Short-term rental supply in Europe reaches pre-pandemic levels

In Europe, short-term rental capacity is at pre-pandemic levels.

Airdna brought fantastic news! The short-term rental demand in Europe had a strong first quarter and 2023 looks just bright with a significant increase in the number of nights stayed.

Compared to January 2022, there was an 18.1% increase in demand, and a substantial 28% increase compared to 2019.

This extended seasonality led to a 5% increase in occupancy from last year and a 6% increase above pre-pandemic levels.

Of the top 20 countries, 14 experienced an increase in occupancy, with Portugal, where we were born, with a +19.8% YOY, Austria +16.9%, Czechia +12%, and Greece +10.4% seeing the highest growth.

For the first time since the pandemic began, the available supply of short-term rentals in Europe exceeded 2019 levels, with 4.7% more properties available in January than in January 2019.

The not-so-great

On the other hand, Croatia, Denmark  Sweden, Hungary, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom occupancy levels saw a decline in occupancy levels.

However, these countries still had higher demand compared to the previous year.

The growth in available listing nights in these nations exceeded the growth in demand, leading to lower occupancy levels.

This increase in available listing nights signals a recovery toward typical occupancy rates after a period of reduced supply due to the pandemic.

Is it possible for the fastest-growing real estate type in Europe to sustain this?

The four real estate categories

Since January 2019, there has been a shift in the market share of the four real estate categories, with House/Villas and Unique Stays gaining 2.6% and 0.7%, respectively, while Apt/Condo/Lofts and B&Bs have each lost 2.9% and 0.4%.

This change can be attributed to shifting traveler preferences in the post-pandemic era. Apt/Condo/Lofts, which are predominantly located in urban areas, have yet to fully recover from the pandemic in terms of supply, while more options outside of urban areas have emerged, leading to a decline in their market share.

On the other hand, Houses/Villas and Unique Stays have become increasingly popular due to their more experiential, spacious, and private accommodations, resulting in their market share growth.

Finally, B&Bs, which typically involve sharing common areas with other guests, have seen a 0.4% decline in market share as they have become less desirable during the pandemic era.

This positive trend is expected to continue in the coming months, providing continued benefits to those involved in managing vacation rental properties.

The significance of digitization, particularly in the overlooked operational aspect, cannot be overstated. Doinn is committed to helping you grow and is here for good.

Cleaning standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Cleaning standard operating procedures (SOPs) are essential for any short-term rental that wants to remain efficient and productive. By having a set of SOPs in place, cleaners, in-house or outsourced, can quickly and effectively complete tasks without having to worry about making mistakes or wasting time.

Not only does this help keep the workplace running smoothly, but it also helps to ensure that safety protocols are followed and that the quality of work is consistent.

Cleaning SOPs help organizations save time and money, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries while they clean.

Writing Cleaning standard operating procedures (SOPs): Where To Begin

SOPs should be written in a step-by-step, easy-to-read format by subject-matter experts who know the processes and the structure of the organization.

The process descriptions and steps should not be overly lengthy or wordy; they should be simple and short.

Illustrations, pictures, diagrams, and charts are helpful when it’s necessary to demonstrate processes as they are described visually.

It may be helpful to include additional experts to help gather information and to review, test and approve draft SOPs.

Here is a general SOP for cleaning a short-term rental from our providers, but there are many examples on the internet that you can customize for your own needs.

I’m not going to lie.

Creating SOPs is a lot of hard work. Like really hard work. But once you have them in place and running well, they’re going to change your business. And your life.

You’re going to save time. You’re going to save money. And your customers and every single person you’ve hired for your business are going to love you.

It will be worth it a hundred times over.

It’s crucial to emphasize the significance of testing your SOPs. Try them out on multiple individuals, including at least one person who has limited knowledge of the procedure. This will help ensure that they’re not relying on their previous knowledge rather than what you’ve explicitly written out.

If you’d like more invaluable information on how Doinn can improve your operations, talk to us here

Was 2022 a record year for Airbnb?

