2022 Trends Forecast: How to Prepare Your Vacation Rentals

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.


Top 10 Inclusive Vacation Rental Websites to Get Listed On

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!


What We Learned at This Year’s Vacation Rental Conferences

Had to skip DARM or VRMA this year? No problem! We attended both vacation rental conferences and summarised our biggest takeaways for you. Here’s our recap of the many enlightening discussions we had with industry peers about everything from revenue management to distribution and preparing for 2022.


Top-Performing Niche Vacation Rental Sites for Rentals in the APAC Region

With the opening of international travel looking optimistic for many countries within the Asia Pacific region, now is the time to make sure your listings get as much visibility as possible. A great way to make your properties stand out is by getting listed on alternative vacation rental sites. Here are 12 popular listing sites for the Asia Pacific market that our clients have had success with.


How Can Vacation Rentals Take Advantage of the Wellness Travel Trend?

Wellness travel is on the uptick as people take more care of themselves and look for a way to decompress after two stressful years. In this article we discuss what wellness travel is; why it has become so popular; how vacation rental property managers can take advantage of this trend and the top listing sites to advertise on.

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Vacation Rental M&A and Investment Deals (May–September 2021)

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.


Announcing the Winner of the VRTECH Startup Competition 2021

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.


Want To Make The World’s Top 50 Vacation Rental Property Managers List? 2022 Nominations Are Now Open!

Are you one of the world’s Top 50 Vacation Rental Property Managers? This prestigious list compiled annually by Rentals United is widely known as showcasing the crème de la crème of vacation rental entrepreneurship and business success. Apply now for a chance to be featured among the Top 50 Vacation Rental Property Managers in the world and benefit from the exposure that this coveted title means.


Sports Tourism and Vacation Rentals: How to Attract Sports Enthusiasts

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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Airbnb Marketing Strategy: 5 Proven Methods to Boost Conversions

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.