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Women’s Leadership in the Travel Industry and Why It Matters

January 7th, 2020|

When it comes to the travel and hospitality industry, women are the dominant sellers, consumers, and workers. According to a Travel Weekly report, 60-65% of hospitality workers are women, 72% of travel agents in the US are women, and it has been estimated that 70% of all decisions on travel are made by women. However, as you move up the ranks of business, the proportion of women decreases...

Wellness Travel & Vacation Rentals: Hot Trend to Watch in 2020

January 2nd, 2020|

Since the time of the Roman Baths, people have been traveling for health and wellness purposes. Today, according to a recent report by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a booming market generating over $639 billion in 2018, with revenues expected to reach $919 billion by 2022. The same report found that world travelers took over 830 million wellness trips in 2017. This represents 17% of all tourism revenues for the entire year. It’s pretty clear that this is a trend on the rise, and this is great news for owners and property managers in destinations that feature easy access to nature, scenic hiking, biking trails, and other outdoor activities.

5 Easy Welcome Basket Ideas to Impress Your Guests

December 23rd, 2019|

As a vacation rental property manager, to stand out from the competition you need to think about the guest experience. Guests want to feel that they have gotten value beyond the property. How you treat guests throughout the booking and check-in process can add that value. Welcome baskets are an inexpensive, cost-effective way to give your guests a pleasant beginning to their stay. Simple gestures can improve your guests' experience, as well as increase your chances of being referred to family and friends. Here are five easy welcome basket ideas that will impress and delight your guests!

Decorating Tips for Boosting Your Vacation Rental Value

December 17th, 2019|

Private vacation rentals are one of the most popular options for travelers. This type of accommodation offers guests the ability to enjoy all the comforts of home while providing a more "local" experience than a standard hotel room or resort. However, competition in the marketplace is fierce as more homeowners, and property investors are joining the party. So how can you make your vacation rental stand out from the crowd and build your brand awareness? It comes down to the guest experience. One way to add value to your property is making your rental stand out by paying more attention to the design and décor of your units.

Gift Ideas for Your Vacation Rental Homeowners

December 11th, 2019|

Today, homeowners often choose between dozens of vacation rental property management companies. Competition in the market also makes customer retention more important than ever. So how can you reduce turnover and show your homeowners just how much their business means to you? First, of course, is to provide excellent customer service and maximize bookings. However, around the holidays, the perfect gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the season, thank your clients for their business and show them that you care.

Easy Vacation Rental Holiday Pricing Guide

December 9th, 2019|

Are you maximizing your booking opportunities during the holiday season? For many properties, this “shoulder season” offers the opportunity to bring in much-needed revenue between peak seasons. Setting prices during this time is a nuanced process. If you hit the sweet spot, you’ll be rewarded with bookings at higher than average rates that will translate directly to your bottom line for the year.

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!

4 Ways Voice Technology will Revolutionize Vacation Rentals

November 25th, 2019|

Voice search technology is no longer a hype. It has seriously impacted the success of brands with more businesses continuing to adopt it. According to a prediction by ComScore, 50% of searches will be done through voice by 2020. And this voice technology may be the key to help property managers delight travelers and earn better ratings. So, what can voice technology do for you as a vacation rental property manager?

How to Boost Off-Season Bookings

November 20th, 2019|

Do you find the off-season daunting? For many property managers and rental owners, when bookings are slow to fill, anxiety levels may start to rise. Thankfully there are common sense ways available that can help boost your bookings and lower your blood pressure! You can help create an uptick in guests by first, recognizing when your low-season is and second, by utilizing these three ways to help bring your guests to your door.

Storytelling Tips for Vacation Rental Property Managers

November 18th, 2019|

Remember the last great book you read? Do you remember how the story brought you to a new place, touched your emotions and inspired the desire to hit the road, explore and see the world? Great stories move us. They have the potential to take us from sitting in front of the screen to seeking adventure everywhere in the world. But how can you, as a vacation rental property manager, tell stories that move people to take action? Here are some ideas to help you create stories that will touch people emotionally and resonate with travelers.

The Power of Professional Photography for Vacation Rentals

November 15th, 2019|

We've all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, when it comes to marketing your vacation properties, professional photography can be worth much more than mere words! Professional photography can make your properties stand out from the competition and visually support your property descriptions...

