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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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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