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.
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.
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!
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!