The 2021 VRTECH Startup Competition Is Open for Applications

The time has come to find the most innovative startup in the vacation rental industry. For the fifth consecutive year, the VRTECH Startup Competition sponsored by Rentals United and Howzat Partners is now taking applications.   The vacation rentals industry is always in need of specialised software products to streamline operations, marketing, distribution, guest communications, security and other aspects of the business.

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How to Boost Your Brand and Increase Direct Bookings With StayFi’s WiFi Marketing Solution

If you get most of your bookings from OTAs like Airbnb or Booking.com, it’s challenging to build relationships with your guests.  Listing sites are notorious for restricting communication between property managers and guests. They withhold guests’ phone numbers and email addresses, so you can only contact them through their own messaging system.  This creates barriers for property managers who want to

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VRTECH Connect: The Online Networking Event is Back for Round 2

“Attended my first VRTECH event hosted by Vanessa de Souza Lage and loved the format. Round table discussion with a few start-up elevator pitches sprinkled in. The one-hour time frame is just long enough to be substantive while not hijacking your entire day. Definitely worth joining if you have not already.” – Matthew Loney, Xplorie  Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback we

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vacation rental maintenance and housekeeping tools

Top 5 Vacation Rental Maintenance and Housekeeping Tools

Vacation rental maintenance and housekeeping is not only a huge operational overhead, it also takes lots of time to manage. First, there’s regular cleaning. On top of that, you have plumbing, security systems, electronic appliances, fire alarms, heating, air conditioning and more, which all have to be kept in good condition. Swimming pools, gardens, and other amenities need even more care.

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VRTECH Connect: The Online Networking Event for Vacation Rental Professionals

While face-to-face networking may not be an option at the moment, it’s more important than ever to maintain your ties to the vacation rental community. Working from home has its perks, but it can also leave you feeling isolated. Plus, networking is essential for building valuable, long-lasting relationships that can help you get ahead in business. So it’s time to get

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20 most influential people in vacation rental technology

The 20 Most Influential People in Vacation Rental Technology

Despite the difficult year behind us, the vacation rental industry is continually growing and claiming its space in the world of travel. Property managers have shown incredible resilience in finding ways to battle the challenges they faced. In their efforts, they were aided by vacation rental technology that’s more streamlined, more connected, more specialised and more empowering than ever before. Technology

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top dynamic pricing tools for vacation rentals

Top Dynamic Pricing Tools for Vacation Rentals

Pricing is one of the biggest challenges for vacation rental property managers. If your rates are too high, you risk losing bookings to more competitively priced listings. However, set your prices too low and you’ll miss out on profit. As supply and demand fluctuates throughout the year, it’s crucial to make sure you always have the right price at the right

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