Vacation Rental Marketing Blog – Kigo

VR Guest Check-In App Keeps Them Coming Back

Vacation Rental Software
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The mobile revolution has forever changed the travel and hospitality industry. According to TripAdvisor’s 2016 TripBarometer study, 74 percent of US travelers will not leave home without their mobile devices. Furthermore, mobile travelers typically take 3 or more trips per year, making this segment of travelers a lucrative market to target for your vacation rental […]

How to Find 20 Extra Hours Per Week with Operations Management Software

Vacation Rental Management
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As a vacation rental property manager, what would you do with an extra 20 hours per week? Would you spend more time with guests, marketing for new ones, or maybe start a remodeling project? Balancing guest-facing responsibilities with managing operations can your day-to-day routine chaotic. Until now, operations have been a very manual, time-consuming process—but new solutions can give […]

Expert Interview: e-domizil Shares Where the European Vacation Rental Industry is Headed

Vacation Rental Industry Updates
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A conversation with Peter Hunke of Germany’s e-domizil, a European vacation rental industry leader with over 450,000 listings and Kigo channel partner.   Peter, tell us a bit about e-domizil and your role there. We’re one of the most important vacation rental platforms in Germany and German-speaking countries. We also have a presence in Switzerland, […]

How to Make Technology Your Ally

Vacation Rental Software
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Technology has shifted the vacation rental industry to a new paradigm. From marketing on the web to online payments, guests can go through an entire stay without any human contact whatsoever from the owner or the owner’s representatives. While that may facilitate management, it may decrease the likelihood that a renter will return. The reason? […]

The Perfect Vacation Rental Guest Welcome Package

Vacation Rental Management
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As online booking has become the norm for vacation rental management, the needs and expectations of guests have changed. Guests have more stay choices than ever before, and the bar has been set high for their experience. Your ability to wow them right away will influence the number of repeat bookings and referrals you receive, and in this article […]

The Faces of Kigo: Meet Kathryn Ryan

Vacation Rental Growth Secrets
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When a career and a passion come together, it’s a beautiful thing. Here are Kigo, a passion for travel is what sets our employees apart and inspires them to go above and beyond for our clients. All share this common bond, stemming from the range of diverse backgrounds they come from. We created the Faces of Kigo series to […]

Skift Report Features Kigo in the State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

Vacation Rental Industry Updates
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Investors and travel consumers have given serious attention to the vacation rental market space in recent years. SaaS companies like Kigo were born due to the undercurrent of technological innovation that has taken root due to this market, and have weighed in on the current state-of-the-union in the space today via the latest Skift report. […]

SXSW to Crack Down On Short-Term Rentals

Vacation Rental Industry Updates
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If you own several or even a few short-term rentals, you salivate when there’s a big event in your town. Prices and demand go up dramatically and there’s a financial windfall to be had. But like any dramatic business event, there’s also a downside. For example, South by Southwest (SXSW for short) is coming up […]

6 Benefits of Kigo’s Latest Vacation Rental Training Tool

Kigo Product Updates
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There are two types of people: those who read the user manual and those who toss it aside. When you purchase a new tool, there’s always the option to jump in and explore it without reading instructions. The challenge? Your impatience may result in limited tool knowledge and missed opportunities. Learn the most effective ways […]

Insider Tips from Booking.com: 8 Ways to Improve Vacation Rental Listings

Channel Management Software, Vacation Rental Software
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We recently sat down with David Mau, Director of product for vacation rentals at Booking.com to gain his vacation rental industry insights. In this follow up article, David shares his top tips for vacation rental listings. Here are 8 vacation rental listing tips to attract more guests and drive reservations on Booking.com: 1. Get your properties listed […]