The vacation rental industry has been progressing at a feverish pace within the past two years, and it appears that this trend will not be slowing down in 2018. In this short presentation by Vanessa de Souza Lage, CMO at Rentals United and founder of VrTech, you will learn about the state of Vacation Rental Technology Trends in 2018.
Since its start 5 years ago, the Vacation Rental World Summit has been a huge success each year. As the best independent event of the vacation rental industry, no doubt that the 2018 edition will be a big hit! We asked the founder, Antonio Bortolotti, to give us few insights on this year’s summit which will be held the 6th-7th of October in Lake Como, Italy. He even gave us a great discount code for our readers!
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.
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!
We expect your marketing mix is already filled with OTAs and niche websites but what about alternative vacation rental listing sites like Wholesalers and Metasearches? We give you the low down on these two categories and insights into which are currently successful. Read on to find out what other options there are to boost the distribution of your vacation rentals.
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.
As a professional you should attend as many Vacation Rental Industry events as possible. We will soon update you about the 2018 calendar of must-events but meanwhile… how about getting opportunities to mingle with industry leaders over a drink & take the conversation further? Here’s a list of intimate vacation rentals events out from around the globe. We also include a bonus link to a free “mini-sessions” training series from this year’s Vacation Rental World Summit.