The vacation rental industry has seen a major surge in the past few years, with Airbnb leading the charge. Recently, Airbnb reported record financial results for 2022, signaling that this trend is likely to continue into the future.

This news should be exciting for property managers who are looking to capitalize on this booming market and increase their profits.

Professional cleaning

One of the most important things property managers can do to ensure continued success is to partner with professional cleaning companies.

Cleanliness and sanitation play an integral role in creating positive experiences for guests, which leads to more bookings and higher reviews – all of which contribute directly towards increased revenue potentials from your properties!

Professional cleaners have access to quality supplies as well as specialized training that helps them get every nook and cranny sparkling clean quickly so you can turn around rentals faster than ever before. Plus they take care of all aspects related to cleaning – from dusting furniture surfaces down deep-cleaning carpets & rugs – so you don’t have to worry about it yourself!

Finally, working with professional cleaning companies such as Doinn‘s vetted companies also means having peace of mind knowing that your properties will always remain up-to-date on health codes & safety regulations mandated by local authorities or governing bodies like OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration).

Not only does this protect both you & your guests against any legal issues but it also reflects positively upon how others view your business operations overall – giving potential customers even more reasons why they should choose YOU over competitors when deciding where to stay next time they visit town!

With Airbnb delivering such impressive financial results in 2022; now is definitely an opportune time for vacation rental property owners/managers out there looking to maximize their earning potential while providing excellent customer service simultaneously through partnering up with professional cleaners near them today

In closing, the fact remains clear: Airbnb’s impressive performance directly benefits those involved with managing vacation rental properties -and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon!

Thank you to the guests and Hosts who helped make this possible!

Steven Liew(He/Him) • 1stDirector Of Public Policy – APAC at Airbnb


By staying current trends within space, property owners should feel confident knowing they’ve made the right decision investing time and money into making sure guests always receive the highest quality experience possible each every stay.

Layoffs to survive, to earn more, or for fashion.

My colleagues from the 500 Global, very intelligent professionals, prepared and with a lot of responsibility, told me “The company has to stay in shape. If there are too many people, I agree with what they have done. Otherwise, these people cannot develop, frustration, useless work, coffee for everyone and other ills that I will not list are generated. In addition, the company is less prepared for the future if they are badly given“.

Where we come from:

1. In early 2020, American companies were told to pull the parking brake. Then months later they were told: “full throttle…” because everyone was much more on the internet and because of the financial stimuli.

2. Since the 4th quarter of 2022 they have been telling them again: “Put the brakes on” for what is coming. Now they are asking: “Are we really slowing down, or is it going to be like 2 years ago?”

Layoffs may be necessary to ensure the viability of the company (or shareholder remuneration). But the current situation is that technology companies lay off because the management has not been successful in these 3 years.

Consistency

I give you 3 situations of companies that, in my opinion, are consistent in their dismissal policy:

  1. Businesses hit by COVID: Airbnb and Uber, are 2 companies that COVID hit very hard. Now they have record results. Airbnb laid off 1,900 people in April 2020 and I think everyone got it.

2. The big ones that don’t go crazy: Apple, has not grown artificially because the conditions were propitious. Still, no layoffs, and its CEO cuts the bonus by 40%.

3. The CEOs who bloated themselves artificially and now accept responsibility: Zoom cuts employees and their CEO reduces salary and bonus during 2023 by 98%. The CEO of Google, whom he criticized in his day, the bonus will also be cut although there are no details

The recent layoffs of vacation rental employees have been a difficult experience for many, from Vacasa (1300 employees), OYO (600 employees), Avanstay (144 employees), Sonder (250 employees), etc We are sure their contributions were valued and appreciated while you were there

If you are one of the affected employees, we hope you will find great new challenges soon – ones that allow them to use your talents in meaningful ways and further develop your skill sets over time.

Our thoughts are with each person who is going through this transition period as they look for new opportunities. We wish everyone impacted by these layoffs all the best as they move forward into a brighter future!

If you would like to join our team, send us your resume (cv@doinn.co) and explain your interest.

Will short-term rental guests pay a greenium fee?

Sustainable travel has become a major focus for many travelers and companies alike.

