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.

1. Proprietaire Libre

Host: Yann-Olivier Bricombert
Location: France
Next events: TBC (leave your email on Proprietaire Libre to be informed)

The purpose of Propriétaire Libre’s meetups is to gather like-minded owners and property managers of vacation / short term rentals during a french “apéro” where people can easily learn and network. The idea is of Yann Bricombert, owner and journalist, author of the Propriétaire Libre blog, in Trouville-sur-Mer, Normandy, in 2015.

I knew that I was not the only one guy running a vacation rental business, and I was convinced that other people in my region had the same questions that I had regarding how to get more bookings and save time. That’s why I created the first meetup.

Here’s a video testimonial in French.

2. VRTech Events

Host: Vanessa De Souza Lage
Location: The event travels around the world
Next events: Tuesday 5th of December – Las Vegas; End of January – Madrid.

The Vrtech events started in 2015 as a small afterwork meetup where vacation rental professionals and technology companies meet to discuss innovation. Small is the key – with a max of 100 people at the time, these afterwork events aim to introduce on a personal basis property managers, tech companies, associations and investors.

The event travels the world & usually sells out within 48 hoursget yourself on the list to be invited before anyone else.

The VrTech event was a perfect opportunity to meet new people from our industry, give feedback and our perspective as property managers and to discover products and innovative solutions which could help our business grow.” François Lavie – Oct. 6th 2017 – VrTech Paris

3. Vr Mastered

Hosts: Tyann Marcink, Alanna Schroeder
Location: USA
Next Events:
Spring 2018 | Vacation Rental Boot Camp | New Orleans, LA
May 2018 | VRSS 1 Day Workshop | San Antonio, TX
Fall 2018 | Vacation Rental Boot Camp | TBD

VR Mastered

VR Mastered is a hands on, laptop-ready workshop where industry leaders, owners, managers, and hosts come together to create, inspire, and build community.

The Vacation Rental Boot Camp covers listing site basics, social media marketing, photography and videography, hospitality best practices, and owner workflow.

Boot camp is for doers – be prepared to begin moving forward with a new toolbox of ideas that inspires you to take your vacation rental marketing to the next level.

The workshops are limited to 20 spots, a ratio of 5 attendees per teacher. The classroom setting allows owners to work together, while receiving instruction and support. The learning does not stop in the class room. The support continues in the private forum allowing continued education, support and a online community.

4. Vacation Rental Women’s Summit

Host: Amy Hinote
Location: USA
Next events: New Orleans, February 21-23 2018

In 2018, we will be holding our inaugural Vacation Rental Women’s Summit in New Orleans, February 21-23. We’re eagerly waiting for more information from Amy about this event!

5. VRMB Inner Circle Meetups

Host: Matt Landau
Location: USA & Europe
Next events: TBC

the Inner Circle community

The Inner Circle is a private community and forum ($35 a month) run by Matt Landau, vacation rental marketing specialist. By becoming a member of the the Inner Circle community you will have the possibility to get answers to your questions on the forum, access to video courses, ebooks, a weekly newsletter and often private meet ups.

6. BONUS: How To Get More (Direct) Bookings in 2018 (Free video training)

Antonio Bortolotti who organised the first ever online vacation rental world summit, is putting together a free “mini-sessions” training series, where you’ll gain insights into some of the takeaways from this year’s Vacation Rental World Summit.

The first video is out already and has Adrian Brown talking about how to reconnect the dots when the business gets harder. He shares a pretty interesting definition of “work”, gives clues on how to gain more clarity on your current situation, identify the bottlenecks and do an exercise that will get you to take the necessary steps to get back on track. Make sure you go check it out now at this link though, for this “mini-sessions” series won’t be online for long.


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