Airbnb Bookings Hack: Get 20% More Bookings Starting Today
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Airbnb Bookings Hack: Get 20% More Bookings Starting Today

Airbnb Bookings Hack: I’m in many Facebook and LinkedIn groups for Airbnb hosts and vacation rental managers, and I’m seeing many people complaining about a lack of bookings. To be honest, I’m not surprised. Supply is outstripping demand. The number of listings just keeps on growing. Here at HiChee, we collate all of Airbnb’s,…

Today Is Book Direct Day, But Does It Really Work?
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Today Is Book Direct Day, But Does It Really Work?

Today Is Book Direct Day, But Does It Really Work? The first Wednesday of February (today) is Book Direct Day. Today marks the 7th anniversary of its introduction.  It was the brainchild of Amy Hinote of VRIntel, and it’s a fabulous concept to raise direct booking awareness among the traveling public. The trouble is,…

Airbnb Hosts – Is It Time To Review Your Views On Reviews?
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Airbnb Hosts – Is It Time To Review Your Views On Reviews?

Just a short post today. I just came across a post on Facebook. It was from a host who had just received a 4-star review from a guest. This host was, and I quote, ‘Livid.’ TBH, I’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of these type of posts over the years. That got me thinking….

Vrbo And Airbnb – You’ll Never Guess What Vrbo Are Doing.
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Vrbo And Airbnb – You’ll Never Guess What Vrbo Are Doing.

The following email was brought to my attention this week. It was sent from a Vrbo account manager to a host/manager, and it’s eye-opening – It’s good, it’s bad, and it’s ugly! The email The good… Obviously, it’s good from a HiChee perspective that Vrbo is telling hosts and managers about our platform. One…

We’re All In The Airbnb Business Now – Part 2
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We’re All In The Airbnb Business Now – Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I published an article showing the search dominance of Airbnb and highlighted the public’s use of the word to describe our various businesses. If you missed it, you can read it here. I’d like to say a big thanks to those who read it, especially those who commented, because…

Vacation Rental Website Builders – What Are Your Best Options?
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Vacation Rental Website Builders – What Are Your Best Options?

Vacation Rental Website Builders – What Are Your Best Options? So, if you are reading this article, you’re probably looking at vacation rental website builders to create a website to take direct bookings, or your existing website needs a makeover. Well, read on, as I’ll cover everything from soup to nuts to help you…

The Ultimate List Of Vacation Rental Events That You Should Definitely Go To (2023)
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The Ultimate List Of Vacation Rental Events That You Should Definitely Go To (2023)

Many events and activities were postponed or, worse, canceled due to the pandemic. This caused major impacts on businesses, and the vacation rental industry was no exception. Now, during 2023, people are ready to be part of these events. These are the upcoming vacation rental events of 2023: Events 2023 IMN Short-Term Rental Winter…

The Short-Term Rental Hosts Guide On How To Survive The Recession

The Short-Term Rental Hosts Guide On How To Survive The Recession

Recession, recession, recession. This impending recession is making wall-to-wall coverage in the press, on the radio, and on TV news. Let’s face it, it’s praying on our minds. It’s already being reported that Americans are suffering from recession fatigue and Europeans are reeling from increased fuel and heating bills. Google Trends shows this very…

Getting More Direct Bookings – The Value Of Repeat Guests
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Getting More Direct Bookings – The Value Of Repeat Guests

In the vacation rental world, there is a lot written about direct bookings. Hosts employ all sorts of tactics to try and boost their direct booking numbers. They create their own websites, spend time on social media, write traffic-driving articles about their destination, spend time on search engine optimization and Google My Business, and…

The Coming Collapse of AirBnB & Short-term Rentals

The Coming Collapse of AirBnB & Short-term Rentals

AirBnB vs short-term rentals, bookings crash, Vacasa, VCSA, ABNB, declining earnings, the housing market, collapse. Alan EganAlan has been working in the vacation rental sector since 2004, when he first created a listing site for his property management company. He has been helping short-term rental owners and managers to stand out in an over-saturated…