Thibault is the founder of Rental Scale-Up. He owns vacation rentals in St. Barths and Bali. He also leads innovative projects for companies within the vacation rental industry. Feel free to reach out to Thibaut Masson on Linkedin.

Why attend Vacation Rental World Summit 2019 + EUR50 off your ticket

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For local inhabitants and businesses, the disaster is also economic. Florida is a big travel market. With great beaches and world-famous attractions such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, the state attracts many families who book a vacation rental for their stay. Cities like Orlando and Kissimmee usually rank high in market size for vacation rental revenues.

For the 4th year in a row, I will be attending a conference aimed at ambitious property owners and fast-growing property managers. Will I see you there, near Lake Como, Italy, on October 5 and 6, at the 2019 Vacation Rental World Summit?

The Vacation Rental World Summit is the brainchild of the Italian property owner and educator Antonio Bortolotti. I am completely biased when it comes to talking about this event, as I’ve known Antonio since 2014 and was part of my own original mentors when I got serious about growing my vacation rental revenues.

EUR50 off your 2019 Vacation Rental World Summit ticket

Use the coupon code RENTALPRENEURS to get 50 euros off your early bird ticket to this great vacation rental conference. It can be applied in the coupon code field within the registration form and it gives a further €50 discount on the current price. Tickets are still on the early bird pricing until September 15th at €347, i.e. 30% off. With the RENTALPRENEURS discount code, the price goes in total down by 40% off, i.e. €297 instead of €497.

This is not an affiliate deal, I am not getting anything from this besides helping a friend and getting you, readers of the blog, to join me and other fellow rentalpreneurs.

Vacation Rental World Summit 2019: The program

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So, what will you be able to learn, who will you be able to meet when attending this vacation rental conference? Below is a list of speakers – Remember that this is a small event, so it is super easy to approach them during a break or a social event.

  • Graham Donoghue (Sykes Holiday Cottages),
  • Andrew McConnell (Rented.com),
  • Simon Lehmann (AJL Consulting),
  • Dana Young (Virtual Concierge Services),
  • Vanessa De Souza Lage (Rentals United),
  • Sascha Hausmann (Rentals United),
  • Alex Nigg and Tammi Sims (Properly),
  • Robin Clifford (Airbnb),
  • Alessandro Pacilio (Booking.com),
  • Nicola Simionato (Google),
  • Juan Carlos Fernandez (HomeAway / vrbo)
  • Pierre Becerril (Transparent),
  • Chris Hanley (AirDNA),
  • Steve Milo (VTrips),
  • Damien Harris (Picasso Suites),
  • Henrietta Kiss (Treasure Rome),
  • Kati Ruotolo (Buda Home Apartments),
  • Enrique Alcántara (Stay U-nique),
  • Bob Garner (Casal dei Fichi),
  • Renee Binyon (Weekendinthecountry)

My review of the previous Vacation Rental World Summits

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I actually watched and wrote about the 2015 online version of the Vacation Rental Summit, about the first physical edition in Barcelona (Vacation Rental World Summit 2016 article) where I presented on the topic of Facebook retargeting for vacation rentals, and about the 2017 edition in Florence where I talked about Vacation Rental Marketing: How to conduct fast, fun and efficient user research. In 2018, I was there too, on stage as a member of a panel about the future of big OTAs.

As you can see topics are all about vacation and short-term rentals, but are also varied and actionable. The big point about the conference is that you get to hang out with fellow owners and property managers, with people from Airbnb, HomeAway / vrbo and Booking.com, with industry experts and other cool people.

This networking, warm ambiance and willingness to help one another is why you should come too. Did I tell you that the conference venue was a splendid Italian theater?

I hope to see you at the 2019 Vacation Rental World Summit 😉

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