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Vacation Rental Industry News: Spring Roundup

Vacation rental industry news has been a rollercoaster ride for the past 12 months.   This time last year, travel news updates were focused on shutdowns and ever-evolving safety measures. Now, though, the cycle has a decidedly more encouraging demeanor. Check out a quick springtime roundup of vacation rental industry news below:    Expedia Expedia […]

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Three Critical Takeaways from the 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 […]

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Vacation Rental Marketing: Two Key Demographics in 2021

Marketing your vacation rentals is more important than ever.    That is a fact.  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 […]

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Vacation Rental Decoration Tips

A successful vacation-rental business has a lot of moving parts. As a property manager, you’re most likely responsible for knowing quite a bit—from revenue management down to strategies to increase your bookings, the list never seems to end.   But look: you don’t need a degree in vacation rental interior design to make your properties […]

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Why Marketing Your 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 […]

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Six Growing Travel Trends in 2021

Well, we made it.    It is officially 2021, which can only be good news. Right?    Last year, 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 […]

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Conquer the Dreaded 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.  […]

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No Property Management System? No Problem.

Managing an entire inventory of vacation rental properties can be difficult—especially if you do it manually.    That’s why many rental managers turn to Property Management Systems such as Escapia for support: PMS software is a popular way to keep operations streamlined.    Some rental managers, though, get caught in the middle: they’ve opted to […]

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The Benefits of Naming Your Rental Properties

Branding is an important part of the vacation-rental industry. As a property manager, you should do your best to establish a sleek, consistent brand with your content on whichever travel sites you’re listed on. Great visual content is a huge piece of the branding puzzle, but other things like well-written copy, unique color schemes, and […]

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Important Travel Trends 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 […]

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Using Visual Content to Increase Bookings

While browsing vacation rentals online, travelers click on certain properties for the same reason they skip past others: visual content. Visual content builds trust. Research shows that within a 30-day shopping window, travelers flip through an average of more than 400 photos while browsing online. In fact, roughly 85% of travelers report photos as being […]

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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 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 most parts […]

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How Much Should You Earn from Your Vacation Rentals?

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    Really, the vacation-rental market is more competitive than ever, and the data necessary to determine the possibilities on that spectrum can be downright […]

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A Quick Refresher on Multi-Channel Distribution

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 […]

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The Key to a Post-Quarantine Boom: Less Restrictive Cancellation 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.   Property managers are of course in […]

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Offer your vacation rental as part of an Expedia Travel Package

Over the past years Expedia has worked diligently to become the most well-known, most powerful marketing machine site for travel packages. They offer a full suite of bundle options (flight/accommodation, flight/car, hotel/car, and flight/accommodation/car). Their consistency of pricing, global coverage and ease of use makes Expedia the favorite site for package travelers.     Vacation […]

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Tips & Best Practices: Perform Better on Airbnb

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews (both ways) – it is extremely important not to only receive and actively solicit reviews (i.e. at check-out, etc), but properties that provide traveler reviews receive higher rankings. Time is of the essence – the faster a property responds to guest questions, inquiries and booking requests the better it scores placement. Frequent […]

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Use Virtual Tours in your vacation rental marketing toolkit to leave a stunning first impression

As the saying goes: you never have a second chance to make a great first impression. While photos can convey the look of your properties, virtual tours provide the guest an immersive experience of what it’s like to walk through your property. Virtual tours have been the standard in the real estate and traditional hospitality […]

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Will my company’s contact information be included on the confirmation a guest receives? Will I get a copy of that a well?

We understand the importance of a property manager retargeting a guest to book a future stay.

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TravelNet Solutions Announces Integration Partnership with VHC

"In order to be competitive in the vacation rental management space, you need to have your rentals listed in the top rental.."

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VHC’s 2019 U.S. Vacation Rental Trends Report

View our Trends Report directly from vacation rental industry professionals that could help increase revenue and bookings in the year 2019 and beyond!

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TripAdvisor Rentals: VHC Leading the way for…

VHC invested their time and resources in building to TripAdvisor’s Real Time Rates & Availability (RTR&A) and Reservation Export (ResX) APIs.

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Loyalty & Memberships Redemption Programs

VacayHome Connect introduces their new membership and loyalty redemption programs available exclusively to their partners...

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SiteMinder Partnership opens New Doors

Partnering with SiteMinder enables mutual customers to capitalize on the booming $100 billion vacation rental market

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Signs Agreement with Diamond Resorts

VacayHome Connect announces agreement with Diamond Resorts International to provide vacation homes to members and ...

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VacayHome Connect Partners with Booking.com

This partnership will provide significant benefit to professional property managers by combining VacayHome Connect’s full-service...

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VacayHome Connect Partners with CiiRUS

Our partnership provides professional property management CiiRUS’ customers access to new exclusive distribution channels ...

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