Fetch My Guest Welcomes Beachcombers NW to the Fetch Distribution Network, Saving Hundreds on Vacation Rentals in Oregon and Washington State #Bookdirect

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Fetch My Guest, the only autonomous marketing automation platform that gives the professional vacation rental host complete control of their brand, marketing and guest life cycle, announce the addition of Beachcombers NW to the Fetch Distribution Network. The network is comprised of transparent vacation rental listing sites that give the vacation rental traveler the peace of mind that they will receive the best price, service and exceptional value when they ...

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VRS219 – Vacation Rental Book Direct Round Table Discussion

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This special episode brings together four top vacation rental experts to share their thoughts on this first Guest Education Day.

With the hashtag #BookDirect, February 7th is the day designated to bring the attention of the travelling public, media and other interested parties, to the benefits of booking directly with a property owner or manager.

I’m joined by Amy Hinote of VRM Intel, Matt Landau of the Vacation ...

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Which Vacation Rental Brand Will You Invest in 2018

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Let’s just get this out the way….

Whether you have been in the vacation rental business 10 years or 10 months, going forward we face the same OTA challenges. Something to think long and hard about as we enter 2018 is how prepared are you to “compete” - I mean, really compete. 

We are witnessing a confluence of fragmentation and consolidation that will see some businesses shutter, get sold (yes ...

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Vacation Rental Professionals: Why HomeAway’s Actions are a Positive Step

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As an industry, we all benefited greatly from the advertisers like VRBO for years.  We understood the value exchange; our data and efforts (services) in exchange for promoting our brands to the travelers….fair exchange.   Over the past few years, we have all witnessed the progression from advertiser to booking platform….to owning the travelers?  These actions will force vacation rental companies to evolve and think differently about their brands ...

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HomeAway Put Coal in My Stocking ….Now What.

HomeAway Put Coal in My Stocking ….Now What.

By now you have all received the HomeAway notice on yet another "policy change”that will negatively impact your business. 

These changes are a driven by the behavior of the traveler and the pull back of inventory from the professional host.  The travelers are pushing back on the fees and the lack of transparency.   This is reflected in high abandonment rates as the traveler attempts to make “contact” and gives ...

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