The best vacation rental listing title & description can be hard to come by… Conrad O’Connell of Guest Hook shares some secrets to help you optimise your listings for the upcoming summer boom.
New vacation rental listings need a rating. Review scores and numbers on OTAs are said to be the second most critical factor in a guest’s decision-making (after photos) – and guests mean revenue! Read on for top tips from Thibault of Rental Scale-Up, on how to secure those all important early, positive reviews and why they’re so crucial.
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?