Travellers are already booking for 2022. Demand for travel is on the rise and flexible cancellation policies are giving travellers the confidence to book in advance. But will 2022 be a record-breaking year for your property management business? Here’s our forecast of the trends that will define the New Year – and how you can get ready for it.


All travellers should have the opportunity to book safe and welcoming stays at short-term rentals. Diversity and inclusion are top of mind for these 10 niche vacation rental websites. They’ve made it their mission to provide stress-free experiences to different groups of travellers. Learn how to get listed on them and start supporting inclusivity in the short-term rental world!

vacation rental investment deals

Investment and M&A activity in the vacation rental industry hasn’t slowed down since we last reported on it in April. If anything, it has accelerated. Here is a complete list of the past 5 months’ major transactions involving property management companies, software providers, OTAs and niche channels.


Hot off the press: The winner of the 5th Annual VRTECH Startup Competition has been announced! Which of the three finalists – Vintory, Rented and Turbosuite – took home the 2021 VRTECH Award? Read on to find out.


Sports have the power to bring people together around the world. This holds true for vacation rental managers and guests who travel for sports. Here’s how you can take advantage of the sports tourism trend – once again on the rise after a pause during the pandemic – and attract all kinds of sports enthusiasts, from avid skiers to devoted football fans

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If you haven’t started advertising your rentals on Airbnb yet, now’s the time. With Rentals United, you can manage your listings on an Instant Book or Request to Book basis*; we give you all the tools to optimise your listings and boost your conversions; and we make sure you don’t miss out on bookings from the world’s largest vacation rental OTA. In today’s blog post, we’ll give you all the reasons why you should get listed on Airbnb and how to build a foolproof Airbnb marketing strategy.

vacation rental education and training courses

The most successful people never stop learning – and this couldn’t be more true for those in the vacation rental sector. Our industry is rapidly changing, and constant learning is key to success. That’s why, in today’s article, we’ve rounded up the top 10 educational sites and training courses built by experts for vacation rental professionals.

summer booking trends

Vacation rentals experienced a huge surge in demand this summer. But how can you maintain the momentum and keep business booming in the shoulder season? Here are 5 summer booking trends to learn from – and take action on.

reinventing revenue management 2021 ebook

Having a foolproof revenue management strategy is key to improving your business performance – but it’s no longer enough. In our new ebook, Doug Truitt, Head of Revenue Succes at Rentals United offers actionable advice on how to combine your revenue management and distribution strategies and harness the power of data to achieve optimal business results.

vacation rental events autumn 2021 online and offline

The autumn events season is about to start! Vacation rental professionals will have plenty of opportunities to learn from experts and network with industry peers. Here’s our selection of the best short-term rental events – online and in-person – that will help you keep up with rapid changes in the industry.