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Follow the Hostaway blog! Our blog covers all aspects to managing short term rentals. Covering vacation rental topics as diverse as cleaning, automation, investing, revenue management, insurance, industry trends, guest service, and much more! Our vacation rental blog is dedicated to the development of short term rental hosts and managers listing on Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com, and more.
How to Optimize your Listing on Booking.com
How to Optimize your Listing on Booking.com
Booking.com is a powerhouse among online travel agencies in the world and the market leader in Europe, accounting for ov...
Rental Arbitrage in Montreal
Rental Arbitrage in Montreal
‘Rental Arbitrage' is the act of renting a property long-term and then re-renting it on a short-term basis on vacation r...
Should I Hire an Airbnb Virtual Assistant?
Should I Hire an Airbnb Virtual Assistant?
As a property manager, you need to assume several responsibilities and tasks when running a vacation rental business. It...
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting Hacks!
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting Hacks!
Hey there hosts! Take a guess at what we're about to share? Don't tell a soul we told you, but we're about to reveal so...
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting YouTubers to Check Out!
Top 10 Airbnb Hosting YouTubers to Check Out!
YouTube is a great platform for learning other host experiences and methods in managing your vacation rental business. I...
Building Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Cleaners
Building Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Cleaners
The golden rule to any fruitful vacation rental is cleanliness. As hosts, it is required to constantly keep up to the A...
Rental Arbitrage in Orlando | What You Should Know!
Rental Arbitrage in Orlando | What You Should Know!
You don’t have to own property to become a short-term vacation rental host on an OTA (Online Travel Agency) or otherwise...
Google Vacation Rentals | The Ultimate Guide
Google Vacation Rentals | The Ultimate Guide
The most recently launched filter “Vacation Rentals” allows users to access non-hotel properties making this another ave...
Build Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Handymen
Build Your Vacation Rental Team | Hiring Airbnb Handymen
Running a vacation rental business is rarely a one-man operation and most often requires a team of staff that take respo...
Alternative Vacation Rental Booking Sites for Hosts
Alternative Vacation Rental Booking Sites for Hosts
A good marketing strategy is key to making short-term vacation rentals a profitable investment. As part of this strategy...
How to Ask Airbnb Guests for 5 Stars
How to Ask Airbnb Guests for 5 Stars
It is crucial for property owners to have other guests vouch for you as a way to build credibility with future guests an...
How to List a Serviced Apartment on Airbnb
How to List a Serviced Apartment on Airbnb
About two decades ago checking into a hotel was the only option that people had when going on a holiday (especially over...
Rental Arbitrage in Houston | What You Should Know!
Rental Arbitrage in Houston | What You Should Know!
For those living in Houston, it would be ideal to take advantage of this opportunity and list their property as a holida...
How to List a Boutique Hotel on Airbnb
How to List a Boutique Hotel on Airbnb
Over the past few years, Airbnb has significantly grown and evolved to offer travelers a number of accommodation options...
How to Generate Direct Bookings
How to Generate Direct Bookings
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com dominate the online vacation rental market. And it is ge...
Airbnb Bookkeeping & Accounting | Keeping on Top of It
Airbnb Bookkeeping & Accounting | Keeping on Top of It
Running a business in any country or state comes with a set of rules and obligations. Pretty much every government in th...
How to List a Tent Cabin on Airbnb
How to List a Tent Cabin on Airbnb
A tent cabin is far more than a regular dome tent that you pitch on any land and rough out the elements. Spacious, with ...
How to List a Bed and Breakfast on Airbnb
How to List a Bed and Breakfast on Airbnb
Did you also know that there are multiple ways to list your property on Airbnb. Well.. let me break it down real quick ...
How to list your Hostel on Airbnb
How to list your Hostel on Airbnb
So you want to start a Hostel? Wondering where to begin? It's an exciting venture! Hostel ownership and management can ...
8 Tips to Growing your Airbnb Revenue, Nightly Rate, and Occupancy
8 Tips to Growing your Airbnb Revenue, Nightly Rate, and Occupancy
Setting up and running an Airbnb requires investment -- of your time, effort and money. Like any other business, it requ...
Airbnb Rules in California | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
Airbnb Rules in California | Airbnb Laws, Taxes, and Regulations
No matter where you are in the world, listing your property on Airbnb will require you to have a basic understanding of ...
Corporate Leasing | How to get around Airbnb Subletting Restrictions
Corporate Leasing | How to get around Airbnb Subletting Restrictions
Due to the current state of the economy, renting properties on short-term rental sites such as Airbnb is becoming more p...
Pinterest for your Vacation Rental Business | The Do’s and Don’ts
Pinterest for your Vacation Rental Business | The Do’s and Don’ts
Social media is an essential component of marketing your vacation rental. Most hosts however tend to focus on Facebook a...
VRBO Premier Host - Requirements and Is It Worth It?
VRBO Premier Host - Requirements and Is It Worth It?
VRBO Premier Host is the ultimate hosting achievement on the sales channel. Are you not being recognized for the extra m...

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