Vacation Rental Marketing Blog – Kigo

How to Market Vacation Rentals for Corporate Housing

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Are you looking for a new revenue source for your vacation rental property management company? It may be a good time to look at corporate housing as a new marketplace for your properties. According to the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on business travel by domestic and international travelers, including expenditures on meetings, events and […]

5 Words to Never Use in Vacation Rental Listings

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If you question whether the wording you use in your vacation rental listings matters, consider this: According to a recent Tnooz article, an analysis of billions of travel transactions by Adobe found that the average look-to-book conversion rate for hospitality and travel-related products was 2.4 percent. That means that a whopping 97.6 percent of those who […]

Are Your Vacation Rental Payment Processes PCI Compliant?

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Are your vacation rental payment processes secure? The hospitality industry is increasingly falling victim to data breaches. To illustrate, Trustwave’s 2013 Global Security Report noted that nine percent of all data breaches were in hospitality, making it the third most vulnerable industry. In Trustwave’s 2015 report, however, that figure is up to 12 percent. If […]

Vacation Rental Software: Is It Time to Trade Up?

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Is it time to implement vacation rental software, or can your management company grow without it? While the vacation rental industry has historically been slow to adopt new technology, the need to do so is more evident now than ever before. Is it time to implement vacation rental management software? If you evaluate your options honestly, […]

Drive Roomorama Bookings from Main Street to China

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Jia En Teo, co-founder of Roomorama, stated: “Cities such as Tokyo, where hotels are expensive, and Taipei, where the hotel infrastructure is still developing, are doing particularly well in attracting short-term rentals.“ With more than 300,000 rentals to choose from worldwide, the company specializes in apartments for working professionals and families, according to the Boston Globe. How […]

Vacation Rental Management: Safe Hosting Tips

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Safe Hosting: Tips for Keeping Vacation Homes – and Renters – Safe Contributed by Alec Feldman, owner of Western Safe & Vault Co. For homeowners who decide to rent out their residences in sharing-economy programs like Airbnb, there are good aspects, and there are reasons to be apprehensive. Although it’s great to have your unused […]

How the Olympics Impacted Vacation Rental Management

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Vacation Rental Management Stories: High Life Rio The Vacation Rental Management Stories is an ongoing series of interviews, tips and tricks from vacation rental property management companies just like yours. Kigo thanks Mr. Felipe Bastos of High Life Rio for taking time during the Olympics to answer the following questions. Please enjoy and share! The Rio 2016 Olympics […]

How Pokemon Go Can Boost Vacation Rental Bookings

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How to use Pokemon Go to boost vacation rental bookings

How can vacation rental management companies leverage Pokémon Go in their own marketing? Whether you are a fan of Pokémon Go or are confused why it has become such a worldwide craze, it’s hard to ignore the game’s impressive stats. Techcrunch reported that in early August, Pokémon Go hit 100 million downloads and reached over $10 […]

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon of Vacation Rental Management

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What is “crouching tiger, hidden dragon”, and what lessons from ancient Chinese wisdom can be applied to vacation rental management? The popular movie title, “crouching tiger, hidden dragon” is a literal translation of a Chinese idiom meaning a place or situation full of unseen masters. The phrase comes from an ancient Chinese poem by Yu Xin, […]