Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

How to get more bookings on Airbnb and other OTAs in 7 easy steps

Your short-term rental business is underway. Your accommodation is furnished and decorated, your listings are set up on the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) and now you are waiting patiently… excitedly, for the first bookings to roll in.  Each morning and afternoon you...

Social Media marketing strategy for short-term rentals business

The problem with social media marketing strategy guides for vacation rentals is that they are generic. They haven’t been made specifically for my business. Vacation rental businesses are unique, located in different destinations. They have multiple listings with...

Airbnb Guest Screening: How to vet guests before they book

Protecting your vacation rental from guest damage and maintaining good relations with your neighbours and the local community should be a top priority when accepting guest bookings. Most of the time we are so focused on getting a guest to choose our accommodation,...

Your Book Direct Website for Vacation Rentals in Five Steps

If you have decided the time is right to create your own short-term rental website. You feel ready to dive into the world of direct bookings: to pay less commission to the OTAs and enjoy direct pre-stay contact with your guests. This article is for you.  How to...

Airbnb Rebooking & Refund Policy changes that affect hosts

From the 29th April 2022, the new Airbnb Rebooking and Refund Policy comes into effect. What does this mean for hosts and property managers, and what does it mean for your guests? Let’s take a look at the policy and what you need to know for future bookings.New Airbnb...

Minut noise monitoring: expert guide on how to use it for vacation rentals

If you are concerned that guests are not always as well-behaved as they should be in your vacation rental, it might be time for you to invest in a noise monitoring sensor. You want to ensure your guests have the best time in your accommodation; leave a rave review,...

10 tips how to set up your Airbnb host account

Setting up your Airbnb host listings and account might seem like the simplest task in the world. But if you want to enjoy maximum visibility and achieve Superhost status, you’ll need to go beyond completing the basics. Why advertise your vacation rental on Airbnb?...

The Complete Guide to Instant Booking For Vacation Rental Hosts

Instant booking has always been the preferred option for hotel reservations and was introduced on booking platforms for short-stay and vacation rental accommodation five years ago. In 2018 we wrote an article about the rise of instant bookings on the OTAS (Online...

How Airbnb and the short-term rentals industry have stepped up to help Ukraine

Your.Rentals CEO, Andrew Martyn has family and friends caught up in war-torn Ukraine and discusses the small and big ways our short-term rentals industry can support the cause. The devastation caused by the war in Ukraine has sent shock waves around the world, but for...

14 Women Rocking the Short-term Rentals Industry

It’s Tuesday. It’s March 8th 2022. It’s International Women’s Day.  Today, we celebrate the achievements, the courage, the battles, and the wins of women around the world; from all walks of life, and from all socio-cultural, political and workplace backgrounds...