In the past couple of years, hotel and vacation rental guests have become savvier when it comes to finding the best deal for travel products online. As a result, they’ve been increasingly turning to direct booking channels instead of going through large OTAs. This has led to an urgency for accommodation providers to offer a smooth, user-friendly direct booking experience and
As a property manager or owner, it can be difficult to estimate the cost of your energy bills for each month with the constant coming and going of guests. You’ll have some guests that are very conscious of their energy usage, and you’ll have others who forget to turn the heating or AC off before they leave. Over time, these extra
The VRTECH Startup Competition is an annual contest where vacation rental tech startups compete for a chance to win the title “The Most Innovative Vacation Rental Startup of the Year”. The contest was organised for the 5th consecutive time in 2021, sponsored by Rentals United and HOWZAT Partners, and came to a head at the Vacation Rental World Summit in Annecy,
The pandemic has ruthlessly underlined the shortcomings of vacation rental businesses worldwide. One of these was undoubtedly the need for automating operational processes. When bookings and revenue suddenly dropped to zero, but operational costs continued to stay high, property managers were forced to improvise to try and keep their businesses afloat. These events made the need for effective operational tools abundantly
Since the beginning of 2020, check-ins powered by contactless technology have become the new normal for vacation rentals across the globe. In fact, guests now prefer keyless solutions over in-person key handovers, according to Breezeway’s Property Operations report. It’s not surprising: smart locks offer a more flexible, streamlined, hygienic and safe solution for both property managers and guests. There are many
The pandemic changed the face of the vacation rental industry in countless ways. As travel was turned upside down, guest expectations and booking behaviours changed radically. In response to these changes, tech companies abandoned their plans and built new products and features with lightning speed to help property managers soften the blow. Furthermore, numerous tech startups were born, bringing never-seen-before solutions
If you haven’t tried dynamic pricing yet, you’re missing out. It’s a must for property managers in today’s competitive market, and for good reason. Frequently adjusting your rates helps you generate more revenue and get the most out of your properties. However, not all property management companies have the expertise required to build sophisticated revenue management strategies in-house. Luckily, there’s no
In the past few years, revenue management has become an indispensable pillar of vacation rental property management. As a result, several revenue management platforms have appeared on the market, promising invaluable data insights and expert help with finding the optimal rates for your rentals every day. But how do you know which one is right for your business? In today’s article,
The voting is closed, and it’s time to announce the finalists of the VRTECH Startup Competition 2021. These three startups will have the chance to pitch their products in front of a distinguished audience at the Vacation Rental World Summit and compete for the VRTECH Award. Find out who they are!
The release of the multimedia phenomenon, The Adapters, is a book that presents real-life experiences and fresh insights from a diverse group of innovative workers in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries, including Founder of VRTECH, Vanessa de Souza Lage. This book provides an unfiltered breakdown of how you can navigate through unprecedented times and effectively run your business in the hope of inspiring workers in the services industry and beyond.