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Vacation Rental Owners Sue City of Austin

Vacation Rental Owners Sue City of Austin AUSTIN — Short-term rental owners are suing the City of Austin over rules they claim are unconstitutional. The Austin City Council approved rules in February that limit the number of people allowed on the property of a short-term rental and bans everything but sleeping after 10 p.m. “There is no reason for these ordinances to be put in place to outlaw what otherwise...
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Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.”

Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.” In yesterday’s meeting with investors, Expedia took time to provide an update on activities related to their recent purchase of HomeAway. Expedia CFO Mark Okerstrom described the growth opportunities for HomeAway in two pieces, secondary homes and primary homes in urban markets. Okerstrom also laid out a two phase plan to increase revenue for HomeAway which included 1) take what HomeAway already has,...
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Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’

Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’ We came across this story here and felt that it needed sharing… We have also included a letter from Brian Sharples regarding the traveller fee rollout A federal lawsuit accuses Austin-based vacation rental company HomeAway Inc. of engaging in “bait and switch tactics” after it rolled out new service fees for customers booking vacation rentals. Those fees “range from 4...
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Win Free Tickets To Next Weeks Vacation Rental World Summit

Yep, that’s right, we have 3 free tickets, worth $297 each, to give away for next weekends vacation rental event of the year. At this online event (6th, 7th and 8th November) you will be watching keynote sessions covering getting more bookings, streamlining your workflow and maximizing your rental income. GET MORE BOOKINGS By learning how to: Turn your Website into pure inspiration and influence decisions. Build your own stunning...
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Vacation Rental News

The Government Want Your Data. This will make a lot of peoples coffee taste a little bit bitter this morning.   Vacation rental News – There are changes afoot that will force the vacation rental listings companies to share (handover) their data with the US government. All in all this is probably a good thing as the business needs more legislation and legitimization and there is no better way of...
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Who Reviews The Reviews?

Derating the rating system Welcome to a masterclass in how to alienate 25% of your clientbase. In the past couple of weeks Homeaway have managed to shoot themselves in the foot (on a number of occations) and although I can see some of the reasoning behind the shenanigans things under the surface have reached farcical proportions. People are getting angry.
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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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