In 2017, virtual reality will continue to transform the vacation rental industry for managers, marketers, owners, and guests. At Vacasa, we’ve explored this firsthand through our partnership with Matterport, which provides virtual tours of nearly all of our 4,600 U.S. homes.
You can hardly watch TV, scan the Internet or walk around a retail store these days without seeing smart home technology. Big players are producing and marketing smart home products faster than you can say “automation” — and they’re just getting started.
After the wild, strange and wholly unexpected outcomes of the vacation rental industry in 2016, it might seem daunting to forecast the trends and issues that will impact business owners and managers this year.
This year has been momentous for the vacation rental industry. After acquiring HomeAway in 2015, Expedia saw the exodus of much of the executive team, including co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples, and very clearly pivoted to focus on professionally managed properties...
Renting a vacation home is a universal luxury. People of all ages enjoy a good time away from their typical day-by-day; but it’s important to note that while all ages seek that time away, how they go about finding where to stay is vastly different.