The short-term rental industry is now taking steps to ensure that guests are making a positive impact on the environment by introducing a greenium fee.

This greenium fee will be used to help fund projects that have a positive environmental impact and help reduce the negative effects of tourism.

The greenium fee would be an additional fee that guests will pay when booking their stay, but it won’t be too expensive. It’s estimated to cost around $2-3 USD per night, depending on the length of stay and other factors.

The money raised from the greenium will go towards projects such as reforestation, energy efficiency, waste management and more.

Should this initiative be a part of the short-term rental commitment to sustainability and its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030?

With this new fee, we hope to make it easier for guests to contribute towards sustainability initiatives while also promoting responsible tourism practices around the world, especially regarding labor shortage.

Lack of human resources

The hospitality industry is a rapidly growing sector of the global economy, and short-term rental property managers are an integral part of this success. However, we are concerned about the sustainability of our industry due to a lack of human resources.

The demand for rental properties has increased dramatically over recent years as more people look to rent instead of buy homes or invest in other forms of real estate.

This surge in popularity has put pressure on existing property managers who struggle to keep up with demand while also providing high-quality service and managing all aspects associated with running their business efficiently and effectively. 

Without enough qualified personnel available, it can be difficult for Short-term property managers to meet customer expectations or keep up with new trends that may affect their businesses such as changes in technology or regulations around short-term rentals.

Furthermore, without adequate staff, there is also an increased risk that important tasks related to rental management will not be completed on time which could lead to dissatisfied customers and lost revenue opportunities if left unchecked.

Additionally, having fewer employees means less diversity within teams which can limit creativity when it comes problem-solving issues related directly or indirectly to renting out short-term rental properties 

Sustainability

To ensure our industry remains sustainable into the future we must focus on:

1. recruiting highly skilled individuals who have experience working within this field before they become overwhelmed by too many responsibilities at once;

2. creating systems that allow them to access necessary training materials; provide competitive salaries so top talent isn’t lured away elsewhere;

3. promote flexible working hours so team members don’t burnout quickly;

4. encourage collaboration amongst colleagues whenever possible so everyone feels supported throughout each project they take part in together.

This is what we are doinn with our tech, stronger foundations upon which successful long-term strategies can build – ensuring continued growth even during times when external factors threaten stability. 

Let’s work together to make guests and OTAs understand that short-term rental prices need greenium fees to make our industry and our world a sustainable better place.

Digital fatigue is real

Digital fatigue

As technology continues to evolve in the short-term rental industry, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to keep up with the changes in the digital world.

Digital fatigue is a real phenomenon that affects Generation Z and Millennials in particular, who are constantly bombarded with new gadgets, apps, and services. This can lead to customer disengagement and a lack of motivation when it comes to using digital products.

Becoming digital

More than 300 vetted cleaning and linen companies have become digital thanks to our operations center; a hub that gathers all their clients, jobs, cleaners, planning, and dispatching needs in a single platform where 94% of the processes are automated. Meaning you just need to do the remaining 6%, which you can easily do in 10 minutes per day. 

Doinn´s UX/UI designers are taking digital fatigue into account when designing our features to ensure that users don’t get overwhelmed or frustrated. We believe it’s important for short-term rental software to create engaging experiences that are easy to use and understand in order for customers to stay engaged with their products.

By taking the time to understand the needs of every user: short-term rentals operations manager, short-term rental cleaning provider, short-term rentals laundry providers, and, of course, short-term rentals cleaners, and create intuitive designs that are tailored towards them, Doinn can ensure that digital fatigue does not become an issue.

Digital fatigue is a core issue that affects consumer experience, as it stops them from continuing their digital journey. This concept can be considered the antithesis of “digital fluency”.

Beat distractions to free your mind

Distractions like email, social media, and breaking news are everywhere. Adjusting your devices, apps, and notifications is key to good mental health and to be efficient. As it is important as well to adjust and improve the way you work, tailor your unique habits and routines, your unique brain and body, and your unique goals and priorities.

If you are involved with the operational part of the short-term rentals, you need to be agile in responding to the field team, but implementing time management systems as the Pomodoro method, could be very effective.

