Stay22, a start-up company working out of Montreal, Canada’s growing tech and innovation scene, has become a leader in the travel technology industry. The company has amassed $250,000 in commission for its growing list of partners, with recent additions like Secutix, TicketSource, Pollstar, Ents24, and London Theatre Direct. As Stay22 continues to welcome new partnerships, its inventory has also grown, with over 35 million bookable listings worldwide.
“We’re super excited about the rate of adoption of the event and entertainment industry. It’s inspiring that we can have such a positive impact for our partners in helping improve their user experience, and generate that sum of revenue for them,” said Stay22 CEO & co-founder, Andrew Lockhead.
Recently, Stay22 won the 2019 Disruptor Award at the Ticketing Business Forum, alongside partners, London Theatre Direct (Product Innovation Award) and Ticketek (Ticketing Business of the Year).
To date, Stay22 is used by over 1,000 events in 30 countries to provide travellers and event-goers access to lodging, from hotels to Airbnb and other alternative accommodation. Stay22’s partners receive a commission from each booking made through their website or platform on the Stay22 map.
Stay22’s focus on customer experience and integration ease has been instrumental in reaching a 7.1% conversion rate, which amounts to nearly three times as high as the online travel agency average. Since 2018, Stay22 has created $10M in booking volume, half of which came since January 2019 only.
The company is concentrating on customer experience and plans to build on its offerings: in the coming months, Stay22 will add features such as opportunities for users to book advance parking and reservations at restaurants. It will also add airports to its maps so that users flying in can plan their travel to and from the airport before arrival.