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Vacation Rentals – From Disruption To Destruction – Part two

By Alan Egan Airbnb is the new black. The future’s Airbnb. The future’s black. Last week we wrote about the utter domination that Airbnb have over the competition when it comes to all round buzz and social engagement. Read last weeks article here This week we look at the bleak consequences of this superiority and we offer a very workable solution. If we’re all in it, we can’t win it Last...
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Vacation Rentals – From Disruption To Destruction

Airbnb is the new black. The future’s Airbnb. The future’s black. In the world of business nothing works if everybody does it. Businesses need an edge if they are going to succeed. They need a unique selling point (USP). Something that makes them stand out from the crowd. When a company comes along with a new USP they disrupt the established way of a marketplace and, if done correctly, make...
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Vacation Rental – Turning Low Season Into High Season

As it’s that time of the year when owners start trying to sell low season weeks we thought that we would reshare this article from our archives. Hope you find it useful… Vacation rental marketing is like most things in life, the more effort that you put into it the more you get out of it. This article looks at making a little effort, putting in a little time and...
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The VR Event Of The Year – Sign Up Now

By Alan Egan It’s coming. The vacation rental world summit 2015 is coming. Are you?. You should be! This years online summit will be taking place NOVEMBER 6-8 and has a vacation rental star studded line up (4 VR experts will be presenting ground breaking ideas and marketing techniques each day – including me, eek). Last years event saw over 15,000 attendees watch the various sessions. Don’t miss out By attending you could…...
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Hello Again, We’re back

Hello there, I just wanted to say that we’re back. After a long overdue, much needed break we will be posting all the best vacation rental stories as per usual from today. Things have been hectic here. Obviously it’s been high season (we still have guests for another 10 days – it’s a short season here) and we have also been doing some large jobs on the farm, replacing a...
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Vacation Rental News Added To Our Site

Just to let you know, we have added our vacation rental news Twitter feed to the site so if you want to see what’s going on in the VR world just scroll down to the bottom of any page and you will find the latest goings on regarding news, views and gossip (bottom left of the page). Those of you on Twitter can follow us in order to get the latest...
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Oh, What A Week That Was

We are off to a fresh start this week after a bad week of bugs and hosting issues last week. We just wanted to say sorry that we weren’t able to post to the site or produce our usual newsletter due to technical issues late last week and over the weekend. Because of these problems we will be changing hosts this week, so fingers crossed that goes smoothly. But, onwards...
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10 Ways to Know You Are a Vacation Rental Fanatic

By Heather Bayer There is nothing wrong with being obsessed with this business. I’ve had six rental properties over the last fifteen years and have seen my own interest and involvement grow into a full time job as well as a part time ‘hobby’. I’ve written over 450 articles on every aspect of the vacation rental industry, as well as a couple of books. My family knows that I cannot...
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Build the Perfect Property Headline in 4 Steps

By Andrew McNulty, Co-Founder of Guesthook.com How on earth can 75 characters really make a difference? Guests just look at the thumbnail photo and decide, right? Wrong. Yes, the photo probably counts for more. But in a sea of guest choice, a well-worded headline can lead to the click. Actually, I’d go one step further – a badly worded headline is like referring guests to your competitors! So let’s talk about how...
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