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New PMS partner: Meet Ynnov

Too many PMS options? Meet Ynnov a recognized option in the short-term rental market.

And as usual Doinn only partners with the best options in the industry.

This is the case of Ynnov, a 100% Portuguese PMS developed especially for vacation rental.

Keep reading all the details about PMS Ynnov 😉

Developed 100% in Portugal and in Portuguese:

Ynnov is a PMS that has been evolving for 12 years, bringing together some of the best tools.

Since its origin in 2010, Ynnov has maintained a process of continuous improvement that guarantees you, today, maximum efficiency in the management of your properties on all fronts where you can operate.

With a Portuguese team that understands the needs of the local industry.

In the market for 12 years, in constant evolution and growth, the Ynnov platform is today the most complete PMS available for the Portuguese market.

With its wide range of features, the Ynnov software guarantees an efficient and automated management of the entire operation, whether short term accommodation, hostels, or hotels.

By using Ynnov, hosts and property managers can save precious time in daily management, regain quality of life and focus on what is really important for their business.

Decreasing the probabilities of human error will increase customer satisfaction and increase the profitability of your properties.

Ynnov is considered one of the best Portuguese PMS and Channel Manager, as it maximizes productivity, allows a professional level of management and, consequently, maximizes positive results.

Since the creation of Ynnov, in 2010, the team’s main concern is the constant improvement of the software, to follow all the important developments in the evolution of the tourist market, as well as the main needs of its customers.

Therefore, today Ynnov guarantees maximum efficiency in the management of all aspects of the accommodation business.

Features:

The Ynnov software includes a powerful Channel Manager, which synchronizes with the main distribution channels, and a Property Management System, which allows customers to centrally manage all aspects of reservations and accommodation.

This also includes:

  • Communications to the SEF.
  • Emails and text messages.
  • Cleaning service
  • Maintenance
  • Online check-ins
  • Finance
  • INE/SREA reports, guest data, tourist taxes, digital keys, notifications and alerts, various automation mechanisms, staff, owners’ portal, and statistics.
  • With the additional certified invoicing software, YnnovFAT, invoicing is as fast and easy as a single click.

The Ynnov mobile application, available for iOS and Android systems, allows customers to always follow the daily activities of their business, no matter where they are.

Whether it’s check-ins and check-outs, cleaning, new bookings or other important aspects, it’s all in the app.

Ynnov also allows accommodation owners and managers to easily develop a personalized and attractive website to directly promote their brand/accommodation and attract direct bookings, not tied to distribution channel fees.

The web design is customizable, with a modern design, intuitive use, and full compatibility with mobile devices.

Editing multi-language content is easily done directly in the PMS software.

Having your own direct sales channel allows owners and managers to increase customer loyalty as well as direct bookings.

For those who already have a website, Ynnov also has a solution, a booking platform that can be connected to any website or used on social networks.

Cleaning and maintenance features:

Screenshot example of the Ynnov integration and shot from Doinn mobile app
Screenshot example of the Ynnov integration and shot from Doinn mobile app

Thanks to the Doinn integration, you will be able to manage your services through your Ynnov account with just a few clicks:

  • Access your Ynnov account and look in the user menu, in the upper right corner, and select “Personalizations”.
  • Once in the “Customizations” menu, select “Integrations”:
  • On the left side bar and then select “Doinn”. Enter the email and password that were used to create a Doinn account and press “Connect”.
  • That’s it!

You can check out more about the integration in this walkthrough.

What can you do with this integration?

  • Turn your bookings into cleanings
  • Get laundry services and linen rentals
  • Request any specific cleaning services offered by Doinn at your property.

Manage your business in the palm of your hand thanks to two software specialized in local accommodation.

And spend more time managing communication with your guests, booking prices, and more!

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Vacation rental technology: types and comparisons.

Not only vacation rental technology for your business is about getting a PMS.

With this in mind, a property management software releases you from a bookings nightmare.

As well as getting your property bids improved which is extremely important.

But when you have a vacation rental business there is a lot of processes.

Maintenance, cleanings, check-ins, and a lot more tasks that are regularly done.

And of course, there are a handful of apps and software available to help you do this.

Because of this, choosing a proper tool that adapts to your needs and type of business can be complicated.

Therefore that is exactly why you need to read this article, we teach some tech to oversee it all!

