Author Eddie Carroll

21 Sep

Ask an Expert: What are Expedia Collect Packages?

Online travel agencies (OTAs) are their own galaxies. Each one has a unique collection of perks, nuances, and offerings, from promotional opportunities to specialized strategies and everything in between.    Keeping track of all those nuances can be a dizzying task—trust us, we get it. But not keeping track of them can cost you in […]

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13 Sep

Vacation Rental Industry News: Summer Roundup

As summer fades into the rearview mirror, the travel industry finds itself in a bit of a flux.    On the one hand, things are much better than they were this time last year: travel rebounded in a big way during Spring and Summer, and many of those positive travel trends appear primed to carry […]

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2 Sep

Vacation Rental Cleaning Tips

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes. It also happens to be the mark of an excellent vacation rental host.    Research conducted in the last year has shown that roughly 9 in 10 travelers are making accommodation decisions based on cleaning protocols. Of course, that number is slightly inflated due to […]

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26 Aug

How to become a Superhost on Airbnb

Becoming an elite partner on the channels you list on is one of the best ways to maximize your visibility and revenue.    The major travel websites give high-performing hosts and property managers opportunities to climb the ranks: if you meet or exceed certain criteria on a given channel, chances are, you’ll automatically get promoted […]

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20 Aug

How to become a Premier Host on Vrbo

There are numerous ways to grow your vacation rental business.  Many property managers aim to maximize exposure and revenue by adding more listing sites to their channel management strategy. Multi-channel distribution is certainly an effective tactic, but so is earning “elite” status on the channels you’re already listed on.  On Vrbo, that means becoming a […]

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13 Aug

What are Private Channels?

In 1974, industry pioneers Jon and Christel DeHaan broke new ground when they developed a vacation-rental network that allowed property owners to exchange stays at each other’s resorts.   The DeHaan’s company, RCI/ARN, has since become one of the industry’s leading private channels. Today, there are more than 4,200 RCI/ARN-affiliated resorts spread across 110 countries. […]

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22 Jul

Ask an expert: What is clustering?

These days, property managers have a seemingly endless lineup of ways to boost production at their disposal. From expertly optimized content to promotional strategies and everything in between, the number of different tools out there is actually a bit staggering—especially once you start breaking them down channel by channel.    With so many options swirling […]

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14 Jul

Poor Guest Review? Here’s How to Respond

Even the best hosts tangle with a poor guest review from time to time.    Some poor reviews are easy to see coming due to issues during a guest’s stay; others, though, can totally catch you by surprise. Either way, the most important question is: How do you respond?    When you get a poor […]

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13 Apr

Vacation Rental Industry News: Spring Roundup

Vacation rental industry news has been a rollercoaster ride for the past 12 months.   This time last year, travel news updates were focused on shutdowns and ever-evolving safety measures. Now, though, the cycle has a decidedly more encouraging demeanor. Check out a quick springtime roundup of vacation rental industry news below:    Expedia Expedia […]

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25 Mar

Three Critical Takeaways from the Caribbean Travel Surge

As the world slowly but surely emerges from the pandemic, the travel industry has experienced promising gains in recent weeks and months.    Expedia Media Group Solutions—the advertising organization of Expedia Group—is playing a big role in the ongoing surge, and recently, they released details about three effective campaigns they’re running in the Caribbean. From […]

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