About Us

Blue Sky Homes and Villas and Shipley Travel

Led by Travel Industry and Technology Experts

Shipley Travel has been formed by a team of travel professionals and leading travel technology and marketing specialists. Using our wealth of experience and contacts within the industry, we have managed to contract some fantastic rental accommodation at very reasonable rates. Combine this superb product with cutting-edge travel technology and we are in a position to offer our agents something special and something unique: Fast and easy access to a very wide range of rental accommodation in Orlando and Florida.

How Have We Achieved This?

Many travel companies and tour operators struggle to compete due to cumbersome, antiquated and in some instances; expensive systems. Slowly, things do seem to be improving, but we believe that growth should not be stifled by technology, it should be expedited by it. By focusing our efforts on streamlining and enhancing the technology as opposed to large call centres dealing with mundane administrative tasks we can afford to keep overheads low and pass those cost savings direct on to you the agent.

Why Choose Blue Sky Homes and Villas

  • We have over 2,000 individual rental units in Orlando (and growing) available within our system. All product is bookable via XML. We have developed unique and powerful technology in partnership with our suppliers that isn't available anywhere else online!
  • We have the ability to generate powerful, fully functional and bespoke white-labels within minutes. Each white label has an accompanying content management system (CMS). This allows our agents create and update their own websites themselves, and even create new white labels if they wish.
  • Choose to be either a NET agent working on account or commission agent, the choice is yours. We can even supply you with rates in dollars (and accept payment in such). Commissions are payable on a regular basis.
  • We have a live car hire XML that can be made available to you within your booking process should you wish. Multiple car hire options are available and can be added to the basket and booked alongside your villa.
  • UK based call centre, API support, development team and administrative staff. All our staff have a wealth of technology and travel experience.
  • We have a full online booking API and accompanying schema to allow to you seamlessly Integrate the Blue Sky Homes and Villas into your own website. We also offer full UK based support for any integration issues.
  • All our suppliers are independently vetted and insured to ensure the highest standard of accommodation is offered to our agents. We only work with reputable management companies.
  • We are constantly working with new US suppliers, contracting new homes and developing new API feeds in order to increase our product portfolio. New destinations and rental units can be made instantly available to our agents and exposed within their Agent CMS Portal.
  • All customer money is financially secure and held within a trust account. Automatic payments are paid into the trust account at the time of booking. All bookings are also covered by a supplier failure insurance policy.
  • Fully mobile-friendly website and booking engine. All agent white-labels are automatically optimised for mobile devices. Agents can add their own content which will be styled and optimised in the correct format. The CMS allows mobile friendly HTML tags to be added to the respective page elements.

Who Are we?

We are a trading division of a company registered in the United Kingdom
Shipley Travel Limited t/a Blue Sky Homes and Villas
17a Taunton Lane
Old Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5 1SG
VAT Number: 122 0805 63
Company Registration Number: 0746 7743