Google Vacation Rentals is the latest addition to Google’s suite of travel search products aiming to streamline the user experience. But how can vacation rental property managers leverage it to attract more bookings? In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Google Vacation Rentals – how listings are displayed to guests, what the benefits are and how to get listed in the first place.
It’s prime booking season, the perfect time of year to lock in reservations for the spring and summer season. You’re probably already busy optimising your distribution and revenue management, but have you looked at your reviews yet? Vacation rental reviews help you get more visibility on OTAs and build trust with guests. And yet, most property managers don’t give reviews the attention they deserve. Here’s what you’re not doing with your reviews – and what you should be doing to boost your occupancy in 2022.
Creating a pricing structure for your vacation rental listings is not an easy feat. You have to set up and track all your extra charges – including taxes and fees – on a granular level. Otherwise, you’ll run into problems when distributing your listings on channels that display them separately. Learn all about putting together the perfect Charge Profile in Rentals United.
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.
Need a quick and efficient way to identify which of your listings need work and what adjustments you need to make to improve your conversion rate? We’ve just released a new tool that does exactly that. Forget about time-consuming manual audits – with this tool, you’ll have more time to focus on actions that positively impact your business.
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.
Are you a property manager who doesn’t list on Airbnb because you operate on a request only basis? With Rentals United’s new feature, you can list your properties on Airbnb and set them to Request to Book, so you can screen your guests and accept or decline booking requests. Here’s how it works.
OTAs keep expanding their list of amenities in response to changing guest needs. Just think of all the cleaning and hygiene items that appeared over the last year! All the new amenities can be hard to keep track of. And it’s frustrating when you can’t add them to your listings because your software doesn’t support them. That’s why, at Rentals United, we’ve created a feature that allows you to add new amenities introduced by OTAs as soon as they become available. Find out more in this article.
Last-minute bookings are great for boosting your occupancy – as long as they leave you time to prepare for the guest’s arrival. But what happens when a guest books your rental an hour before check-in? The PTBA setting in Rentals United allows you to specify how much time you need to ready your rental. This way, you can prevent ultra-last-minute bookings and run a truly global business without having to worry about the jet lag between you and your guests. Here’s how it works.
The number one reason why Rentals United exists is to help property managers improve their performance on OTAs and get more bookings. That’s why we create tools like the Quality Checker, which allows you to identify missing fields in your listing content and fill them in quickly so your properties can go live on sales channels without delay. Here’s how the Quality Checker works and why, once you try it, you won’t be able to live without it.