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4 Vacation Rental Website Mistakes to Avoid

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Avoid These 4 Vacation Rental Website Mistakes Positive images like smiling people and inspirational design elements have the biggest impact on travelers’ first impressions of a travel or tourism website, according to the Journal of Travel Research.   Vacation rental website design can make a great first impression or drive prospective guests away. Are you making […]

Vacation Rental Listing Sites Back Up after Hacking

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Friday, October 21, was not the best day ever for internet users on America’s East Coast. A DDoS attack affected many websites, including prominent websites such as Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon, Reddit, and Airnb. Internet issues plagued many users on October 21. What Happened? What is a DDoS attack, and how did it take […]

How to Make Your Vacation Rental Website a Lead Magnet

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What tool do you have at your disposal that will generate leads, help you nurture those leads, and ultimately increase your bookings and revenues? The answer: Your vacation rental website. Share this Vacation Rental Marketing Article with Your Friends on Facebook Use your vacation rental website to generate more leads. Start with Website Templates that are […]

Beat Hotels with the Best Vacation Rental Website Template

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In the age of Airbnb and other listing platforms, some industry observers believe that vacation rentals will overtake hotels by 2020. But as a vacation rental management company, can you afford to wait until then?  The best way to beat hotels at their own game is to study their mistakes and learn from them. Hotel Website Design Flaws […]

New Study: Vacation Rental Website Guest Expectations

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Are you ready to handle direct booking on your vacation rental website?

When travelers come to your vacation rental website, what are they expecting to see? Here are some telling website statistics compiled by HubSpot: 39 percent of people will stop engaging with a website if images will not load or take too long to load. 38 percent of people will stop engaging with a website if […]

Is Your Vacation Rental Web Presence Inspired?

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85% use mobile devices to book online travel activities. Do you have a mobile-responsive vacation rental website?  If you’re wondering how travelers get their inspiration to take a trip, a recent Opera Mediaworks survey of U.S. travelers provides the answer. The survey reveals that 85 percent of respondents use mobile devices to book travel activities. […]

4 Reasons to Get Your Vacation Rental Website Right

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4 Reasons to Get Your Vacation Rental Website Right

If most of your bookings come from portal partners like Booking.com, TripAdvisor, HomeAway, or Airbnb, is your own vacation rental website really still important? The simple answer is “yes“. Having a well-designed website serves a number of purposes. Here are some of the top reasons for getting your vacation rental website right: Providing a great […]

Mobile Bookings Set to Take Over the Vacation Rental World

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A recent Skift report highlighted the surprising fact that even in 2016, more than half of travel bookings still occur offline or through retail travel agents. The report makes this bold prediction: “By 2020, the travel industry will have the highest percentage of online payments in relation to all sales than any other industry on Earth.” Mobile bookings […]

Is Your Vacation Rental Website Template Killing Your Conversion Rates?

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In vacation rental property management, your website is one of your most powerful marketing tools. As more and more guests indicate a preference for online booking, your website becomes increasingly important. The question is: is your current website doing its job well, or is it killing your conversion rates? Is your website design visually appealing […]

Mobile Alert: Vacation Rental Payment Processing

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From airline flights to vacation rentals, travelers are using mobile devices to book and pay. This year, eMarketer predicts that a majority of American travelers will make bookings on a mobile device: “In 2016, 51.8 percent of travelers who book trips via digital means will do so using a mobile device, according to eMarketer’s latest […]