Tips & Tricks


The First Vacation Rental University [+10% Discount]

The Vacation Rental University is a new e-learning platform created to educate, train and support the short-term rentals industry. With a complete curriculum, valued content and applicable takeaways, it will teach anyone how to run a profitable business. We interviewed President and co-founder Michael Friedman who shares insights and an exclusive 10% Discount!

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Instant Booking via Channel Manager – Solve Owners’ Concerns

Property Managers work closely with Property Owners offering hassle-free hosting, solving concerns and proposing the best solutions for maximum return on their vacation rental investment. Solutions such as automating distribution! But how do property managers solve owners’ concerns about advertising on instant booking while using a Channel Manager?


Vote Now for the VrTech Competition 2018!

Meet the innovative startups competing at the VrTech Competition 2018, the only award recognized by the vacation rental industry. Voting is now open to the public and you can choose one of the 3 finalist that will present at the Vacation Rental World Summit. Vote for your favourite! Support the technology that drives innovation in our industry!


7 Essentials of Vacation Rental Revenue Management

Since revenue management was introduced over 40 years ago, travel companies like airlines and hotel chains have developed advanced techniques, software and analytic tools to help build successful revenue strategies. Maximizing profit through price variation is crucial for vacation rental businesses nowadays! If you haven’t figured out your strategy yet, you’ll find here the 7 Essentials of Vacation Rental Revenue Management to get started!


Top 40 Vacation Rental Software 2018

Choosing the right Vacation Rental Software to manage properties is a major decision for every professional in our industry. Aside a Channel Manager for marketing and distribution you may need a property management system (PMS) to manage operations and more. Depending on your business model and requirements, you could be looking for a PMS software to automate day-to-day tasks such as guest communication, housekeeping, centralize reservations, accounting and reports. Or you could be looking for more advanced options like building a new website, SEO and content management, advanced analytics, taxes, even reporting to local authorities. Here’s a list of Top 40 Vacation Rental Software providers (in no particular order) you can choose to sync with Rentals United.


The Vacation Rental of the Future [Video!]

What will the Vacation Rental of the Future look like? Watch this short video presentation by Vanessa de Souza Lage, CMO at Rentals United and founder of VrTech Events, to learn more!


6 Proven Ways to Increase your Property Management Portfolio

Numerous large vacation rental management companies started out as small endeavors, perhaps with a few family-owned holiday homes, and steadily grew into successful established brands. Along the way, they tried various strategies to acquire new vacation rental properties, developing a structure around owners’ needs and building a strong reputation of their own. Read below for 6 proven ways to Increase your Property Management Portfolio used today by top property managers. Why not apply them right away?


VrTech Startup Competition 2018

This week the VrTech Startup Competition shared more details about the 2nd annual award and the application process. It follows a triumphant first edition that saw 40 applicants compete for the only award recognized by the Vacation Rental Industry. This year’s highly anticipated competition is an incredible opportunity for young and innovative tech companies looking to ascend the vacation rental industry. Read on for exclusive insights.


Metasearch Listing Site for Vacation Rental – HomeToGo

In only 4 years vacation rental metasearch HomeToGo, which started as a travel start-up, became the go-to search engine for


Vacation Rental Technology Trends in 2018 [Video!]

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.