Homeaway Blog - Vacation Rentals and Revenue

What’s Happening with HomeAway & How You Can Still Make Money

There has been quite a lot of ‘conversation’ in the vacation rental industry regarding HomeAway’s recent email to customers notifying them that the company “will deactivate listings that contain messaging indicating that travelers are encouraged to pay outside of our reservation system.” This does not preclude vacation rental managers (VRMs) from posting a web address, …

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Can’t Miss Events at VRMA National

The good news is that the vacation rental industry is projected to grow 9.7% per year through 2020 (Statista). For vacation rental managers (VRMs), this growth comes with a new set of challenges. In addition to an overall increase in competition, Andrew McConnell of Rented.com notes that there’s been convergence in the marketplace. Travelers aren’t …

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Transforming Reservation Inquiries into Profitable Sales

To think that the days of traditional reservations agents are dead is both exactly right and exactly wrong. Technology may be moving at break-neck speed, but the trusted voice channel is still alive and well. The phones still ring—a lot. Over half of reservations are still booked via the phone, but it’s all more efficient …

NAVIS Names Travel Industry Executive Amber Mayer as Vice President of Product Solutions

E-commerce and Hospitality Marketing Veteran Joins Team to Help Drive Product Growth and Strategy BEND, OR (August 09, 2016)  – NAVIS, the #1 reservation sales and marketing platform for independent hotels, resorts, and vacation rental management companies today announced a strategic new addition, Amber Mayer, to its executive team. As Vice President of Product Solutions, …

Top Conferences for Vacation Rental Managers

4 “Can’t Miss” Fall 2016 Conferences For Vacation Rental Managers

There are so many great conferences for vacation rental managers these days—yet so little time. We’ve narrowed it down to the best-of-the-best events that will empower you to head back to the office and make an immediate impact to your business. (Some are even free. Can it get any better?) Mind & Dine by Bluetent www.mindanddine.com …

HITEC 2016 Takeaways Blog | NAVIS

5 Big Hotel Trends & Takeaways from the Biggest HITEC Ever

HITEC was fast-paced and brilliant this year, even bigger and better than years past. There were more attendees and vendors than ever, and it showed in the volume (dialed to 20) and in the content. Though there were fresh ideas circulating everywhere we turned, here are what we think are the five most universally useful …

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Guest Booking Path Phase VI: Post-Stay Sharing

Comedian Demetri Martin once quipped, “The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.” Humor aside, the ability to appreciate experiences instantaneously and share widely works to the great advantage of those who create travel experiences. According to a recent study, 76 percent of travelers post their vacation photos to …