Short-term rental events are the best way to stay up-to-date on important developments in our industry, network peers, share knowledge and discover key trends and predictions for the future. The only downside is that conferences can get a bit expensive. Luckily, as our industry matures, there are more and more quality events to choose from that do not break the bank – some of them are even free to attend.

Here’s a list of the free short-term rentals events to attend this autumn in two of Europe’s vacation rental hubs – London and Barcelona.

1. BARCELONA – VrTech Afterwork, Thursday 26 September 2019

At Rentals United, we love to open our doors to the vacation rental professionals in our network and welcome them to our office for an after-work VrTech meetup.

Join our community of property managers, owners, tech startups, investors, influencers, associations and consultants for an hour of talks and an hour of networking over beers and pizza at the spacious and bright Rentals United office.

Get your FREE TICKET to the next VrTech event in Barcelona here!


2. LONDON – VrTech Afterwork, Wednesday 30 October 2019

After our end-of-September meeting in Barcelona, VrTech short-term rental events travel to London and gather our community of short-term rental professionals for a fun evening before the full-day HOST conference.

We’ll be meeting at the fantastic HomeAway/VRBO office near Victoria Station in London. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet people who work at innovative travel tech companies, as well as property managers looking to grow. We’ll spend the evening talking about the latest trends in the short-term rental world, discovering new technologies and, of course, enjoying some beer and pizzas.

Get your FREE TICKET to the VrTech afterwork in London here (there are only 60 seats available, so book fast)!

3. LONDON – HOST 2019, Thursday 31 October – Friday 1 November 2019

HOST is “the largest event dedicated to the rentalpreneur and holiday rental community”.

It’s an event for property managers, short-term rental hosts and hospitality businesses of all sizes. Learn from industry leaders and pioneers and find out how to increase your revenue from the best in the game!

See you in London at the Business Design Centre.

Register for FREE here!

4. BARCELONA – VrTech Afterwork, Thursday 7 November 2019

At this upcoming VrTech event in Barcelona, five innovative tech startups will pitch on stage and blow you away with their out-of-the-box ideas.

The pitching sessions will be followed by networking and a cocktail party sponsored by the European Holiday Homes Association.

This meetup will be held on the eve of the Barcelona Short Stay Show, so make sure you’re in town for both!

Get your FREE TICKET to this VrTech event here!

5. BARCELONA – Short Stay Show, Friday 8 November 2019

30+ exhibitors and 40+ speakers await you at the Short Stay show, a full-day event held in Barcelona’s Hesperia Tower Hotel.

In partnership with and powered by the European Holiday Home Association, Short Stay Show will bring you hours upon hours of educational content on how to increase your bookings and improve your efficiency, networking opportunities and a marketplace of amazing vacation rental providers.

This brand new event could be your key to vacation rental success.

Register for FREE here!


+1. ROME – Host B2B, Friday 22 November – Saturday 23 November 2019

Although technically not a free event, Host B2B offers a two-day conference with international trainers and speakers for the symbolic price of €13-20 (depending on the type of ticket you choose). If you want to have access to the workshop area, too, you can purchase a Diamond Ticket for €109.

The aim of the event is to become one of the top Italian conferences in the short-term rental industry and promote the growth and professionalisation of the short-term rental sector in the country.

Who wouldn’t want to spend a long weekend in Rome while learning about vacation rentals?

Get your tickets here!

There are many more events this autumn and (paid) tickets still available for the Vacation Rental World Summit in Lake Como, the VRMA international in New Orleans, The Vitur in Malaga and the ASSC in Glasgow amongst others. Find out more and meet us there!

Any other free short-term rental events that should make this list? Let us know!

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