6 Vacation Rental Owners Look Back on 2015 and Forward to 2016

2016-12-17T09:38:33+00:00 By |2015 Round Up|

The Class of 2015 vacation rental owners is an incredibly savvy bunch. No longer content with conventional vacation rental marketing methods, they are stepping it up, big-time. But it's not just marketing. They know hospitality. They know the ins and outs of property management. And they understand the shifts that will follow at the heels of Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway. These 6 vacation rental owners are not alone. Check out Matt Landau's Inner Circle Community to learn from a great (and growing) group of VR pros! We'd like to thank Kim, Brett, Bob, Linda Lou, Danny, and Rick for participating in this [...]

5 Friends of Guest Hook Look Back on 2015 and Forward to 2016

2016-12-17T09:38:33+00:00 By |2015 Round Up|

Having worked in luxury fashion for over a decade, I did wonder whether the vacation rental industry might be a little dull. How wrong I was! Photos from VRMA 2015 in New Orleans courtesy of Rentals United The people Jess and I have had the good fortune to meet are passionate, energetic, and seriously smart individuals. Not to mention incredibly generous with their time. This "5 Friends" post is part 2 of our 2015 round-up. If you missed it, here's our Vacation Rental Round-up Part 1, with fresh thoughts from industry leaders like Tom Hale, Kirby Winfield, Matt Landau and more. We'd like to [...]

5 Vacation Rental Experts Look Back on 2015 and Forward to 2016

2016-12-17T09:38:33+00:00 By |2015 Round Up|

2015. What a year! From Expedia's purchase of HomeAway to Airbnb's $26bn valuation, we've seen incredible changes in the vacation rental sector. We could talk all day about it. But rather than simply waxing lyrical with our own views, we connected with a few industry friends to get their thoughts. And this is no ordinary group of friends... HomeAway's COO, Airbnb's Head of Global Vacation Rentals, a startup operator/investor, a former Chief Evangelist, and a fearless vacation rental marketing leader! We'd like to thank Tom, Brent, Matt, Shaun, and Kirby for being so generous with their time here. In an industry [...]