Category Vacation Rental Blog

25 Mar

Vacation Rental Marketing News: 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 […]

2 Mar

Vacation Rental Marketing Demographics

Marketing your vacation rentals is more important than ever.  But like any type of marketing, vacation rental marketing is more effective when you do your homework and target a precise audience. Placing your listings in front of as many travelers as possible is a good start; placing your listings in front of the appropriate travelers, […]

20 Jan

Why Marketing Vacation Rentals is More Important than Ever

In 2019, the Travel and Tourism sector was a dominant global force. It enjoyed 3.5% growth, and for the ninth consecutive year, it outpaced global economy growth by 2.5% according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). All told, Travel and Tourism contributed a whopping $8.9 trillion to the world’s GDP in 2019 and […]

11 Jan

COVID Travel Trends

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic flipped the travel industry upside-down. Navigating 2020 meant learning about what guests want during COVID-19 and tracking important travel trends in order to keep pace, such as the increasingly vital role of online travel agencies.   Now it’s time to look at what lies ahead, including COVID travel trends and popular […]

5 Jan

Get More Vacation Rental Bookings: Conquer the Production Plateau

At the end of the day, what matters most?    Production.   Your production is not just a full booking calendar, though that is certainly a big part of it. Your production is also not your reviews, or your content, or your listing placement—though, to be sure, that’s all a big part of it, too.  […]

17 Nov

Trends in the Travel Industry You Should Know About

The travel industry looks a lot different today than it did a year ago. And it will look a lot different a year from now than it does today.   Recent estimates from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) show the global economy will absorb a $5.5 trillion loss from the travel and tourism […]

13 Oct

What Guests Want During COVID-19

Flexibility has always been a necessity in the short-term vacation rental industry.    In 2020, though, that’s been more true than ever as vacation rental property managers and travelers have been forced to reevaluate what really matters.    Months of uncertainty at the beginning of the pandemic eventually gave way to stabilization; restrictions loosened in […]

29 Sep

Vacation Rental Profits: How Much Money Should You Make?

The income your vacation properties generate has a floor and a ceiling: how much money you should be making is a lot different than how much money you could be making    The vacation-rental market is more competitive than ever, and the data necessary to determine the possibilities on that spectrum can be downright dizzying. […]

14 Sep

Should You List Vacation Rentals on Multiple Sites?

Though it can be an extremely complicated arena, the short-term rental industry really boils down to a pair of critical metrics: exposure and revenue.   Property managers can’t simply open their doors and expect bookings to flood their calendars. Rentals need to be listed on travel sites, of course, and those listings need to be […]

20 Aug

The Key to a Post-Quarantine Boom: Flexible Policies

With parts of the country opening up piece by piece, travelers are hitting the road in search of adventures outside their homes. But they’re not being reckless: safety, trust, and flexibility remain top priorities as families and friends try to navigate the still-uncertain landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about what guests […]

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