Obviously, we tell you all about it just keep reading 👇👇

Types of vacation rental technology:

As we told you in a recent article about 2022 trends. Digitalization is not going anywhere.

That being said, is just a matter of time before more and more industries have been impacted by the use of technology.

First, find out which tasks you would like to automate or manage.

Get an objective: reduce hours in operations, reduce problems in the property with guests, etc.

If you choose operations the first thing that comes to mind is cleaning.

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Room ready for guests – Vacation rental technologies

But you will also have:

  • Maintenance: plumbing, electricity, etc.
  • Manage staff.
  • Operate check-in and checkouts.
  • Get easier payments for these services.
  • Manage billings for services more transparently.
  • Sell extras to guests.

Also, keep in mind you will have to solve these issues for all of the properties you manage.

Don’t know about you, but we get tired just thinking about it! 😫

Meanwhile, on the alternative accommodation market, we are able to find:

Maintenance Platforms

Thinking about improving your maintenance requests and services? Check some of these options:

Marketplace and other tools

Equally important, is being able to diversify your income.

And start upselling to your guests is the perfect excuse, here is how you can do this:

  • Our partner CHEKIN has just launched a new feature to sell experiences and more. Check it all here.

Revolutionize the experience of your guests, increase the benefits of each reservation, get better reviews and get more direct reservations.

With Chekin newest feature, you can upsell things like an early check-in on your property.
  • Similarly, other things such as luggage storage when guests check out can be arranged to check our partner LUGGIT APP.
  • Not only luggage but also if you want to sell breakfast items or skies rental? Check out BNSELLIT.

Housekeeping Platforms

Ultimately, HOUSEKEEPING platforms are our favorite as we are the masters of this subject.

Therefore check all the details about the platforms we are comparing today:

DOINN vs VRscheduler vs Breezeway

What is Doinn?

Doinn connects top cleaning and linen rental companies with years of experience to property managers.

As a result, helps to standardize processes for alternative accommodation.

Vacation rental technology
A look into how Doinn platform

  • Property managers, BnB’s, hotels, and property owners in general, can have a platform to order services based on their booking calendars.
  • Buyers can follow up on the services performed in their properties through our app.

Doinn has been on the market since 2015 not only offering cleaning services but also: Linen rental, Laundry, Amenities, Deep cleaning, Move-in and move out services, Check-in, and Check out agents.

Now Doinn is available in 11 countries and more than 600 cities.

Doinn is more likely used by property managers and B2B rental management companies, Colivings, and other types of alternative accommodation providers.

What is VRscheduler?

In this case, VRscheduler offers operations and housekeeping Management for 10-100+ vacation rental, short-term and long-term properties.

VRScheduler is a platform for scheduling and tracking cleaners, inspectors, and maintenance staff.

VRScheduler works with your booking software to improve workflow. Save time, optimize labor and minimize costly mistakes.

VRScheduler allows different vendors to update the system and streamline employee task programming as needed.

Drag and drop a scheduling calendar for vendors such as cleaning companies, security companies, hot tub service companies, and so on.

Most likely used by: rental owners and management companies who manage teams and outsourcing services.

What is Breezeway?

Breezeway’s property operations platform helps coordinate, communicate, and verify detailed work at properties, and delivers the best service experience to guests and homeowners.

Combining deep learning technology, robust property data, smart messaging, and mobile-first task management.

Breezeway is bringing service optimization to the property management space.


Their target markets include vacation rental managers, short-term rental operators, hotels & hostels, resorts, cleaning/maintenance services, & residential managers.

Comparison chart:

We have built this chart in order for you to be the judge in terms of the needs and tech of what you need.

Take a look:

Property management housekeeping platforms comparison chart

This information has been collected through online resources, we strongly suggest visiting this platform’s website if you need more info.

Finally, we believe this comparison chart is the best way to understand what you will need to have in consideration.

Why choose Doinn?

Doinn services area map

Now, why do we think Doinn is your best option?

Doinn has been in business since 2015, understanding the needs of the alternative accommodation market and improving our product.

  • Flexible and scalable.
  • Integrate with more than 10 TOP market PMS as well as iCal from airbnb and bookin.com
  • Buy certified services with proven quality.
  • Real-time service notice through the Doinn app.
  • Efficient communication with the cleaning staff through the app. (Just like WhatsApp!)
  • You will get an outstanding team behind the platform, online resources, and customer support 24/7.
  • The cleaning staff is able to report issues with photos, directly in your job summary for every service.

