Vacation Rental Blog

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13 Reasons why Property Managers should use Your.Rentals

Working in a vacation rental business requires a lot of time, perseverance, planning, and above all, organization. If you are a short term rental professional, you know what we mean. For your holiday rentals to receive bookings, you must pay extreme attention to all...

What is Vrbo? What does it stand for? 13 questions Property Managers ask about Vrbo

 You have probably heard already about the Vrbo rental platform. Even being one of the main vacation rental websites in the market, many people wonder What is Vrbo?, What does Vrbo mean?, is Homeaway the same as Vrbo? and many other questions. In this article, we...

Airbnb fees: Everything rental hosts need to know

Are you looking for a simple explanation of what Airbnb fees are and how they are calculated? Then you're in the right place! In this article, you'll be able to read about the Airbnb commission structures, and find out which one likely applies to you. But first, while...

What are the best Vacation Rental Websites for me? A guide for hosts

Every vacation rental manager is familiar with at least one or two sales channels or OTAs such as Airbnb, Booking.com or Vrbo. However, in reality there are probably hundreds of different sites for guests to book their short term-rentals, each one catering to a...

How to set your seasonal pricing in 5 easy steps

Seasonal Pricing is nothing new in the vacation rentals industry but it’s arguably never been more important. We’ve explained before what seasonal rates are and why you should care about them but choosing how to set your seasonal pricing is a skill in itself. Part...

Airbnb vs Vrbo: Which is Better for Hosts?

Airbnb and Vrbo are among the best international vacation rental sales channels. Choosing which one would best fit your vacation rentals, or if you should list on both, could seem a bit intimidating at first. However, in this article, you’ll be able to read about what...

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals: The New Spectacular Netflix TV Show

The first season of The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals finally sees the light! The new Netflix series aimed at all travel lovers has a lot to teach. Especially if you have a vacation rental or if you are in the vacation home business. Discover in this article...

How to adapt your vacation rental for business travellers

While we often think about holidaymakers when talking about vacation rental guests, there is one whole other segment that offers good value to rental property owners and managers - business travellers. An ever-increasing number of businesspeople prefers to rent...

LGBTQIA+ inclusive and Gay-friendly Rental Sites

June is the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) pride month. That includes events and celebrations around the world! Unfortunately, the LGBTQIA+ community continues to suffer discrimination up to this day. In fact, according to...

Google vacation rentals – what is it and how can you leverage it as a holiday 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...