eviivo kicks off U.S. and Canada expansion with prestigious eviivo Awards and International Week of the Host contest
The leading hospitality software company opens annual eviivo Awards, which recognizes amazing property owners, hoteliers and hosts in independent accommodations, to the U.S. and Canada.
NEW YORK, NY (FEBRUARY 16, 2022) — eviivo, a leading global hospitality software company, has expanded to the U.S. with the opening of a New York City headquarters, in addition to its Austin, Texas office. As part of its global commitment, eviivo is celebrating by opening its prestigious eviivo Awards, known as “The Oscars of Independent Accommodations” presented during International Week of the Host, March 21 to 25, to U.S. and Canada. The contest is open to all property owners, hoteliers and hosts who run, manage and operate independent accommodations, from boutique hotels and B&Bs to vacation rentals and cabins.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring our renowned eviivo Awards to the U.S. and Canada,” says Michele Fitzpatrick, CEO of eviivo. “Our mission has always been to help raise awareness of the growing independent accommodation sector, which has become more important to us post Covid-19. Travel has been significantly impacted over the past few years, and we know property owners, hosts and hoteliers in independent accommodations have struggled, so we aim to support and encourage them now — and well into the future.”
eviivo Awards, which is presented annually in the U.K. during International Week of the Host, was put on pause during Covid-19. After two years, the awards are back — and they will now take place in Germany, France and the U.S and Canada, in addition to the U.K..
For eviivo Awards in U.S. and Canada, eviivo is inviting property owners, hosts and hoteliers who run, operate or manage independent accommodations — whether a B&B, vacation rental, boutique hotel, cabin, urban rental, and any independent property with rooms to sell — to submit for three award categories: Outstanding Host, Unsung Hero, and Hottest Property of The Year!
Hottest Property Award: The Hottest Property Award recognizes properties that simply have that “wow” factor. Whether they are forward thinking in design, have cool features, the hottest properties are the types that go viral on social media. Show to us that your property is the hottest place of the year, and how you transformed it into a visual phenomenon.
Unsung Hero: The Unsung Hero Award will reward the employee, nominated by owners, whom they rely on for their businesses to be successful – individuals who keep the business going, the glue that holds everyone together, and the virtual pillars of the property who deserve to have their time in the limelight.
Outstanding Host: The Outstanding Host Award is designed to recognize the owners, managers, hosts who not only go the extra mile but also exceed expectations for their guests and can demonstrate the building of a service culture throughout the operation of the accommodation.
On March 24, eviivo Awards will recognize, highlight and honor the award winners and runners-up.
Each category winner in the U.S. and Canada region will receive $1,000 USD to put toward their property.
Runners-up will each receive a $250 USD credit toward the cost of their eviivo subscription or OTA commissions (contestants do not need to be an eviivo customer to enter).
Both winners and runners-up will receive a special plaque to mark the occasion and recognize the quality of the services they provide. They will also be promoted by eviivo on eviivo.com and through our social media and communications program.
eviivo Awards will be a virtual event streamed simultaneously in the UK, US, France and Germany on March 24 at 7pm BST/8pm CET and again at 8pm EST in the US. Anyone is welcome to participate in viewing the proceedings, the announcement of the winners and secret celebrity guest hosts!
The deadline to submit is March 3, 2022.
We look forward to your participation!
About International Week of the Host
International Week of the Host, presented by eviivo, recognizes outstanding hosts, owners and hoteliers and properties in the independent accommodation sector. The highly acclaimed event has been a long-standing success, with its prestigious award ceremony, eviivo Awards, deemed “the Oscars of independent accommodations.”
While the event was put on pause during the pandemic, eviivo and other event sponsors, partners and industry professionals re-evaluated its mission, and the decision to now include all types of accommodation types was unanimous. Rebranding the event, formerly called National B&B Week in the UK, to International Week of the Host is reflective of the natural evolution and inclusiveness of our incredible industry.
The last two years have been a challenging time for accommodation providers, with bookings canceled and properties closed for many weeks, International Week of the Host 2022 aims to help the sector thrive.
A small team or family-run businesses, independent accommodations don’t always have the financial reserves and corporate support that larger multinational chains do; they have to adapt quickly to survive and thrive, and International Week of the Host pays tribute to their ongoing resilience, determination and innovation.
International Week of the Host is, of course, about the people behind the properties; the faces behind the places. Whether their new entrants bring fresh ideas to the sector, or veterans with years of experience, looking after guests is what hosts do best. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the warm welcome, professional service and local knowledge hosts offer — and to experience for themselves the benefits of staying independent.
The week-long celebrations are open to anyone with rooms to sell and a story to tell: B&Bs, Inns and Guest Houses but also vacation rentals, boutique hotels, pubs with restaurants, castles, cottages & cabins, yurts and the most imaginative forms of alternative accommodation!
International Week of the Host has been created in association with the B&B Association and is sponsored by eviivo and numerous other partners. Find out more about eviivo and its award-winning software for independent hosts like you.
Launched in 2011, eviivo is a leading hospitality software company that provides independent accommodations a hassle-free booking and property management platform. eviivo Suite, the company’s award-winning, “all-in-one booking suite,” allows property owners, hoteliers and hosts to manage guests, bookings and online travel agencies — such as airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and Vrbo —in one simple, easy-to-use platform, helping them increase revenue and occupancy, improve the guest experience and future-proof their business.
With over 20,000 accommodations and 660,000 bookings per month, eviivo’s booking and property management platform is the preferred software for B&Bs, vacation rentals, urban rentals, guest houses, serviced apartments, resorts, inns, villas, cottages, campsites and even unique accommodations, such as windmills, boats, castles and yurts!
eviivo has six main headquarters across the globe, including London, UK (flagship location); Austin, TX and New York, NY (USA); Dusseldorf, Germany, Paris, France; Malaga, Spain (IBERIA) and Tunis, Tunisia.
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