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February 13th, 2020

The Ever Evolving Vacation Rental Ecosystem

The vacation rental ecosystem consists of hundreds of companies offering different products and services. We’ve listed 33 categories of tech and supplier companies in the Who's Who of Vacation Rentals 2020. This doesn’t take into account the huge number of channels, short-term rental suppliers and now the hotel sector, which is converging across both segments.

February 9th, 2020

Rental professionals react to UK’s departure from European Union

“Being one of Rentals United’s strongest markets, we’ve seen solid growth in both bookings and inventory from city and non-urban locations in the UK. Despite Brexit, the UK market has become more competitive and we are seeing property managers working twice as hard as before to achieve the same levels of revenue."

February 7th, 2020

Rentals United and Busy Rooms announce The Trip Circus Conference June 4-5, 2020 in Barcelona

This inaugural conference aims to create a new discussion platform between these two traditionally competing industries covering topics such as the exchange of services, regulations and distribution. At The Trip Circus, renowned speakers, industry professionals and associations will controversially discuss and argue topics that are important to both sectors. 

February 5th, 2020

Rentals United launches The Trip Circus conference

Barcelona: Rentals United and Busy Rooms have formally announced the launch of The Trip Circus Conference that will take place in Barcelona on 4-5 June 2020. Claiming to be the first global event ever to connect hoteliers and short-term rental professionals, The Trip Circus will give visionaries from both industries a platform for discussing the future of the accommodation industry as a whole.

February 5th, 2020

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

At the end of the day, it’s all about hospitality, but the vacation rental industry faces unique challenges in delivering on that promise. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience across this fragmented market.

January 28th, 2020

Rentals United is now collaborating with Arkiane to offer a distribution solution for rental managers

Rentals United, the distribution software and technology solution for the holiday rental market, has just announced its new partnership with the French holiday rental management software Arkiane, backed by more than 25 years of experience.

January 23rd, 2020

Rentals United releases ‘Who’s Who of Short-Term Rental Listing Sites’ report

Rentals United has released a first edition of 'Who is Who of Short-Term Rental Listing Sites', which is a comprehensive, categorised resource of niche listing sites for short-term rentals.

January 22nd, 2020

Top 5 travel trends for niche short-term rental listing sites predicted for 2020

Rentals United, the premier channel manager and technology solution for the short-term rental industry, has released a first edition of ‘Who’s Who of Short-Term Rental Listing Sites’, which is a comprehensive, categorised resource of niche listing sites for short-term rentals and an invaluable resource for property managers as well as travellers.

January 14th, 2020

Why the short-term rental industry needs to pay attention to niche sites

People travel for countless reasons now - even citing going to a place or property as "Insta-worthy" - and by honing in on these motivations we can understand how to reach new customers and markets (through niche sites).

January 3rd, 2020

Rentals United named in Expansion's list as one of Barcelona's Startups attracting Investment Funding

The entrepreneurial ecosystem of Barcelona attracted in 2019 more than 575 million euros in financial resources, far from the 750 million a year earlier, which included the Letgo macro.

January 13th, 2020

Rentals United CEO James Burrows comments to Skift about providing guest reviews on Google.

Partners of Google Vacation Rentals, diverge on whether to names guests in reviews.  Rentals United, as a channel manager, does not currently collect reviews at present.

December 20th, 2019

Rentals United named as one of the top 20 startups to watch in 2020.

Barcelona Startup News names Rentals United as one of the top 20 Barcelona startups to watch in 2020 along with Typeform, Badi and TravelPerk.

16th December 2019

Vanessa de Souza Lage, Founder and CMO of Rentals United, named one of the top 10 to watch in the short-term rental industry.

Short-Term Rentalz has identified ten figures that they believe are 'ones to watch' in the space over the next 12 months.  Making up the list are a mixture of well-established and up-and-coming names in the short-term rental industry whose progress they believe will be worth monitoring in 2020, based on their contributions to the sector to date.

9th December 2019

Rentals United sets new record for property onboarding with

Efficient onboarding of properties to has always been a priority for Connectivity platform Rentals United. And now it’s getting even faster. Find out how a project to speed up onboarding for its 150,000 properties is making a big impact.

23th October 2019

Why Some Short-Term Rental Tech Vendors Are Turning Away from Independent Hosts

short-term rental tech vendors are increasingly forced to pick a side: Focus on professional property managers or focus on the long tail of independent hosts. There’s business in both, but understanding customer needs is paramount.

