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AI text generators for travel and tourism

How vacation rental managers can leverage AI text generators for travel and tourism

Thibault Masson

How can artificial intelligence help vacation rental managers and Airbnb hosts save time and achieve better results? On Rental Scale-Up, ...

airbnb-friendly marketplace

The Airbnb-friendly marketplace lets renters can find a place to live and then airbnb it part-time (i.e., the Airbnb Resident Hosting program)

Thibault Masson

Airbnb has launched a marketplace of Airbnb-friendly apartments in 175 buildings in 25+ markets across the US. This is not ...

short-term rental booking lead times and daily rates spike for holiday season 2022

Thanksgiving 2022 saw guests book earlier; ADRs skyrocket for the holiday season

Uvika Wahi

The upcoming holiday season is shaping up to be one of the most expensive yet for North American and European ...

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Airbnb Private Rooms: Even Brian Chesky is doing it; Why Airbnb likes people’s bedrooms again.

Uvika Wahi

Suddenly, Airbnb is busy rediscovering and promoting private rooms, i.e., renting a bedroom in someone’s home. Brian Chesky has even ...

Boostly hits $3 million in tracked direct bookings

BookDirect proponent Boostly hits $3 million in tracked direct bookings, announces new hires

Uvika Wahi

Short-term rental solutions provider Boostly reports that the company has generated $3 million in tracked direct bookings for their clients. The company ...

airbnb vs European Union

Transparency: How the European Union has made Airbnb more consumer-friendly than in the U.S.

Uvika Wahi

In the US, social media pressure has made Airbnb implement big changes, from including “hidden fees” earlier in its total ...

#airbnbust

#AirbnBUST: Will Airbnb’s 2022 Winter Release aggravate hosts’ fears about oversupply?

Thibault Masson

Is the #Airbnbust upon us? Is it even a real thing? While Airbnb has reported in Q3 2022 its strongest ...

lodgify vacation rental software

Lodgify raises $30M while focusing on the long tail of STR hosts

Thibault Masson

Vacation rental SaaS startup Lodgify has just raised $30m in Series B funding. The solution acts as an online PMS ...

airbnb total price display breakdown

Brian Chesky & Fees: Airbnb to display total “all-in” price to fight against perception it’s become unaffordable

Thibault Masson

As we predicted last week, Airbnb will make prices more transparent to its users starting in December. Why is this ...

VRMA international takeaways

Takeaways from the 2022 VRMA International conference in Las Vegas

Thibault Masson

From October 23 to 26, I attended the 2022 VRMA International conference. It’s one of the biggest and most influential ...

booking.com us strategy 2023

Booking.com’s U.S. strategy for vacation rentals

Thibault Masson

Every year, it is interesting to sit at Booking.com’s VRMA presentation to learn what the Amsterdam-based OTA wants to tell ...

airbnb 2022 winter release 2023

Airbnb 2022 Winter Release

Thibault Masson

On November 16, 2022, Airbnb unveiled its Airbnb 2022 Winter Release. This Release is a mixed bag: Some improvements are ...

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Scale Rentals France à Paris en novembre 2022: Pourquoi y aller

Thibault Masson

Du 23 au 25 novembre 2022 se tient à Paris le Scale Rentals France. L’équipe de Rental Scale-Up y sera ...

2023 short-term rental trends

European booking trends show worrying signs for Winter 2022-23 after a soft September

Thibault Masson

For short-term rental operators in Europe, the Summer of 2022 was fantastic, with demand finally surpassing 2019 levels. Yet, the ...

How hosts, managers, and suppliers can build sustainable short-term rental brands final

VITUR 2022: How hosts, managers, and suppliers can build sustainable short-term rental brands

Uvika Wahi

Sustainability was one of the key pillars of VITUR Summit 2022 in Málaga and with good reason. VITUR is one ...

airbnb minut free noise monitor

How to get a free Minut noise monitor from Airbnb (5 steps)

Uvika Wahi

If you are an Airbnb host, you can now get up to 10 free noise-monitoring devices from Minut. In this ...

Big booking platforms vs. book direct: is there a better choice for hosts and managers

Big booking platforms vs. book direct: is there a better choice for hosts and managers?

Uvika Wahi

If you wish to convert your property into a short-term rental, there is nothing easier than listing it on a ...

guesty acquisitions

Why is Guesty morphing into the new Pac-Man of the short-term rental industry?

Uvika Wahi

In just 15 months, Guesty has acquired five smaller rivals: MyVR and YourPorter App in April 2021, and YieldPlanet, HiRUM, ...

airbnb myths debunked

5 common Airbnb myths that need to get debunked

Uvika Wahi

Let’s look at common Airbnb myths and see what is true about them. As hosts, a key to success is ...

hurricane ian vacation rental cancellation

Top US vacation rental markets hit by Hurricane Ian (maps), Steve Milo reports from Florida, Airbnb not to refund guests.

Thibault Masson

A revived and deadly Hurricane Ian is barreling its way north toward South Carolina’s coast today, a day after landing ...

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