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
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.
Upselling helps property managers to increase their rental profits. Learn about the different services you can offer, and the best tech tools for upselling.
Do you want to prevent parties from ruining your vacation rental properties? Learn all about the best noise monitoring devices for short-term rentals.
The vacation rental tech ecosystem is bursting with innovation. It has never been more diverse, and, at the same time, more connected than it is today. Despite the adversities of the past year, new startups appeared on the horizon and hundreds of tech providers around the world managed to not only stay afloat but thrive. They showed enviable agility when it
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
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
Having a well-designed, well-built vacation rental website is crucial for getting commission-free direct bookings. However, if you’re using a generic website builder or WordPress theme, it may not have all the functionalities you need to take online bookings, accept secure payments and offer a great user experience to potential guests. Luckily, you can make up for those missing features with plugins
Vacation rental check-in apps are a win-win: they help property managers save time and money, and provide a better experience for travellers. New technologies are emerging to help property managers get guests checked-in faster and ensure they comply with local laws and regulations. In the wake of the pandemic, there’s even more demand for self-check-in apps as they reduce face to
Welcome to VRTECH Spotlight, the video series where we introduce cool tech innovations in the vacation rental industry and the startups behind them.