The vacation rental tech ecosystem is bursting with innovation. It has never been more diverse, and, at the same time, more connected than it is today.

Despite the adversities of the past year, new startups appeared on the horizon and hundreds of tech providers around the world managed to not only stay afloat but thrive. 

They showed enviable agility when it came to releasing new products and services to help property managers weather the storm. Without their support, the industry as we know it would not exist today.

These are the companies we’re celebrating with the release of our biggest annual publication, The Who’s Who of the Vacation Rental World

In it, you’ll find the most complete collection of vacation rental technology and service providers ever published. 

The Who’s Who features more than 220 companies working tirelessly to create innovative solutions for the vacation rental industry.

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What is the Who’s Who of the Vacation Rental World?

The Who’s Who of the Vacation Rental World is the largest annual publication by Rentals United.

It’s a directory of vacation rental tech and service providers around the world, based on research carried out by our content team during the course of an entire year.

It contains invaluable information about the providers, including:

  • A description of how they help property managers save time, earn more money or optimise their businesses in other ways
  • When they were founded and where they’re based
  • In which parts of the world their products/services are available

In terms of the scope and value of the information within its pages, the Who’s Who is unmatched by any other industry publication. 

What does the Who’s Who contain?

When we published the first edition of the Who’s Who back in 2016, it listed around 50 companies. 

In contrast, the 6th annual edition of the Who’s Who published in 2021 has over 220 innovative solutions providers. This goes to show just how much the vacation rental tech ecosystem has expanded and developed in 6 years. 

Spanning 115 pages, the Who’s Who now has 35 categories:

  • 3D Tours
  • Advertising
  • Central Reservation System
  • Channel Management
  • Chatbot
  • Check-in Software
  • Cleaning & Safety Certifications (NEW)
  • Copywriting
  • Consultancy
  • Data Solutions
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Education & Training
  • Events
  • Floor Plans
  • Guest Communication
  • Guest Verification (NEW)
  • Home Automation
  • Housekeeping & Maintenance 
  • Innovative Services
  • Insurance
  • IT Solutions
  • Key Safes & Drop Boxes
  • Lead Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Noise Control
  • Payment Solutions
  • Photography
  • Referral Networks
  • Revenue Management (NEW)
  • Smart Locks & Keyless Entry
  • Supplies & Interior Design
  • Voice Solutions
  • Website Building 
  • Welcome Apps 
  • WiFi Solutions (NEW)

However, it’s not just the size that makes the Who’s Who stand out. We’ve put a lot of attention and care into the quality of information that you can find in it. We reached out to all the featured companies and did extensive research on them to make sure that all the details are up-to-date.

So no matter what aspect of your vacation rental business you need help with, from vacation rental marketing to operations, guest experience to revenue management, you’ll find the right technology or service provider in the Who’s Who. 

How can I get my hands on the Who’s Who?

The Who’s Who of the Vacation Rental World is free to download. It’s a labour of love that we commit to every year to promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration in the industry.

The only thing we ask for in return is that you fill out a survey about your relationship with technology in the industry. Our goal with this survey is to collect data for another annual publication, the Vacation Rental Tech Report by Rentals United. 

The Tech Report serves an important purpose in helping to drive innovation in the industry, so we appreciate your contribution. Of course, those who download the Who’s Who and fill out the survey will be the first to receive the Tech Report directly in their inboxes.

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