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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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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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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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Vacation Rental Professionals: Market Maker or Money Maker…..What side am I on?

Market Maker or Money Maker…..What side am I on?

Who Benefits

Most of us have been given the pitch on the value of HomeAway’s Market Maker.  As a former “hotel guy” I get it….as a stakeholder in the vacation rental industry, it’s not so clear.  

A very important question to ask in any transaction is “who benefits”.   It opens up our critical thinking and makes certain we are wearing our “business” hats with eyes wide open ...

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VRMA 2017 - The Value of the Vacation Rental Professional

VRMA 2017, The Value of the Vacation Rental Professional

Another well attended and successful event in Orlando! The vendor to property manager ratio was off the charts and for good reason. If there is any lingering doubt about the value of your business that was dispelled at VRMA. There was one particular keynote that caught my interest - “Is There a Future for Property Managers?”, it was a great back and forth on distribution and the realities of the vacation ...

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