These vacation rental events are a must for all property managers who want to improve their business in 2022. The spring events season is still in full swing – not to mention that it’s never too early to get ready for those hard-hitting autumn conferences.

From specialised events focusing on niche topic revenue management to large multi-track conferences that discuss every aspect of short-term rental management you could think of, this year’s events calendar has a lot to offer.

See our top 10 picks for vacation rental events to attend this year. The Rentals United will be represented at most of them – we’re looking forward to meeting you in person! 

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1. The Shortyz 2022

Organiser: Shot Term Rentalz

When: 18th May 2022

Where: London, UK

Price: £150 + VAT

The Shortyz is an annual awards ceremony by Short Term Rentalz that aims to recognise excellence in the short-term rental industry. Companies are rewarded for their outstanding achievements in innovation, technology and industry best practice.

This year, contestants will be vying for awards in 20 different categories, including three new ones: Best Subscription/Membership Model Company, Best Mobile Rental Accommodation Company and Best Holiday Site Operator. 

Last year, Rentals United took home the award for Best Channel Managervote for us this year too and help us defend our title!

2. Short Stay Summit 2022

Organiser: EHHA, STAA & VRMA

When: 19 May 2022

Where: London, UK

Price: From £150 +VAT

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).

This year, the conference’s focus is Capitalising on Growth, with seminars on how short-term rental operators can leverage the opportunities that lie ahead. 

Next to the educational content, attendees will also have the chance to meet and network with industry experts and providers.

3. Scale Rentals 

Organiser: Book Direct Show & Short Stay Week

When: 26 May 2022

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Price: N/A

Scale Rentals is “The VIP Event for Professional Short-Term Rental Property Management Companies”, dedicated exclusively to businesses with 50+ units under management. 

The aim of the conference is to help property managers scale sustainably and profitably through education and networking. Learn from industry experts in interactive, attendee-focused sessions at this single-track conference!

Themes will include property acquisition, profitability, owner relationships, environmental impact, exit strategies and more. 

If you’d like to attend, register now – seats are running out fast!

4. DARM 

Organiser: VRMIntel

When: 9-10 August, 2022

Where: Nashville, TN, USA

Price: From $849

DARM, the Vacation Rental Data and Revenue Management Conference is all about helping property managers wrap their heads around the rapidly changing world of data and revenue management. 

At this specialised conference, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in four tracks of educational sessions on the topics of Data, Foundational Revenue Management, Advanced Revenue Management and Distribution & Marketing. 

All vacation rental executives, revenue managers and distribution specialists who want to maximise profitability and occupancy are welcome to attend.

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5. Streamline Summit 

Organiser: Streamline

When: 7-9 September 2022

Where: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Price: $749

The Streamline Summit is an annual 3-day gathering of property managers and Streamline partners. 

Mixing education with networking and lots of fun, this event is a great opportunity for industry peers to get together. 

More details about the event schedule and the lineup of guest speakers will be revealed closer to the date.

6. GuestyVal 2022

Organiser: Guesty

When: 13-14 September 2022

Where: Austin, TX, USA

Price: $799

This year, Guesty’s renowned STR industry conference GuestyVal will be held in the US for the first time. 

The two-day conference will be packed with opportunities for learning, networking and having fun. 

The themes of this year’s event will be The New Era of Short-Term Rentals, Building a Modern Hospitality Brand and Tech Solutions to Succeed and Scale. 

All property managers, real estate developers, OTAs and third-party service providers are welcome to attend. 

7. Vacation Rental World Summit 2022

Organiser: Antonio Bortolotti

When: 15-16 September 2022

Where: Porto, Portugal

Price: €247 with early-bird discount

The Vacation Rental World Summit unites industry experts and shares their knowledge with the worldwide short-term rentals industry.

With top-notch presentations, an agenda packed with intensive training sessions and dynamic roundtable discussions, this conference is an absolute must for vacation rentals professionals. 

Don’t miss the chance to network with industry peers, be the first to find out about industry innovations and have a great time with the VRWS community. 

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8. The Book Direct Show

Organiser: The Book Direct Show

When: 18-19 October 2022

Where: Miami, FL, USA & online

Price: From $395

The Book Direct Show is the place to be if you want to learn about the latest direct booking strategies and generate more direct bookings. 

This year, the event will be held in a hybrid format, with an in-person conference in Miami alongside a series of online presentations that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Get ready to learn from the most seasoned veterans of the Book Direct movement and boost your direct bookings in 2022.

9. VRMA International Conference 2022

Organiser: VRMA

When: 23-26 October 2022

Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Price: TBC

The VRMA International Conference by the Vacation Rental Management Association is one of the most prestigious annual industry events.

While the speaker lineup and other details are yet to be confirmed, vacation rental professionals are already looking forward to getting together in Las Vegas later this year. 

If you’d like to present a session at the VRMA International Conference, you can submit a proposal here

10. Expo Renta Vacacional 2022

Organiser: Expo Renta Vacacional

When: 30 November – 3 December 2022

Where: Cancún, Mexico

Price: From $95

Expo Renta Vacacional or ExpoRV is a conference and networking event for Mexico and Latin America’s vacation rental industry. 

It brings together international speakers and industry experts with property managers, professional hosts and real estate investors.

The agenda is still being finalised, but it’s already clear that attendees will learn about everything they need to professionalise their business, from innovative technologies to the latest market trends and new business models.