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Adrienne Fors

Adrienne Fors is an Amsterdam-based consultant and writer focused on the short-term rental, hotel, and tech industries. She is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and worked for hotels and OTAs before launching her own consultancy, Strategic Stays, in 2018.

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Property managers found Vrbo’s response to COVID-19 crisis the best, while trust in Airbnb collapses, Survey finds

This survey is a snapshot taken in late March, at the peak of the havoc created by the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. Vacation rental property managers and owners were overwhelmed with cancellations and refunds, online travel agencies (OTAs) were busy steamrolling over existing cancellation policies to apply force majeure / extenuating circumstances clauses. In partnership with …

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Covid-19: Booking.com rolls out Health, Safety, and Cleaning guidelines and mentions on property pages

Booking.com is now allowing its partners to indicate on their listings which health and safety, physical distancing, and food safety measures they have taken. The company has also released its safety and cleaning guidelines to help hotels and vacation rentals keep their property safe, and their staff and guests healthy and protected. These actions mark …

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Vacation Rental Data Analysis: 5 Resources To Get Free Data On Your Local Short-Term Rental Market

Wondering what’s going on in your market? Are travelers looking for places to stay? Are people actually booking? Right now, more than ever, as we look ahead to a rebound in the travel industry, property managers need to stay up-to-date on market trends so they can take appropriate action. These five vacation rental data analysis …

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Airbnb Professional Hosting Tools: What Property Managers Need to Know

If you’ve managed properties on Airbnb for a while, then you’ve noticed how the system is constantly changing and evolving. Airbnb now provides a full suite of tools specifically designed for, in their words, “anyone with a passion for exceptional hospitality,” which can be very useful to property managers who oversee a growing portfolio of …

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How to Set Up and Maximize Your Airbnb Pro Marketing Page

Included in Airbnb’s suite of professional hosting tools, along with rule-sets and the multi-calendar, is the pro marketing page. This customizable page provides a variety of benefits for hosts or property managers who operate a portfolio of Airbnb listings. If you’re not familiar with the pro marketing page yet, this article will walk you through …

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Airbnb Data Analytics in London: Comparing data sets from Inside Airbnb, AirDNA, and Airbnb

We’ve talked about the fact that short-term rentals are becoming increasingly corporate. Airbnb property management companies are growing, and more and more short-term rentals are being operated by management companies than by individual owners. But what does this trend look like at the city level? And how do local governments react? The London City Hall …

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Airbnb Trust and Safety Standards for Property Managers: What to Expect in 2020

Airbnb certainly helped to shape the short-term rental industry into what it is today, but one of Airbnb’s key innovations doesn’t have anything to do with travel. In addition to offering a platform for accommodations around the world, one of Airbnb’s main contributions to the travel industry is productizing trust. A complex system of reviews, …

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What are safety and security certifications for short-term rental and serviced apartment properties? How to leverage them to get more Bookings?

One of the hottest topics right now for all types of rental properties, from villas to serviced apartments, is trust. What exactly is trust? It’s not just about running background checks on guests and using social media analysis to determine whether they are psychopaths like a recent Airbnb Trust and Safety patent aims to do. …

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Vacation Rental Market Trends in Asia Pacific: Still growing, but signs of oversupply in key markets

Boom in villa supply and value, but drops in ADR and occupancy point to oversupply in key markets. Differentiation and adapting to Chinese travelers to be key.  We hear a lot about travel trends in the Asia Pacific region, but usually, those trends relate to an increase in outbound travel from countries like China and …

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How Airbnb Property Management Companies Are Tapping into the multi-family housing market

As the short-term rental industry matures, it’s no surprise that the supply is getting more corporate. But what is surprising is the scale and fast pace at which companies like Sonder and Stay Alfred are expanding. Airbnb property management companies that operate on a smaller scale, with under 40 or 50 units in their portfolios, …

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The Long Game in airbnb property management (Phocuswright Conference Recap & Videos)

The annual Phocuswright Conference brings together hospitality industry heavyweights, venture capitalists, tech innovators, and thought leaders for a 3-day series of presentations and panels. Held each November, the conference has a different theme each year, and the 2019 installment focused on “Are We There Yet?,” a discussion around the future of travel, which included an …

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