All posts by Matt Landau

Sense of Place [Episode 2, Rome]

I am so excited to share episode 2 of Sense of Place, featuring Henrietta Kiss and ROME!We often say that vacation rentals allow travelers to experiences destinations “like a local.” And there’s

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Season Premier: Sense of Place [Episode 1, Kauai]

​I am so honored and excited to share with you the first episode of the first travel show to showcase our magnificent vacation rental movement!My big takeaway from this incredible vacation is that while

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We’ve Started a Podcast!

I am very excited to announce Unlocked, a new podcast series that meets the serendipitous world of vacation rentals through innovative vacation rental professionals who have unlocked their own paths to

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We’re Producing a Show!

​I am very excited to ​share with you, A Sense of Place, a new kind of travel show designed to familiarize people with ​our great vacation rental movement. In ​the show, we'll meet destinations

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Unite Your Stakeholders

Here's a great tip for any vacation rental business looking to build their brand, get to know their clients better, and have fun all at the same time. In this example, we did it to encourage progressive

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Pack for a Purpose

What if every single one of your guests brought with them something that contributed to solving your community's biggest problems?School supplies, musical instruments, extra soccer cleats, soap...etc.As

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Announcing: The World’s First Vacation Rental-Only Town [April Fools Joke]

***THIS IS AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE EVERYBODY***Today is a massive day for me and every member of the vacation rental industry who has arduously participated in this journey.I am honored, thrilled, humbled

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“If at first you don’t succeed….just give up!” Said no entrepreneur ever!

I'm working at my desk at 2:48am when my buddy Tina Upson over at LiveRez emails me a quote in real-time from Amsterdam where Simon Lehmann, the President of Phocuswright, is on stage speaking at VRMA

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When Small Is Tall (There’s Room For All)

Investors Looking to Cash In On the Vacation Rental Trend are Finding Innovators in the Most Unusual Shapes and Sizes I was a really small kid growing up and my mother used to always read me a book

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My First Airbnb

When I travel I always like to stay in vacation rentals, but until recently I hadn't even so much as created an account on Airbnb, much less actually stayed in an Airbnb home. I needed to end that streak.And

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75 Minutes of Vacation Rental Wisdom in New York City

When I travel to new destinations, I like to take the opportunity to host private gatherings of vacation rental pioneers. Because our industry is so new and most of us are innovators in our respective

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“The Identity Curve” of Vacation Rental Branding Workshop: My 3 Huge Takeaways

Note: This workshop has already taken place. The recording as well as the handout can be found inside the Inner Circle here.  JOIN INNER CIRCLE This was far and away the best workshop

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