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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.
9 Ways You Can  Make Your Airbnb Vacation Rental Eco-friendly
9 Ways You Can Make Your Airbnb Vacation Rental Eco-friendly
Going green is not just the right thing to do. It offers businesses — vacation rentals included — a range of benefits fr...
How to Respond to Negative Reviews on Airbnb
How to Respond to Negative Reviews on Airbnb
Have you ever received a negative review on Airbnb? It's never easy to read criticism of something you've put a lot of t...
How to Prevent Smoking in Your Airbnb Rental: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb’s Smoking Fee
How to Prevent Smoking in Your Airbnb Rental: Everything You Need to Know About Airbnb’s Smoking Fee
Maintaining and keeping your short-term rental clean for arriving and future guests is one of the primary responsibiliti...
How to Deal with Bad Airbnb Guests
How to Deal with Bad Airbnb Guests
Airbnb has revolutionized the travel industry, allowing travelers to stay in unique and affordable accommodations around...
The Best Places to Invest in Cabin Vacation Rentals in 2023
The Best Places to Invest in Cabin Vacation Rentals in 2023
Unlike hotels, cabin rentals provide peace and quiet, and are located in a beautiful landscape far away from the hustle ...
Everything to Know about Hosting Airbnb Guests with Disabilities
Everything to Know about Hosting Airbnb Guests with Disabilities
It is generally agreed that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 applies to vacation rental platforms like ...
The Ultimate Checklist for Preparing Your Rental Property for New Guests
The Ultimate Checklist for Preparing Your Rental Property for New Guests
The importance of being well-prepared for your guests' arrival cannot be overstated. A meticulously planned and well-ex...
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company: Making the Right Choice for Your Business
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company: Making the Right Choice for Your Business
Owning and managing a rental property can be a lucrative investment, but it can also be a time-consuming and challenging...
Airbnb 2023 Summer Release: What it Means for Airbnb Hosts
Airbnb 2023 Summer Release: What it Means for Airbnb Hosts
Each year Airbnb launches two major updates to its platform: Summer and Winter releases. Recently, Airbnb launched its 2...
Ultimate Guide to Developing A Brand for Your Vacation Rental Business
Ultimate Guide to Developing A Brand for Your Vacation Rental Business
Most marketing experts and gurus will emphasize the importance of branding, regardless of what you're selling. In order ...
Social Media Influencers in the Short-Term Rental Industry to Follow
Social Media Influencers in the Short-Term Rental Industry to Follow
Staying current with trends and insights is vital when trying to establish and grow your short-term rental business, esp...
Why You Should Create a Welcome Basket for Your Airbnb This Summer
Why You Should Create a Welcome Basket for Your Airbnb This Summer
With the Summer season just around the corner, many travelers are planning their vacations, searching for the perfect ac...
Hostaway Raises $175 Million to Shape the Future of Short-Term Rental Management
Hostaway Raises $175 Million to Shape the Future of Short-Term Rental Management
Hostaway, the leading property management software for short-term rentals, has raised $175 million in a funding round le...
Reducing Operating Costs: How to Cut Expenses and Boost Profit Margins on Your Airbnb Property
Reducing Operating Costs: How to Cut Expenses and Boost Profit Margins on Your Airbnb Property
Discover effective strategies to reduce operating costs and maximize profit margins for your Airbnb property. Learn how ...
Most Profitable Events, Weekends, Holidays, and Times of the Year for Airbnb Hosts
Most Profitable Events, Weekends, Holidays, and Times of the Year for Airbnb Hosts
The hospitality industry is subject to peak and low seasons, weeks, and even days that vary throughout the year. Knowing...
Airbnb Hosting Risks and How to Manage them | Safeguarding your Vacation Rental
Airbnb Hosting Risks and How to Manage them | Safeguarding your Vacation Rental
As exciting and profitable as it can be to host an Airbnb, it's not without inherent risks associated with operating a v...
Why Guest Satisfaction is Key to Maximizing ROI on Airbnb Properties
Why Guest Satisfaction is Key to Maximizing ROI on Airbnb Properties
Learn why guest satisfaction is key to maximizing ROI on Airbnb properties. Discover the importance of communication, cl...
Should I List on Airbnb and VRBO?
Should I List on Airbnb and VRBO?
To attract new guests, your listings must be highly visible. One sure-fire way to do that is by listing on multiple OTAs...
Pros and Cons of Rental Arbitrage: Is it Right for Your Property Management Business?
Pros and Cons of Rental Arbitrage: Is it Right for Your Property Management Business?
Discover the pros and cons of rental arbitrage, a popular strategy in the vacation rental industry. Learn how rental arb...
Everything to Know about Hiring an Airbnb Property Management Company
Everything to Know about Hiring an Airbnb Property Management Company
Managing an Airbnb vacation rental property can be a daunting task, particularly for hosts who live far away from their ...
New Airbnb Rules in Scotland
New Airbnb Rules in Scotland
Scotland has rolled out fresh regulations that are shaking things up in the world of Airbnb. Whether you're a seasoned p...
The Best 10 Airbnb Markets in France for Investment
The Best 10 Airbnb Markets in France for Investment
France is one of the oldest nations in the world and the most ethnically diverse country located in Western Europe. Fran...
What to Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental
What to Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental
On a personal and financial level, investing in a vacation rental can be rewarding. However, research is essential to fi...
Must-Have Items in your Airbnb Rental
Must-Have Items in your Airbnb Rental
The quality and type of amenities that your Airbnb property offers are important factors in creating the perfect guest e...

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