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Secure Stays: Elevating Safety for Women Travelers

Posted by Guest Author on Feb 15, 2024 10:50:38 AM

Adapting to the Rise of Women Explorers: Security Strategies for Property Managers

Imagine stepping into the shoes of the modern woman traveler - a demographic reshaping the travel industry. Did you know that in 2024, a reported 54% of women have expressed plans to travel alone? This trend is not new; statistics from 2020-2021 by Condor Ferries revealed that a staggering 84% of solo travel ventures were booked by women. Moreover, post-pandemic data in 2023 shows a 36% increase in searches for solo travel. Emerging last-minute leader Whimstay reports nearly 70% of their bookings are made by women. As a property manager, these figures underscore the need to cater to the unique safety needs and preferences of women travelers. Implementing strategic safety measures not only provides a secure and comforting environment but also positions your listings as thoughtful and trustworthy, enhancing your reputation and encouraging repeat business.

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5 Tips for Increasing Last Minute Bookings

Posted by Guest Author on May 22, 2023 4:39:11 PM

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Hurricane Season 101: Help Your Guests Weather the Storm

Posted by Guest Author on Jul 15, 2022 12:52:03 PM

No one expects it to happen to them, yet every year hurricane season makes a mess of unfortunate travelers’ long anticipated summer vacations. As your guests look forward to relaxation and abundant sunshine this season, it’s wise to note that many popular places to visit in the U.S.—Florida, the Carolinas and the beautiful coastlines of Hawaii—are also prone to hurricane-related travel risks. Though it’s rare that vacation plans are affected by natural disasters, helping guests prepare for adverse weather that could impact their itineraries can help them trust that you’re attending to each aspect of their trip.

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Changing Your PMS? What’s the Barefoot Onboarding Process Like?

Posted by Guest Author on Mar 30, 2022 8:58:53 AM

After our initial demonstration and any follow-up evaluations or explanatory sessions, it’s time for you to decide whether you’re ready to take the next step in your vacation rental property management business. We know this is a big decision, so we’re available to answer any questions you might have along the way. If you opt for Barefoot‘ vacation rental solution, we’ll get the ball rolling immediately. Our goals are to make your switch as smooth as possible, optimize your all areas of your business business and make day to day life for all members of your team easier in general.

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Should I book a Barefoot Agent Demo?

Posted by Guest Author on Feb 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM

We know that transitioning your team and your business to new software is a daunting prospect. Most businesses have had at least one bad experience where that promised smooth transition to a new workflow or program was chaotic and troublesome. That’s why we offer extensive demonstrations of our software to all parts of your company, showing you each benefit for every single department and individual task. So, what can you expect from a Barefoot Agent 4.0 demo?

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Barefoot: Your Vacation Rental Management Solution for Repairs

Posted by Guest Author on Dec 7, 2021 5:35:03 PM

Vacation rental management involves juggling a range of tasks on a daily basis. Our days are often completely full managing owner partners and guests as well as chasing up special requests. As all of our time is usually already spoken for, unexpected issues can really take us by surprise.

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Barefoot and SendSquared Announce Partnership

Posted by Guest Author on Oct 15, 2021 2:25:51 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Sept. 30, 2021 — SendSquared (, a data and communications platform for the hospitality industry, announced today it has partnered with Barefoot Technologies, a vacation rental management (VRM) software provider. The collaboration will integrate SendSquared’s guest insights and communications technology with Barefoot’s VRM capabilities to provide vacation rental management companies (VRMCs) with tools to take guest communications to the next level.

The announcement was made at the 2021 Barefoot User Conference, taking place Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in San Antonio, Texas, where SendSquared is a sponsor.

“We're thrilled to partner with Barefoot, a company that has been a leader in vacation rental technology solutions for over 20 years,” said Nicolas Wegener, CEO of SendSquared. “Our collaboration will make advanced data and marketing tools accessible to the vacation rental industry at every touchpoint of the guest journey.”

The partnership will provide Barefoot's users with leading edge marketing tools that yield valuable customer insights enabling them to market smarter to guests, increase revenue, and provide superior customer service—all from a single solution.

“Barefoot has always focused first on its clients’ needs,” said Ed Ulmer, president of Barefoot Technologies. “Our partnership with SendSquared will provide our clients with augmented communication tools that enhance relationship management for guests, owners and vendors.”

About SendSquared

Founded in 2018 and based in the Twin Cities, SendSquared provides an all-in-one communication platform for the hospitality industry that facilitates email marketing, SMS, Voice, CRM, and more to help resorts and hospitality organizations grow by building strong customer relationships and increasing direct bookings. SendSquared is trusted by more than 100 leading resorts, hoteliers, and VRMCs. For more information or to demo SendSquared, follow us on Twitter, Linkedin, and our blog.

About Barefoot

Vacation rental management companies want to provide the best experiences for their guests and owners. Whether you are an experienced property manager with hundreds of properties or an enterprising startup, Barefoot provides an affordable and tailorable property management system that includes all the accounting, operations and booking components that you need. And, with direct integrations to platforms, you can drive bookings easily, leaving you free to provide the best rental experiences for guests with concierge services and retain owners with client-for-life strategies. We are here to help you grow your business your way. For more information or to demo Barefoot, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and our website.

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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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