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Why Vacation Rental Bookings Are Getting Harder To Find

By Alan Egan Are you struggling for bookings? Does your calendar have more gaps in it this year than this time last year? With the huge growth of the major listings sites like Homeaway and Airbnb, their massive marketing budgets, more than a little hype and a ton of publicity across all types of media, pretty much every man woman and child on the planet thinks that the VR business...
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Fight Night – The Battle For Beds

There have been a lot of news stories recently concerning hotels, vacation rentals and the battle to fill beds. I’m not sure if the hotel industry is complaining about a decline in occupancy or an increase in competition but these stories got me thinking.  
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Guaranteed Vacation Rental Income With No Work? Here’s How!

Guaranteed Vacation Rental Income With No Work? This week Mickey Kropf, co-founder at VacationFutures, tells us about a relatively new method of operating your vacation rental business where your income is guaranteed. If you are an owner that doesn’t have the time or the inclination to manage your property and your guests this soloution could be for you.
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Holiday Rental Marketing – The Insiders Guide Is Dead

The insiders guide is dead The insiders guide is dead! Yep – Dead as a Dodo. There are three reasons for this; Insiders guides are not at all guest friendly Google finds insiders guides boring Insiders guides are out of date as soon as they’re published Don’t misunderstand me. I was one of the first to publish an in depth local guide as part of my website. I advised others to do...
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Holiday Rental Marketing In 2014 – The Good And The Bad

Holiday Rental Marketing In 2014 – The Good And The Bad First off  –  Here’s wishing you all a happy new year. We’re starting off the new year with a bit of a special. A special guest in fact –  Jay William (below) of villamarketers.com. Jay  is the author of the famous book “Vacation Rental Marketing, Secrets No One Will Tell You”.  He is a vacation rental marketing guru and a...
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A Tale Of Two Rentals.

Once upon a time there were two identical holiday rentals, rental past and rental future. These two properties stood, side by side, in a clearing in a forest. If you wanted to find these rentals you had to find your way through the forest. Many people visited the forest and some wanted a place to stay. The thing was, a “really big” giant lived in the forest and this giant...
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