After more than a year and a half of lockdowns and uncertainty, we’re all craving time spent together with industry peers.
This autumn, the vacation rental industry will have the chance to reunite both in-person (with all the necessary safety measures in place) and online. The 2021 events calendar is full of exciting conferences and much-needed networking opportunities.
As the travel industry evolves to adapt to the new normal, there’s no better time to learn from experts and peers and keep up with the rapid changes in the short-term rental business.
Here you’ll find a list of some of the most exciting vacation rentals events happening from August to December. Rentals United will be attending many of them and we encourage you to register as soon as you can, too!
Some are online or hybrid events that will go ahead physically with limited numbers and allow more people to join virtually. Some are planned to go ahead fully in-person.
Remember, it’s always worth checking the cancellation or refund policies before you book because there is always a chance that new developments may lead to events being cancelled or postponed.
When: 17th – 18th August
Where: Charleston, SC, USA
DARM offers an in-depth and high-level educational program to help property managers learn about advanced technology and data to scale their businesses.
You’ll discover how to use performance data, create effective revenue strategies, use forecasting techniques and pricing evaluation.
DARM aims to empower vacation rental professionals with tools and technology to navigate challenging times.
The conference takes place over two days, and each day will cover a different topic. The first day will go through data and basics, day two will cover revenue management and pricing, and finally, putting it all into practice on day three by going from strategy to implementation.
Attending DARM? We’d love to say hi!
When: 8th – 10th September 2021
Where: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Streamline Summit is an in-person event where property managers and partners gather for three days of networking, entertainment, and education.
There will be one-to-one panel discussions, speeches, and a variety of workshops. You’ll also have the chance to take part in charity golf and cocktail events.
More details about the event schedule will be revealed nearer the time.
Attending Streamline Summit? We’d love to say hi!
Organiser: The Book Direct Show
When: 1st – 10th September (online), 13th September
Where: London, UK
Price: Watching the online series live is free. Attending the event in London is £95.00 + £19.00 VAT.
This year’s Book Direct Show will be a hybrid event with 8 days of online events leading up to a show at Tobacco Dock in London.
It’s a focussed event dedicated to the topic of direct bookings. It will help property managers and hosts learn different ways to maximise revenue and profits by securing more direct bookings.
Networking and education will take centre stage over commercial interest, and there is no OTA involvement.
Attending Book Direct Show? We’d love to say hi!
Organiser: EHHA, STAA & VRMA
When: 14th September
Where: London, UK
Price: £150.00 + VAT with early bird discount
Short Stay Summit is organised jointly by The European Holiday Home Association (EHHA), UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).
The event will take place in Tobacco Dock, in the heart of East London’s business district. Attendees will have the chance to attend educational talks, expand their networks and exchange best practices while celebrating the resilience of the vacation rental industry.
The full agenda is available on the event’s website.
Attending Short Stay Summit? We’d love to say hi!
Organiser: Antonio Bortolotti
When: 16th – 17th September
Where: Annecy, France and online
Price: €247.00 EUR with early bird discount
Vacation Rental World Summit unites industry experts and shares their knowledge with the worldwide short-term rentals industry.
The event started in 2014 to educate and inform professionals about the growing vacation rental industry and has been growing since then.
This year’s event will feature presentations, workshops, and networking sessions to help professionals who are struggling in the current climate. It’s an opportunity to meet and learn from like-minded entrepreneurs and discover new ways to maximise traffic and direct bookings, conversions, and revenue.
This is a hybrid event that will take place in Annecy, France for a limited number of people. But there will be an option for unlimited people to attend online and get lifetime access to all the content.
Attending VRWS? We’d love to say hi!
Organiser: Vacation Rental Management Association
When: 3rd – 6th October
Where: San Antonio, TX, USA
Price: Varies based on registration type. Visit VRMA website for more info.
The VRMA conference will return as an in-person event after last year’s online event.
VRMA is a member organisation that seeks to provide professional development and education for the vacation rental industry worldwide.
Their annual conferences bring together professionals from around the world to network and share their knowledge.
Attending VRMA Conference? We’d love to say hi!
Organiser: Vitur Summit
When: 28th-29th October
Where: Málaga, Spain
Price: The Standard Pass is €65.00, the Bonus Pass is €140.00 and the Full Pass is €265.00 until 15th August.
Vitur Summit is a key event for the holiday rental sector in Spain, bringing together attendees and speakers from all over Europe.
With top-notch presentations, business insights, innovative content and networking opportunities, Vitur Summit is an unmissable event for European short-term rental professionals.
The 2021 edition will feature 6 different arenas including a keynote arena, a peer-to-peer networking space, an exhibitor zone and a platform for startups.
Attendees will have the chance to learn about and discuss a variety of topics from tech and sustainability to legislation.
Organiser: Expo Renta Vacacional
When: 17th – 19th November
Where: Cancún, Mexico
ExpoRV is a conference and networking event for Mexico and Latin America’s vacation rental industry. The event will feature international speakers and experts, and help professionals learn about technology, market trends, and the impact of the pandemic on international travel.
You will learn different ways to adjust your business model and prepare for the 2021-2022 holiday season.
The event will feature 48 conferences, 400 participants and 90+ exhibitors.
Attending Expo RV? We’d love to say hi! Book a meeting with the Rentals United team.
Organiser: European Holiday Home Organisation (EHHA)
When: 22nd – 26th November 2021
Price: €99.00 + €21.78 VAT for full access
A virtual conference dedicated to the short-term rental industry in Europe, Short Stay Week offers a whole week’s worth of educational content and training sessions with industry professionals.
There will be over 30 interactive workshops and 170 live sessions covering topics such as revenue management, digital marketing, online distribution, automation, technology, and direct booking strategies.
Content will be available in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.
Organiser: Vacation Rental Women’s Summit
When: 1st – 2nd December
Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
An event designed to celebrate women in the hospitality industry, the Vacation Rental Women’s Summit provides educational sessions to encourage women’s participation and success in the sector.
There are talks planned with influential women in the industry, and plenty of opportunities for fun and networking.
Though the focus is on women, attendance is not exclusive and men are also welcome to participate.
Attending Vacation Rental Women’s Summit? We’d love to say hi!
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