It’s been a busy year for Rentals United and the industry as a whole. Going from conference to conference, constantly reading and learning, making new contacts and discovering new technologies, here’s what we’ve learned about the Vacation Rental industry in 2017.
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.
Who does’t like being given free goodies? Welcome gift boxes are hugely popular with guests and apparently always mentioned in reviews. Some clever start-ups out there have made it their goal to help us provide great welcome gift boxes without the hassle. Check these top 5 Welcome gift boxes suppliers for vacation rentals out and continue collecting those 5 stars reviews!
Whether they’re predicting future trends in the industry or simply giving recommendation on the best practices for running your vacation rental business, these are the 7 Vacation Rental Industry Influencers you should follow for getting unique insights on what’s coming next.
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!
How do you allocate your resources as a vacation rental professional? Do you keep everything in-house to have full control of your overall business? Or do you prefer to outsource certain services to professionals in order to be able to focus more on your guests and your long-term strategy? We surveyed a whopping 1500 property Owners & Property Managers and asked them these questions! Get your hands on the biggest report Vacation Rental Services Report to-date – nicely laid out for you in an infographic.
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.
“I’m using a Property Management System that can connect me to some global listing sites. Why should I use a specialized Channel Manager like Rentals United?” A very valid question! We get it all the time! These are the answers and the reasons why PMS clients choose the Channel Management capabilities of Rentals United rather than their own PMS Channel Manager.
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!