18th of October 2019

Introducing the Connectivity Advisory Board for homes and apartments 2019-2020

Meet the members of the new Connectivity Advisory Board for homes and apartments and hear what they discussed during their first meeting at our annual Click. event in Amsterdam.

16th October 2019

Announcing the First Round of Speakers for Skift Short-Term Rental Summit

On December 5, Skift will dive into the rapidly growing and often fragmented landscape of the business of short-term rentals at our first annual Summit. Meet the first round of speakers that are set to present at the event.

7th October 2019

Operto names winner of VrTech startup competiton

Smart Stay property automation solution Operto Guest Technologies has been announced as the winner of the VrTech startup competition in Lake Como, an annual awards ceremony celebrating the most innovative startups in the vacation rental industry.

5th October 2019

Google elevates Vacation Rentals with hote-like treatment in search

Google took the next step in its own vacation rental and apartments business, giving it special treatment with a four-pack display of rates, photos, reviews, and a map within Google search — and placement above other travel companies’ organic results.

September 23rd 2019

Rentals United launches 'Secret Sauce' podcast video series.

Rentals United new podcast series, 'The Secret Sauce,' aims to get to the root of the success of some of the world's most successful short-term property managers by interviewing C-suite and senior leadership teams.

September 17th, 2019

Channel managers like Rentals United are critical to optimize occupancy and revenue.

In order to sell and manage Airbnb investment properties effectively, channel managers are essential to manage distribution.

September 20th, 2019

Forbes announces Rentals United as a vacation rental partner to Google.

Rentals United is announced as a partner to Google as they venture into the vacation rental sector.

September 18th, 2019

Rentals United announces dates for next Vacation Rental Tech Week

Rentals Unied has announced the second the second edition of its Vacation Rental Tech Week run of events with a focus on vacation rental technology solutions, will be held in Barcelona between 4th and 8th of November.

29th of Aug, 2019

Get Ready: Google & Vacation Rentals with Rentals United CMO Vanessa De Souza Lage

VRMA Executive Director Mike Copps talks with Vanessa De Souza Lage about the Impact of Google on the vacation rental  ecosystem.

23th of Aug, 2019

Vanessa from Rentals United Interview: thoughts on the blockchain

TripsCommunity CEO & founder Luca and Vanessa discuss Blockchain Technology in the vacation rental industry.

August 19th, 2019

Rentals United named as top 100 vendors in Skift's short-term rental ecosystem report

Short-Term Rentalz reports key findings in Skift's short-term rental ecosystem report.

August 19th, 2019

Skift announced Rentals United as one of the top 100 companies that are shaping the short-term rental ecosystem

Skift's new research report The Short-Term rental ecosystem and vendor deep dive 2019 named Rentals United as one of the top 100 vendors 2019.

August 16th, 2019

What's next for Google's expansion into vacation rentals?

Rentals United CEO James Burrows speaks about Google's foray into vacation rentals.

27th of Jul 2019

VRS Bonus Podcast – Vacation Rental Tech Awards 2019

Heather Bayer, founder of the famous podcast - Vacation Rental Formula, discusses the Vacation Rental Tech Awards 2019 with one of our founders, Vanessa De Souza Lage.

July 24th, 2019

Rentals United publishes Google Guide for property managers

Channel manager Rentals United, which recently partnered with Google, has created a Google Guide to help professional property managers navigate the search engine’s travel search services.

June 27th, 2019

Rentals United on VRMA: A Brave New (Google) World

How vacation rental property managers and owners can navigate the new Google ecosystem.

June 27th, 2019

Rentals United becomes connectivity partner to Google's vacation rental search

With Rentals United BookDirect solution, property managers will have their listings automatically added to Google's vacation rental search.

June 26th, 2019

Rentals United announces Google partnership

Rentals United has partnered with Google to help property managers worldwide connect their rental inventory to Google's hotel search results.

June 26th, 2019

Rentals United properties to be listed in Google hotel search results

Rentals United has partnered with Google for individual properties to be listed in hotel search results.

May 2nd, 2019

Travel Daily announces new Rentals United investment

Travel Daily announces Rentals United investment amongst other travel tech news.

30th of April, 2019

Travel Daily News announces Rentals United investment infusion of $4.25million

Rentals United raises $4.25 million to further boost its technology platform for vacation rental property managers.

