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 […]
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 […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Cancellation Policy: Clear Explanation of How it Works

Breaking News April 2020: Airbnb to Introduce Temporary Cancellation Policy Airbnb recently announced that they will introduce a temporary cancelation policy – some hosts will be […]
June 29, 2020

How to Set Up an Accessibility Friendly Airbnb (Ep. 341)

Search Airbnb for listings in your area that are accessibility friendly. What did you find? Many markets have very few short-term rental (STR) units that accommodate […]
November 7, 2019

3 Proven Airbnb Hospitality Strategies That Boost Reviews

Being an Airbnb host today means a completely different thing than it meant 10 years ago. Back then, an air mattress and an open heart were […]
October 21, 2019
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63 Amazing Ideas to Make Your Home Airbnb Ready

So you're ready to be an Airbnb host, you've got a sweet space and you're ready to list. The first step on your Airbnb business plan: […]
October 1, 2019
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Be a Good Airbnb Host: The Truth About Awesome Hospitality

What’s the best way to get 5-star reviews? You have to be a good host. How do you do that? By making sure your guests are satisfied […]
August 22, 2019

How to Maintain Outstanding Hospitality While Scaling to 80+ Units (Ep 292)

“I vowed to change the company’s vision … from putting roofs over people’s heads to creating memories and stirring emotions.” It is easy to build relationships […]
February 12, 2018

EP227: Airbnb Tips from an Austin Superhost

Would you rather teach your Airbnb guests how to use the coffee maker OR have a cup of coffee with them? Connecting with the travelers sharing […]
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 […]
August 21, 2017

EP181: Hospitality Insights from a Superhost and Co-Founder of GuestBook

Want to get the girl and found a startup? Become a remote host on Airbnb. Perhaps it’s not quite that easy, but it worked for GuestBook […]