Philip Minardi is the Head of Public Affairs at the Expedia Group which owns HomeAway and VRBO (aka. verrrrr-bo). His job entails a lot of travel so he has a great perspective on the vacation rental regulatory landscape throughout the USA.
But what I like most about Phil is that he always speaks on behalf of the industry. Not about any one owner or manager or company, but on the movement as a whole. I think a lot of problems can be solved with this style of thinking. And I hope that this conversation allows the stakeholders of the industry to see that Phil and the other OTAs can play an important role. At the very least, we learn the value of a free lunch.
As promised, here is Phil’s email address for anyone who wants to reach out: email@example.com
If you want to innovate like Phil, consider a demo with our friends at PointCentral (free HVAC Analytics included from this landing page): https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/
Here are some links and profiles mentioned in the episode:
Here’s me and Phil (and my mom) after our interview…
Matt Landau is the Founder of the VRMB and the Inner Circle, two online resources dedicated to helping vacation rental owners and managers generate more bookings.
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