Category Vacation Rental Blog

1 Sep

Busting the Myths of Vacation Rental Distribution for Property Managers

Over the past years, the vacation rental industry has evolved from niche “alternative” accommodations to a mainstream sector. The growth has been propelled by dedicated sites like HomeAway (now Vrbo) and Airbnb, adoption by massive OTAs like Expedia and Booking.com, and changing traveler priorities during the pandemic.   Today, our sector is booming, as more […]

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25 Aug

A Quick Guide to Driving More Bookings on Booking.com for Vacation Rental Property Managers

The largest online travel agency (OTA) in the world, Booking.com has emerged as a vacation rental powerhouse, with over 6.4 million listings and more than one billion guest arrivals to date.    After a sharp downturn during the pandemic, parent company Booking Holdings emerged stronger than ever, generating $27.3 billion in gross travel bookings in […]

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11 Aug

Upcoming Vacation Rental Industry Events for 2022: Streamline, Next22 & VRMA (See You There!)

Following two years of cancellations, virtual gatherings, and unremitting uncertainty, vacation rental industry events have returned in 2022 with a flourish.    This year’s calendar has been jam-packed with conferences and events as professionals from across the short-term rental industry return to business-as-usual—now, perhaps, with a greater appreciation for the stability business-as-usual provides.    Vacation […]

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11 Jul

Did You Know? VacayHome Connect has an A+ Accreditation from the Better Business Bureau—Here’s Why That’s Important

As the premier connectivity and distribution partner for the vacation rental industry, VacayHome Connect takes a tremendous amount of pride in leading by example.   That’s why VacayHome Connect has an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau.    But why is that important?   For more than a century, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) […]

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27 Jun

How to List a Rental Property: 5 Easy Steps to Create the Perfect Vacation Rental Listing

Vacation rental listings are a property manager’s most powerful marketing tool.    These days, though, listing rental properties on Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, and Vrbo can be daunting: short-term rentals are booming on all the top travel sites, so how do you make your rentals stand out?   The good news is that even though […]

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16 Jun

How to Choose the Best Channel Manager for Your Vacation Rental Business (5 Quick Tips!)

In recent years, the growing popularity of channel managers in the short-term vacation rental industry has led to:   > A robust marketplace with more channel manager products than ever before > More vacation rental property managers scratching their heads and wondering, “What is the best channel manager for vacation rentals?”    Before we answer […]

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8 Jun

3 Ways to Get More Bookings on Expedia & Booking.com

Vacation rental property managers who want to get more bookings on Expedia and Booking.com have numerous different strategies at their disposal. Unfortunately, though, many of these tools get lost in the shuffle of day-to-day responsibilities as property managers juggle time crunches, pandemic concerns, and staff shortages that are affecting the entire hospitality industry.   But […]

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25 May

A Quick Guide to Vacation Rental Channel Managers for Property Managers

Vacation rental property managers and short-term rental hosts have a growing number of tools at their disposal, and perhaps none is more impactful than vacation rental channel managers.    The best channel managers for vacation rentals simplify everything: they make it easier for property managers to manage listings across numerous platforms, all while boosting revenue, […]

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19 May

How to Advertise Vacation Rentals on Expedia & Get More Bookings (Especially During Low Seasons!)

Promotions for vacation rental property managers aren’t just a great way to make vacation rental listings stand out—they’re a great way to drive bookings.    VacayHome Connect, the industry’s leading vacation rental channel manager and distribution company, helps property managers implement promotions so you can earn bookings more effectively and improve conversions. Still, one question […]

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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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