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The education platform Alterschool.travel closes a financing round of 1.7 million euros

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Spain: Online education platform Alterschool.travel has closed a €1.7 million funding round to accelerate its growth and improve the level of professionalism in the vacation rental industry.

The round was led by investors Eneko Knöor and current Alterhome founders, brothers Patricia and Chema González, with bank participation in the form of Santander, BBVA and Bankia, and a number of anonymous minority investors and of company employees.

The training school, which is the brainchild of Chema and Patricia González – co-founders of the Madrid-based property management company Alterhome – specializes in training professionals in the tourism and short-term rental sectors to capitalize on travel demand.

Alterschool.travel began operating with a face-to-face format, but has since grown into a 100% online education program, incorporating master’s degrees taught by industry leaders from companies such as Airbnb, Booking.com, Vacasa and Homes & Villas by Marriott. International.

It currently offers three masters, launched to the public last July:

  • Emprendetur Tech – 15-minute sessions led by top executives helping professionals build their own rental business and be profitable
  • Vacation Rental Growth – designed to teach students how to improve a tourist apartment business through the implementation of technology
  • Revenue for Pros – set up to train professionals and non-professionals in variable management of hotel and apartment revenue, changing rates based on occupancy and passenger flow to optimize costs and expenses The establishments

Last year Alterschool.travel was named official school of the Spanish Federation of Tourist Accommodation [FEVITUR] for which it carries out training programs in Spain.

Chema González said: “Having an investor with such experience in the digital world, like Eneko Knöor, represents enormous satisfaction and an additional commitment for the entire Alterschool.travel team.

Next Thursday [17 February]Alterschool.travel will also unveil a new training program dedicated to teaching industry professionals how to become successful property managers and helping them learn from those who have already achieved it.

The final course will consist of 15-minute online classes, as well as personal tutorials, weekly live classes, webinars, and networking opportunities with students and guest speakers.

González continued, “We teach the fastest way to have a robust vacation rental business, knowing every area, and the tools to do it.”