Looking for a holiday book suggestion? We’ve asked leading vacation rental industry experts what’s on top of their summer reading list and got amazing recommendations to share! A huge thanks to the experts: Andrew McConnell, Heather Bayer, Vanessa de Souza Lage, Antonio Botolotti, Jessica Gillingham and Tyann Marcink.
Numerous large vacation rental management companies started out as small endeavors, perhaps with a few family-owned holiday homes, and steadily grew into successful established brands. Along the way, they tried various strategies to acquire new vacation rental properties, developing a structure around owners’ needs and building a strong reputation of their own. Read below for 6 proven ways to Increase your Property Management Portfolio used today by top property managers. Why not apply them right away?
One of the world’s largest tourism company to-date, TUI Group, counts with a strong portfolio of tour operators, 1600 travel agencies, 6 airlines, 15 cruise liners and other agencies in all major holiday destinations. When it comes to vacation rentals, TUI’s online marketplace consists of TUI Villas and atraveo whose offering today has reached over 300.000 properties throughout Europe and beyond. We sat down with them and asked all that you need to know to list your vacation rentals on TUI.
Everyday we meet vacation rental professionals from all over the world and they range from self-starting owners and property managers, to real estate agencies and large vacation rental suppliers. It’s a delight to see and contribute to their growth, therefore we make it our mission to not only help them achieve success, but also to understand the core values of their business. What are the key success factors we find frequently in vacation rental business strategies? Read on for our 5 takeaways.
Are your properties visible to targeted audiences on niche listing sites for vacation rentals? Which sites are the most suitable for your market, guest preferences and property type? We’ve asked our top performers your most frequent questions and today we look closely at misterb&b – the household name in the gay community!
What is the difference between Nightly Rates and LOS Rates? What do you call a software that uses AI to suggest pricing? These are some of the most common questions that we receive everyday from property managers and owners around the world. With the vacation rental business growing in innovative software providers and a rich variety of listing sites, we come across many terms and for this reason we decided to create a handy vacation rental industry dictionary – you can easily download it here and use it to look up terms you’re unfamiliar with. It can also become useful when training new staff members!
An indicator of the vacation rental industry evolution is a large number of events and conferences attended by passionate professionals who get together to grow, innovate and strengthen the market. It´s the perfect opportunity to learn and share, become inspired by influencing speakers and meet peer and experts. That’s why we have created the ultimate list of crucial vacation rental industry events of 2018 and a downloadable ical calendar to boost! Hopefully, we will see you at one of them!
A property manager’s job description includes developing best practises, finding quality resources and expert advice, trailing tools and maybe experimenting with new tech; because building a professional vacation rental business is a compelling and elaborate task. To help with your efforts and kickoff the year, we’ve created the ultimate vacation rental marketing checklist for 2018: this a one-stop article with all the effective hacks and tools that will help you pave the way to a professionally run vacation rental business… and never look back!
Feeling alone facing the challenges of running a vacation rental business? You may find comfort and the answers that you need by turning on Youtube and watching Matt Landau’s entertaining new series: “A Sense of Place”. The travel show will take you to various worldwide destinations through the eyes of vacation rental professionals. Here’s an interview of Matt and the reasons why this show is important for all of us to watch. Start off by turning on Episode 8 on Youtube for a glimpse of our office in Barcelona! We see you on there!
New regulations in the vacation rental industry are passed as laws every year affecting property management businesses worldwide. Luckily, many professional associations have emerged with a common goal: supporting the development of vacation rental accommodation. In this article we look at the most important associations worldwide whose commitment lies in lobbying for our market. To help insure that our industry is well represented and understood by law-makers, it is vital to join them in their cause. Here’s a list of Vacation Rental Associations Worldwide that you could easily join today.