My Getaways: Finalist in the FSB Small Business Awards 2022!

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the FSB Small Business Awards 2022, within the category of Business and Product Innovation.

The annual awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

My Getaways has been recognised for its innovation in creating bespoke technology to enhance guest experience stays in Brighton and Sussex.

Leisure and business traveller guest app

Our native guest app was developed during the Covid pandemic in 2020 with the aim to offer peace of mind to leisure and business travellers staying in short-term rental accommodation offered on the My Getaways portal.

The app streamlines the experience through pre-stay, during and post-stay with a selection of tools that allow a completely contactless stay. 

From self-check-in and dynamic smart code locks to accommodation and destination details, videos and directions. You can even extend your stay at the click of a button! 

The app is connected to our team 24/7, so although guests don’t have to come into direct contact with our team if they prefer not to, our mobile concierge functionality means they have us to hand if they need anything during their stay.

The app is fully functional and available to all guests on Android and Apple IOS systems. 

Welcoming over 15,000 guests to Brighton & East Sussex

After the success of the rollout in 2020, My Getaways welcomed over 15,000 guests during 2021 who stayed over 10,000 nights in Brighton and East Sussex.

Our Founder and Managing Director, Steve Taggert, is thrilled to be nominated for this prestigious award: 

“Our commitment doesn’t stop at creating happy guest experiences, we are dedicated to raising professional standards in the local short-term lets industry and in playing a part in the development of Sussex’s tourism economy. 

Our 2021 bookings alone generated over £15 million in guest spending on concepts, such as dining out, attractions and tours, and food and leisure shopping.

To be nominated for this award for the Southeast region makes the uncertainty of working in hospitality during the pandemic worth it!”

About the FSB Small Business Awards

Powered by the Federation of Small Business, the awards are the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar and the winners from each category will enter into the UK final, which takes place in Glasgow on the 19th of May 2022.

The Business and Product Innovation Awards recognises businesses that have developed bold, new business models and products which offer a ground-breaking product or service or use a new approach to improve or disrupt a traditional market.

In a highly competitive market, the My Getaways Guest App stands out in so many ways. It would be easy to jump on the bandwagon and use the same tools and services provided by third-party providers, but we wanted to create something above and beyond the out-of-box solutions in the marketplace, adapted to our guests’ and partners’ needs. 

Our self-developed technology is unique and gives us the advantage in the local Sussex market, delivering a seamless guest experience, as well as a platform for owners to stay in touch with their bookings via our detailed reporting system. 

Watch this space to find out if we beat the other brilliant finalists in our innovation category to go on to compete in the overall UK final!

Partner with My Getaways

If you are an owner, investor or agent looking for a partner to manage and market a  short-term rental property in Brighton or Sussex, we would be delighted to present the My Getaways philosophy.

We can help you turn your property business into a profitable asset that works on autopilot and from which you can enjoy a hassle-free income.

Find out more about our hassle-free rental income program or get directly in touch with our expert team today for a no-strings chat about your property.

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