Whether it be extreme cold or a hurricane, it is vital to the safety of VRM's renters and employees to have a well thought out plan that can be seamlessly executed when bad weather strikes.
Professionals from across all walks of the vacation rental industry came out in big fashion in Orlando, representing a strong and vibrant market full of opportunities. Record attendance was indeed among the major headlines from the VRMA National Conference, held October 15-18.
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.
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.