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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

Vacation Rental Websites
4 Reasons to Get Your Vacation Rental Website Right

As a vacation rental property manager, you may wonder if your investment in a vacation rental website really pays off. 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? Providing a great website experience keeps guests happy and booking rates steadily […]

Mobile Bookings Set to Take Over the Vacation Rental World

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Kigo vacation rental software includes fully responsive website booking that allows this young lady to book and securely pay for her travel reservation using a mobile devices or Smartphone

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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Social media helps spread your automated emails

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 […]

Vacation Rental Website Design Checklist: Defining the User Experience

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Vacation Rental Website Design Template

Do you remember the early days of vacation rental web design? Forget everything you knew, because times have changed. To compete with huge websites like AirBnB and TripAdvisor, your website must guide the visitor to a booking with an exceptional user experience every time. Get more vacation rental marketing tips. Download our free ebook: Creative […]

What is the Best Vacation Rental Website Template?

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Vacation Rental Website Design Template

There is no question that vacation rental property management companies must have a good website to be competitive – especially as industry listing portals continue to consolidate and change. As Andrew McConnell, CEO of Rented.com said in a VRMA article, “These mergers and acquisitions are not only moving to expand inventory for major OTAs or […]

Vacation Rental Website Tips: How to Improve Conversion Rates

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Kigo Vacation Rental Marketing Tips Conversion Word Cloud

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half. When John Wanamaker  spoke those words in the 1800s, he couldn’t even imagine the Internet. But 150 years later it still holds true. When it comes to vacation rental marketing, attracting potential guests is only half the battle. […]

The Importance Of User-Generated Content in Vacation Rental Website Design

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Kigo vacation rental website designs can incorporate selfies

Are you taking advantage of the marketing opportunities that user-generated content represent? There is a revolution going on in vacation rental marketing. With travel selfies and user reviews, social media is providing a fresh source of content to help savvy vacation rental marketers bolster their brand. How can your guest’s selfies work to your advantage? […]

Improve Your Vacation Rental Property Business: Show Off Your Best Side

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A Large vacation rental home with Beautiful Landscaping

Once upon a time, when vacation rentals were few and far between, it was possible to distinguish your properties from others by providing the nicest accommodations at affordable prices. In those days, a simple newspaper ad or even word-of-mouth was just about all the marketing you needed to do. Now, however, the vacation rental industry […]