The home automation can really make a difference in making the holiday homes more appetizing, bringing Italy back to the top 5 of the most visited countries in the world before the pandemic (according to data from the World Tourism Organization – UNWTO). In fact, only in 2022, in Italy there were about 650,000 homes on the various portals dedicated to holiday homes.
“The global vacation rental market was valued at more than €90 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow 11.1% CAGR by 2023, according to Grand View Research. Vrbo estimates that the global hosting market is growing four times faster than the world economy,” he commented Martin Pansy, CEO of Nuki. “This steady growth has been driven by home technology and home automation, which have increased the reliability and safety of vacation homes.”
Home automation also takes center stage in holiday homes
Most tourists, on average 7 out of 10 peoplecheck the reviews posted on the Internet before making a reservation, at least according to data collected by Bitkom.
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In particular, would-be tourists are looking for home automation systems capable of making their stay and processes more comfortable. For example, among the musts we find: the automatic switching on and off of lights, smart locks and voice assistants.
An apartment equipped with home automation, however, is also an advantage for the owners, as they can enjoy greater control over the situation of the apartment, controlling the entrances and exits, quantifying the use of appliances, expenses or the perfect condition of the accommodation.
“From the point of view of home automation, companies should seek the mutual benefit of tenants and owners to make the stay and management as simple and comfortable as possible. In fact, having a smart lock like the Nuki saves homeowners around 16 hours a month when it comes to managing rents, ensuring speed, security, efficiency and reliability,” he continues. Martin Pansy, CEO of Nuki.
Taking the case of Nuki into consideration, the Nuki Smart Hosting program allows you to synchronize reservations and automatically send access permissions to guests on various well-known platforms: Airbnb, Smoobu, Guesty, BookingSync, Octorate, icnea ed eviivo. All this without forgetting that it allows you to get new Smart Locks at reduced prices, access the Smart Rental API and have premium assistance.