November 15, 2020

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a new […]
May 11, 2020
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11 Ways to Increase Bookings On Your Vacation Rental Website

There are a few things you can do to your direct booking website that help increase bookings quickly. With some of these vacation rental marketing strategies, […]
May 4, 2020
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Vacation Rental Scams: How Vulnerable Hosts Can Protect Themselves

Vacation rental operators have always been at risk, but it seemed less scary before. We had Airbnb to verify guests and protect us. There wasn't a global crisis […]
April 30, 2020
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2020 Vacation Rental Marketing Guide For Proactive Hosts

This year is a great one to completely change your vacation rental business plan. You didn't really have the choice, of course, but we've learned a few […]
April 27, 2020
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How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic To Your Direct Booking Website

Many hosts use Airbnb as the proverbial one basket to keep all their eggs.Not only are there many other channels to promote your listing on, but […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Short-Term Rental Host Operates 100+ Units Working 2 Hours a Week

This crisis is going to force short-term rental operators to professionalize.Airbnb side-hustle operators are going to struggle. They may decide to get serious with their vacation […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Couple Used Instagram To Get 85-90% Booked in Off Season

With over 7 million listings worldwide, Airbnb is a competitive space. Some hosts like to leave all the marketing work to the OTA, but others like […]
April 22, 2020
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2020 Hospitality Trends: What Opportunities Are There In the Face of COVID-19?

Whatever hospitality trends for 2020 were predicted at the start of the year no longer stand.While the short-term rental industry was expected to grow exponentially - […]
April 20, 2020
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I Talked to 45 STR Experts About Business Solutions to COVID-19 and This Is What I Learned

With so much changing in such a short time, Airbnb hosts are scrambling to adapt to a new reality. One where coronavirus has completely halted global […]
April 17, 2020
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Airbnb Profile Examples: How to Write an Airbnb Bio During the Crisis

The Airbnb profile description is a much-overlooked aspect of an Airbnb listing. The reason is probably that people don't like writing about themselves. However, it can […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Titles That Will Help Increase Bookings During Coronavirus

One of the first strategies many hosts have gone to increase occupancy during the crisis has been to change their titles and description. For one, they […]
November 15, 2020

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
January 26, 2018

EP222: This Week in the World of Airbnb

Abracadabra! Last week, thousands of San Francisco Airbnb listings performed a disappearing act. Hosts who failed to register with the city have been removed from the […]
October 27, 2017

EP199: This Week in the World of Airbnb

Airbnb Experiences has not quite lived up to the fanfare that accompanied its launch a year ago, and this week Leigh Gallagher, author of The Airbnb […]
October 13, 2017

EP195: This Week in the World of Airbnb

Airbnb celebrates another win in its pursuit to target the business traveler, announcing a new partnership with co-working space giant WeWork. The convenience of booking a […]
October 2, 2017

EP193: How to Become an Airbnb Entrepreneur

If you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but you’re looking for a low-risk way to start small, Airbnb might be the answer. The vacation rental […]
September 18, 2017

EP189: How to Optimize Your Airbnb Turnovers

The beautiful thing about Airbnb is that it provides an avenue for inspired entrepreneurs to leave jobs that aren’t fulfilling and start their own businesses in […]
June 26, 2017

EP165: Airbnb & Lifestyle Tips from The Suitcase Entrepreneur

If you have multiple listings on Airbnb, you might find a little-known feature called the Business Profile very useful. Today’s guest has three properties on the […]
June 19, 2017

EP163: A Hostfully Host in Venice Beach

Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite! As Airbnb hosts, we share concerns around uninvited guests. If those uninvited guests are of the bed bug […]
June 12, 2017
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EP161: Lessons Learned From 7 Years of Airbnb Hosting in Taipei

If you are looking to rent a property with the intention of being an Airbnb host, the question then becomes, how do you convince a landlord […]
May 1, 2017

EP149: Airbnb Hosting Tips From The Laptop Landlord

Whether you’re just getting started as an Airbnb host, or you’re looking to upgrade your status and pick up a few more five-star reviews, the Laptop […]
April 17, 2017

EP145: When Your Guests Throw a Frat Party at Your Airbnb

 Everyone loves a good party… Unless of course, that party happens in your Airbnb without your knowledge or consent! We all hope that our guests will be […]
January 2, 2017
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EP115: China’s # 1 Superhost Shares Her Airbnb Secrets

Have you ever wondered what a Superhost is doing that you’re not? This week Jasper in joined by world famous Superhost Mina from Shanghai.  Mina is […]