If by all means you still feel that you cannot be part of this, probably means you are a small owner with 1-2 properties.

In that case, we strongly suggest looking at the other options we presented or check this great article too😜

Thanks for checking out another one of our articles!

See you in the next one! And remember that: Doinn is here for good 😎

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Channel manager, all in one solution: Meet Octorate!

A Channel Manager is definitely an extensive subject and of course here at Doinn, we care about giving you all the details on this type of solution.


Moreover, providing clean and tidy accommodation to your guests is a big part of your operations.


That is why we want to offer you various solutions and integrations. 

Today we are announcing our integration with a new property management solution: let’s welcome Octorate!


A complete suite with different features that will help you run your vacation rental company. 

See all the details about Octorate here below 😉

Octorate – the perfect solution for property management 

Thanks to the Octorate Channel Manager you will boost your visibility online and hence increase your reservations.

Octorate is Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia’s preferred partner.

As well as being integrated with +150 OTAs around the world.

Allowing you to potentially open your property to sell.

A channel manager like Octorate will definitely simplify your business and your daily activities.

You will have the chance to start getting many reservations on various portals.

But you can manage all of them from one platform (rates and availability update, restrictions, etc).

With Octorate, you can also start getting reservations without any commission costs thanks to the Booking Engine.

It is a booking platform compatible with any website and fully customizable.

However, in case you do not have any web page, you can get the OctoSite.

A real website that can be set up in a few minutes, already linked to the Booking Engine.

Housekeeping with Octorate & Doinn

Octorate is not only a great tool for property management because of all the channels you can work with.

But also an in-cloud platform compatible with any device and you do not have to install any software to use it!

By combining both powerful solutions you will have a new way of running your business with Octorate & Doinn.

Add the iCals of your properties to your Doinn account, you will be free of the hassle of cleanings.

Automate the turnovers with every new booking coming from the different channels.

This combined with the Octorate app will be a completely new way of running your business.

If you use the Octorate App on your phone, you will be able to use the following features:

Model Pics  – App

If you have a standardized way of arranging the furniture and amenities in the rooms, Octorate got your back!

You can save a gallery of pictures in the details of each room/apartment.

Screen of the octorate app

The cleaner will only have to download the Octorate App to see the pictures and keep them as a reference when taking care of the accommodation.

This functionality is particularly useful for new staff members!

Maintenance notes – App

Let’s suppose the cleaner spots a sink leaking in the bathroom of the accommodation.

They can easily leave a maintenance comment via the App, which will be visible to anyone in Octorate in relation to that specific room.

Why use Doinn & Octorate together

So let’s say that the cleaner is using the Octorate app to get your apartment to “look like” you want it.

But, are they following any specific technique not to miss a spot? 

Doinn has certified protocols and cleaners follow a very specific checklist to avoid losing any details when performing the service.

And remember the maintenance comment on the Octorate app?

You can follow up on that by creating a maintenance service with one of Doinn’s vendor to solve the problem!

Doinn notifications app
Doinn notifications app

As well as a bunch of other types of services:

  • Deep cleanings (To get the property ready after a long time been unused)
  • Linen rental and laundry
  • Common areas cleanings, and more!

On top of that get a Doinn host app in order to follow up and know when a service starts or finishes!

Great, right?

As you can see this partnership is thought of as making your life easier!

The partnership between Octorate and DOINN can really help you to improve and simplify the management of your property at the same time.

Thanks for reading and evaluating this solution for your business.

When using such a powerful property management solution as Octorate:

  • Your visibility online will be boosted
  • You will get much more reservations
  • Your workload will increase

However, we are offering you the right tools to keep all this under control!

DOINN and Octorate know it very well and aim at making operations for your property a smooth process.

Doinn is here for good, in more than 11 countries and 600 cities!

Do not worry about searching for trusted teams anymore, count us in.

See you in the next article! 👋👋

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New PMS integration partner: Tokeet

PMS integration is always good news at Doinn!

Today we are welcoming our recent integrated partner: TOKEET

Tokeet it’s a great addition to our portfolio of integrations.

Tokeet offers a complete, fully integrated, and best-in-class suite of products for all aspects of a vacation rental business.

Their platform contains all the tools you need to grow from 1 to 1K rentals.