The Pomodoro technique 🍅

The idea behind the technique is that the timer instills a sense of urgency. Rather than feeling like you have endless time in the workday to get things done and then ultimately squandering those precious work hours on distractions, you know you only have 25 minutes to make as much progress on a task as possible.

The periodic forced breaks remind you to get up, move around, and take a few minutes to relax and clear your head. It allows you to reset mentally and come back to your work with a fresh perspective. With this technique, you haven’t spent hours in front of your computer without even realizing it. Instead, that ticking timer reminds you to get up and take a breather.

Educating the team not to expect an immediate answer to their questions and to respect your focus time, will also help them to have their own focus time. Just define which is your answering time ex. every hour between minute 15 and 25, and between minute 45 and minute number 55.

Using a message system like the one we have in our operations APP, will help you work asynchronously with your field team. If your colleagues love calling you, just set the sound off during your 15 minutes silent period.

As Short-term rental companies are still working understaffed, it has never been this important to have time management best practices.

Hello. This is Doinn.

Hello. This is Doinn

The new Doinn.

The Doinners have the same mission, but a new brand identity

The past 6 months at Doinn have been some of the most challenging and interesting for us as a company. We have been focusing on our strategy and discovering how we can fit in such a diverse and nuanced ecosystem ranging from Europe to the US and across the South East Asian markets.

Looking back we believe that our messaging was somewhat ambiguous and we wanted to bring greater clarity to what we do, and most importantly why we have embraced this mission. The Doinners have a B4B mindset, since we have always embraced our customer’s needs, and thrived on helping them grow. Ultimately we believe that this will shape our community and bring greater value to this industry that we all love so much.

Cleaning is critical and when not performed well can severely jeopardize profitability and competitiveness for the short-term rental operators. We are on a mission to digitize cleaning and laundry companies within just a few minutes, by providing them with a platform that will enable them to achieve excellence, perform far more efficiently and increase profitability. 

We are also helping hospitality operators save hundreds of hours per month, enabling their teams to focus on strategic activities such as growing their portfolio and driving greater revenue.

Doinn facilitates the relationship between our users via employing cutting-edge technology and thanks to our platform’s constant innovation. 

We felt it was the right time to equally enhance our communication and brand identity.


Doinn is the first platform to provide a full scope of predictable data intelligence, for sales, operations, HR and more. The data we harness is valuable to the Hospitality Operators as well as the Service Providers and all other players along this value chain.

Our mission of making a better world, promoting a responsible way of hosting, started as a dream and it’s coming true:

  1. We prioritize green cleaning companies.
  2. We optimize the linen deliveries and currently, 10% of them are done by bicycle. 
  3. We stand by the people! Our providers are free from exploitative practices and discrimination. They integrate people with disabilities and comply with labor laws. 
  4. We want to end the cleaners’ black market in the hospitality industry and bring financial transparency to improve tax and payment collection.


We want to inspire and help our users to better themselves and to turn their goals into reality 

We’re very excited about the clean and fresh look of our new website, and we hope you like it too!

Enjoy the journey

HOUSEKEEPERS WEEK. It´ s time to celebrate!

Introduction

Housekeepers Week is our opportunity to celebrate the members of the housekeeping staff and show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

It’s a chance for everyone in the company to take a moment and recognize the vital role housekeeping plays in ensuring that guests have comfortable stays in your short-term rentals.

It was first observed in 1949 and was organized by The National Cleaning Management Association (now known as Cleaning Management Institute).

How do you show your appreciation for the housekeeping staff this week?

  • Buy them a gift.
  • Take them out for lunch or coffee.
  • Have a party for them!

Ways to show your appreciation for the housekeeping department throughout the year.

  • Invite housekeeping staff to lunch or dinner. This can be done individually, by department, or at a large company-wide event.
  • Send them as many as possible messages of appreciation and let them know they are appreciated by the company and valued as employees in the hospitality industry. Sometimes we just send them messages when we are disappointed with them!
  • Create a special bulletin board or notice board where you can display cards or letters from guests thanking housekeeping staff for their hard work, kind words, and dedication to making guests happy during their stay at your properties! They’re a great way to tell housekeeping staff that their hard work is appreciated by guests.
Housekeeping is not just about properties, it’s about providing a great experience for all the guests.

