Another fantastic VRMA East conference has completed and we’ve returned from Miami. Knowing that not everyone can take the time to step away from their business for some South Beach sun at this time of year, I wanted to share my top five takeaways from the conference.
The VRMA European Conference was an amazing start to the VRMA event season! Attendance reached an all-time high with more than 430 individuals, a 30%+ increase over the 2017 event in Amsterdam. Without a doubt, there is a thirst for knowledge and networking that continues to grow in Europe.
This week Properly announced support for remote management of Amazon’s line of Echo devices. Touting as the first of its kind in the vacation rental industry, it certainly provides an intriguing option for vacation rental mangers who are looking to enhance guest services and relations.
In early December, TripsIn.com launched with the plan to buck the trend of booking sites that charge consumers booking fees and instead give homeowners and property managers the opportunity to promote listings and engage guests as they see fit.
Industry conferences like the VRMA National Conference, which was held in October in Orlando, offer a natural milestone to mark the progress and direction of the industry. This year’s conference highlighted the pace of change.