Vacation rentals have been around for a long time. But the advent of Airbnb put the industry on our radar in a new way, inspiring significant growth and change. And today, there’s an entire ecosystem of bespoke products and services that cater to the multibillion-dollar short-term rental (STR) industry.
Evian Gutman is the Founder and CEO of Padlifter, the world’s largest marketplace of STR service providers. Evian created the platform to connect businesses in the Airbnb ecosystem with their target customers. Padlifter provides the most comprehensive directory of short-term and vacation rental service providers globally, enabling hosts to find the right services in the right place at the right time.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Evian joins us to discuss the development of the Airbnb ecosystem, explaining how the products and services have evolved with the expansion of the STR space. He describes several traditional industries that have adapted their offerings to serve the vacation rental industry and offers insight around the most innovative collaborations in the network. Listen in for insight around the potential for Airbnb to allow listing videos and learn how Padlifter connects stakeholders in the STR industry!
How the Airbnb ecosystem developed
The evolution of the STR industry
Why hosts list on multiple channels
Traditional services that evolved to specialize in STR
Evian’s insight around the most innovative companies
The potential for Airbnb to allow video
How Padlifter serves the STR industry