Travel is under particular scrutiny for sustainability. As a result, travellers are seeking sustainable options and hosts wish to make better choices and be highlighted as having done so. Furthermore, rises in energy costs are providing further motivation. So, how sustainable are short-term rentals, and do sustainable listing badges increase short-term rental occupancy?
This article dives into how Airbnb, Vrbo & Booking.com OTAs compare, and what it all means for vacation rental distribution.
OTA performance through the recovery is relevant to some degree, and whilst there are some core, widely acknowledged differences, a data-based look at the shape of each short-term rental OTA is a huge step towards understanding your short-term rental distribution. What does the average listing look like? (Who you’re competing with) and what does the average booking look like? (Who your guests would be). Read on for the importance of distribution strategy and OTA comparisons.
Higher reviews and ratings mean more visibility for your listing, higher booking rate and the ability to charge more per night. This is especially critical for short term rental property managers, whose business relies on achieving high occupancy at higher rates. Read on for tips on how to improve your Airbnb rating…
Choosing a vacation rental data platform can be overwhelming. We want to make it as easy as possible to understand the differences between Transparent and AirDNA alternatives and pick the best platform for you, even if it’s not us. Here is a handy feature comparison to help you compare Transparent, AirDNA and in-platform data tool alternatives.
Airbnb has positioned and acquitted itself as THE alternative to hotels. Synonymous though it is with vacation rentals, Airbnb faces competition from big budget companies. While the biggest threat to Airbnb’s revenue is a fall in reservations, the most likely driver of this scenario is competition. The strength of Airbnb’s competitors therefore carries big weight in the forthcoming Airbnb IPO.
No matter if you’re a guest, host or property manager, this guide to OTAs, will help you understand the differences between Airbnb and Vrbo and Booking.com. Which services do they offer? What are the costs? And crucially for hosts & property managers, how do the typical bookings on each platform differ?
Within the short-term rental world, we hear many different reports of the successes and strengths of our various vacation rental distribution options. So we thought we would dig a little deeper… Why is it important and how are vacation rental property managers of different sizes, market types and locations distributing their short-term rentals? Most importantly, what does it mean for you?