April 22, 2024

Mysa launches Myo to help corporates book ‘conscious’ serviced accommodation

Mysa has launched a “fair and transparent” ecosystem designed to put an end to the challenges and frustrations of corporate buyers when sourcing and booking serviced accommodation.

Called Myo, the platform promises to simplify processes to give corporates the same level of control and confidence in procuring, auditing, booking and managing serviced accommodation as they get with hotels and airlines.

By creating a “collaborative community” of property operators and corporate partners, Mysa is also promising new standards in safety, quality and duty of care.

Only properties that meet strict criteria are available to book via Myo’s bespoke corporate booking engine, which will charge a significantly lower commission than the 10-15% charged by agencies.

Corporations can manage ESG ratings as well as meet compliance guidelines set out in ISO 31030.

Gary Hurst, Mysa founder and CEO, said: “Myo encapsulates all the solutions to all the serviced accommodation challenges and frustrations of corporate buyers that I have listened to over the past 10 years.”

He said fragmented distribution models have made it difficult to directly procure and book online, other than including serviced accommodation into hotel programmes.

As a result, there is a reliance on intermediaries to manage the process, which takes control away from the corporate buyer and involves high commission fees.

Hurst said Mysa was looking to work directly with corporate buyers but also with TMCs to build direct connectivity.

“Our mission is to provide more choice to our corporate and property partners but in a conscious way by being more considerate about the wellbeing of travellers and our impact on the world around us,” he said.

 “We want to provide total peace of mind to everyone, and we believe conscious accommodation is the future,” he added.