At the 2022 VRMA International conference, I attended a session on scaling operations using technology. Why do you need technology to optimize and scale your operations? Simply put, the majority of us are here to make money. I’m sure we’re all personally feeling how hard it has become to stretch a dollar and make every…
Category: Vacation Rental
What is Managed Wi-Fi and Why Does It Matter?
Have you ever heard the term “Managed Wi-Fi”? If so, you may be wondering what exactly it is, and if not, you need to know more about it and why it matters. What Is Managed Wi-Fi? Managed Wi-Fi is an outsourced wireless network that allows residents, guests, or customers to connect to the Internet via…
What Is an Internet Gateway?
Top 3 Reasons Why You Need an Internet Gateway You can get Internet access with a modem, but to get wireless Internet you need a router. While you can get a separate modem or router, you might want to get a combination device like a cable modem/router. These combo devices are also referred to as…
Dangers of an Unprotected Network
Here are two scenarios showing how easily your network can be compromised: How likely do you think these scenarios are? Ever since the pandemic hit, cyber crimes and malware development have skyrocketed. It seems that not everyone was focused on self-improvement during the global lockdown; many were looking for new ways to digitally wreak havoc….
5 Technology Tricks to Increase Direct Bookings
While working for an independent hotel booking engine company, I quickly learned the many challenges of convincing consumers to book directly versus booking with an Online Travel Agent (OTA). Many seasoned hoteliers have figured out online strategies to encourage direct booking, but not all these tactics easily apply to the vacation/short-term rental industry. So, let’s…
Digital Nomadism and Remote Work – Good News for Vacation Rentals and Hotels
Digital Nomads can work from anywhere – they leverage technology to do their job from any location they wish. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were forced to work from home. As restrictions lifted, remote work remained an option and many people found themselves living the digital nomad lifestyle – still working from home, but…
Hotels Must Continue to Embrace Technology in a Post-COVID World
The Vacation Rental industry has leveraged technology to become a behemoth in the tourism industry. While hotels have long embraced the Internet for booking, they have had to adapt much more slowly to smart technology trends.
Do’s and Don’t’s – Smart Locks for Your Vacation Rental
Smart Locks have many benefits to vacation rental owners, managers, and guests Not all solutions are for everyone though. Here are our tips for choosing and using smart locks in your vacation rental.
Our Bucket List of Unique Lodging
Traditional hotels are a great and reliable option, but sometimes you just want to explore and stay in a place that is totally different. From teardrops in the trees in Nova Scotia to a hobbit hole in Washington, here is our list of unique places to stay that we are dying to visit!
The Owner Manages the WiFi – Why This Will Hurt Your Vacation Rental
Letting your owner control your Internet, WiFi, and TV is a recipe for disgruntled guests – and you have no control over complaints. Protect your vacation rental brand with a management partner.