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Your Monthly Vacation Rental News

December 3rd, 2019|

Between Vrbo's leadership changes, Expedia's stock tanking, and Airbnb's announcement to verify all 7 million listings after the October shooting at an Airbnb rental, it's been a busy month. For more industry highlights...

Tiny House Vacation Rentals are the Next Big Trend

November 27th, 2019|

We’ve all seen those shows about tiny houses on the various networks and heard how it can be a luxurious way to live. You can move them anywhere, most are built on wheels, and they offer you all the amenities of a regular-sized house. They are really making a significant splash in the market and encourage innovative use of space. What we didn’t anticipate, is how popular they are as a vacation alternative!

5 Vacation Rental Industry Trends for 2020

November 6th, 2019|

As a vacation rental property manager, you're continuously working on upping your customer service, improving your properties, and creating a guest experience that leads to five-star ratings, increased bookings, and more profit. Like any industry, ours is constantly changing. To stay competitive, it's important to stay ahead of the trends that are shaping our industry...

Vacation Rental Industry News October 2019

November 1st, 2019|

The vacation rental industry experienced plenty of wild changes in October! Booking.com released a new star rating feature, Vrbo began testing unbranded listings, and Vacasa completed its purchase of Wyndham Vacation Rentals...

Gibson Beach Rentals in Miramar Beach: Xplorie Partner Spotlight

October 28th, 2019|

In this series, Xplorie is shining the spotlight on our clients to give our readers insight into their unique businesses. We offer a big thank you to Brittany Blackman, General Manager of Gibson Beach Rentals in Miramar Beach, Florida, who took a lot of time pouring her heart and soul into this interview. We thoroughly enjoyed reading her answers, and we hope you will too.

The Breakers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida: Xplorie Partner Spotlight

October 14th, 2019|

In this series, we're shining the spotlight on our clients to give our readers insight into their unique businesses. Barbara Martens-Ducan, General Manager/CAM of The Breakers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was kind enough to answer a few questions for us recently about how she got started with vacation rentals and what she loves about the industry...

VRMA Advocacy: Why It’s Important to the Vacation Rental Industry

October 9th, 2019|

Here at Xplorie, we're big believers in giving back to our industry. We work hard to identify vendors and organizations that can benefit our customers, and owners to help them grow their vacation rental businesses. One organization that we're extremely proud to be a part of as both a sponsor and a contributor is the Vacation Rental Management Association. The work they do on behalf of the ever-evolving climate within the vacation rental industry is vital. The VRMA is an advocacy organization that is dedicated to the further development of professional and traditional vacation rentals as a safe and reliable option for consumers.

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 2

September 18th, 2019|

While each of us needs to do our part, as a vacation rental property manager you're in the unique position of being able to convert multiple units to a more sustainable approach, leveraging the results of your efforts! While many practices can be implemented with little or no cost, some like automating your units’ climate and lighting control can have a significant upfront cost, but the savings you realize over time will more than pay for the upgrades...

Vacation Rental Industry Conferences Fall 2019

September 16th, 2019|

There are a few great vacation rental industry conferences and events coming up including Streamline Summit 2019, Rezfest 2019, and the 2019 VRMA International Conference! Get the insights you need to drive your business including traveler trends, marketing, operations...

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 1

September 11th, 2019|

We in the vacation rental industry have a unique opportunity to not only adopt sustainable practices for our properties but to also educate our guests on the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle. Small changes can make a big difference, and while some have an upfront cost, many are simply changing the way we do things and making informed choices when it comes to purchasing...

Your Monthly Vacation Rental News

December 3rd, 2019|

Between Vrbo's leadership changes, Expedia's stock tanking, and Airbnb's announcement to verify all 7 million listings after the October shooting at an Airbnb rental, it's been a busy month. For more industry highlights...

Tiny House Vacation Rentals are the Next Big Trend

November 27th, 2019|

We’ve all seen those shows about tiny houses on the various networks and heard how it can be a luxurious way to live. You can move them anywhere, most are built on wheels, and they offer you all the amenities of a regular-sized house. They are really making a significant splash in the market and encourage innovative use of space. What we didn’t anticipate, is how popular they are as a vacation alternative!

5 Vacation Rental Industry Trends for 2020

November 6th, 2019|

As a vacation rental property manager, you're continuously working on upping your customer service, improving your properties, and creating a guest experience that leads to five-star ratings, increased bookings, and more profit. Like any industry, ours is constantly changing. To stay competitive, it's important to stay ahead of the trends that are shaping our industry...

Vacation Rental Industry News October 2019

November 1st, 2019|

The vacation rental industry experienced plenty of wild changes in October! Booking.com released a new star rating feature, Vrbo began testing unbranded listings, and Vacasa completed its purchase of Wyndham Vacation Rentals...

Gibson Beach Rentals in Miramar Beach: Xplorie Partner Spotlight

October 28th, 2019|

In this series, Xplorie is shining the spotlight on our clients to give our readers insight into their unique businesses. We offer a big thank you to Brittany Blackman, General Manager of Gibson Beach Rentals in Miramar Beach, Florida, who took a lot of time pouring her heart and soul into this interview. We thoroughly enjoyed reading her answers, and we hope you will too.

The Breakers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida: Xplorie Partner Spotlight

October 14th, 2019|

In this series, we're shining the spotlight on our clients to give our readers insight into their unique businesses. Barbara Martens-Ducan, General Manager/CAM of The Breakers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida was kind enough to answer a few questions for us recently about how she got started with vacation rentals and what she loves about the industry...

VRMA Advocacy: Why It’s Important to the Vacation Rental Industry

October 9th, 2019|

Here at Xplorie, we're big believers in giving back to our industry. We work hard to identify vendors and organizations that can benefit our customers, and owners to help them grow their vacation rental businesses. One organization that we're extremely proud to be a part of as both a sponsor and a contributor is the Vacation Rental Management Association. The work they do on behalf of the ever-evolving climate within the vacation rental industry is vital. The VRMA is an advocacy organization that is dedicated to the further development of professional and traditional vacation rentals as a safe and reliable option for consumers.

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 2

September 18th, 2019|

While each of us needs to do our part, as a vacation rental property manager you're in the unique position of being able to convert multiple units to a more sustainable approach, leveraging the results of your efforts! While many practices can be implemented with little or no cost, some like automating your units’ climate and lighting control can have a significant upfront cost, but the savings you realize over time will more than pay for the upgrades...

Vacation Rental Industry Conferences Fall 2019

September 16th, 2019|

There are a few great vacation rental industry conferences and events coming up including Streamline Summit 2019, Rezfest 2019, and the 2019 VRMA International Conference! Get the insights you need to drive your business including traveler trends, marketing, operations...

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 1

September 11th, 2019|

We in the vacation rental industry have a unique opportunity to not only adopt sustainable practices for our properties but to also educate our guests on the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle. Small changes can make a big difference, and while some have an upfront cost, many are simply changing the way we do things and making informed choices when it comes to purchasing...

Become A Partner!

Xplorie Vacation Rental Manager Partners see an increase in occupancy and revenue, provide a best in class guest experience program and differentiate their brand in a crowded marketplace. To find out more about becoming an Xplorie Partner, please submit the form below and a sales representative will contact you!