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Shake-ups in the collaborative industry

The collaborative industry has been growing at an exponential rate, with the business model roughly defined as consumer peer-to-peer sharing of resources (for example: car sharing, rental accommodation or bike sharing). While the industry is by no means new, public awareness and inherent demand have moved the industry into the mainstream with the growth of companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Not only is it disrupting the traditional sales industry and forcing a rethink of strategy, but it is also changing and developing as it establishes itself. We look into how this industry is changing right now. 

 

The First Tools of the New VRMA Advocacy Toolkit

Short-term rental regulations continue to spread across the U.S. from the smallest town to largest state. Greg Holcomb, senior advocacy coordinator for VRMA, shares details of the first components of an advocacy toolkit to help members fight off burdensome rules that can greatly restrict the rental of properties you manage.
 

Press Release: VRMA Responds to Arizona SB 1350

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), an international trade association representing professional property managers of traditional short-term vacation rentals, released the following statement in response to the Arizona House of Representatives passing SB 1350.

Trends in the Vacation Rental Industry: How Did Q1 Live Up to Our Predictions?

Each quarter, Andrew McConnell reviews the major trends and developments in the vacation rental industry. The first quarter of 2016, says Andrew, is already proving to be "disruptive, lucrative (for some) and incredibly revealing."
 

Diversify Your Marketing

Join VRMA on Wednesday, May 25 from 10 - 11 a.m. CT for "Diversify Your Marketing." Amber Mayer of Perceptions by Mayer LLC will be presenting on ways to leverage all available marketing platforms to best promote your business.
 

VRMA Review Spring 2016 Issue Now Available Online

No need to wait for your hard copy to arrive in the mailbox. Members can access the digital edition of the VRMA Review today!

 

Fixed Rent Contracts: Good for Managers, Good for Owners

Vacation rental professionals are constantly facing new threats. Owners are deciding to self-manage, hotels are beginning to creep into the vacation rental space, and the large vacation rental management companies are growing at a rapid pace. Join VRMA on April 12 for a webinar on the challenge of recruiting and retaining owners.
 

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How Chargebacks Can Slowly Kill Your Vacation Business

Chargebacks. They may not seem like a big deal, but fees can add up and impact the bottom line of any growing business. YapStone's article outlines chargebacks: what they are, how they're used against businesses and what you can do to protect your business.
 

Why Guests Still Call Your Voice Reservations Channel and What You Should Do About It

Even with the boom of online booking tools in recent years, voice call reservations are still rolling in at rental management companies far and wide. In this article, Kennedy Training Network President Doug Kennedy talks about the trends in voice call reservations and how to deal with every type of customer that calls your facility.