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.
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.
Are your properties visible to targeted audiences on niche listing sites for vacation rentals? Which sites are the most suitable for your market, guest preferences and property type? We’ve asked our top performers your most frequent questions and today we look closely at misterb&b – the household name in the gay community!
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!
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!
Planning your vacation rental marketing and distribution strategy are clearly no easy tasks. What if you could instantly check the performance of your vacation rental listing on Airbnb? What if you could find the right listing sites for your location? What f you could get your hands on a full and free directory of innovative tech services? Yes, we have all of these answers in this article listing the top 6 health check tools to help relish the full potential of your vacation rental marketing.
Goes without saying that as a channel manager for vacation rentals we know very well what websites drive bookings for our clients. Here are some of the websites that have been very successful for our clients in 2018… and that you may not have heard off. Advertising with them without having to update calendars or prices is possible only with a Rentals United account!
If you own or manage a vacation rental, you are by definition pursuing a seasonal business. As every professional in the industry is well aware, generating revenues for a whole year in just a few months of activity (at the maximum of its potential) is often really challenging. But there are some ways to keep the cash flow coming all year round! The secret, after the key season has passed, is to think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas. We listed 9 top-notch tips to increase bookings during your off-season.
You possibly already have a beautifully optimised vacation rental website, SEO friendly and with a book direct feature (if not check tip N#5!)… but does it convert as well as it should? Do you get quality leads from it everyday? Rentals United experienced online marketers have compiled a list of tricks for you for vacation rental website lead generation. A must read!
We’re often asked by vacation rental owners and managers where to get training & education in order to become more professional. So we went ahead and researched the top 5 resources out there that aim to provide you with the advice you’re looking for – whether it be operational or strategic. These are essential sites by true experts – make sure you subscribe to these Top 5 Education & Training Sites for Vacation Rental Professionals today!