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Thibault Masson

Thibault is both a vacation rental property manager and a vacation rental technology marketer.

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Online conference: how villa and holiday rental managers in south-east asia & oceania have adapted to covid-19.

Rental Scale-Up is proud to announce the final list of confirmed speakers and sessions for its Southeast Asia & Oceania 2020 event. While the US and Europe have regular conferences for this growing industry, this event is the first of its kind in the region. This year’s theme is “How villa and holiday rental managers …

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Vacation Rental Data Analysis: PriceLabs Launches Market Dashboards

Wondering what’s happening in your market – or perhaps markets where you’re considering a new investment? PriceLabs, known for their dynamic pricing software, recently launched a new Market Dashboards product, and the company is offering every user access to 5 dashboards for markets of your choice.  What exactly do these dashboards show? Which markets can …

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Vacation Rental Cleanliness: We compare 6 vacation rental cleaning checklists for you

Keeping your short-term rentals clean is both a challenge and a necessity as a property manager. If a guest notices stained towels or dirty surfaces, their negative review can hurt your business, and you might need to issue a refund or some other form of compensation. One way to streamline and standardize your cleaning procedures …

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Demand data show Why to advertise Your vacation rental property To domestic travelers for Summer 2020

Summer 2020 is not going to be great for many vacation rental managers and owners. Several Airbnb property management companies, especially in urban markets, have already folded or switched to monthly stays. Yet, demand is picking up, in European countries and in US states where lockdown measures have been lifted or had been on the …

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Call for Speakers: South-East Asia & Oceania holiday rental, Villa, and Apartment experts

Do you want to be a speaker at Rental Scale-Up’s next conference: “How villa and apartment managers are navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia & Oceania“? It will be held online on May 27, 2020. Join fellow Rental Scale-Up speakers who have already participated in previous conferences: 5 world-class experts help property managers navigate …

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Jeff Hurst: vrbo coronavirus policy helped maintain a balanced Marketplace; Dramatic increase in booking volume

Vrbo’s Jeff Hurst sent an optimistic message to Vrbo and HomeAway partners: He said that Vrbo had trusted its partners (vacation rental owners and property managers) to do the right thing for travelers. He believed that it was the best thing to do in the context of a balanced market place. He also talked about …

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Vrbo and HomeAway Cleaning Checklist Enhanced to face COVID-19 coronavirus (vacation rental cleanliness)

The vacation rental cleanliness topic is a hot one, as travel bans get lifted across the world. We have already reviewed Airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Initiative and 72-hour Booking Buffer, as well as VRMA’s SafeHome cleaning checklist and guidelines. Vrbo has released its own Vrbo / HomeAway cleaning checklist called “guidelines for owners and property managers …

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Vacation rental Cleanliness: Airbnb’s Cleaning Checklist and Guidelines (COVID-19)

Airbnb published in April recommendations for hosts regarding the cleanliness of listings in a COVID-19 world. This Airbnb Cleaning Checklist should give you a pretty good idea of the step-by-step guidelines and protocol that the company will be releasing for its Enhanced Cleaning Initiative program. These cleaning guidelines have been created to prevent the spread …

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Vacation Rental Cleanliness: VRMA launches SafeHome, its own COVID-19 cleaning checklist and guidelines

The Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), a subsidiary of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), has developed expanded recommendations for cleaning vacation rental properties in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is called SafeHome. The new guidelines are part of the VRMA & VRHP SafeHome campaign, which empowers members to adopt and execute safe …

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Summer 2020 according to Carlos Villaro Lassen of the European Holiday Home Association: Drive-to destinations, closed or open borders, uncertainty. Why local property managers should unite, while hotels are lobbying against them

During our free online conference “Local Property Managers vs Global Coronavirus Epidemic“, 14 speakers shared their experience of getting vacation rental management companies through this unprecedented crisis. You can watch the free replays of the video here: https://www.rentalscaleup.com/conference-property-managers-against-corona/ . As one of the heads of the continent-wide European Holiday Home Association, Carlos will bring some thought-provoking insights …

