Now that we are back from Orlando, and the largest VRMA National Conference in history, I have had some time to reflect on my time at the conference, and what I learned while I was there.
In 2012, Glen Odegard bought a Victorian home that sat empty for 60 years in Arizona. The 118 year old home was in much need of repair. Glen had a vision for this property, which included turning the home into a vacation rental.
Not long ago, vacation rental rate structures were simple and straightforward. Rates were set in advance with the property owners prior to when the “annual vacation planner” went to print. There were no flash sales or last minute discount email blasts.
Five current and former conference planning committee members sat down to discuss just what makes a good presentation and presenter, and how to pitch a topic once you are ready to present.
Instant booking is the future of vacation rentals—travelers love it, managers love it, and it saves time on both sides of booking. Both travelers and property managers desire a seamless experience when it comes to booking, and the debut of a new instant booking feature is doing exactly that.