Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

To OTA or Not to OTA in Vacation Rental Management?

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Dec 17, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Online Travel Agents are an increasing presence in the Vacation Rental Management industry. During the most recent Vacation Rental Management Association conference there was a significant focus on OTAs who were attending as vendors and as a topic of discussion.

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Tags: Competitive Advantage, OTA Portal, HomeAway Portal

CanadaStays: Canada’s Largest Vacation Rental Resource

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Nov 20, 2014 11:29:00 AM

We know you have heard the saying “It takes a village.”  In the vacation rental industry, it takes the world for companies to be successful.  At Barefoot, we could not manage without our many partners who count on our vacation rental management software to ensure their rental business is accurate and up to date.  Over the next few weeks, as a way to say thank you, we are going to feature several of our partners without whom we would not be where we are today. 

First up, is Canada’s largest vacation rental resource, CanadaStays.  This successful outfit offers up over 40,000 vacation rental properties across all of Canada in addition to having access to rental properties in other parts of the world.  They work hard to provide a wide variety of accommodations to travelers who want to vacation in any part of Canada.  For property owners who want to increase exposure and, ultimately, reservations, CanadaStays is probably one of the top resources to achieve those goals.  In a recent interview with us, Mark Bordo, CEO and Founder of CanadaStays, took some time to answer a handful of questions about his business and our partnership.  Here is what he had to say:

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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, Marketing Vacation Rental, OTA Portal

Barefoot Technologies Forms New Partnership with AlwaysOnVacation

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Aug 8, 2014 7:57:00 AM


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Tags: Vacation Rental Industry, OTA Portal, Press Release

Barefoot Unveils New Automated OTA Letters

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jul 31, 2012 6:29:00 AM

Does your company utilize a portal partnership?  With lead and subscription based portals speed is the name of the game and every second counts.    When an interested party sends an information request about a property through one of these portals, you as an agent must receive the e-mail, check availability, confirm price, and then reply to the prospect.  Auto OTA letters simplifies all of this.

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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Property Management Software, Management Software, Competitive Advantage, Rental Software, OTA Portal, Rental Management CRM, CRM Tips, Boston