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How to avoid fear and take action: Create Vacation Rental Property Managers Can Create A crisis plan, cut costs, adapt to longer stays, and negotiate with homeowners

During our free online conference “Local Property Managers vs Global Coronavirus Epidemic“, 14 speakers shared their experience of getting vacation rental management companies through this unprecedented crisis. You can watch the free replays of the video here: https://www.rentalscaleup.com/conference-property-managers-against-corona/ . Adel Honti manages 30 short-term rentals in Budapest, Hungary.  As a paragliding world cup winner, she …

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The 24-hour and 72-hour buffers between Stays are the real Health Measures in Airbnb’s “new Enhanced Cleaning Initiative” and “Booking Buffer”

To get travelers to trust the cleanliness of its listings, Airbnb has announced that it would be rolling out in May two new opt-in options for hosts. On one hand, the “Enhanced Cleaning Initiative” program, a series of cleaning guidelines with a 24-hour buffer between stays. On the other hand, a calendar booking feature called …

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Are Vacation Rental bans here to stay? How are OTAs enforcing them?

After massive refunds and cancellations, vacation rental managers and short-term rental operators are facing another source of adverse winds: Bans imposed by national and local authorities. Airbnb, Booking.com, and Vrbo have been stopped taking bookings in some areas. After the WHAT, we will be talking about the WHY. First, locals are not thrilled about people …

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AJL PROFITABILITY HUB, Simon Lehmann’s online vacation rental conference with 9 experts

Simon Lehmann, CEO of AJL Consulting, is launching a free online conference on April 15th, 2020 at 5:30 PM CET. He will be surrounded with 9 vacation rental industry experts: Pierre Becerrill – CEO, Transparent Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Artl – Founder & CEO, COTRI Sandra Roig – Marketing Manager, AB, Apartment Barcelona Robin Coenen …

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Join Rental scale-Up and support “To Guests, With Love”, a fun initiative to unite and promote the vacation rental industry

To Guests, With Love, is a fun initiative to unite and promote the vacation rental industry with an uplifting video. If you are a vacation rental manager, our Rental Scale-Up team encourages you to join: Add your logo, shoot a video at one of your rentals, and help promote our industry. How the “To Guests, With …

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Coronavirus crisis makes dynamic and smart pricing not reliable. Which metrics and tools can you still use to see current patterns and forecast Recovery?

How can help you feel a bit more in control when it comes to understanding the current demand and forecasting recovery? What signs and metrics should you be looking at? How to price your rentals, when Airbnb’s Smart Pricing, Vrbo’s MarketMaker and dynamics pricing tools are giving unreliable information? We give here an overview of …

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Airbnb Monthly Stays, the Airbnb feature eclipsed by the Online Experiences hype

On April 9, Airbnb’s homepage changed and revealed 2 new product categories: Next to the usual “Places To Stay” and “Experiences”, appeared “Monthly Stays” and “Online Experiences“. Which of these two new features do you think is the most compelling to the core of Airbnb hosts? Monthly stays, clearly, as some hosts are switching to …

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“Are you a private or a business host?” asks Airbnb (and soon Booking.com) to comply with EU request

Airbnb and Booking.com have agreed to ask, respectively, Airbnb hosts and Booking partners whether or not they are professionals in cooperation with recent European Union agreements. This decision comes as a result of the EU Consumer Protection Cooperation regulations that seek to reduce online fraud. In order to protect consumers, the EU asks that online …

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Coronavirus insights from Vacation rental & Airbnb data (US, Europe, Asia) + Forecasted Demand Trends

Here’s an updated version of our March 8 article “Vacation Rental Data and Charts show that coronavirus has biggest impact on bookings in Europe (vs US), in urban areas, for the next 30 days. Drive-to destinations to fare better.“ The usual metrics are here: Number of listings available, occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), and Revenue …

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How vacation rental managers can take advantage of the $2tr stimulus Loans and package

All over the world, local and national governments have taken relief measures to help big and small businesses survive the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. The travel industry counts among the earliest and hardest-hit sectors. Vacation rental managers, Airbnb property management companies, ancillary services such as cleaning companies and independent cleaners have all been hit and need …

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