PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 2019
Created in 2013, the French alternative accommodation booking platform MagicStay now provides over 200 000 announcements to business travelers, representing an increase of more than 60% in 1 year. The company develops its offer of studios, apartments, aparthotels and villas across more than 900 cities and 92 countries, with 80% at international level and 20% in France. MagicStay plans to reach 400,000 apartments by the end of 2019 and develop the Asian and South American market.
The MagicStay offer: a response to the expectations of business travelers
Renting an apartment during a professional trip allows business travelers to make savings of more than 40% compared to hotel, by having an equipped kitchen and more space to work and rest. The apartment compensates for its comfort and calm, the stress of travelers and also offers them the opportunity to live a new travel experience, by extending their professional trip by tourism. MagicStay apartments can be booked from one night to several months, making them suitable for business trips as well as for professional mobility.
Accommodations are managed by professionals
With 97% of the accommodations managed by rental agencies, MagicStay provides a quality and tailor-made service to meet the requirements of business travel:
- booking advices
- tailor-made check-in and check-out
- hand delivery of the key
- 24/7 assistance
- offline booking service
Availability in OBT (Online booking tool) and Weezard®:
With exclusive technology, MagicStay allows travelers to book apartments without leaving the company’s OBT, or in the software Weezard® that allows to manage a complex travel policy (control costs related to travel, ensure the comfort and safety of business travelers and anticipate the unexpected).
MagicStay guarantees the traveler’s security
Thanks to the Trustay® solution, MagicStay responds to the safety requirements of companies (duty of care). Each ad on http://magictay.com is subject to a verification of the hosts and displays the list of security equipment present in the apartment. Owners and rental agencies that engage in this approach agree to control, at each location, the security equipment and to respect discretion and confidentiality towards the tenants. In addition to the physical safety of the traveler, MagicStay stands out from the competition by guaranteeing the personal data of travelers, going beyond the General Data Protection Regulation: data storage in a data center located in France at the highest level of security: level “Tier 4” , annual certification on the vulnerability of its systems carried out by an independent organization (and given to its customers) and monitoring processes.