The short-term rental industry is going through a challenging time in its history, and that also includes large Online Travel Agents (OTA’s). Everyone has faced tough choices that have meant we have either learnt to adapt and be flexible or suffered the consequences. 

To help you on your journey towards growth and recovery, we’ve started recording the second series of The Secret Sauce podcast. Consisting of interviews with four of the largest OTAs over the coming weeks, we will be deep diving to reveal their secret strategies as well as discussing how they have coped with the crisis.

Packed with expert advice, insider tips and upcoming trends, the Secret Sauce of Large OTA’s is the only resource you need if you want to emulate their secret recipe and optimise your properties on the largest OTA’s.

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The Large OTAs who will be featured on the podcast in the upcoming weeks:

In our first episode, we spoke with David Salamon, the Director of Product at Agoda, the online booking platform with a global network of 2 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. They provide travellers with access to luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas.

Watch our first episode – The Secret Sauce of Agoda here!

Next week we will be talking to Expedia, one of the world’s leading full-service online travel brands that help travellers easily plan and book travel from the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, rail, cruises, activities, attractions, and services.

Following Expedia we will be interviewing Airbnb – one of the world’s largest marketplaces for unique, authentic places to stay, offering over 7 million listings – and – the online travel marketplace that offers travellers an incredible range of places to stay and enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses.

To subscribe to The Secret Sauce of Large OTA’s podcast you can find us on Spotify, Apple Podcast or Youtube.

What you’ll discover:

  • How the world’s largest OTAs have coped with the crisis and what they have learnt from it as a company 
  • Where large OTAs are investing their marketing in terms of country and markets
  • How property managers can rank better on their large OTAs 
  • What kind of travel trends and evolutions big OTAs are beginning to see
  • Any trends they are seeing with Booking windows
  • The best tips and advice OTAs have for property managers to help maximise their bookings
  • What cleaning and safety protocols big OTAs have or will be adding to their platforms 
  • New features that property managers should know about

How will the Secret Sauce help you grow your vacation rental business?

The Secret Sauce of Large OTAs is a treasure trove of knowledge, containing invaluable information about the strategies that some of the world’s largest OTAs are using to increase their revenue and bounce back after the crisis.

It’s your chance to learn from their expertise and apply their optimisation tips and tricks to your own vacation rental business.

Who is the secret sauce for?

The Secret Sauce of Large OTAs is for professional vacation rental property managers around the world who want insider knowledge to take their business to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting to scale your business or have been operating dozens or even hundreds of properties for a while, you will learn something new.

If you’re curious about the behind-the-scenes of successful OTAs and are open to expert advice on how to optimise your listings, this podcast is for you.


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At Rentals United, we strive to provide our partners with all the resources they need to be successful.

As experts in Channel Management, we think it’s fundamentally important to stay up-to-date on industry trends and learn from the biggest and best in the game.

We created the Secret Sauce of Large OTAs to give you a never-before-seen podcast packed with upcoming trends and insights so you can start bouncing back. 

Rentals United is the Channel Manager for professional vacation rental property managers and we are a Premier Partner of the four biggest channels: Airbnb, Agoda, and Expedia.

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