New vacation rental study highlights hospitality industry trends

Read the comprehensive 2017 report about hospitality in vacation rentals.

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Liability Insurance for Landlords

by The Hostfully Team

Renting out your property short-term to vacationers can be stressful. You never know exactly the type of people that are going to stay at your property or what they are going to do while there.   With vacation renters, they often act differently than he or she would not while in their regular home. It […]

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The Rise of the Guest Experience Representative, and Why Your Business Needs One

by The Hostfully Team

More and more the vacation rental industry is focusing on ways to improve the guest experience and offer better hospitality services. Indeed, the 2017 Report on Hospitality Trends in Vacation Rentals showed that 84% of vacation rental companies want to offer more hospitality services.   This trend toward the guest experience can be seen in […]

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A Breakdown of Short Term Rental Management Fees

by The Hostfully Team

Deciding whether or not to use a property manager for your vacation rental is difficult enough. Will they treat your property as you would? Will they prioritize the guest experience? Will they fix problems as they arise? And, most importantly, how much will it cost me and what are the short term rental management fees […]

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6 Game-Changing Tech Upgrades for Vacation Rental Homeowners

by Monique Serbu

Whether your vacation rental property is in the heart of the city or tucked into the rustic backcountry, tech upgrades can go a long way in improving your guests’ experience. Quality upgrades can add a sense of modernity and familiarity for guests who have similar devices in their own homes—and wow visitors seeing smart home […]

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What vacation rentals can learn from hotels

by The Hostfully Team

Vacation rental managers need to be a jack-of-all-trades. From marketing and advertising, to scheduling, guest communication, cleaning, and concierge services, the list of “things you need to know” can feel endless. More and more, vacation rental management companies need to operate like mini versions of a full service hotel. And increasingly, guests who visit vacation […]

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Why U.S. Homeowners Should Treat Short-Term Rentals Like a Business

by Rob Stephens, GM of Avalara MyLodgeTax

For many homeowners, a spare room inside of their primary residence or vacation home also represents an income opportunity in the short-term rental market. Whether that’s additional funds for discretionary spending or a way to supplement a mortgage payment, one thing is clear: the short-term vacation rental market is growing and it shows no signs […]

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