Providing a full-stack platform. Tokeet is a one-stop shop for vacation rental management software solutions.

This was more than an excellent reason to make an integration with them.

How does Tokeet works?

We know there are a lot of options to choose from on channel managers and tons of PMS solutions.

So we figured it was easier to share this video with you guys to hear the reasons directly from the horse’s mouth 😉

Tokeet is a Property Management System (PMS) launched in 2016 with over 50,000 rentals. 

Aimed at hosts and managers from 1 to 1,000 properties!

Tokeet’s solutions make it easy for vacation rental managers to coordinate reservations across multiple channels, automate tasks, and perfect pricing.

Why use the Tokeet – Doinn integration?

Remember that article where we talked about preparing after post-pandemic traveling?

One of the keys to this new era is digitalization.

And having a strong PMS allied is a very important part of this process.

By using a powerful tool for your property management and hooking it up with our solution you will be one step ahead! 

Doinn is not only a platform, it is an operations center!

Ready to help you get your properties ready when you need them!

How to integrate with Doinn?

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Tokeet integration with Doinn

Check out this video to see how tokeet PMS and Doinn integration works!

Learn how to connect your Tokeet and Doinn account

Activate the integration in less than 3 minutes!

You can also read the complete help page here.

Remember by integrating Doinn you will also have a mobile app to get real-time information on your property operations!

You don’t want to miss our upcoming collaborations! Stay tuned for more of our partnership news on our social media and blog content!!

See you next time 👋🏻👋🏻

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Tourism in 2022: most discussed trends.

Tourism in 2022. How did you imagine it? We bet, nothing like what we’ve experienced the past two years.


Many things have changed and that is precisely what has been discussed lately.


Doinn has been present at two key events recently: The travel innovation summit and FITUR.


We tell you a little about the events:


The travel innovation summit is a private event organized by a group of investors: Top Seed Lab.


With TOP characters in the world of tourism: Viajes el corte Inglés, Mélia, UNWTO and many others.


Discussing tourism trends and separating them from simple passing occurrences. Was the main subject of the event.


The themes that will really arise in the different tourism subsectors.

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Travel innovation summit madrid


In the case of FITUR, surely you already know about this great event.

FITUR is a world-class event that has positioned itself as a tool for tourism. Its mission is to contribute to the recovery of tourism and grow the sector.

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That’s exactly why we thought it important to write and discuss with you the trends, learnings and many interesting facts happening in tourism today.

It is important to highlight that these topics have been commented on in both events, which is why they’ve been selected for this article.


Sure there are many more things happening in this world but without a doubt, the topics that we deal with today here will continue to give something to talk about.

Let’s begin!

The digital transformation has no turning back

If there is something in which both events agree, it is that digitization in tourism will not go anywhere.


The pandemic has pushed all industries towards digital.


Terms like: smart tourism, smart travel, smart cities, are just a few that are constantly being heard.

And as a consequence of the pandemic, there was a great explosion of tourism towards the digital world.


And we are not just talking about using social networks or creating a website.

If not how new disruptive business models are transforming tourism for the future.


Below 3 examples of new businesses that are digital, disruptive, and innovative:

  • Can you imagine a completely digital luxury hotel? It is CitizenM’s proposal, you make the reservation online, check-in/check-out kiosks, and without seeing a person. Approaching a more modern and young traveler.
  • Borders are still closed in half the world. But in Atlanta with illuminarium you can visit amazing places in the world in its immersive experience.
  • Automation in hotels. Some hotels already turn off lights and regulate temperatures through devices and even welcoming robots read everything in this article.

If these 3 examples show us anything, it is that traditional tourism models will have to work to incorporate new verticals.


Because tourism has changed forever.

The opportunity of rural tourism

Another reality that was a consequence of the pandemic.

The main reason is almost obvious, after lockdowns we all want to reconnect with nature and be away from our noisy cities.

The problem?

These rural areas were not ready for change.


But it happened. And as a global phenomenon: the United States, China, France, Spain, and many more.


They have seen the numbers in their rural areas grow and now the job is to improve the user experience.

These are some of the actions for rural areas:

  • “Make my move” is an online platform where communities offer work and a rural area to live for nomads.
  • “A nomadic island” is Madeira’s proposal offering travelers a free community workspace, Wi-Fi, and exclusive events every day at the John dos Passos centre.

