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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 Target International Holiday Travelers to your Airbnb
How to Target International Holiday Travelers to your Airbnb
The market for international travel is as diversified as it can get. With most countries finally opening up to tourism p...
Airbnb vs Booking.com | The Key Hosting Differences
Airbnb vs Booking.com | The Key Hosting Differences
Converting a part of your living space into a vacation rental is a really cool way to make some extra money especially i...
How and Why to List your Airbnb on Google My Business
How and Why to List your Airbnb on Google My Business
Known as Google My Business, this free service lets you advertise your property on Google Search and Maps. You can see a...
How to List on Booking.com | Step-by-Step Guide
How to List on Booking.com | Step-by-Step Guide
Today, Booking.com has over 28 Million listings in 226 countries worldwide and is available in 43 languages. It is one o...
How to Market Pet-Friendly Airbnb Units
How to Market Pet-Friendly Airbnb Units
As a Property Manager or Host, you probably wonder a few times a year whether or not you should convert your Airbnb Unit...
Remote Airbnb Management Tools & Tactics
Remote Airbnb Management Tools & Tactics
Managing a short-term rental property is a handful, especially if you’re living a significant distance from said rental ...
Airbnb vs VRBO: The Key Hosting Differences
Airbnb vs VRBO: The Key Hosting Differences
Airbnb and VRBO are among the top platforms to list your short-term vacation rentals but which reigns supreme? What are ...
How to Manage the Homeowner Relationship
How to Manage the Homeowner Relationship
The management of homeowners is one of the topics of property management that often gets neglected but it is one of the ...
How to List on Homes & Villas by Marriott
How to List on Homes & Villas by Marriott
Launched in 2019, Marriott Homes & Villas is one of the newest entrants into the OTA world of vacation rentals. Homes & ...
Consolidation Within the Vacation Rental Industry and What it Means for Property Managers
Consolidation Within the Vacation Rental Industry and What it Means for Property Managers
The vacation rental industry is in a state of evolution. The industry has seen a fair share of consolidation, rapid grow...
5 Easy Steps to Starting an Airbnb
5 Easy Steps to Starting an Airbnb
People all over the world have been listing their properties on Airbnb and accepting travelers looking for a unique loca...
2021 Guide to Short Term Rental Agreements, Leases, & eSignatures
2021 Guide to Short Term Rental Agreements, Leases, & eSignatures
Should you be protecting yourself and property with a short term rental agreement or lease? Rental agreements are stan...
What is a Unified Inbox and Why is it Important?
What is a Unified Inbox and Why is it Important?
If you're a seasoned vacation rental host or property manager you’ve probably heard the term Unified Inox. The unified i...
Short-Term Rental Outlook in the US, Canada, and the UK
Short-Term Rental Outlook in the US, Canada, and the UK
As the effects of COVID-19 slowly begin to recede and more and more countries reopen, it should come as no surprise that...
How to List on VRBO
How to List on VRBO
Considering VRBO is one of the largest online travel agencies (OTA) it's not surprising that thousands of property manag...
How to Evaluate Vacation Rental Property Management Systems (PMS)
How to Evaluate Vacation Rental Property Management Systems (PMS)
Tech companies have been crowding the vacation rental industry for years, making it increasingly difficult to identify t...
Hostaway’s Preferred Connectivity Partner status with Vrbo
Hostaway’s Preferred Connectivity Partner status with Vrbo
Today we’re announcing our status as a 2021 Vrbo Preferred Connectivity Partner. Our recognition as a Preferred Connecti...
How to Define your Distribution & Channel Mix
How to Define your Distribution & Channel Mix
You’re a property manager working hard to grow your inventory, perfect your listing and guest experience, and optimise y...
4 Revenue Management Best Practices for Short-Term Rentals
4 Revenue Management Best Practices for Short-Term Rentals
Short-term rental revenue management might still be an ambiguous topic in the industry for some, especially when it come...
Why Every Vacation Rental Manager Should Use Zapier
Why Every Vacation Rental Manager Should Use Zapier
Property managers need to wear many hats throughout the day. One moment you might be developing your marketing plan, the...
Tips To Keep Your Vacation Rental Marketed All Year Round
Tips To Keep Your Vacation Rental Marketed All Year Round
We all know the struggle of keeping properties filled year-round. Almost all travel destinations have a few month span w...
Proven Ways To Increase Your Airbnb SEO Ranking
Proven Ways To Increase Your Airbnb SEO Ranking
Over the last decade, Airbnb has transformed the way vacation rentals are marketed and operated. Previously, the process...
VRBO | 7 Trends to Drive Better Bookings
VRBO | 7 Trends to Drive Better Bookings
Are you wanting to receive better bookings and more of them? VRBO has provided Hostaway with some insightful data that i...
The Guide To Buying A Vacation Rental
The Guide To Buying A Vacation Rental
For many people the prospect of buying a vacation rental is a far away dream. After hundreds of conversations, it's beco...

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