The weekly roundup brings you complete coverage on the top articles and tweets from the previous week relative to the vacation rental industry.
TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Autumn Travel Trends Cater your vacation rental this fall and see what guests are really looking for in their vacations. TripAdvisor brings you the top three fall activities: festivals, fall foliage and wine tasting/visiting a vineyard and the top U.S. destinations for travellers this autumn.
Top Eight Things to Consider When Booking a Vacation Rental From reading reviews to propert research to early bird planning and payment options, Flipkey offers eight excellent tips for booking your dream vacation rental. Things tips can also be used by owners and property managers to ensure that you are meeting the needs or your guests.
How to Get Business from Business Travellers Adding a workspace, complimentary stationary, WiFi, and an early bird breakfast are just a few touches you can add to help you cater your vacation home to the needs of corporate travelers.
Guidelines on Bed Bug Control and Prevention in HUD Insured and Assisted Multifamily Housing With the bed bug scare being posing a serious threat to the hospitality industry, it is important to take the necessary precautions to make sure your property is protected against bed bug’s. These 12 principles such as correctly identifying pests, keeping records, monitoring potential nesting areas and proper cleaning for integrated pest management will help you avoid future encounters and deal with potential pest problems in your rental home.
Ride the Buy-to-let Wave as Second Homes Reach Record Levels With one month left of summer, holiday homes in the UK are at an all time high. More demand has led to increasing vacation rental properties and the UK ‘staycation’ market has reported a 20 %-40% increase through websites such as holidaylettings.co.uk and uniquehomestays.com.
Designing For Tomorrow It’s hard to stay ahead of the future common practices but we can nonetheless spot trends in technology design, whether they are cyclical or emerging. Among them, keeping things casual through informal style (use of everyday language) and making people feel more connected to the human aspect of your business.
Increase direct hotel bookings with social media Get your property booked for summer using search engine optimization, effective guests reviews and more. These four social media tips are for hotels but can also be applied to your vacation rental.
50+ generation searching for new adventures With more mobility, disposable income and a desire to expand their travel horizons, the over-50 generation of travellers may be the perfect guests for your vacation rental. Learn why you should start marketing to the over-50 generation of travellers.
As the number of older vacationers rises, so this target group acquires growing importance for the travel industry as a whole
Show Some Respect: 7 Golden Rules Staying on trend with marketing to the 50+ generation, here are 7 quick tips you can use to effectively engage, communicate and market to the Baby Boomer generation.
Does your vacation rental property page have everything your guests are looking for? Following these tips will ensure that you make the most of out what your property has to offer.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so make sure that photos are high resolution, recent and show all angles, rooms and views of your property. This is what gives renters the most clear idea of what your property has to offer inside and out.
Describing all amenities, features and surrounding areas and attractions makes a big difference! Renters like knowing exactly what they are paying for and often amenities and nearby attractions can be a huge selling point for guests.
Showing all weekly, nightly and weekend rates as well as seasonal prices and last minute deals lets renters know immediately if the property is right for them and within their budget. You can also include a calculated price feature so renters can see the total of their stay. This saves both parties lets of time and back and forth.
Having your properly displayed on a map gives owners a better idea of where your property is located in relation to the area so there won’t be any misunderstandings or surprises when guests arrive.
Displaying a calendar with your property shows availability and booking dates so renters can see what works for them. Place your calendar either before or after your pricing so guests don’t have to flip back and forth to compare different prices and dates.
HomeAway, any plans to support integrated posting to Craigslist.org? Airbnb has this functionality. Every couple weeks I receive a notification email asking if I want to post my listing to Craigslist. I hit the submit button and a listing is generated in Craigslist that I then approve. Works great, however, I am considering leaving Airbnb due to how they control the communication an payment process. There process breaks all of my processes.