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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, and changing traveler priorities during the pandemic.   Today, our sector is booming, as more […]

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.   In addition to our state-of-the-art technology and seamless connectivity to top booking channels, with our full-service distribution […]

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 […]

What is Payments by


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 has addressed the needs of […]

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


Vacation rentals now account for roughly 2 million listings on Expedia sites.   When property managers list with Expedia, they benefit from its massive global brand awareness, reaching millions of travelers they could never access on their own. That’s because when you list vacation rentals on Expedia, your properties also appear on Expedia’s portfolio of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]