Earlier this year, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky made clear what has been apparent to hosts and power-users of the popular home-rental service for some time: The company isn't the only game in town anymore. Read the full article here
The developer behind Niido Powered by Airbnb, the hotel-like concept that was first announced in 2017, is at it again. Newgard Development Group last week Newgard Development Group last week angered the residents of its latest Niido project when it informed them that their luxury apartment complex would soon not only allow, but encourage, tenants to rent out their units on Airbnb. Read the full article here.
Denmark ticks a lot of boxes for visitors, so it’s not a big surprise to see the industry booming. But the country should be careful what it wishes for, given the problems elsewhere in Europe with overtourism. Read the full article here
Barcelona may be a world hotspot for tourism, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with renting out your property unregulated. One law that Barcelona put into effect was the Catalan Tourist Act, which states that any property rented out for less than 30 days has to be registered with the Catalan Tourist Office. Once it’s registered, the owner will be provided with a registration number, which they must show on their Airbnb listing. View the Barcelona and Airbnb statistics here.
If you own a property that sits empty for a significant period of time, you might want to list it on VRBO. You can offset the costs of owning a home by offering it up as a short-term rental. Listing on VRBO is simple, and it can be quite rewarding. Understanding how to VRBO your house can help you get started. Find out more here.
Gone are the days when vacation rental owners offered travelers just the bare minimum. Today, many travelers expect their vacation rental to possess nothing less than the amenities they find at home. While toiletries, clean rooms, bed sheets, towels and a serene surrounding are prerequisites, guests require technological amenities as well. Connectivity, after all, holds top priority in this day and age.
Have you ever worried that maybe your rental units aren’t safe enough, or that something awful might happen to your guests or business? Are you constantly worried about your vacation rentals being broken into? Has the thought of a running tap in your empty rental kept you up at night? Do you find yourself driving to empty rentals during off-season to make sure nothing has happened? Is this article starting to sound like an infomercial from the 1950’s?
Think of Stay Here as Extreme Makeover: Airbnb Edition. Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how to turn their short-term rentals into moneymaking showstoppers. Watch the trailer here