Amsterdam-based accommodation distribution
and fintech platform Katanox is partnering with TrustedStays to provide a new
distribution option for the United Kingdom-based short-term accommodation
TrustedStays will use Katanox’s streaming
distribution capabilities to connect travel management companies with its
network of thousands of accredited properties and property managers, giving
business travelers access to short-stay apartments and homestays.
“Katanox is at the forefront of hospitality
technology, connecting supply to travel management companies in an efficient
way. Their single point of entry (API) into the market on both the supply and
demand side enables us to scale as efficiently as possible,” said Merilee Karr,
CEO of TrustedStays.
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“By working with Katanox, we are able to
bring a new and rapidly growing form of accommodation to corporate travel
bookers, opening up a host of new opportunities for ourselves and travel
TrustedStays is a platform for
professionally managed accredited apartments and homes for business travelers. Katanox
said the partnership gives corporate bookers access to unique supply “that has
historically been challenging to book via legacy channels” but that is in
demand as business travelers take longer trips that include leisure time.
“What’s unique about our partnership with TrustedStays
is it not only brings additional supply for our travel management company
partners, but an entirely new kind of supply, which is becoming more popular
among business travelers,” said Richard Moseley, vice
president of hotel partnerships at Katanox.
“As the hospitality space expands and
evolves, our platform will evolve with it, ensuring we provide the very best
opportunities for accommodation sellers and buyers.”
The deal with TrustedStays is just the latest
for Katanox as it grows its supply of short and
long-term apartments. Earlier this month the company signed a similar deal with
Amsterdam-based YAYS Group to bring its inventory of apartments directly to
travel agencies and TMCs.