Category Vacation Rental Blog

30 Jan

Here’s Why Reservation Transparency is Important

When property managers receive a booking, they have a lot of questions to answer: Who is my guest? Can I contact my guest? How did this booking come to me? What are the financial details of the booking? Does my guest have any special needs or requests? Does my guest know who I am and […]

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17 Jan

The Surprising Benefits of Naming Vacation Rental Properties

Branding is an important part of vacation rental distribution.   That means vacation rental property managers should do their best to establish a sleek, consistent brand with their content on whichever travel sites they’re listed on. Great visual content is a huge piece of the branding puzzle, but other things like well-written listing descriptions, unique […]

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11 Jan

What is Clustering for Vacation Rentals?

Vacation rental property managers have many options when it comes to boosting production.   The number of different tools out there is actually a bit staggering, especially once you start breaking them down channel by channel. Optimized content, promotions and merchandising, advertising platforms such as Expedia TravelAds—it’s a lot to consider!   With so many […]

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3 Jan

Make Vacation Rentals Stand Out with Great Visual Content

While browsing vacation rentals on Vrbo, Booking.com, Airbnb, and other vacation rental listing sites, travelers click on certain properties for the same reason they skip past others: visual content. Visual content builds trust. Research shows that within a 30-day shopping window, vacation rental shoppers flip through an average of more than 400 photos while browsing […]

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23 Dec

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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12 Dec

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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7 Dec

7 Essential Ways to Increase Visibility & Bookings on Expedia for Vacation Rentals

Expedia Group has bounced back from the pandemic stronger than ever, generating its highest-ever quarterly revenue and lodging bookings in the third quarter of 2022. Many of these bookings were vacation rentals, which now account for more than 1.8 million listings on Expedia sites.   When property managers list with Expedia, you benefit from its […]

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2 Nov

What is Payments by Booking.com?

Over the past couple of years, vacation rental property managers and short-term rental travelers have made their priorities abundantly clear: Property managers are looking for secure revenue, reduced costs, and streamlined operations Travelers want to know exactly how much they’ll be charged, when they’ll be charged, and by whom Booking.com has addressed the needs of […]

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15 Sep

Post-Covid Travel Trends: Traveler Behavior Has Changed—Here’s How Vacation Rental Property Managers Can Stay Competitive.

As traveler behavior evolves in the post-pandemic world, adapting to the changes is essential to the long-term success of vacation rental property managers. Here are five key trends to watch, along with ways to leverage them to capture more bookings.   Post-Covid Travel Trend #1: More Travelers Are Opting for Vacation Rentals After flying below […]

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8 Sep

What Is Channel Management Plus for Vacation Rental Property Managers?

Other channel managers provide software only, leaving property managers on their own to handle everything else. At VacayHome Connect, we understand that to maximize bookings you need the support of a dedicated team of vacation rental specialists.   That’s why we offer full-service distribution. For clients with 100+ properties and wish to have agreements directly […]

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