Category Archives for Vacation Rental Industry News

Sense of Place [Episode 9, Guardea, Umbria, Italy]

​One of the most incredible things about the vacation rental movement is that someone with access to a vacation property can get started pretty much over night. Put your property up on a listing site

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Property Management Is Dead As We Knew It

​B. Joseph Pine II ​The Experience Economy (1999) quote-left ​“Commoditized…Differentiation disappears, margins fall through the floor, and customers buy solely on the basis

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Sense of Place [Episode 8, Barcelona]

​I think professional hosts AND seasoned travelers would agree: the best kinds of vacation rentals feel like home.They’ve got more than just a bed, a kitchen and some keys. They’ve got the feeling

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Sense of Place [Episode 7, Carolina Beach, N.C.]

​Carolina Beach is a quintessential American family beach destination. Located about 30 minutes from Wilmington, North Carolina, it’s an 8-mile strip of oceanfront with huge new beach houses set up

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Vacation Rental Statistics: A Double-Edged Sword

The money was gone.David Angotti at LiveRez Partner Conference, 2017When I approached the Craps table at the casino, the excitement was intoxicating. The guy shooting the die, people excitedly collecting

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Sense of Place [Episode 6, Marbella, Spain]

​Not long ago I knew next to nothing about Marbella as a vacation destination. I knew it was in Southern Spain and I knew it was on the coast. That’s about it. So when I arrived at the nearby Malaga

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Sense of Place [Episode 5, San Diego]

​San Diego: it’s not New York. It’s not San Francisco. Not Austin. And yet it was here that I met more young, enthusiastic entrepreneurs doing real, meaningful work than other visits. These weren’t

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Sense of Place [Episode 4, Le Marche, Italy]

​Bob and Ian of Casal dei Fichi are two of the more advanced vacation rental professionals I’ve ever met. I use the word ‘advanced’ not in relation to technology or IQ. But rather advancement in

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Sense of Place [Episode 3, Blue Ridge, Georgia]

​Hooray! Our latest episode of A Sense of Place is now live! It features C.J. Stam III in Blue Ridge, Georgia. ​They say that if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.

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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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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’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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