The digital nomads are here to stay

If you remember, a few months ago we told you exactly this in our article about digital nomads.


According to this study, there are 4.8 million people who consider themselves nomads in the world.


And surely the figure will continue to increase, which is why many countries are preparing to offer advantages to this type of traveler.

Because not everyone wants to go to an island in Thailand 😉


In fact, rural tourism in some areas is preparing to also become a destination for teleworking and not just ecotourism.

These are some of the things that are happening in relation to digital nomads:

New technologies in tourism

Smart cities are already here and they are not new.


But what can we expect from the future?


Based on the lectures and discussions of some of the experts at these events.
We tell you some very interesting ones:

Tourism and the metaverse

Although the video of Iceland seems funny to us, the reality is that we are increasingly moving towards a world in virtual reality.

And perhaps the day will come when the metaverse will also come to our decisions about the vacations or properties that we are going to rent.

This is the case of the animal life reserve in Singapore that offers virtual reality experiences with animals.

Blockchain and tourism

In essence, the blockchain is a block within an information chain.
This chain has the peculiarity that it cannot be altered.


To modify any data registered in the chain, it must be modified in all the devices of the chain, so it becomes an unbeatable system.


This means that it is not only viable for cryptocurrencies which is what we listen to the most.


In fact, there is a home-sharing platform Beenest. Based on the blockchain.


Their technology is used to put guests in touch with hosts so they can organize and pay for stays.

What is different?

There is no middleman who charges large commissions in the process.

But it keeps payment, reputation, and arbitration protocols in place, giving users greater security.

To better understand, watch this video:

Although we don’t have a magic ball, we know that some of these trends will continue with us in 2022.

And at Doinn we strive to share the latest developments and news with you, we hope you have enjoyed this article as much as we have.

See you next time 😉 

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10 Things to do in Lisbon!

Beautiful, colorful, vibrant Lisbon.. Portugal’s Capital City.

With a population of just over 500,000 and a whopping 3 million visitors per year, it’s no wonder that you want to drop by!

Lisbon is a top tourist hotspot and a wonderful, as well as affordable holiday location.

Overlooking nostalgic coastal views and monuments steeped in history.

Lisbon is the perfect place to explore, unwind and relax.

Stick with us here at Stasher, the best option for luggage storage in Lisbon, to learn more about what in the world to do in a city where there is so much available at your fingertips! 

1. Learn to make your own Pastel de Nata

You know how the saying goes, the quickest way to anyone’s heart, is through their stomach!

We figured the best way to start your Lisbon experience is through taste, and what better food is there to encompass all that Lisbon has to offer if not its very own Pastel de Nata (custard tart).

Let’s circle back to the 19th century for a moment, to the West of Lisbon at Jerónimos Monastery in Belém, where the history of the Pastel de Nata began.

Believe it or not some monks found themselves with too many leftover egg yolks and decided to get creative!

Today, we thank them for the beloved national treasure that is this pastry.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Portuguese cuisine at the Compadre School of Cooking located at Number 14, Rua Heliodoro Salgado.

Here you can learn to make your very own authentic Pastel de Nata, so that the next time you crave a piece of Portugal, you’ll only have to travel to your kitchen.

2. Dinner and Fado

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Since we are on the topic of great Portuguese food, we recommend that you head over to somewhere like Clube de Fado to delight in some more of the country’s delicacies.

But be warned, the taste bud tickler, for once, is not the star of the show. No no, that spot is reserved for Fado.

This emotive genre of music originated in the 1820s in Lisbon, but it is believed to have much earlier and deeper origins.

Fado is often linked to cafes, restaurants and is known for its eerie, melancholic melodies not to mention its beautifully profound nature, musically and lyrically.

3. Feira da Ladra (The ‘Thieves’ Flea Market)

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Feira da Ladra, roughly translated to ‘’The Market of Thieves‘’, is one of Lisbon’s oldest markets.

Dating back to the 12th century, this market, once displaying random, unwanted second-hand items for sale (hence the name), has grown and evolved into what it is today.

A place where you can find clothes, books, handmade/carved goodies, countless antiques carrying the history of Portugal in their shine, and definitely some souvenirs that you can take home to your loved ones.

So put on your best adventurer’s hat, make your way down to Campo de Santa Clara and swerve through the lively Feira da Ladra, haggling to your heart’s content.

Learn more about the history of the famous Lisbon Flea Market here.

