Category Vacation Rental Resources

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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16 Nov

Ask an Expert: What are Promotions & How Can They Help Property Managers?

Let’s say—in a perfect world—someone invented a special tool that Property Managers could use whenever they wanted to:   > Book more effectively > Improve conversions > Secure long-term success   Would you use that tool? Of course you would!   What if we told you that tool already exists?   Below, VacayHome Connect’s Digital […]

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3 Nov

Ask an Expert: How Do I Improve My Vacation Rental Reviews?

Depending on the data you’re viewing, the number of travelers who read vacation rental reviews before booking a property is anywhere between 75% and 90%. No matter the exact number, the takeaway is simple: reviews are really, really, really important!    Reviews are one of the few universal must-haves across the hospitality industry. Online travel […]

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19 Oct

Rank Higher on Expedia: The Top 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Context: Before travelers can book your property, they have to see your property. Roughly 75% of bookings go to the first 15 listings in search results, so yes, where your properties rank in those results definitely matters! Put simply: when you improve your listing placement, you will achieve more bookings.   Mission: Get your properties […]

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5 Oct

Who are Private Channel Travelers?

Not all travelers are the same.    That’s an obvious statement at face value, but when you stop to consider all of the Who? What? Where? When? and Why? variables, well, the equation gets a bit complicated.   These days, online travel agencies (OTAs) and all other travel websites are a critical part of that […]

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29 Sep

What are Expedia TravelAds (and How Can They Help Your Vacation Rentals)?

The vacation-rental marketplace is extremely competitive. No doubt about that.   There are a number of tried-and-true strategies that lodging providers use to set their portfolios apart from the competition. Some utilize promotional opportunities, while others rely on superior content—especially photos and visuals—to stand out in the crowded space.    As an industry leader, Expedia […]

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21 Sep

Ask an Expert: What are Expedia Collect Packages?

Online travel agencies (OTAs) are their own galaxies. Each one has a unique collection of perks, nuances, and offerings, from promotional opportunities to specialized strategies and everything in between.    Keeping track of all those nuances can be a dizzying task—trust us, we get it. But not keeping track of them can cost you in […]

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13 Sep

Vacation Rental Industry News: Summer Roundup

As summer fades into the rearview mirror, the travel industry finds itself in a bit of a flux.    On the one hand, things are much better than they were this time last year: travel rebounded in a big way during Spring and Summer, and many of those positive travel trends appear primed to carry […]

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2 Sep

Vacation Rental Cleaning Tips

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes. It also happens to be the mark of an excellent vacation rental host.    Research conducted in the last year has shown that roughly 9 in 10 travelers are making accommodation decisions based on cleaning protocols. Of course, that number is slightly inflated due to […]

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26 Aug

How to become a Superhost on Airbnb

Becoming an elite partner on the channels you list on is one of the best ways to maximize your visibility and revenue.    The major travel websites give high-performing hosts and property managers opportunities to climb the ranks: if you meet or exceed certain criteria on a given channel, chances are, you’ll automatically get promoted […]

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