Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

Seasonal Rates: What are they and why should you care?

It’s an inevitable fact of the vacation rentals industry that booking rates vary with the seasons. Sometimes you’re so busy you have to turn guests away, others you’re considering standing outside your property with a big net to grab passersby! The key to capitalising...

Vacation Rental Calendar Sync: What is it, do I need it and how do I use it?

Listing your vacation rental property on more than one website is the best way of ensuring the maximum number of potential guests see your listing, and maximising your chances of receiving a booking. But the more websites you use, the more important (and more...

Increasing profitability with Guest Booking Options

Growing profitability for your rental business starts with increasing occupancy while selling nights for the highest price possible. We’d like to share with you a strategy to generate stronger profits now and in the longer term.  We’ll explain how you can use Guest...

How to get more bookings in your Summer Rentals

The heat, the good weather and the holidays are approaching in the northern hemisphere and we all want to have our moment of relaxation. As a vacation rental manager or owner, you'll want travellers to choose your summer rental as a travel destination. There are...

Booking.com fees: what are they and how are they calculated?

Understanding Booking.com fees Considering that every rentals website has a different fee structure, understanding how pricing works on each one can be a bit of a headache when it comes to renting out your vacation rental property. Booking.com fees are amongst the...

How do property management systems work?

Over the years international tourism has been increasing progressively, and consequently, the number of people engaging with the vacation rental industry has escalated as well. Something that has become more common over the past few years is the use of “Property...

Vacation Rental Pricing 2021: How to adapt to booking surges

The vacation rental market is a lot more unpredictable than it used to be, with Coronavirus and other related factors causing guest booking patterns to differ a lot from what we’ve seen in the past. When it comes to setting your pricing for vacation rentals, you need...

Coronavirus – a guide for vacation rental owners and managers (Updated regularly)

As you will no doubt be aware, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has led to a great deal of disruption and uncertainty all across the world. Our number one priority has always been and is, of course, the health and wellbeing of all of our customers, our team and their...

Best Vacation Rental Sales Channels in Europe

Managing different vacation rental properties in Europe involves different decisions, including which channels to choose when publishing your vacation rental offers. Currently, there are many options online and each of them can target different customers or may have...

Should you offer Free Cancellations for your Vacation Rentals? What the data says

When it comes to vacation rentals, it’s long been established that the more flexible you make your cancellation policy, the greater your chance of receiving bookings. Of course, that may be fairly intuitive - guests want the most financial security possible when...