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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Profitability Strategy #1: Maximize the Value of Vacation Rental Leads

French writer Émile Zola once said, “If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.” So often in hospitality this is the case—the desire for more leads rather than a higher quality of them—and it is a trend to which vacation rentals are especially prone. Both quantity and quality must be …

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Want to Drive VR Demand? Answer 4 Essential Questions to Harvest More Leads

An extensive survey by JD Power finds that guests who make reservations over the phone are more engaged and have a more positive experience than those who book on any other channel. Michelle Marquis, NAVIS VP, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, shared her experience on how to make the most from the direct channel at Cornell …