Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

We’re in the midst of a foodie revolution... are you prepared?

Posted by Guest Author on Jun 4, 2018 3:54:11 PM

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Thoughts About Photo Size and Web Optimization

Posted by Andrew York on May 11, 2018 1:45:00 PM

New demands from the OTAs are requiring larger and larger photos. With the expectation of photos to be as large as 20 MB, there needs to be a study of what this presents at the network level. While large photos seem great, slowly loading pages are not.
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Helping you Become a Property Asset Manager

Posted by Ed Ulmer on May 8, 2018 5:53:38 PM

For those of you who came to the Barefoot User Conference, this is a follow up on my asset management presentation. For those of you who couldn’t join us, over the next few months I will continue to send out more information on this topic. I also hope that this starts a conversation, because overall, you are innovative.  We are focused on helping you become a property asset manager.

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Barefoot PCI Compliance Announcement

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on May 3, 2018 6:34:05 PM

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Council has mandated that support for early TLS protocols must be disabled no later than by June 30, 2018.

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The Top 5 Places in the World to Buy a Vacation Home

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 29, 2018 6:32:32 PM

Guest blogger -- Clint Harritt,  LuxuryFractionalGuide.com

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry Trends, Vacation Rental Marketing

Ecotourism and The Vacation Rental Industry

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 7, 2018 9:52:17 AM

To many, the idea of a perfect getaway involves indulging in nature. Ecotourism, another disruptor to the vacation rental market, is defined as “tourism directed toward exotic, often threatened, natural environments, especially to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.”  Essentially, it is a unique opportunity to relax while exploring and appreciating exotic wildlife. Places like Costa Rica is not only a popular country to vacation, but it is recognized as one of the world leaders in ecotourism.

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Round up of the Vacation Rental Mountain Markets

Posted by Guest Author on Feb 2, 2018 10:25:21 AM

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Winter and its weather is critical for the vacation rental and resort mountain markets. Skiers and snowboarders watch the weather the way the surfers watch for hurricanes and a big snow storm encourages them to rush to the slopes at their favorite mountain resort. With colder temperatures the ability to produce snow lengthens the season for the mountain markets which is a close second for many ski resorts. Here we take a look at current trends in the vacation rental and resort mountain markets involving weather and other factors.

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Ed Ulmer's Thoughts About 2018

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Jan 17, 2018 1:33:06 PM

I have been reading a lot of articles on the changes that will occur in 2018 to the vacation rental market. Most of this year’s trends seem to follow what I listed as my expectations for 2017. So, my 2018 trends will include much of what I suggested in 2017 with some additions and more detail.

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Barefoot Statement on Data Ownership

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 18, 2017 10:50:24 AM

Barefoot clients own their data. It is started very clearly in the subscription license between Barefoot and its clients:

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Building Your Vacation Rental Management Value Proposition

Posted by Ed Ulmer on Dec 14, 2017 2:51:26 PM

As a vacation management company trying to get a new owner to come to your program, I am sure you have a page that outlines your value proposition. This of course must be more than a discussion about price. Here are a few items to consider when crafting your owner onboarding value proposition:

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