Conclusion

Housekeepers are the backbone of any property management company. They can make or break your guest experience, so it’s important to show them the respect and appreciation they deserve.

Housekeeping staff works hard every day to ensure that guests are pleased with their stay at your property, but it takes more than just good service to keep people coming back for more.

It doesn’t matter if you have your housekeepers under your paycheck or if you outsource the housekeeping service, they all need to have the feeling of belonging with your team.  It also takes recognition from management and front-line supervisors who understand how important these workers really are!

Choosing the right linen for your short-term rental

Linen choice has become more and more important

And it should!

Your guest will be touching your linen for close to 1/3 of their stay. Isn’t it important that the quality of linen you provide is to the highest standard? 

A well-made bed can make or break a vacation. A bad night’s sleep can lead to a bad review for your rental. Because in the end, when you travel, you want something better than what you are used to at home.

We know you are starting to wonder what to get for the next season, and unless you are able to rent the linen, there are a few aspects to take in mind.

Are you struggling to choose the sheet material?

In today’s world, we have so many choices of materials. All with their quality and advantages. Just choosing linen, there is cotton, polyester, polyfiber, microfiber, blends… So, how do you choose what material is the best for your vacation home and is easily maintained by housekeeping? Let’s take a look at the most top-tier ones

Cotton:

Cotton: 100% cotton sheets and towels are a must in high-end accommodation. Just like your clothes, this will give you the most comfortable and homey feeling. Cotton is breathable and light. When used in a household setting, it’s perfect for a good night’s sleep and always the way to go. It’s washable at high temperatures so perfect when working with professional laundry services. But in a high turnover short-term rental, cotton might be tricky to maintain. Cotton wrinkles easily and to give that nice crip it needs to be ironed professionally. Cotton is recommended to be used in a linen rental program with a professional laundry that operates a calender.
Cotton is a natural product so that means it is better for the environment and some linen manufacturers have recycling programs for end-of-life linen.

Polyester:

These sheets are manufactured to last in a heavy environment and intent to be beaten down. Although some might feel nice to the touch, the manufacturing of these types of linen is not very ecologically friendly and will lower guest satisfaction. Although a long lifespan, polyester tends to turn gray because the fibers can burn an industrial laundry process. This is mostly a problem with towels

Polyester-Cotton:

A combination that is used in a lot of full-service hotels. Although it is a very good option, guest experiences might vary depending on your supplier. It’s easy to maintain and tends to wrinkle less.

Microfiber:

Although this is used a lot in short-term rentals, microfiber is a very un-ecological fabric. It feels nice to the touch, looks good on the bed, and is easy to maintain. Because microfiber is also a polymer, it could be less hygienical because it can’t be washed at high temperatures which is one of the main characteristics of cotton 

Are people really counting the thread count?

Look:

Let’s start by debunking the myth. Thread count matters but to a certain extent. Thread count is the number of threads per square inch. The thread count on the packaging is a guideline from when the product was finished. After sheets are finished, they need to be washed so the fibers shrink, making the number of threads per square inch variable

When shopping for the right sheets, you want something that feels nice and breathable. The higher the thread count, the nicer the feel but the less breathable. The perfect thread count is not higher than 400 TC. Although a lower thread count doesn’t feel as nice, it is used a lot in warmer areas because it is very light.

I can’t emphasize enough the linen color:

You want to give your guest the cleanest experience in their short-term rental home, that is why white sheets should be preferred. Hotels only use white linen to improve quality control and make it easier to show that sheets are cleaned on a regular basis. We do understand that for short-term rentals, you sometimes want to switch it up and bring some color to the bed- and bathroom. This can easily be done by using a nice color throw or throw pillows.

The other advantage of using all white is consistency. When you would switch to a laundry service, they work with uniformity in order to not lose time during the sorting process. If you start using white linen in your rental, you will be future-proof. 

