Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

Google vacation rentals – what is it and how can you leverage it as a vacation rental manager

Google Flight, Google Hotel, and then Google Vacation rentals. Google launched Google Vacation rentals in early 2019. Since then major online travel agencies (OTA) such as Vrbo and TripAdvisor, as well as key metasearch platforms like HomeToGo have partnered with...

How to get more Direct Bookings: 4 common mistakes to avoid

Vacation rental managers and hosts are increasingly realising the growing importance of getting more Direct Bookings. But getting more Direct Bookings is easier said than done, and some rental professionals are going about it entirely the wrong way. With the likes of...

How to increase Direct Bookings with Promo Codes and Special Offers

Promo Codes. Vouchers. Special Offers. Coupons. Giveaways. Loyalty programmes. Whatever you want to call them, the idea of offering a special deal to encourage customers to make a purchase is nothing new. But when it comes to vacation rentals, using special offers and...

Expert Advice: Vacation Rental industry in recovery

Essential advice vacation rental managers should learn The travel industry has never been more confusing than it is right now. There’s a lot of data and info flying around and it can be hard to work out what’s reliable at times. That’s why it’s important to rely on...

6 Practical Reasons Why You Need Channel Manager Software

The responsibility that comes with managing vacation rentals can stretch you to the absolute limit. But what if you could make a simple change that could save you valuable time. Channel Manager software is the secret key that can help you unlock your property manager...

How to Rank Higher on Booking.com

How to Rank Higher on Booking.com You have bitten the bullet and decided to list your home as a holiday rental for others to enjoy. Perhaps the main aim is to earn a second stream of revenue, as most hosts will readily admit. It’s good to know that your second home or...

How to Price Your Vacation Rentals During the Recovery

Bookings are starting to recover steadily. According to AirDNA, vacation rentals bookings skyrocketed by 127% after reaching the lowest point in late April. Our own data also revealed that bookings have been jumping from 5% of pre-COVID19 forecast in April, to 27% in...

Understanding Coronavirus Travel Restrictions: A guide for vacation rental managers

The Coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the vacation industry (and many others besides), most notably because of border closures, lockdowns and other travel restrictions which have made it difficult or impossible for guests to reach their destinations. Now...

Cleaning Guidelines for Vacation Rentals during COVID-19

As a vacation rental host or property manager, the cleaning guidelines you should follow, and how you communicate with your guests that your vacation rentals are clean and safe will be more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Why is cleanliness more...

How will guest booking habits change after Coronavirus?

The huge disruption in the vacation industry caused by the Coronavirus has led to major changes in behaviour from both hosts and guests. One of the biggest questions on the mind of property managers is that of how guest booking habits will change after Coronavirus....
How to Rank Higher on Booking.com

How to Rank Higher on Booking.com

How to Rank Higher on Booking.com You have bitten the bullet and decided to list your home as a holiday rental for others to enjoy. Perhaps the main aim is to earn a second stream of revenue, as most hosts will readily admit. It’s good to know that your second home or...

How to Price Your Vacation Rentals During the Recovery

How to Price Your Vacation Rentals During the Recovery

Bookings are starting to recover steadily. According to AirDNA, vacation rentals bookings skyrocketed by 127% after reaching the lowest point in late April. Our own data also revealed that bookings have been jumping from 5% of pre-COVID19 forecast in April, to 27% in...