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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Airbnb was offering only 3 different cancellation policies Strict Morate Flexible Airbnb’s 11 cancellation policies
How-to guide for multi-property owners (Part 1 of 2) The vacation rental market is an increasingly crowded place. Great vacation rentals need to stand out
Expanding a vacation rental property management business requires due diligence. When looking to identify optimal acquisition opportunities, the more data you have, the better informed
While Airbnb was completing its IPO, it launched its non-profit, called Airbnb.org. We are looking here at what this new organization does, how it differs
Much like everything else this year, vacation rental marketing has quickly shifted to a “new normal.” 2020 has seen well-laid marketing plans and proven strategies
When vacation rental owners start looking online for marketing advice, it is often to find ways to increase low season bookings. When owners start talking
After looking at 2020 through data and graphs from Google Trends, our team assesses here a few trends (predictions?) for 2021. We’ve all learned to
To help you look back at 2020 and see which ongoing trends you should prepare your rental business for in 2021, we’ve combined data from
The basics of Forecasting The term forecasting can be intimidating for those who have not done it before, but it does not need to be
While Airbnb’s Superhost program is more famous, Vrbo‘s Premier Host program is worth considering, with its promise of more visibility in search results and, thus, more bookings
Luxury villas are often the preference for high-end travelers that don’t want to compromise on comfort but want to stay somewhere unique and keep out
COVID-19 has taken its toll all over the planet. All of us – to a greater or lesser extent – have been affected by an
For the second year, travel news and research company Skift organized its Short-Term Rental Summit. Due to COVID-19, the event took place online. For this
How to leverage AirDNA‘s new “My Properties” and “Comp Set” features to finetune your listing rates? How can you start with data about your market
In partnership with Hotel.School, AJL Atelier has created a series of exclusive courses dedicated to short-term rentals pros. They cover all essential aspects, from Ops
On December 3, Accor launched its new Apartments & Villas website, boasting 50,000 listings in over 350 destinations. Despite a similar name and a similar
Vacation rental owners and managers are bracing for a rise in unauthorized parties at their properties for New Year’s Eve. Just as a great number
There is no doubt that Covid-19 has created new travel trends, erasing the boundaries between working and traveling. Staycation has become a buzzword, and travelers’
Hosts are an indispensable part of Airbnb’s business model. They provide the spaces and experiences that travelers can enjoy and help set Airbnb apart from
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