Bottom line?

We all grow up with the cleaning standards of hotels in mind…

…don´t be afraid of losing the authenticity of the short-term rental by having hotel-like linen, it just makes guests feel better than home 

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! 👋👋

Today we are announcing the new integration with Smoobu PMS

At Doinn, our mission is to provide certified professional cleaning, linen rental and laundry services to private accommodation, an end-to-end automation from the guest reservation to the guest ready apartment. 

So we are very excited about  this new partnership with the fast growing Smoobu PMS. 

Smoobu is Europe’s leading all-in-one vacation rental management software, and manages over 70.000 listings. 

With Smoobu you have access to all tools with a single subscription and you pay only per property. Channel Manager, PMS, Website Builder, Booking Engine, Unified Inbox, Online Check-In, as well as a Dedicated Guest Guide that will make your reviews go up. 

Smoobu’s support team is highly rated, speaks 7 different languages and is available 6 days a week via phone, chat and/or email. You can test Smoobu for free. They have a 14-day trial without a credit card.

Through this partnership, you can easily and seamlessly schedule the cleaning, linen rental and laundry services you need according to your reservations.

Free webinar next week

Smoobu is hosting a webinar with us next week, not just to explain how to integrate Smoobu and Doinn, but to talk about how to renew the trust of your guests writing about the enhance cleaning protocols

When: February 16th, 2021 – 01PM CET / 12PM GTM 

Doinn partnership

See below how easy it’s to take the most of our partnership:

1º Make a Doinn account.

Signing up for Doinn is safe and convenient. If you haven’t yet made an account, you can signup for free here

To associate your properties you can add one by one manually (option One Property) or upload several properties by excel (option Many Properties)

 

First time login

2º The properties are ready

First time login

3º Automation lab 

It’s time to define the automation settings and paste your Smoobu Ical

On Smoobu 👇

On Doinn 👇

First time login

 

4º Define your integration settings

Automate the services you would like to outsource with us and the default check in and check out hours of your properties.

First time login

 

4º The integration is ready!

Reservations will be synced and services generated automatically in the next poll. 

You can then click ok and proceed to purchase in one click.

Would you like to know more about Smoobu? Check out this video.

Stay in London

Dainius Podolinskis, founder of StayinLondon.co.uk, a well-known and quality-driven property manager in UK’s capital, writes about the added value that Doinn brings to the industry with their own case study.

Stay in London in facts;

Properties managed: 18 in Central London – Kensington & Chelsea, Soho, Covent Garden, Belgravia, Notting Hill and other

5 years of experience in Property Management:

Average occupancy rate before 2020: 90%

Average occupancy rate in 2020: 60%

Doinn: Consequences of the pandemic for your business? 

DP: We had to rapidly change the strategy and start marketing our properties for the domestic market and medium-term (1-3month) stays, which proved very successful.

Doinn: How do you keep your business active, what measures are you taking?

DP: We drastically cut our costs, we started working from home and don’t have an office. We are also spending more time researching other channels to get maximum exposure for our properties to have them occupied – for example we signed a contract with a corporate insurance company, that often needs accommodations for their clients who have some problems with their houses/flats and need temporary, medium-term accommodation.

Doinn: What is your outlook for the future?

DP: I am confident that 2021 will be the year of opportunity for all the management companies that managed to survive 2020. I am sure travel will come back with a bang and we need to be prepared for it!

Doinn: What service(s) do you order through Doinn and what are the advantages of using our platform?

DP: Doinn is a perfect partnership for us as we grow – we can rely on flexibility when the demand increases.

Doinn: We are very happy to be able to help you. 

Thank you for allowing us to get to know you a little bit better.

P.S. If you want to join this initiative, we will be happy to give you visibility, nationally and internationally. All you need to do is to fill this questionnaire.

It’s a devastating and painful moment for our industry.

The survival is at stake for owners, managers, vendors.  


It’s a devastating and painful moment for our industry.


This virus is fearless crushing our freedom, our health, our short rental business.  


The nightmare is overwhelming and for everyone. It hurts so much.   


