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10 Tips To Get More Vacation Rental Bookings in 2020

In your vacation rental business, you are always trying to find out how you can get more bookings.  Bookings are the life-blood for your survival and long-term existence in the industry. As the tourism sector is set to be even busier in 2020, the number of vacation...

Double Bookings – A Property Manager Nightmare!

How To Avoid Double Bookings As the travel and tourism industry continues to flourish, the short-term rental industry has also experienced robust growth.  To grasp this amazing business opportunity, property managers must learn the ways and tips to manage their...

Tips To Get 10 Times More Direct Bookings

Direct bookings can be a serious source of income for your vacation rental business. As the travel industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, customers are always looking for the easiest way to book online. However, a customer will only move from browsing a...

How to improve your business by understanding your vacation property occupancy

How does your property occupancy compare to your competitors? What’s a good occupancy rate for your property? 100%? 20%? Does it depend on location? Time of year? Is a couple of guests staying for a month better than a large party of guests staying only a couple of...

Behind the scenes: How Direct Booking became a reality

Blood, sweat, tears and bookings! The bread and butter of Your.Rentals’ Property Management Software (PMS) has always been the Channel Manager. The number one reason Property Managers sign up is to publish their vacation rental properties on multiple...

Stop, Collaborate & Listen: How to manage your Vacation Rental business more effectively

Vacation rental management isn’t easy. Even with a budget of millions, and hundreds of employees, there always seems to be something that requires an extra pair of hands. It’s even harder at the other end of the scale, as smaller property management firms...

Direct Bookings: Everything vacation rental managers need to know

Find out how to save money and increase your bookings by going Direct Vacation rentals used to function almost exclusively through Direct Bookings. Guests would make their reservation directly with the property owner or manager, having discovered them through local...

Flex appeal: Why a flexible cancellation policy could boost your vacation rental business

Flexible, strict, super-strict - which cancellation policy is best for you (and your guests)? As a vacation rental manager, you live, eat, sleep and breathe bookings. “Number of Bookings” is almost certainly one of the KPIs for your business, and probably...

5 Facilities every vacation rental MUST have (and 2 to avoid!)

The best vacation rental property managers have psychic powers. They understand exactly what their potential guests want from their property (even when the guests might not know it themselves!). They predict what their audience will want to see, and...

How to create the perfect vacation rental listing: 5 Simple Tips!

A great vacation rental listing tells a story. It’s more than just an advert - it lets potential guests imagine themselves in your property. A good listing not only lets guests know immediately if a property meets their requirements, it persuades them that...
Tips To Get 10 Times More Direct Bookings

Tips To Get 10 Times More Direct Bookings

Direct bookings can be a serious source of income for your vacation rental business. As the travel industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, customers are always looking for the easiest way to book online. However, a customer will only move from browsing a...

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