26th of April, 2019

Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform

PhocusWright about Rentals United's new round of investment to further develop the platform and acquire new talent. Find quotes from the investors, from our CEO James Burrows and check our pitch and follow-up interview at the PhocusWire Summit 2018. 

26th of April, 2019

Rentals United funding round announced on Travolution

Rentals United secures a funding round of $4.25 million from Howzat Partners and Stella EOC Capital.

25th of April, 2019

Rentals United announces $4.25m investment

ShortTermRentalz coveres the news about our latest round of investment. 

26th of April, 2019

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rentals United latest investment featured in Skift’s funding announcements. In this article, Skift outlines broader industry investment themes, such as the need for marketing tools for the owners of short-term rentals and for talent recruitment.

25th of April, 2019

El Periódico on Rentals United’s new investment

El Periódico, one of the most important news outlets in Spain and Catalunya, writes about Rentals United's latest round investment. 

23rd of April, 2019

Rentals United contributes to the Skift research report Hotel Management Revenue Landscape 2019

New Skift Study analyzes the hotel revenue management industry, sizing the market and shining a light on the current vendor landscape.

1st of April, 2019

Google expands vacation rental search as competition heats up

Google is currently expanding its travel booking service to include vacation rentals from a wide variety of third-party companies.

The new feature will allow Google users to book vacation lodging via companies including HomeAway,, Expedia, Rentals United, TripAdvisor, VRBO and more, the company announced last week. The feature is already available on mobile devices and should roll out for desktop users in the next month.

29th of March, 2019

Google adds vacation rentals to its evolving hotel platform

The company is on the path to making its Google Hotel Search a hub for bookings, with the news its vacation rentals platform will be pooled by a wealth of booking partners, including Expedia, HomeAway,, RedAwning, Rentals United, TripAdvisor, VRBO and more.

March 29th, 2019

Premier Vacation Rental Tech Week announced by Barcelona Startup News

Barcelona Startup News introduces the first Vacation Rental Tech Week for April 1-5.

29th of March, 2019

Google adds vacation rentals to its evolving hotel platform [Article in German]

The company has announced in a new post on its blog that its search engine tool will also allow search and book holiday apartments from pages like HomeAway, Expedia,, NextPax, RedAwning, Rentals United, TripAdvisor or VRBO, among others.

March 18th, 2019

Rentals United partners with PriceLabs software

Rentals United partnership with PriceLabs supports the growing need for automation in order for customers to scale their businesses.

March 15th, 2019

Rentals United partners with software provider PriceLabs

Rentals United and PriceLabs partner to provide clients access to real-time, automated market data.

March 1st, 2019

Emil Majkowski, CIO of Rentals United, speaks at the C-Suite panel at TTG about how to retain tech talent.

Charlotte Lamp Davies moderates the C-Suite panel with Emil Majkowski regarding how to retain tech talent.

February 15th, 2019

TravelDailyNews on Rentals United being named Airbnb Preferred Partner

Rentals United, the cloud-based channel manager and technology solution for the short-term rental industry, has been appointed as a global preferred partner for Airbnb as part of the platform’s new Preferred Software Partner Program. The program aims to empower and strengthen Airbnb’s relationships with an exclusive group of service providers operating within the accommodations industry, and provide an even more enhanced service for Airbnb hosts and guests.

March 15th, 2019

Rentals United and PriceLabs tie up brings real-time market data to short term rental sector

Rentals United and PriceLabs announce integration to the vacation rental marketpalce.

February 15th, 2019

Rentals United named premier partner in Airbnb inaugural Preferred Partner Program

Rentals United has been named global premier partner as part of the platform's Preferred Software Partner Program.

February 14th, 2019

Airbnb appoints Rentals United as a preferred software partner

Rentals United, founded by four European vacation rental agencies in 2015 as a cloud-based channel manager and technology solution for the short-term rental industry, has been appointed as global preferred partner for Airbnb's inaugural program.

February 14th, 2019

Rentals United named Airbnb preferred global partner

Rentals United has been appointed as a global preferred partner for Airbnb as part of the platform’s new Preferred Software Partner Program. The program aims to empower and strengthen Airbnb’s relationships with an exclusive group of service providers operating within the accommodations industry, and provide an even more enhanced service for Airbnb hosts and guests.

February 12th, 2019

Rentals United and Barcelona as a Hub for the Short-term Rental Ecosystem

Rentals United featured in Barcelona Startup News, the guide to the technology and startup scene in the Catalan capital. 

