Every week, we read a lot. Part of it is our job – to stay up to date on travel industry trends so we can offer the latest news to our community. The other part is sheer curiosity! We’re lucky to work in an incredibly dynamic industry populated by some great voices. We wanted to take a minute and share some of these sources with you. They’re informative, have a great voice and you can always rely on them for the best news and insights whenever you’re looking to hit the road.Read More
The beauty of vacation rentals is that we can travel on our terms, finding that home away from home and all of the creature comforts that we know will make our trip a standout. If you’re anything life the staff in our office, the laptop always seems to find its way into the luggage pile when we head out of town. We use it for everything from finding local dining spots to playing music – and we’re always on the hunt for a vacation rental with WiFi.
A friendly word of caution – be a bit skeptical about your internetRead More
Warning: reflections on startups, travel, and life ahead. Enter at your own risk.
Starting companies isn’t easy. The hours are long, the nights are sleepless and the deck is stacked against you. So why do it? I think it comes down a simple question: are you so passionate about what you’re working on that you can’t imagine doing anything else?Read More
As a vacation rental owner, you know that measuring ROI – or how much you’re getting out of your vacation property after you spend on necessary expenses – on your property goes beyond just calculating what your annual bookings bring through your bank account. However, even newer and more seasoned property owners alike might be surprised at some of the details that can contribute to (or detract from) your annual ROI. Let’s have a look at some metrics you can establish to make sure that you’re seeing your vacation rental’s revenue from every possible angle in all circumstances.Read More
When you’re standing in that airport security line for what seems like forever, it’s easy to forget that the travel industry is ripe with constant innovation. The top travel innovations for 2011 range from simple travel conveniences to changing the way airline pilots complete their paperwork. Let’s dive in and have a look at what’s made 2011 an interesting year so far in travel technology.Read More
The vacation rental market is an industry estimated at nearly $25 billion in the United States alone. Add in Europe, and that figure grows as high as the $85 billion range. For such a large industry, you’d figure you’d hear about it more over the airwaves and maybe you’re a traveler that already knows the value in using vacation rental when you travel. However, if you’re new to the vacation rental concept, there’s more to this rapidly growing industry than just the dollars it commands.Read More