The Challenge

A vacation rental website’s business intelligence team was striving to understand how globally their property listing data stacked up against industry leaders such as Airbnb and TripAdvisor. The team required a solution that could supply property listing data to analyze and present a vacation rental market report the company’s Board of Directors.

After deciding to take on the new initiative, the team experimented with an in-house solution but ultimately sought a more packaged, all-in-one offer.

"The property data we acquired solidified our position and aided in our disruption of the vacation rental industry."

Why Datafiniti

In search of a provider with a window into vacation rental market and property listing data, they first tested 80legs, Datafiniti’s self-service web crawler. With the desire to get their hands on a ready-to-go solution, the team turned to Datafiniti’s Property Data. This offered access to a vast database of almost 15 million property records with data on amenities, retail prices, reviews, and more.

Datafiniti’s Property Data solution allowed the team to prioritize their analytics and reporting over data collection activities through:

  • High-touch customer service. Responsiveness to questions and guidance on crafting queries from their Customer Success Manager yielded successful results to meet the team’s analytic needs. Datafiniti’s customer-centric attitude established a positive personal and working relationship.

  • Comprehensive property data schema. Coverage of every country with detailed vacation rental data included expanded prices and reviews information. Datafiniti’s variety of fields supported the team in creating a comparison of properties and growth rates to showcase a vacation global market report.

  • Intuitive RESTful API. Presentation of the data through a well-designed API provided a user experience fit for a technically savvy team. Datafiniti’s API allowed the team to easily manipulate and navigate the database to gain insight to make strategic decisions.

The Datafiniti Advantage

The vacation rental website measured their market strength and sized up their competition with Datafiniti’s Property Data solution. In establishing a partnership with a trusted provider, they captured property listing data to define and efficiently generate their end deliverable. Through assessing and analyzing rival services, the team identified opportunities for business expansion and growth.

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