Technology

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What We Learned at This Year’s Vacation Rental Conferences

Had to skip DARM or VRMA this year? No problem! We attended both vacation rental conferences and summarised our biggest takeaways for you. Here’s our recap of the many enlightening discussions we had with industry peers about everything from revenue management to distribution and preparing for 2022.

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Announcing the Winner of the VRTECH Startup Competition 2021

Hot off the press: The winner of the 5th Annual VRTECH Startup Competition has been announced! Which of the three finalists – Vintory, Rented and Turbosuite – took home the 2021 VRTECH Award? Read on to find out.

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What Is the Lifeblood of Every SaaS Business? Interview with James Burrows, CEO of Rentals United

Ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a SaaS business? On the latest episode of the Highway to Scale podcast, our CEO James Burrows reveals how he and his partners built Rentals United from the ground up, how they raised their first rounds of funding and what challenges they faced running a SaaS business in the vacation rental industry. Learn more in today’s article.

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Now You Can Advertise Request to Book Listings on Airbnb Via Rentals United: Here’s How

Are you a property manager who doesn’t list on Airbnb because you operate on a request only basis? With Rentals United’s new feature, you can list your properties on Airbnb and set them to Request to Book, so you can screen your guests and accept or decline booking requests. Here’s how it works.

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PTBA: Control Last-Minute Bookings & Eliminate Time Zone Headaches

Last-minute bookings are great for boosting your occupancy – as long as they leave you time to prepare for the guest’s arrival. But what happens when a guest books your rental an hour before check-in? The PTBA setting in Rentals United allows you to specify how much time you need to ready your rental. This way, you can prevent ultra-last-minute bookings and run a truly global business without having to worry about the jet lag between you and your guests. Here’s how it works.

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Create the Perfect Listing Optimised for Conversions with the Rentals United Quality Checker

The number one reason why Rentals United exists is to help property managers improve their performance on OTAs and get more bookings. That’s why we create tools like the Quality Checker, which allows you to identify missing fields in your listing content and fill them in quickly so your properties can go live on sales channels without delay. Here’s how the Quality Checker works and why, once you try it, you won’t be able to live without it.

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Top 55 Vacation Rental Software

Technology is the key to growth in the vacation rental industry. The software solutions that you choose to include in your tech stack could make or break your property management business. Here are the top 55 vacation rental software providers that you should consider when future-proofing your company.

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Increasing Sustainability in Vacation Rentals Through Home Automation

In honour of Earth Day, we’re shining the spotlight on sustainability in vacation rentals. How can property managers work towards sustainability while catering to their guests’ needs and saving money at the same time? Here’s how home automation technology and other tools can help to reduce your business’s environmental impact.

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Spain’s Travel Recovery: Booking Window Analysis & Top-Performing Channels By Region

Spain’s travel recovery is underway. We looked at booking data from 5 Spanish regions – Catalonia, Madrid, Andalusia, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands – and spotted trends in booking windows and top-performing channels. Here’s how each region is recovering and what you can do to optimise your channel distribution to capture pent-up demand.

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VRTECH Connect: The Online Networking Event for Vacation Rental Professionals is Back for Round 2

After our very first online event last month, VRTECH Connect is back for round 2. You’re invited to hang out with industry peers after work, talk about tech innovations, listen to startup pitches, chat about business strategies and marketing tactics, and take part in a speedy job fair. Here are all the details.