Vacation Rental Marketing Blog – Kigo

The Faces of Kigo: Meet Moritz Overbeck

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Kigo is made up of diverse, talented people who share a common love for travel and a commitment to the success of our clients. We created the Faces of Kigo series to showcase the unique individuals at the core of our business. Meet Moritz Overbeck, a Kigo Account Executive based in Barcelona. An avid traveller, Moritz is […]

How to Keep Your Short-Term Rentals Booked

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Fast and focused: that’s how prospective guests approach the search for short-term rentals. According to TNooz, one out of every two queries in travel results in a purchase, and 33 percent of mobile travel searchers want to complete the transaction within the day. To succeed in the fast-paced short-term rental industry, you need to reach the right guests and […]

Are Your Vacation Rental Listings Getting the Attention They Deserve?

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According to Skift, the vacation rental industry is now worth $100 billion. For owners and managers, opportunity and competition have both increased in recent years. When you’re competing for the attention of prospective guests, it’s important to make your vacation rental listings stand out. Create Impressive Vacation Rental Listings What are prospective guests looking for in vacation […]

The Faces of Kigo: Meet Richard Baker

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At its core, Kigo is about so much more than software—it’s about people. We created the Faces of Kigo series to share the unique stories that collectively make up our brand. Meet Richard Baker, an Account Manager based in Dallas, Texas. Anyone who knows Richard will tell you that he has a heart of gold. His love for […]

Four Old Misconceptions Facing Today’s Travel Marketing Professionals

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These days, the digital marketing executive is as common as the store clerk. Headlines each day range from “10 Ways to Turn Customers into Brand Advocates” to “The 5 Most Effective Ways to Build Your Brand Online.” It’s difficult to sift through the noise, simplify the message and prevent becoming overwhelmed. Before the days of digital […]

VR Guest Check-In App Keeps Them Coming Back

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]