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26 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing

26 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing Could your Pinterest marketing use a jumpstart? Are you curious about what’s working for other businesses? Tweaking techniques that have been successful for others can help you drive traffic, connect with your target audience, and increase sales. In this article, you’ll discover 26 tips to improve your Pinterest marketing. Discover 26 tips you can use to improve your Pinterest marketing. #1: Share Pin It...
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How To Get Wealthy Tesla Owners Flocking to Your Vacation Rental

How To Get Wealthy Tesla Owners Flocking to Your Vacation Rental I came across this great article by Steve Sasman and thought that I would share it here. Great stuff Steve. The referral period has ended but this is very clever thinking and smart owners that follow this advice could do very well. As an owner of a vacation rental, you are probably wishing you could snap your fingers and...
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What It Takes to Be an Airbnb Host That Has Soul

What It Takes to Be an Airbnb Host That Has Soul By Snezana Krdzic of Short Term Stays We all have soul right? But what we want to address today is how to keep the soul behind the basic idea of the home sharing industry, and not let it become just your business. Being an Airbnb host is a game we’d all love to participate in, and we can, but...
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Are Flipkey Imploding?

A vacation rental property manager wrote to us complaining about Flipkey this week and we thought that we would share it here in order to highlight some issues that owners and managers are experiencing… Have you had other VR PMs complain of the changes and problems with FlipKey lately? Apart from them advertising other properties and competing destinations on the$350/yr  subscription page that WE PAY FOR (to ultimately get the...
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Homeaway Introduce Cancellation Policy Changes

Homeaway – Structured cancellation policies Homeaway have announced upcoming changes to their cancellation policies. Once again they mimic Airbnb’s policies. Maybe they should change the company name to HAirbnb.com (short for “Hairbrained”). Anyway, here’s what they are implementing…  We’ve been improving our cancellation policies to make it easier for you to refund cancelled reservations. No more calculations to figure out how much you owe your guests—instead you can select from...
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Owners and Managers Report Drop-off in HomeAway Bookings and Inquiries

Owners and Managers Report Drop-off in HomeAway Bookings and Inquiries “I have seen a 75% drop in page views over last year.” “I have a calendar that is WIDE OPEN. for the first time ever.” “Has anyone else experienced such a low rental season?” “My page views and inquiries are down 75% and 50% respectively over last year.” “There has been a considerable drop in inquiries since it started at...
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Now Homeaway Want To Use YOUR Personal Facebook Posts

By Alan Egan   Oh my word. Homeaway now want access to YOUR Facebook posts (and in fact any social media posts on any platform) – and they want the right to use those posts in any way that they see fit! While looking through Homeaway’s new terms and conditions I came across a section entitled “Social Media or Third-Party Websites.” (see section 10 of https://www.homeaway.com/info/about-us/legal/terms-conditions If the Site offers a...
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Homeaway – A Look At The New Changes

By Alan Egan   As of yesterday Homeaway announced new changes regarding their subscription charges. In summary they will do away with tiered listings as of the 11th of July and replace them with just two subscription packages. Confusingly they call these two options “One annual subscription” Here’s what they have to say… “The new annual subscription will be offered at a flat rate of $349 for subscriptions with online booking...
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Homeaway – Owners and Managers MUST Use Online Booking And HA Payments

By Alan Egan   The New HomeAway Terms and Conditions State that All Listings Created or Renewed After May 1, 2016 Must Use Online Booking and Must Use the HomeAway Checkout to Finalize Bookings Take a look at the HomeAway Terms and Conditions in effect on April 28, 2016 –   “23.    Member Eligibility; Accuracy of Information; Listing Practice Requirements.   Our services may only be used by members who...
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Homeaway Drop Tiered Subscriptions

By Alan Egan   Today Homeaway announced that it will be dropping tiered subscriptions from the 11th of July this year. Here’s the official announcement They went on to say, In a section marked “How does this affect me?” (meaning owners and managers) they said this, So, how does it work? They had this to say about Pay per bookings, The traveller “service” fee remains unchanged, as does best match....
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