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Understanding Performance Data is the First Step to Making Solid Vacation Rental Business Decisions

Posted by Guest Author on Aug 8, 2019 5:32:36 PM

It’s no secret that the vacation rental space is rapidly evolving. Vacation rental management companies are facing increased competition, rapid consolidation and changing consumer behavior -- all at the same time. To stay ahead, leaders in the space are having to adopt new technologies and revenue management practices. 

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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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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,

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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


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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Automate Your Energy Management

Posted by Guest Author on Nov 29, 2017 11:11:29 AM

Barefoot Partner PointCentral, offers some thoughts on automating energy management for vacation rental management companies and homeowners.

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The Smart Way to Reduce Operating Costs in Vacation Rental Management

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 13, 2017 5:56:25 PM

From time to time we have guest contributors on our Blog. In this instance, it is Jamey King of Point Central. 

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More Ways to Get Paid—Including American Express

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 21, 2016 6:52:11 PM

What can a property manager do to attract guests? Being flexible and proactive to meet guest needs is a goal that can be met through improving the reservation process. At Barefoot Technologies, we provide our clients with different payment options and integrated partners which can lead to improving the reservation process by offering payment options.

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InterCoastal Net Design-- HomeAway's New Fee for Bookers-- Opportunity?

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 4, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Here's another perspective from our internet marketing partner InterCoastal Net Design about the opportunity that might exist for vacation rental managers.

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Traveler's Fees and Another Perspective from VacayStay Connect.

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This is more in a series of responses to my initial blog about the new traveler's fees being implemented by HomeAway. In this reply, VacayStay Connect offers another perspective.

"Having worked with professional vacation property managers for many years, we understand why significant HomeAway business policy changes can invoke anger and frustration within the industry - a normal human reaction to change.

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Tags: Vacation Rental Marketing