Weekly bookmarks – Week 23

Weekly bookmarks – Week 23

June 10, 2016

Did you notice the last news and discussions related to vacation rental business? What was discussed in Open-Booking’s team last week?  We’re publishing a weekly list with our topics to inform and invite you to join the discussion.

Are users afraid of vacation rentals because of unclear identities of their owners? Kevin May of Tnooz presenting an analyse.

Helpful hints to find referrers for your vacation rental website from Conrad O’Connell.

Andrew McConnell explains at rentivo why professional Management can be necessary for successful  vacation rentals.

What else moved us last week? Find it in our weekly bookmarks:

VR-Marketing Discussion

The Vacation Rental Industry is Reaching a Digital Tipping Point

“As the vacation rental industry grows up, the gap between those players embracing modern ways of operating and the rest is widening. Given the high expectations of today’s travelers and the leg up provided by digital tools, this divide will widen and the savvier operators will quickly dominate.”

to be found at skift.com

Here’s Why Co-Living Could Be the Next Big Hospitality Trend

“At its most basic description, co-living is about community and developing connections among those who occupy that particular co-living space. Common elements include shared kitchens, living areas, and social programming. Essentially, it’s group living, and it’s being expressed in a multitude of variations, from purely residential constructs to much more nomadic ones.”

to be found at skift.com

Alternative accommodation held back by fears over trust

“Nearly nine out of ten travellers have yet to rent or stay in a stranger’s property for a trip, with concerns over the identity of owners cited as a significant factor.”

to be found at www.tnooz.com

Listing Sites – OTAs – Sharing Economy

Homeaway service fee reaches the main newspapers.

AirBnB has offer from Racists. We’re not surprised. Is “Instant Booking” a real weapon against discrimination?

Marketing and Advertising

Find New Places To Get Bookings For Your Rental Properties

“Today, we’re going to cover places you can stretch your marketing dollars and get places to promote your vacation rentals, hotel or bed & breakfast for free (or often, really cheap). You won’t have a 100% success rate with the promotion ideas listed below, but you’ll likely snag a few bookings from these sites that you would not have otherwise.”

to be found at 91digital.net

3 Reasons VRBO Is Making It More Necessary Than Ever to Work with a Property Manager

“Andrew McConnell discusses 3 reasons why it looks like now is the time to work with a professional vacation rental manager…. The idea that assets can be better utilized, and asset owners will profit more when those assets are put into the hands of professional managers for full-time rental.”

to be found at www.rentivo.com

Seriously useful SERVICES for your VACATION RENTAL Business

“We scanned the Vacation Rental market and came up with 18 categories of businesses that help vacation rental property managers and owners streamline their businesses. These can be grouped into 3 top-level categories: Marketing, Guest Management and Business tools.” (Infographic)

to be found at rentalsunited.com

What else?

What did we miss in last week’s discussion? Tell us what moves your world in vacation rental industry or other small business. Drop us a line …