve guests better and grow your business on Vrbo’s global travel platform. We qualified for Elite Partner status because of our commitment to the following:
- Improving traveler experiences on Vrbo
- Developing integrated tools and capabilities to a high standard
- Providing a quality technical connection to Vrbo with a reliable user experience
- Delivering exceptional performance outcomes on Vrbo to our clients
- Engaging with the Vrbo team to continually optimize tools and capabilities
To be clear, Elite status is not a list you can pay to be included in. Vrbo constantly measures partner performance across many metrics - server uptime, speed of responses, booking quality, listing quality, error rates, etc. - and meets with our team regularly to discuss. Only those that meet the highest quality across all those metrics, across a long period of time, are given Elite status.
This year we have some exciting updates coming later this year. We are currently working to implement the brand new Vrbo Messaging API into OwnerRez and can't wait for everyone to be able to start using this. We'll be sure to make an announcement once this is released!
We want to say a big thank you to Vrbo for all the work they've done with OwnerRez and their commitment to the vacation rental industry. To: Shelby, Stacey, Gavin, and the gang - a big thank you!