Our vacation rental data partner AirDNA has shared with us a treasure trove of charts, graphs, and, analytics about the European market, for 2021 (until late October). The demand patterns
The subject of professionalization is a recurring one in the short-term rental industry at the moment, and it is easy to see why. In the past few years, especially the
You’ve probably experienced this vicious circle: Properties that already have a lot of good reviews rank higher on OTAs (online travel agencies, such as Airbnb, Booking, and Vrbo), attract more
At the Short Stay Week 2021 vacation rental conference, the Rental Scale-Up team presented how it grows its emailing list for its destination website SaintBarth.com using Instagram. You will find
Vrbo had a pretty good year in 2021. So, where is the company, part of the Expedia Group, heading to? What is the Vrbo 2022 strategy that we can expect?
Let’s start with getting a little background information on who is Annie Holcombe. A vacation rental insider, Annie had an impressive resume even before she took on her current role
We’ll see whether Airbnb has won its bets, looking at the company’s data and statements with a grain of salt. For instance, if long stays have progressed as a share of booked nights, they actually seem to be plateauing to 2020 levels in absolute room night number, according to our calculations).
At Rental Scale-Up, we connect with people from all corners of the vacation rental industry. Some are well-known names hitting the conference stage. Others sometimes work behind the scenes and
In this month’s review, AirDNA looks at short-term rental demand (nights stayed) in Europe, which is still working its way back to pre-pandemic levels. Highlights include: The percentage of short-term rental
On Rental Scale-Up, we often talk about the trend of short-term rental companies moving to long stays (e.g. Airbnb monthly stays, Booking.com long-term rentals), but what do long-stay experts have
If you are an Airbnb host, you need to act fast to update the wifi speed displayed in your listing. On November 4, Airbnb will remove the manually-entered wifi speed from listings.
Jess Kelso is Director of customer Experience, for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, at Beyond. In the run-up to the 2021 edition of the Short Stay Week, he has accepted
Alexis Barceló is the CEO of ABAL Consulting, a revenue management expertise specialist. In the run-up to the 2021 edition of the Short Stay Week, he has accepted to answer questions
The VITUR summit, a major European holiday rental conference, is taking place in Malaga, Spain, from October 28, 2021, to Friday, Oct 29, 2021. To give you a preview of this
We recently covered crowdfunding campaigns by property management company GuestReady and luxury vacation rental listing site Plum Guide. Crowdfunding is part investor outreach and part communication to target clients (both
Plum Guide (plumguide.com), one of the leading luxury vacation rental distribution channels, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign. The London-based company is hoping to raise £1m (€1.19m / $1.38m) in
The VITUR summit, a major European holiday rental conference, is taking place in Malaga, Spain, from October 28, 2021, to Friday, Oct 29, 2021. To give you a preview of this crucial in-person conference, we’ve asked some of its key speakers to hop on a short video call with us.
COVID-19 run ruined into international and domestic demand, but new regulations have kicked in. For instance, on October 1, 2021, the number of listings in Amsterdam dropped by 78%, after platforms started enforcing mandatory registrations. It was a 13,000 drop in listings for just Airbnb. The story is the same from Prague to Vienna, Barcelona to Budapest.
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