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Airbnbs and Hotels: Can we get along?

I recently had the good fortune of celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary. This was a big milestone for me and my wife, so we wanted to do something special to celebrate. That something special? Eating our way through Italy. Having now returned from this trip of a lifetime, I wanted to share some observations from our travels. Airbnb and short-term …

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VRMA International 2018: What We Learned

Thankfully, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. We just returned from the VRMA International 2018 conference and are still reeling from the great sessions, events, and conversations. It’s always a pleasure to join the amazing people in this industry and learn how we can continue making short-term rentals better. Here are a few highlights from the event. …

Listing Sites: Friend or Foe?

Three years ago, I wrote a piece that questioned whether vacation rentals were about to have an expansion period similar to hotels’ “1952 moment“. This “1952 moment” was the inflection point when hotels went from one-off boarding houses to international brands. The argument was that vacation rentals were about to follow the same path. We were all on the cusp …

What we learned at VRMAEast 2018

Another fantastic VRMA East conference has completed and we’ve returned from Miami. Knowing that not everyone can take the time to step away from their business for some South Beach sun at this time of year (and to help shape my own thoughts), I wanted to share my top five takeaways from the conference. 1. We aren’t in Kansas anymore …