January 29th, 2019

Rentals United to join the C-Suite Panel at Travel Technology Europe Conference

The C-suite panel at Travel Technology Europe will feature experts from Dnata, Amadeus, Costa, Red Carnation Hotels and Rentals United.

January 25th, 2019

Rentals United to speak at Travel Technology Europe on the C-Suite Question Time panel

C-suite Question Time at Travel Technology Europe will featuring experts from dnata, Amadeus, Costa, Red Carnation Hotels and with Emil Majkowski, CIO of Rentals United.

December 12th, 2018

The future of tech-enabled property management

Automating marketing and operations is no longer optional for property managers, says James Burrows, CEO of Rentals United.

20th December 2018

Phocuswire: Momentum and the vacation rental tech startup scene

Co-Founder and CMO Vanessa de Souza Lage writes about the short-term rental industry and why it's an exciting place for startups right now. Plenty of investment flowing in and lots of growth have created momentum.

December 12th, 2018

Phocuswire on our pitch at the Phocuswright Innovation Summit

Rentals United was selected to present at the biggest travel event of the year, the Phocuswright Innovation Summit 2018, and won the People Choice Award - Runner Up. Phocuswire shares our CEO's pitch. 

November 20th, 2018

Hospitalitynet on our newly appointed CEO announces Co-Founder James Burrows as new Chief Executive Officer of Rentals United

November 20th, 2018

Travolution annouces new Rentals United CEO

Travolution, the UK-based travel and tech site, writes about the new Rentals United CEO

November 16th, 2018

Short-Term Rentalz Announces Burrows as new CEO of Rentals United

Short-Term Rentalz announces Burrows as new CEO of Rentals United

June 27th, 2018

Talking business: James Burrows, Rentals United

SAN talks to James Burrows, co-founder of Rentals United, about converging distribution channels for serviced apartments and vacation rental units.

30th of April 2018

19 Women who are making waves in the Vacation Rental Industry

Besides being the CMO and co-founder of channel manager, Rentals United, Vanessa de Souza Lage is also the founder and curator of VRTech Events. These invitation-only meetups bring together vacation rental industry leaders to help educate property owners and managers

15th March 2018

Skift: Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

For property managers that already make use of multiple distribution platforms, channel managers simplify an otherwise tedious manual task. Contributing in the article, Vanessa de Souza Lage, Co-founder and CMO of channel manager Rentals United and founder of VRTech events

January 30th, 2018

Arrival by VRMA interviews our CMO Vanessa de Souza Lage

Arrival is the official content source of VRMA, interviews our very own CMO and co-founder Vanessa de Souza Lage on Vacation Technology 2018

15th of January 2018

Thought Leader Spotlight – Vanessa de Souza Lage

Our Thought Leader Spotlight series is a monthly profile of interesting and notable ‘game changers’ in the international vacation rental industry.

9th of June 2017

VQUARTER: Interview with Rentals United’s Chief Marketing Director Vanessa de Souza Lage

VQuarter has had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa de Souza Lage, The Chief Marketing Director of Rentals United and a sought-after speaker at vacation rental events.

Feb 2017

Skift: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market

Rentals United has a total of 250.000 properties, with most of their business in the urban European cities. Rentals United's approach to expansion has focused on both the large important players as well as the demand driving niche platforms...

1st Sept. 2016

Holiday Let Success Podcast: Channel Manager | Vanessa De Souza Lage | Rentals United

Elaine Watt interviews Rental United's CMO Vanessa de Souza Lage for her podcast The Definitive guide to Holiday Let Success. In this episode Vanessa explains how using a channel manager gives you access to adverting you may not ordinarily be able to reach

21st May 2016

Rentals United Channel Manager partners with Onefinestay to further European expansion

The move supports a growing trend in the vacation rental industry to use a distribution platform as part of the marketing mix of property managers. As the vacation rental industry matures, Channel Managers like Rentals United are thought to drive more sales while reducing manual work, a service onefinestay is keen to benefit from as they embark on European expansion.

4th of Feb 2016

Cottage Blogger Podcast: Channel Management Uncovered with Vanessa de Souza Lage

When I got into the vacation rental business in the 1990s, it was simple. You just advertised in a local paper or put a sign outside the property. That worked pretty well. After all my place was one of a very few available for summer rental in our area. Most guests came year after year and weren’t too demanding. After all, where else would they go?