How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics That Will Grow Your Following

How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics That Will Grow Your Following I came across the massively awesome, awesomely massive, post from co-schedule and wanted to share it as it has some really great information regarding Pinterest. Bear in mind that the people that use Pinterest fit the exact demographic as those that book vacation rentals… So you want to learn how to get more followers on Pinterest....
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VR Business – 5 Tips For Excellent Customer Service

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business 5 Tips for excellent customer service Always get back to guests. Even if you can’t help them and your holiday rental is full for those dates, always respond. You never know when they may want to come to your area again. Personalise it – Use their first name if you know it and reference any personal details, for example...
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Airbnb Starts Innovation Lab to Make Sure It Stays Relevant for a Long, Long Time

Airbnb‘s core service–which lets travelers find and book rooms in other people’s homes–has turned the company into the biggest lodging provider in the world. But nothing lasts forever. That’s why the company, which is right now reportedly raising money at a $30 billion valuation, is branching out. Airbnb announced Tuesday that it has created an in-house innovation and design studio–dubbed “Samara“–to work on finding the ideas that will move it beyond the home and...
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Vacation Rental Styling – Yes, Kitchenettes Matter

      By Mercedes Brennan  I think kitchenettes need to pack a huge punch. Why? Because kitchenettes are mistakenly viewed as the ugly step-sisters to their proper kitchen sisters. You typically find them in mini vacation rentals or in the rented-out portion of an otherwise owner-occupied home (think Airbnb). And often such spaces are designed as afterthoughts. Or worse, on the fly. This is a lost opportunity. Why? Because...
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VR Business – Who Wants A Full Booking Calendar?

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business Who wants a full booking calendar? Me, me, me I hear you shout. But do you really? Surely what you really mean is that you want is to earn more from your holiday rental? Having a full calendar, if it’s full of low value bookings isn’t the way to do this. We can all achieve 100% occupancy and a...
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How to Make Your Airbnb Photos Stand Out

How to Make Your Airbnb Photos Stand Out By Snezana Krdzic of Short Term Stays Is your Airbnb selfie worthy? And by that we mean, is it ready to take professional shots that will be posted for everyone to see? And if not, how do you even go about preparing your rental property for the arrival of a photographer? It’s a no-brainer that professional photos are a must nowadays, that...
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Why Is Santa Monica Allowing Homeaway Etc To Break The Law?

I came across the story below, of a vacation rental operator being convicted of operating an illegal VR business in Santa Monica and got to wondering how this breaks down into the “them and us” of big vacation rental business and small vacation rental business. Mr Shatford, the VR operator in question, was operating four VR’s and was, quite rightly, prosecuted and convicted. My question to the Santa Monica task force...
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VR Business – Changeover Systems

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business Changeover Systems Although changeover days happen regularly, rarely are any two the same. There’s usually some problem that you’re faced with. So you need streamlined systems in place to handle the routine, to free up time for you or your housekeeper to deal with those issues that you could not plan for. Create your own regular systems for: 1)...
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My Word It’s July Already

Where does the time go. No sooner than you look around and here we are half way through the year already. It won’t be long before certain pundits start predicting what’s going to be happening next year. You won’t find that here. I’m here to tell you what’s happening this year. I’m very proud to tell you that I’ve been asked to speak at this years Vacation Rental World Summit....
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