4. O Museu do Azulejo or The National Tile Museum

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If you’re looking to learn more about Portuguese culture and you also happen to be a fan of art, look no further than the Museu do Azulejo, also known as The National Tile Museum.

The Museu Nacional do Azulejo, founded by Queen D. Leonor in 1509, is located in R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312, Lisbon, and it is dedicated to the azulejo, the traditional tilework of Portugal.

The word Azulejo means ‘’polished stone’’, but I don’t think that that description quite represents the meaning of the tile to the Portuguese people.

Tiles trace as far back as the 13th century and were initially used to protect the walls of wetter areas such as bathrooms and kitchens from dampness/mould, but they became a common expression of Portuguese culture and art in the 15th century.

The museum features, but is not limited to, a wide range of decorative ceramic tiles, in various colours and made of many different materials, beautifully depicting the history of the Portuguese Empire from as far back as the 15th century, right up until the present day.

What is not to love, right?

5. Make your own tile

So you’ve visited one of Lisbon’s most historically rich locations, learned as much as you can about Portugal, got lost in all it’s astonishing swirls and patterns and now you’re wondering, ‘what do I do next?’.

Well it only stands to reason that, since you’ve spent so much time admiring the azulejo, you should make one yourself!

Yes, you can totally do that, and at the Museum no less! So remember, when you get through the exhibition and explore till you’ve had your fill, sign up to the workshop the Museum offers, and jump into the hands-on experience of creating the traditional ceramic tile.

Lucky for you, all of that inspiration should still be whizzing around in your brain, so have fun and get creative. No pressure!

6. Igreja de São Roque or ‘Church of Saint Roch’

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The Igreja de São Roque. This church is a marvel that you will undoubtedly want to see.

The first Jesuit church in Portugal and one of the only buildings to survive the devastating earthquake of 1755 nearly untouched, it is a wonder to explore.

With breathtaking sacred art, a dazzling marble and gold interior, and featuring our beloved traditional tile work, the astoundingly clever mannerist and baroque architecture, (work of Filippo Terzi, royal architect of Filipe II of Portugal), is sure to draw you into its grasp.

The São Roque Museum, which you may also be interested in surveying, is stationed right next to the church.

Free guided tours are offered at 3pm Thursday to Sunday if you want to learn more about the church’s past, but you are also welcome to have a browse at your own pace.

Although we definitely recommend making the most of the tours, given that the story of this building is astonishing, (and if we tried to explain it all to you in this blog alone, we would be here for the entirety of your holiday).

7. Tram 28

Tram favorite transportation on lisbon
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Tram 28 follows the most famous journey in Portugal.

This particular tram has been around since 1914, when horse-drawn carriages still carried Lisbon’s locals through its winding streets and over the seven hills that the city was built on.

The tram travels through the centre of the city and, similarly to a sightseeing bus, it passes through older areas of the city, allowing tourists (and locals) to appreciate its original architecture, newly built areas for the modern heads, as well as many of Lisbon’s attractions.

Learn more about the Tram 28 route as well as how to purchase tickets here.

We recommend that you get a day pass for the tram, it costs between €6-€7 and lasts for 24 hours.

Tram 28 has over 30 stops on its path, so it may take you a while to get to the end of the line.

But if you have some time while in Lisbon, be sure to jump on this journey to the past, or at least as close to the past as you can get.

8. Tuk Tuk Tours

Tuk Tuk Tours, like Tram 28, can take you on a venture all through the City of Lisbon.

On the winding and narrow roads, the smooth concrete and the cobblestone, as well as passing through and stopping, at main attractions and landmarks.

This time, however, you get a little more wiggle room to decide where you go!

Think of your Tuk Tuk guide as a Genie, ask and you will get!

Only you are not limited to 3 wishes, Tuk Tuk guides are delightful and knowledgeable and they definitely will not trick you into wishing them free.

Prices may vary where these tours are concerned. For example, a tour taking 30 minutes to 1 hour, can cost anywhere between €20-€30.

Whereas a longer tour, between 2 and 3 hours, can cost up to €100.

You’ll usually find Tuk Tuks stationed throughout the city of Lisbon, particularly at touristy locations and landmarks.

You may wish to ask different drivers what they charge for a tour and decide based on what is most affordable for you.

9. Dolphin Watching

Dolphin watching experience near Lisbon
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If you love nature and take pleasure in seeing animals thrive in their natural habitat, then this is the activity for you!

