Category Vacation Rental Blog

12 May

Summer 2022 Travel Trends for the Vacation Rental Industry: Vrbo Surges, Expedia Bounces Back, and More

It’s always been important for vacation rental property managers to keep up with the latest travel industry trends.    These days, though, that’s probably more true than ever.   As the leisure and hospitality industry rolls into summer 2022, there are promising signs that the short-term rental boom that occurred at the height of the […]

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5 May

How to Write Powerful Vacation Rental Listing Headlines

There’s a lot that goes into a single vacation rental listing.   For vacation rental property managers, putting together a perfect listing is like putting together a puzzle: each piece is important, and in order to get more bookings, there can’t be any gaps.    Vacation rental listing headlines (or listing titles) might seem insignificant, […]

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28 Apr

VacayHome Connect Attends VRMA Spring Forum, Makes Large Donation to VRMA Advocacy Fund

On April 11 and 12, people and businesses from around the vacation rental industry descended upon Chicago for the annual Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) Spring Forum.    VacayHome Connect was in attendance—our team had a wonderful time! The two-day event buzzed even more than usual: everyone was extremely excited to finally gather in person […]

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23 Mar

The Importance of (Full) Guest Transparency

Vacation rental property managers and their guests should be able to communicate freely. Right? Reservation and guest transparency is very important!   For instance, when a booking occurs, a property manager might ask: Who is my guest? Can I contact my guest? How did this booking come to me? What are the financial details of […]

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25 Feb

Property Managers: Do These Pain Points Sound Familiar?

As a vacation rental property manager, you undoubtedly understand the necessity of two things: Listing your vacation rental properties on the major OTAs (such as Vrbo and Booking.com) Making sure those listings are visible—that they are front-and-center for the world to see You also understand the complexities and difficulties that come with vacation rental distribution.  […]

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9 Feb

A Quick Guide: Manage Vacation Rentals Remotely

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work was trending upward in a big way.   Roughly seven million people in the U.S. worked remotely prior to March 2020. That number had spiked 44% in five years, and now that remote work is as much a necessity as it is a luxury, we can expect those […]

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12 Jan

Ask an Expert: How Do I Write Amazing Vacation Rental Descriptions?

Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes Cellophane flowers of yellow and green Towering over your head Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes And she’s gone…   On their 1967 album Sgt. […]

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3 Jan

Vacation Rental Inventory Checklist for Property Managers

As a vacation rental property manager, you’ve got a lot of questions to answer:   Should I decorate my vacation rentals? (Yes.)    Should I name my vacation rentals? (Also yes.)    How do I respond if I get a poor guest review?! (Like this!)   But once you’ve answered all of those big questions—and […]

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7 Dec

What is a Workcation and How Can Vacation Rental Property Managers Capitalize?

The leisure and hospitality industry loves a good trend.   Every year, new trends emerge while old ones fade, but since the start of the pandemic, trends have taken on new importance. They’ve kept us informed on what travelers want during COVID-19, and critically, they’ve shed light on the industry’s direction from one season to […]

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2 Dec

Travel Trends 2022: Will These 4 BIG Trends Continue?

At the beginning of 2021, travel trends were murkier than ever.   Data collected throughout the pandemic-stricken 2020 made it clear what travelers want during COVID-19, but it was tough to say with any certainty which trends would or wouldn’t carry into the new year and beyond.    Some of the travel trends identified at […]

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