Elevate your vacation rental: Pro tips for a professional look and feel

Elevate your vacation rental: Pro tips for a professional look and feel The vacation rental market is as competitive as it gets, especially if your property is located in a travel hotspot. Customers have more options than ever for finding the perfect spot for their epic weekend or extended stay, so you’ll need your place […]

Tips for Making Your Vacation Rental More Eco Friendly

Recycling – it’s a way of life for most people, and although we can be diligent about it while at home, as a traveler and vacation rental guest, it can sometimes be challenging. I recently stayed at a waterfront property in Arizona, and everything about my stay was fantastic, aside from having to throw every […]

3 Ways to Make More Money This Summer

The vaccine is being given, families are willing to spend on travel, and they are excited and looking forward to getting out of the house.   How can you make the most of this summer’s travel demand? 65% of short-term rentals are forecasting higher revenues in 2021 over 2020.  This is especially true in more remote, destination […]

Virtual Reality and Vacation Rentals: The Next Frontier?

Vacation rental owners are increasingly using virtual tours, both on their own, and 3rd party websites (e.g., Vrbo), to augment the information provided in still photos and promote their properties. While traditional 360 virtual tours are gaining popularity, the potential for immersive virtual reality (VR) tours remains largely untapped. Here, we look at the growing […]

Guest Expectations That Emerged From Covid-19 and How To Meet Them

This post was contributed by Guesty, a short-term rental property management platform that automates and streamlines the daily, complex operations of managing flexible inventory.   Attesting to the resilience of the short-term rental industry, consumers have continued to book rentals throughout the pandemic, with some hosts even experiencing their most profitable year yet due to travelers’ preference […]

Strategies to Drive Bookings on Your Direct Book Website

In the spirit of “Book Direct” month, the vacation rental industry retaliates against the OTA mindset and shifts to a direct business mentality. If there is one guarantee with vacation rentals, it’s constant change, and strategies for driving business to your property’s website and messaging repeat guests needs regular revamping. Here’s a few of the […]

Is a Book Direct Website for You?

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to build or use a direct booking website. The clear advantage of having a direct booking website is that direct bookings are more cost effective than a booking received from a channel or booking website like Airbnb and Vrbo. No fees to channels typically […]

Tips & Tricks to Ensure Your Properties Are Pet-Friendly

Written by the pros at short-term rental property management platform, Guesty. Pets are not for every property, but if you’re willing and able to accommodate some four-legged  guests in yours, you’ll find that you can appeal to a larger pool of travelers as you’ll be ticking an important box for the many pet-owners who prefer to […]

2021 Short-Term Rental Outlook

2020 was an especially challenging for nearly every human on earth and, chances are, like us, you are looking ahead to better days in 2021. While no one has a crystal ball (or we’d have won that Mega Millions, let’s be honest), here are what experts are telling us about what to expect for the […]