You will depart from the Lisbon coast on a speedboat, travel over the Tagus River, pass under the famous ‘25 de Abril’ suspension bridge and start your venture into the ocean.

You will also be able to see many of Lisbon’s amazing monuments along the way.

The goal is, of course, catch sight of some dolphins up close, but with the help of a marine biologist that will be on board, if you are lucky enough, you may encounter various other species of marine wildlife on your travels.

These include but are not limited to, jellyfish, sharks, turtles and much more! Note that the weather can sometimes affect this activity.

Head over to Airbnb Experiences to book this wondrous, you guessed it, experience!

10. Beach day from Lisbon

Beach of Albufeira near Lisbon. 

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The last activity, one of the most popular in Portugal, and certainly the hardest to beat, is a good old beach day.

Because if there’s one thing that holiday goers, backpackers, locals and travellers alike can all agree on.

It’s that lazily rolling around in golden sand or somersaulting into the misty deep blue, are hands down some of the absolute most satisfying ways to spend your holiday. 

So, search for luggage storage in Lisbon and then hop on a bus, a car or a broomstick.. (we don’t judge) and make your way to one of these beautiful beaches to appreciate what the world has to offer.

Oh and since we love you so much, check out the list of beaches below, accessible by public transport from central Lisbon along with some other beaches that are a short drive away.

Don’t say we don’t do anything for you! 😉

Beaches accessible by transport:

  • Praia de Carcavelos
  • Praia da Conceição
  • Costa da Caparica 
  • Praia de Santo Amaro de Oeiras

Beaches accessible by car: 

  • The Serra da Arrabida
  • Praia do Guincho
  • Lagoa de Albufeira
  • Fonte da Telha
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We give a special thanks to Stasher team, for giving top notch travel tips so you can savour every moment of your adventures.

We hope that this blog has done the trick!

Now that you have all of the information needed to make your trip to Lisbon a success, use it wisely. Enjoy!

About doinn:

Doinn provides top cleaning, laundry services and linen rental all through our software platform.

P.D. You can also check this other article about things to do in Lisbon on winter.

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Property managers and hosts

Digital nomads and how to get your rentals adapted

Digital nomads are here to stay definitely, they are no longer a “secret cult”.

Especially after the pandemic situation, even there are top countries offering amazing views.

And other countries even give special visa conditions for these travelers such as Malta, Romania, Cayman Islands, and others.

That is why today we are sharing some of the needs digital nomads have when taking into consideration a rental property.

Only in the US, 40% of digital nomads are an average age of 32 years old.

And in the future, this age segment millennials will represent almost 40% of the global population.

Also how you can adapt your rental and why you should do this.

The main reason to understand digital nomads is most of them travel when they work.

And, of course in the future, they will be a very important piece of the pie in the market.

So you need to be ready since yesterday!

Always Connected

It might sound obvious but this is one of the major problems of the digital nomads when finding a property to rent.

You can make one of these tricks to enhance your internet and have this one covered.

  1. Change the location of your router, sometimes if this device is store away somewhere in the room something can interfere with the signal. Move it to a tall place without any disturbances such as tv, radios, etc.
  2. Check if there is anybody stuck to your network, remember you can have a guest user predefined for your guests and then check periodically for any intruders.
  3. If your house is too big or has different floors you can always add a wifi repeater to enhance the signal.

These are just a couple of things to get your rental ready for the digital nomads needs connections-wise.

Space efficiency

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If you have check social media the past year for sure you saw a bunch of pictures in which people renovated spaces to convert them into home offices.

Well if you do not have it on your property even if it’s a vacation rental, you should adopt one little space to it. Check out these examples.

  1. A desk and a chair are vital even if it is not big but the key here is to make a space even if it’s little but with comfort for concentration.
  2. Get a laptop stand! Your guests will love it as this is a must and a lot of people even if they are not digital nomads are still working remotely!
  3. Use dead spaces in your apartment it can be within the bedroom or maybe below a staircase there are a lot of creative ways to make this office desk amazing!

You can always go to Pinterest and get more inspiration on the matter 😉

Improve the experience

We have already discussed, how to prepare your vacation rentals after the pandemic situation.

Another important thing for these guests is maintaining their work-life balance there are actual studies that indicate they work more than older generations.