Together, we must reduce the impact.


Together, we must keep alive. 


Together, we must stop it.


When everything seems lost, the resilient step up. 


This is the time for the brave, for the creative, for the determined.


You feel isolated and alone at home now. You are not. We are all in this together.


United we must act. United we will survive.


It’s not easy, I know. Three questions are in my mind 24/7


“How can we help kill the virus?”

“Who needs our help now?” 

“Who needs properties to rent?”


Think about it. Send me your ideas.

Everyone should think about it. Now.

I devoted my last crazy week to figure it out. 


Not knowing when this dark period will be over. 


I took the time to reflect on potential solutions.


The results? Two initiatives. 


First to help increase the bookings. 

First to help kill the virus.

We called the first initiative #staysafe. 


All properties must be in the future correctly clean, disinfected. If necessary decontaminated. 

That is how we keep our properties virus free and stop covid-19 pandemic.


We have just launched the website staysafe.doinn.co 

You can book professional disinfections with a simple click.


In Portugal, Spain, UK (now). In Ireland, United States (in the next weeks).

Not in your country? Let me know. Write to me to staysafe@doinn.co We are actively looking for more professional companies worldwide.


Check here other tips and info about coronavirus cleaning and disinfection.

The second initiative is called #STRHelp. A world map where any owner, manager can add their properties to the audiences that are now desperate looking for STR.

Which audiences do you think need our help? Which audiences need properties to rent?


I thought of three audiences that need help and properties to rent. For now.

 

Important to mention. This can only be applied where STR properties were not shut down due to coronavirus.


1 – # STR for displaced from home. Did you know there are thousands of travelers trying to come back to their home country or home city but airports are closed? Where are they staying?


Interested in letting these guests use your properties? Add them in STRhelp


2 – #STR for home offices. We need to keep working. Why can’t your guests be your own neighbors. 


How long do you think someone can keep working in a small urban flat with the kids around? 


The question here is how to work from home without losing their sanity. 


The answer is “Rent a Flat to work in your building, in your condo.”


Check here our blog post about it.


Interested in letting these guests use your properties? Add them in STRhelp

3 – #STR for medical workers. 


Who do you think are the real heroes in this catastrophe? 


I can tell you my opinion. 


Medical workers that are helping and fighting daily the virus with their sweat and tears, they are the last hope of thousands of patients.  


Every day is a new battle and they need more and more our appreciation and our applause.  


But they also need to rest!   


Want to find out more about how you can offer your properties to help our front line heroes?

Do you have properties close to hospital and medical facilities? 


Make them available to nurses, doctors, hospital technicians and make sure they can rest as much as possible.   


Check out more details and add your properties in STRhelp


Other awesome initiatives are available and being created in several countries.

USA: https://www.hospitalityhelps.org

Italy: https://www.airbnb.it/d/medicieinfermieri

Portugal: https://www.roomsagainstcovid.com/ 

We have also created a Facebook groups for Spain and United Kingdom

But this is not a local problem, this is a global problem!   For that reason, we have created this easy STRhelp map where you can add your properties globally.

Start helping the community today.


Are you ready to act? The time is now. You can help hundreds of people. Don’t waste a second more. The reward is near if you work for it.  


This crisis will pass. We will become stronger. 


Feel free to write to me at any time. 


#takecare #staysafe 

P.S. Last but not least please join me in remembering the real heroes of our industry!

The housekeeping and the operational workers need our help now more than ever during these turbulent times.


A huge shout out to Cliff Johnson for leading the charge in rallying our community to support those among us experiencing extreme financial hardship due to this crisis.

Click here to show your support if you are able. #togetherwewillgetthrough


Doinn Introduces #staysafe – Deep Disinfectant Cleaning Solutions For These Difficult Times

You don’t need me to tell you that the world is being turned on its head right now.

As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads we find whole countries on lockdown and our daily lives disrupted beyond our imagination. Every sector of business and leisure has been affected.

Many offices and schools are closed. The travel industry has been brought to its knees. Shops are closed. 
Personal space has become very precious.

