How to Become an Airbnb Co-Host: Step-by-Step Guide
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by Elizabeth Thorn
15h ago
So, you’re interested in becoming an Airbnb host but don’t want to actually list your property on the vacation rental platform? Or, perhaps you’re like one of the millions of others who missed out on the sweet spot in the market to actually buy property. But that doesn’t mean you don’t know a thing or two about managing one or offering great experiences to short-stay guests. In that case, becoming an Airbnb co-host might just be the perfect gig for you. They’re becoming increasingly important as more homeowners look to enter the short-term rental market without committing to the day-to-day de ..read more
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Webinar Recap: How to Build Guest Loyalty and Secure Repeat Bookings
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by Miquelle Radich
5d ago
We all know that it costs less to maintain existing customers than to gain new ones. But when it comes to the vacation rental industry, what exactly can you do to keep guests coming back? We set out to find an answer to just that question in our latest Lodgify webinar. On April 11, 2024, Lodgify Content Marketing Specialist Miquelle Radich explored How to Build Guest Loyalty and Secure Repeat Bookings with the help of two special guests: Arthur Colker, founder and CEO of StayFi, the #1 provider of WiFi, marketing, and guest engagement tools for vacation rental operators Kerri Gibson, co-foun ..read more
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Lodgify Report: Vacation Rental Price Madness During the Paris Olympics
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by Miquelle Radich
6d ago
Summary : Average daily rates (ADR) for vacation rentals during the Summer Olympic Games are five times higher than prices for the same dates in 2023, going from €141 in 2023 to €706 in 2024. This represents an increase of 400%. The average length of stay is 5.28 days this year compared to 2.35 days for the same dates in 2023. The Olympics are driving longer stays. This year, 13% of reservations are for stays of at least eight nights. In 2023, only 2% of reservations were this long. The majority of reservations for this period come from Booking.com (36%), direct channels (32%), and Airbnb (2 ..read more
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Lodgify Lowdown (March ’24): Spring Updates & Solar Eclipses
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by Miquelle Radich
2w ago
We now have an extra hour of sunlight thanks to daylight savings, spring has officially begun, and Easter is right around the corner. Is it just us, or are you feeling a little extra spring (pun intended) in your step? Either way, we’re here with an Easter basket of tidings from the STR industry, including a spring update from Airbnb, the most recent event driving vacation rental demand, and the latest in rules and regulations. (Surprise) Airbnb 2024 spring update We’ve come to expect Airbnb’s annual spring and winter updates, but this year, they’ve surprised us with an additional update for ..read more
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Lodgify Product Updates: Upgraded AI & Property Manager Solutions
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by Elizabeth Thorn
2w ago
Spring has sprung, and it’s time for some ‘fresh’ updates from Lodgify! In March, we were busy improving our vacation rental software for users, which included launching our AI Assistant in Reservations messaging for better guest communication, improving our property management analytics, introducing a powerful Breezeway integration for seamless property operations, and more. Discover how these latest enhancements can elevate your business efficiency and guest satisfaction. AI Assistant now available in Reservations messaging We’ve brought the power of our AI Assistant into the Reservation me ..read more
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Make Property Operations a Breeze with Our New Breezeway Integration
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by Elizabeth Thorn
3w ago
As the premier property operations and experience platform, Breezeway is revolutionizing the short-term rental industry with its innovative tools designed to streamline tasks, enhance communication, and ensure perfectly prepared properties. This award-winning platform powers over 30 million property care tasks, helping thousands of short-term rental managers and hospitality operators elevate their operational efficiency, eradicate manual work, and boost service revenue. And now, you can easily integrate it with Lodgify! What is Breezeway? Breezeway is a comprehensive platform designed for sho ..read more
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How to Create the Perfect Vacation Rental Cleaning Contract (Free Template)
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by Miquelle Radich
3w ago
First impressions are everything in the vacation rental business, as you well know. So, chances are you outsource cleaning services (or plan to) to ensure your properties are always spick and span before guests arrive. And if that’s the case, you absolutely need a vacation rental cleaning contract. Luckily, cleaning contracts are relatively easy to prepare, after which you can expect a positive working relationship with your provider and consistently clean properties. To make things even easier for you, we’re walking through everything you need to know about cleaning contracts here, including ..read more
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Streamline Your Guests’ Arrival: Key Tips for a Smooth Check-In Process
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by Alberto Fernández
1M ago
Imagine your guests arriving at your vacation rental property, buzzing with excitement for the adventures ahead. Now, think about what would kickstart your holiday on the perfect note: a smooth, hassle-free check-in, right? That’s exactly why nailing the check-in process is so crucial! It’s your first chance to wow your guests, making them feel right at home, minus any stress. Plus, a seamless start can lead to glowing reviews and guests who can’t wait to come back. To ensure every guest starts their holiday on the right foot, here are eight golden tips to streamline your vacation rental chec ..read more
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Empowering Voices: Insights From Lodgify’s Community on International Women’s Day
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by Miquelle Radich
1M ago
At Lodgify, we’re proud to be part of an industry that empowers women hosts and managers. While we’ve still got a long way to go in terms of hiring more women and female-identifying individuals for top leadership positions, even in the travel tech industry, women are drawn to vacation rental hosting and managing because it enables them to create their own opportunities and work on their own terms. As such, women’s high representation in this profession is no surprise. In Rent Responsibly’s most recent State of the STR Community Survey, 58% of the 3,500+ respondents were women. Women also made ..read more
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Lodgify Lowdown (Feb ’24): Football and Financial Feats
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by Miquelle Radich
1M ago
February has brought much to celebrate, including a surge in ADR during the Super Bowl, favorable 2023 financial results for major OTAs, and a positive industry outlook for 2024. And did we mention that spring is just around the corner? Let’s take a look at these updates as well as the latest in short-term rental regulations. Who won the Super Bowl? Short-term rentals in Las Vegas Yes, we know: The Kansas City Chiefs (or, for those of you who don’t follow football, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend’s team) won the Super Bowl. But surging nightly rates certainly made short-term rentals in Las Vegas win ..read more
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