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AirBnB's 11% owner fee increase - are you prepared?
AirBnB's 11% owner fee increase - are you prepared...
In 4 years the cost of listing a property has increased from less than $1,000 to over $12,000. We examine how owners have successfully avoided that.
Jul 09, 2019 , 6
3 ways to stop Bad Robots
3 ways to stop Bad Robots
Security Update As we all strive to #BookDirect, thousands of Property Rental owners are building new websites - and we are helping many of them, but with progress there is always a risk. As we explain here, more than 2/3rds ...
Jun 05, 2019 , 0
Vacation Rentals And The Real Guest Experience
Vacation Rentals And The Real Guest Experience
Over the last few years there has been a lot written about guest experience but pretty much all of it has been written from an owners point of view. In this article, I blow the lid on the real guest ...
Apr 18, 2019 , 0
Soup Of The Day
Soup Of The Day
23.03.2019 Here are a couple of things that caught our eye in the soup this week Post News Sunshine Villas created a post that lists vegan and gluten free dining options in Orlando. This is a great idea as more ...
Mar 23, 2019 , 0
Vacation Rental Marketing - The Branding Sessions - Part 1
Vacation Rental Marketing - The Branding Sessions ...
Welcome to the first of our Branding Sessions.This is just a brief introduction but touches on some important aspects of our business and branding in general. Once you've watched the video please read the note below in order to access ...
Mar 15, 2019 , 0
Vacation Soup - Write Your Way To The Top Of The Listings
Vacation Soup - Write Your Way To The Top Of The L...
Here at Vacation Soup we are always looking at ways to reward our members that publish articles to the site. We are a publisher first and foremost. Above all we want to be fair. So this week we have adjusted ...
Mar 08, 2019 , 0
Why You Get No Direct Bookings From #bookdirect Day
Why You Get No Direct Bookings From #bookdirect Da...
Today is the 6th of March, exactly one month after #bookdirect day. In this article, I'm looking at the difference between #bookdirect day and direct bookings. I'll also share a case study of an owner who has an 82% occupancy ...
Mar 06, 2019 , 0
Vacation Rental Marketing And Blind Dates
Vacation Rental Marketing And Blind Dates
There has been a fair bit written lately regarding social marketing and a lot of people think that this involves marketing on social media platforms - It doesn't. These two concepts, social marketing and marketing on social media could not ...
Mar 01, 2019 , 0
Vacation Rental Marketing - The #Bookdirect Blueprint
Vacation Rental Marketing - The #Bookdirect Bluepr...
Reinventing The Wheel #bookdirect day won't bring you direct bookings - This article will Tomorrow (February 6th) is #bookdirect day but there's a lot more to getting direct bookings than sharing an image on your website or social media once ...
Feb 05, 2019 , 8
The Bitter Truth About Facebook Marketing In 2019
The Bitter Truth About Facebook Marketing In 2019
Three or four years ago, when vacation rental owners started to become unhappy with the major listing sites, many owners turned to Facebook to supplement their marketing and booking opportunities. This worked… For a while But the bad news is ...
Jan 29, 2019 , 3
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