Category Vacation Rental Resources

12 Jan

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. […]

3 Jan

Vacation Rental Inventory Checklist for Property Managers

As a Property Manager, you’ve got a lot of questions to answer:   Should I decorate my vacation rentals? (Yes.)    Should I name my vacation rentals? (Also yes.)    How do I respond if I get a poor guest review?! (Like this!)   But once you’ve answered all of those big questions—and once you’ve […]

7 Dec

What is a Workcation, and How Can Property Managers Capitalize?

The travel industry loves a good trend.   Every year, new trends emerge while old ones fade, but since the start of the pandemic, trends have taken on new importance. They’ve kept us informed on what travelers want during COVID-19, and critically, they’ve shed light on the industry’s direction from one season to the next—including […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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