Embedded travel insurance specialist Cover Genius has announced its partnership with HomeToGo, the online marketplace offering holiday rentals, to simplify the short-term rental experience with comprehensive embedded protection.
HomeToGo will integrate XCover, Cover Genius’ global insurance distribution platform, allowing them to provide protection and enhance the holiday rental booking experience.
Dr Patrick Andrae, Co-Founder and CEO of HomeToGo, said: “Protection for rentals is especially relevant in today’s landscape – having been underpinned by trends coming out of the pandemic, flexibility remains top of mind for many customers.
“For example, our own survey data shows that 54 per cent of respondents purchased travel protection within the last year, indicating a consumer appetite for increased flexibility. We’re excited to partner with Cover Genius to offer protection that is seamlessly integrated into the rental experience.”
Cover Genius Co-Founder and CEO, Angus McDonald, added: “There is a massive opportunity for short-term rental sites that interact with both sides of the marketplace (renters and hosts) to offer convenient, customer-centric protection throughout the entire rental journey.
“We’re honoured to help HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental marketplace, offer peace of mind to its customers with tailored protection that is seamlessly embedded in the booking path.”
Embedded protection is now available across HomeToGo’s markets in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.