With the constant bombardment of updates, information and advice it’s not easy to know how best to react. Obviously our primary focus has to be on hygiene. 
Both our personal cleanliness and the cleaning of the spaces that we inhabit.

Here at Doinn we’ve been offering cleaning services for years but more extreme circumstances call for more extreme measures so as of this week we have introduced more extreme cleaning services.

#staysafe Disinfectant Cleaning Services

Our #staysafe services raise the cleaning bar on a number of levels

Our cleaning companies ensure that well-trained and properly supervised staff adhere to the best practice cleaning procedures and regulations, giving you peace of mind that your staff or guests have the hygienically clean, healthy and safe environment they need.

Cleaning staff are provided with disposable decontamination suits and respirators or masks and other relevant personal protection equipment, depending on the services provided. 

We have a number of disinfection options that include decontamination cleaning and chemical cleaning using various specialist equipment like electrostatic spray guns, ozone misters and nebulizers.

With these services, you can rest assured that your offices, dorms, properties, apartments, hotel spaces, schools, etc will be disinfected to the highest industrial standards.

We are currently providing these services to cities in Spain, Portugal and England.

If you would like to know more or would like to book a deep disinfectant clean please visit staysafe.doinn.co

#staysafe – Giving you peace of mind in these difficult times. 

We wish you all the best and #staysafe

Doinn @ Google Startups Residency

We are very excited to announce that our company was selected as one of eight startups to join the Google for Startups Residency program in Spain.

Google for Startups Residency brings high-potential and growth-stage startups the best of Google’s products, knowledge and connections. All tailored-made and designed specifically to support the strategic and measurable growth of the business at scale. The program has a duration of 6 months and will take place at Google’s Campus in Madrid.

According to Noelia Novella, CEO of Doinn, just the chance to get to really know and use Google’s products was worth the effort to get there. However, all the networking opportunities presented by the program, both in Madrid and worldwide, is what makes her particularly enthusiastic.

Doinn is a housekeeping hub for vacation rentals aiming at assuring a hassle-free operation with a high quality final result, both for its clients and its vendors. We believe that our platform is a flexible yet well-structured solution that allows to save time and minimise miscommunication-related failures.

Our success is in part due to partnerships with a range of companies that have the same pay-it-forward mentality: Rentals United, Avantio, Bookingsync, Hostaway, Guesty and many others!  We are now looking forward to grow with Google and to empower as much as we can, the vacation rental ecosystem.

We are confident that working with Google will enrich our knowledge, enhance our leadership skills and increase our credibility and exposure to media, ultimately helping us to grow faster.

Today we’re announcing the new integration with Bookingsync PMS

At Doinn, our mission is to provide the vacation rental first end-to-end automation from the guest reservation to the guest ready apartment, and this new partnership is definitely a huge step for the industry.

 

BookingSync is a French startup and cloud-based vacation rental management platform. Their goal is to make the lives of vacation rental owners, managers and agencies easier. Whether it’s managing the booking, generating an invoice, accepting a payment, or issuing a contract, BookingSync can handle it. Centered around simplicity and ease of use, they have developed an intuitive software that is a friend to owners and managers during each step of the vacation rental management process.

 

Through this partnership, Bookingsync´s properties and bookings will be imported to Doinn. This means that property managers can now automatically create the profile of the apartments in the Doinn platform and easily and seamlessly schedule the cleaning and laundry services you need according to your reservations

 

How to Connect Bookingsync to Doinn

 

1) Login Doinn (first time)

After register in Doinn platform, choose Property Managers.

Integração entre Doinn e PMS BookingSync

2) Choose the BookingSync Integration.

Click BookingSync activate button

choose-integration

3) Login into BookingSync with your customer


bookingsync-login

 

4) Authorize Doinn to access the necessary info

Integração entre Doinn e PMS BookingSync

5) Configure the BookingSync integration settings to automate the services you would like to outsource with us and the default check in and check out hours of your properties

bookingsync-doinn-settings

6) Integration ready

Properties and reservations will be synced and services generated automatically in the next poll. You can then click ok and proceed to purchase in one click.

bookingsync-doinn-ready