This might sound contradictory but the reality is if they work more than 40 hours per week their free time is sacred!

How can you help?

Add experiences to your package, so Airbnb has been the king on this lately.

Experiences are revolutionizing the way users are sharing with other people, so here are some you can add:

  1. Partner with local businesses to offer your users discounts and offer them a really nice experience with the locals. They would love it!
  2. Make a local guide itinerary! Help them understand how your city works and how they can enjoy it so much more!
  3. You can always add any extras to your service like rent a bicycle or ski equipment you can do it by creating a marketplace check it here.

An interesting fact is that the owner or rental manager can be the same owner of the experience so you can uplift your revenue a bit with this!

Stay green

For this audience staying green all the time is a big fact!

So keep getting some recycling bins as most of these users want to keep their environmental practices while staying at any other property.

They appreciate products that are chemical-free/plant-based because they are better for the planet and also can be better for people who suffer from skin conditions and allergies.

Do you happen to have any plants? They make the rental way more “home-like” and they are incredible to boost up your decor on any room.

Another important thing is to add devices that are “energy efficient” LED bulbs, LED lamps, electrical power strips with on/off switches.

And last but not least take advantage of this to talk the guest through all of the efforts you make to be greener 💚

Guests or tenants would love it and even recommend your lodging to their friends so think about this when following all of the below steps.

We hope this was useful and you will be ready for your future digital nomads and millennials guests 😉

About Doinn:

Doinn is the key to transforming your rental management operations.

Schedule, manage, and follow up your services all in one place.

Reduce the time and costs associated with managing properties while offering renters a seamless experience across their entire rental journey.

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Vendors

Cleaning companies and their growth with Doinn

Cleaning companies require a lot of operational work, and sometimes we do not recognize it.

To say that times have been tough in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic would certainly be an understatement.

Especially in regards to companies within the vacation rental industry and STR’s.


Above all, the uncertainty that the people who work in them have had to face.


Precisely, as a consequence of the pandemic, many have seen the need to seek new business lines.


That’s where Doinn’s courage shows. We are not only the technological bridge but a growth factor for the companies that join us.


At Doinn we also promote sustainable growth that is suitable for everyone. How do we do it?

Training for cleaning companies

Through diversification, technological updating, and innovation, you get a step towards one of the goals of the United Nations.

That’s exactly what Doinn helps to achieve.


The cleaning staff, are the true soul of the operations of this industry, they have been undervalued, and not only in terms of economic compensation.


Anyone who has been involved with the industry and the cleaning part understands the great challenge that this represents.


Doinn allows cleaning companies to have a tool that doesn’t just connect them to new property managers.

But they also receive a tool to manage their human resources. How?


Our software has integrated modules to include each of the cleaning staff, which contributes to monitoring each team member.


By registering with Doinn, cleaning companies receive continuous training and follow-up during services.

This allows us to always guarantee our property managers the HIGH level of the services they buy.

Motivating teams

Thanks to our team and employees module, it is possible to monitor each cleaning carried out by the employee where it can be used to do small motivational exercises, for example:

  • An internal campaign of who is the cleaner with the most services.
  • Provide compensation for the number of services.
  • Introduce a performance measurement system.

Or any other type of compensation that can motivate teams especially after the post-pandemic situation.


For anyone familiar with the hospitality industry and cleaning work, it is not difficult to understand that providing the proper motivation is a huge challenge when managing a cleaning crew.


That’s why small gestures, as long as they are sincere, can go a long way toward making staff feel appreciated and respected.

Continuous innovation on teams

Another great way to motivate teams is by teaching them new things.

Sounds silly but training cleaners to use the Doinn platform is a great way to introduce the team to the age of digitization.


Thanks to Doinn you not only receive software but you will also have access to our mobile app.


With the Doinn vendor operations app, cleaners can exercise their voice by giving feedback on their services and uploading supporting photos.


From being able to start and end services from the app to communicating with property managers to report on situations in the properties.


Understanding a platform like Doinn’s allows you to develop the skills of your staff.


Not to mention that giving them their own voice when communicating with the customers is a way to empower them.


If you want to know more about our app, see this article from our help center.

As you can see, at Doinn we strive to become an ally for the economic development of local cleaning companies.


From Madrid to Malaga, from Lisbon to Sintra, from Los Angeles to New York, Doinn’s vision is to become a strategic partner for suppliers and consequently, for customers.