ENJOYING a vacation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a staycation in a villa or apartment can be an alternative to feel a new atmosphere, especially to fill a long weekend and can be categorized as safe because it still has privacy space from the public.

One of the advantages of villas and apartments is that they can accommodate a larger number of family members by being in one place but with a more private environment. Like swimming together because it is like a villa that offers private pool facilities.

Another thing that is different from villas and apartments is that they are suitable for guests who have plans to rent daily, weekly, and monthly so that the cost per person is relatively more economical. Another advantage that can make vacation costs more efficient with family is the availability of kitchens and cooking utensils in villas and apartments, allowing guests to cook meals.

One of’s Non-Hotel Accommodation (NHA) partners, namely Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa and Spa, has been a partner of since 2012. The benefits felt by property owners after joining are during the closing pandemic. Access to foreign tourists to visit Bali, which has a main domestic market that helps the level of domestic tourist visits to meet the occupancy of the domestic market for them.

“Before entering the pandemic period, our occupancy rates came from international tourists who were more focused on long stay customers, but in times like now we feel helped by, which is based on a domestic market. With the campaigns and promos offered by to us as hotel partners, we immediately feel very helpful in terms of exposure and getting bookings from the domestic market,” Nyoman Astika, GM of Kayumanis Nusa Dua said.

Further more, Hermono Moeharyanto as Villa Manager of Ola Villas Uluwatu, the new villa that was established in December 2019 and joined as of January 2020, felt that during the first 2 months there had been an increase in business.

“We feel very helped from our domestic market. Even though we were affected at the beginning of the pandemic, we are optimistic that this collaboration with will result in increasing bookings from domestic guests. Where some time ago there have also been bookings from, ” Hermono noted.

Meanwhile, Cisyelya Bunyamin, Vice President of Accommodation of said the NHA partner program at is a potential marketing program for property owners such as villas, apartments, resorts, guest houses or hostels to be able to market their properties to millions of customers with the freedom to manage. properties to expand larger.

“ is one of the sites for accommodation search, enabling fast growth of the property business with direct access to customer data through a special platform provided by in managing properties and maximizing property owner profits. also provides 24-hour technical support for property managers, as well as customer service for guests,” Cisyelya stressed.

She added, until now, there have been more than 10,000 villa and apartment products that have joined as partners at This number is predicted to continue to grow in the future. []