Women’s Leadership in the Travel Industry and Why It Matters

January 7th, 2020|

When it comes to the travel and hospitality industry, women are the dominant sellers, consumers, and workers. According to a Travel Weekly report, 60-65% of hospitality workers are women, 72% of travel agents in the US are women, and it has been estimated that 70% of all decisions on travel are made by women. However, as you move up the ranks of business, the proportion of women decreases...

Wellness Travel & Vacation Rentals: Hot Trend to Watch in 2020

January 2nd, 2020|

Since the time of the Roman Baths, people have been traveling for health and wellness purposes. Today, according to a recent report by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a booming market generating over $639 billion in 2018, with revenues expected to reach $919 billion by 2022. The same report found that world travelers took over 830 million wellness trips in 2017. This represents 17% of all tourism revenues for the entire year. It’s pretty clear that this is a trend on the rise, and this is great news for owners and property managers in destinations that feature easy access to nature, scenic hiking, biking trails, and other outdoor activities.

5 Easy Welcome Basket Ideas to Impress Your Guests

December 23rd, 2019|

As a vacation rental property manager, to stand out from the competition you need to think about the guest experience. Guests want to feel that they have gotten value beyond the property. How you treat guests throughout the booking and check-in process can add that value. Welcome baskets are an inexpensive, cost-effective way to give your guests a pleasant beginning to their stay. Simple gestures can improve your guests' experience, as well as increase your chances of being referred to family and friends. Here are five easy welcome basket ideas that will impress and delight your guests!

Decorating Tips for Boosting Your Vacation Rental Value

December 17th, 2019|

Private vacation rentals are one of the most popular options for travelers. This type of accommodation offers guests the ability to enjoy all the comforts of home while providing a more "local" experience than a standard hotel room or resort. However, competition in the marketplace is fierce as more homeowners, and property investors are joining the party. So how can you make your vacation rental stand out from the crowd and build your brand awareness? It comes down to the guest experience. One way to add value to your property is making your rental stand out by paying more attention to the design and décor of your units.

Gift Ideas for Your Vacation Rental Homeowners

December 11th, 2019|

Today, homeowners often choose between dozens of vacation rental property management companies. Competition in the market also makes customer retention more important than ever. So how can you reduce turnover and show your homeowners just how much their business means to you? First, of course, is to provide excellent customer service and maximize bookings. However, around the holidays, the perfect gift is a wonderful way to celebrate the season, thank your clients for their business and show them that you care.

Easy Vacation Rental Holiday Pricing Guide

December 9th, 2019|

Are you maximizing your booking opportunities during the holiday season? For many properties, this “shoulder season” offers the opportunity to bring in much-needed revenue between peak seasons. Setting prices during this time is a nuanced process. If you hit the sweet spot, you’ll be rewarded with bookings at higher than average rates that will translate directly to your bottom line for the year.

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!

4 Ways Voice Technology will Revolutionize Vacation Rentals

November 25th, 2019|

Voice search technology is no longer a hype. It has seriously impacted the success of brands with more businesses continuing to adopt it. According to a prediction by ComScore, 50% of searches will be done through voice by 2020. And this voice technology may be the key to help property managers delight travelers and earn better ratings. So, what can voice technology do for you as a vacation rental property manager?

How to Boost Off-Season Bookings

November 20th, 2019|

Do you find the off-season daunting? For many property managers and rental owners, when bookings are slow to fill, anxiety levels may start to rise. Thankfully there are common sense ways available that can help boost your bookings and lower your blood pressure! You can help create an uptick in guests by first, recognizing when your low-season is and second, by utilizing these three ways to help bring your guests to your door.

Storytelling Tips for Vacation Rental Property Managers

November 18th, 2019|

Remember the last great book you read? Do you remember how the story brought you to a new place, touched your emotions and inspired the desire to hit the road, explore and see the world? Great stories move us. They have the potential to take us from sitting in front of the screen to seeking adventure everywhere in the world. But how can you, as a vacation rental property manager, tell stories that move people to take action? Here are some ideas to help you create stories that will touch people emotionally and resonate with travelers.

The Power of Professional Photography for Vacation Rentals

November 15th, 2019|

We've all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, when it comes to marketing your vacation properties, professional photography can be worth much more than mere words! Professional photography can make your properties stand out from the competition and visually support your property descriptions...

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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!