vacation rental ecosystem

It would hardly be news to state that our vacation rental industry is booming and attracting many new players every year. What hasn’t been attempted until now however is to produce a map of how all the old and new services available to property managers and owners fit together. After spending a year researching service companies in the vacation rental industry and producing the very popular “Who’s Who of the vacation Rental World” we can confidently say that we came up with such a map. We hope you will find it useful in trying out new services to help you with both the management of vacation rentals and the guest experience.

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This is an exclusive interview with James McClure, Airbnb’s General Manager for Northern Europe. In this article James sheds the light on 12 key Airbnb features that were created for property managers in mind. A giant in the vacation rental industry, Airbnb grew from 10 million guests in 2014 to an incredible 100 million in 2016. If that’s not reason enough to advertise your vacation rentals on Airbnb, read on for a further 12 powerful insights James has for you.

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When we ask Jaume’s from Bizflats what his distribution strategy is, the answer was straightforward: trying many websites and making decisions based on data not intuition. He turned to Rentals United Channel Manager to ease the entire process of finding channels, testing them and maximising their revenues. Here’s the very insightful interview no property manager should miss out on.

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We scanned the Vacation Rental market and came up with 18 categories of businesses that help vacation rental property managers and owners streamline their businesses. These can be grouped into 3 top-level categories: Marketing, Guest Management and Business tools. With high season starting for most, are you taking advantage of all the help out there?

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The vacation rental industry has a great advantage: it can look at what the hotel industry does right & wrong and learn from it. This is what we’re proposing today: let’s look together at hotel website trends. How are they growing their direct bookings? We’ve discovered 8 definite trends that you could easily implement on your vacation rental website today.

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Many of us have attempted to make a vacation rental video but few of us have been happy with the result. Let’s face it: filming a house or an apartment makes for a rather boring movie. Or does it? We’ve analysed 4 Vacation Rental Videos found on youtube and came up with a definite list of Do’s and Don’ts for your next attempt 🙂

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You know you’ve had a good idea when you start very small and it instantly snowballs into something everyone talks about. This is the story of the Vrtech: a tiny vacation rental industry meetup that started in November 2015 with only a handful of industry professionals attending and in just over 4 months became a major event with 110 vacation rental industry leaders, influencers, bloggers and innovators. Are you looking to organise your own event, workshop or webinar? The founder of the Vrtech (also our CMO!) has some tips.

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The vacation rental market is booming. With the growing attraction for vacation rentals, the rapid growth of the online marketplace, and the evolving supply of vacation rentals, our market size is said to reach $169.7 Billion in 2019. What are the key market trends defining this growth? Here’s an infographic explaining them.

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One of the most popular social network of today, Pinterest especially attracts those interested in travel. Done well, a Pinterest page can drive considerable amount of traffic to your website. How? We have tips and a list of the 20 most effective Pinterest board headlines.

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Whether you’re a property owner looking to entrust the managing of your rental to a professional or a property manager looking to improve the way you sign up vacation rental owners, the insights Andrew McConnell from rented.com has on the subject of contracts will be invaluable to you.