BooksterThe Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 was a live 2-day educational event for the holiday rental industry. What did Bookster discuss? Support Property Managers are ever aware of their needs for training and support, and Property Management Software (PMS) needs to respond to their needs. Property managers may call every day, or once a year, but when they call, they need their PMS partner to be available for training and support. Local approach Many clients join Bookster because they value the need for a local company to provide their services. In part, proximity can provide trust, and many of our clients take advantage of our open doors policy. Clients know they can pop into the office for a chat, to discuss a strategic change, or take advice on their plans. Language also plays a part in choosing a software provider, reducing the risk of important details being lost in translation. And it's important to have a team that works locally, so problems can be dealt with in real time. Main takeaways from industry experts The highlight of the event was the presentation from our partners, AirDNA. Summer demand is up, except for in city locations The 6 traits of a successful vacation rental are; 6+ photos is a must Instant booking increases occupancy by 4.1%-5.7% Professional Managers underperform on guest satisfaction with opportunities to improve in Accuracy, Check-in and Communication Cleaning fees must be comparable to the market Dynamic pricing can help property managers identify trends Cleanliness matters, more than ever. Aim for a 9-10 score to increase occupancy rates. Measure yourself against the competition. What is Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 (VRWS)? The VRWS takes place in unique locations across Europe - and 2021 was no exception. The event took place in the picturesque town of Annecy, France. The event attracts hundreds of professional holiday rental owners and managers, for educational sessions covering the spectrum of holiday rental management. Who presented at VRWS 2021? We were particularly excited to see our partners presenting and facilitating at VRWS 2021: Vanessa De Souza Lage: Founder - VrTech | CMO - RentalsUnited as part of our Channel Manager service Tom Caton: Chief Revenue Officer - AirDNA, who provide invaluable data for our Rental Market Data Summary Linda Tieu from Booking.com What did Bookster facilitate at VRWS 2021? Bookster joined a team of Facilitators of the RoundTable sessions, new to 2021. We facilitated the networking sessions to help property managers interact with other colleagues, share struggles and painpoints and learn from each other. At Bookster sessions, we focussed on Marketing strategies to attract repeat guests, from email marketing, in-house branding and face-to-face meetings. These were a success, as property managers embraced the opportunities to learn and share. How to find out more about VRWS 2021 Visit Vacation Rental World Summit 2021. Event Details Live Conference 16-17 September 2021 10am-7pm IMPERIAL PALACE Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy, France Tel.: +33 4 50 09 30 00

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Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 (VRWS) - Bookster presented at Vacation Rental World Summit (VRWS) 2021. (© By Nicolas Champavert)
Bookster presented at Vacation Rental World Summit (VRWS) 2021.
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Kelly Odor of Bookster presenting at the Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 - Kelly Odor joined expert speakers from across the industry to discuss how technology is developing in the vacation rental industry.
Kelly Odor joined expert speakers from across the industry to discuss how technology is developing in the vacation rental industry.

The Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 was a live 2-day educational event for the holiday rental industry.

What did Bookster discuss?

Support

Property Managers are ever aware of their needs for training and support, and Property Management Software (PMS) needs to respond to their needs. 

Property managers may call every day, or once a year, but when they call, they need their PMS partner to be available for training and support.  

Local approach

Many clients join Bookster because they value the need for a local company to provide their services.

In part, proximity can provide trust, and many of our clients take advantage of our open doors policy. Clients know they can pop into the office for a chat, to discuss a strategic change, or take advice on their plans. 

Language also plays a part in choosing a software provider, reducing the risk of important details being lost in translation.  

And it's important to have a team that works locally, so problems can be dealt with in real time.

Main takeaways from industry experts

The highlight of the event was the presentation from our partners, AirDNA. 

  • Summer demand is up, except for in city locations
  • The 6 traits of a successful vacation rental are;
  • 6+ photos is a must
  • Instant booking increases occupancy by 4.1%-5.7%
  • Professional Managers underperform on guest satisfaction with opportunities to improve in Accuracy, Check-in and Communication
  • Cleaning fees must be comparable to the market
  • Dynamic pricing can help property managers identify trends 
  • Cleanliness matters, more than ever. Aim for a 9-10 score to increase occupancy rates.
  • Measure yourself against the competition.

What is Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 (VRWS)?

The VRWS takes place in unique locations across Europe - and 2021 was no exception. The event took place in the picturesque town of Annecy, France. 

The event attracts hundreds of professional holiday rental owners and managers, for educational sessions covering the spectrum of holiday rental management.

Who presented at VRWS 2021?

We were particularly excited to see our partners presenting and facilitating at VRWS 2021:

What did Bookster facilitate at VRWS 2021?

Bookster joined a team of Facilitators of the RoundTable sessions, new to 2021.

We facilitated the networking sessions to help property managers interact with other colleagues, share struggles and painpoints and learn from each other. 

At Bookster sessions, we focussed on Marketing strategies to attract repeat guests, from email marketing, in-house branding and face-to-face meetings.

These were a success, as property managers embraced the opportunities to learn and share.

How to find out more about VRWS 2021

Visit Vacation Rental World Summit 2021.

Event Details

Live Conference 16-17 September 2021

10am-7pm

IMPERIAL PALACE
Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy,
France
Tel.: +33 4 50 09 30 00

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Vacation Rental World Summit 2021 and Tourism Declares 

VRWS has signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030.

Bookster has also signed up to Tourism Declares, as part of its commitment to reducing climate change. 

Other vacation rental events

Bookster will be running and participating in events throughout 2021. Check out our Self Catering rentals events 2021 for more details.