Welcome to the TripAdvisor Rentals Resource Center

A dedicated vacation rental blog to help you build your rental business with industry, insights, interviews and more

New host? Discover vacation rental tips on how to create the perfect listing, focusing on the basics – from how to use the TripAdvisor Rentals platform to time-saving tricks. Seasoned vacation rental owner? Get a refresher on the importance of the basics, such as response and acceptance rates.

LISTING 101

New host? Discover vacation rental tips on how to create the perfect listing, focusing on the basics – from how to use the TripAdvisor Rentals platform to time-saving tricks. Seasoned vacation rental owner? Get a refresher on the importance of the basics, such as response and acceptance rates.

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5 Ways to Avoid Cancellations

Let’s face it; having to cancel a booking is bad news. Your guest will be disappointed because the trip they’ve been excited about is no longer a reality. They’ll probably have to make other plans - often costly - especially if they’ve already booked their travel...

Why Cancellations Are Bad for Your Rental Business

Cancellations are not only a huge problem for disappointed guests, they are usually a huge problem for owners, too. While some cancellations can’t be helped, unfortunately many are unnecessary and can easily be avoided. #1 It's expensive If you cancel a booking...

7 New Year’s Rental-Resolutions for a Fantastic 2019

If you’re thinking this is just your average New Year’s resolutions list, fear not! You won’t find any mention of hitting the gym or giving up your guilty pleasures here. This is all about what you can do to get the most from your vacation rental in 2019, from...

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5 Ways to Avoid Cancellations

5 Ways to Avoid Cancellations

Let’s face it; having to cancel a booking is bad news. Your guest will be disappointed because the trip they’ve been excited about is no longer a reality. They’ll probably have to make other plans - often costly - especially if they’ve already booked their travel...

Vacation rental tips brought to you by the world’s largest travel community. Get advice from experienced rental owners— vacation rental professionals who’ve been in the business for years— as well as TripAdvisor best practices, backed up by years and years of travel data and analysis.

EXPERT ADVICE

Vacation rental tips brought to you by the world’s largest travel community. Get advice from experienced rental owners— vacation rental professionals who’ve been in the business for years— as well as TripAdvisor best practices, backed up by years and years of travel data and analysis.

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Rental

  Ah, hindsight. Isn’t it a wonderful thing? We’ve all had those moments where something has gone wrong and we’re left thinking “Why did nobody tell me that?!”. In an effort to spare you those moments of frustration, we’ve asked around the TripAdvisor Rentals owner...

All about quotes: How to turn inquiries into bookings

So, you’ve received a new inquiry on your rental – congratulations! Your listing is obviously doing a great job at attracting potential guests. But don’t get too excited – after all, it’s not a booking quite yet. In this post, we talk about how to take these inquiries...

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Rental

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Rental

  Ah, hindsight. Isn’t it a wonderful thing? We’ve all had those moments where something has gone wrong and we’re left thinking “Why did nobody tell me that?!”. In an effort to spare you those moments of frustration, we’ve asked around the TripAdvisor Rentals owner...

Ever wish you could read a traveler’s mind and discover exactly what could get them to find and book your property? Listing Strength from TripAdvisor Rentals helps you do just that.

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In this section of TripAdvisor’s vacation rental blog, understand what guests are expecting from the moment they book your rental. Get advice on how to tailor your rental to each of your guests and keep them coming back for years.

GUEST EXPERIENCE

In this section of TripAdvisor’s vacation rental blog, understand what guests are expecting from the moment they book your rental. Get advice on how to tailor your rental to each of your guests and keep them coming back for years.

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10 Things You Should Include in Your Welcome Pack

One of the best things owners and property managers can do to help guests settle in is to provide a welcome pack. It’s great if you or your local representative can show guests around when they arrive. But it’s also useful to have a physical guide that guests can...

Help Your Guests Get Local: Create a Guide Book

When your guests arrive, chances are they’re brimming with excitement to explore their new destination... but do they know where to start? They might be spending valuable vacation hours doing research and running out of time to see everything before the end of their...

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10 Things You Should Include in Your Welcome Pack

10 Things You Should Include in Your Welcome Pack

One of the best things owners and property managers can do to help guests settle in is to provide a welcome pack. It’s great if you or your local representative can show guests around when they arrive. But it’s also useful to have a physical guide that guests can...

Now you’ve created the perfect listing, it’s time to market it to TripAdvisor’s hundreds of millions of travelers. It’s easier than you think! Discover all the vacation rental resources you’ll need to develop a brand for your rental, rise above your competition and create that all-important guest loyalty.

MARKETING

Now you’ve created the perfect listing, it’s time to market it to TripAdvisor’s hundreds of millions of travelers. It’s easier than you think! Discover all the vacation rental resources you’ll need to develop a brand for your rental, rise above your competition and create that all-important guest loyalty.

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Marketing Your Rental: The Definitive Guide

Unless you’re really lucky, keeping the bookings rolling in for your rental isn’t as easy as putting a listing online and crossing your fingers. If you really want to unlock your rental’s potential, we recommend a three-pronged approach. With all the hard work and...

VRMA International Conference 2018

For members of the vacation rental industry it is important to stay on top of the latest trends as the industry continuously evolves. Attending conferences such as the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) is a fantastic opportunity to achieve this goal. It’s...

The Vacation Rental World So Far

In an almost 400 year-old industry, the concept of vacation homes has completely transformed throughout the centuries. Long gone are the days when these properties were strictly conventional “homes” that owners rented out to friends and family when unoccupied. Now,...

FEATURED POST

Marketing Your Rental: The Definitive Guide

Marketing Your Rental: The Definitive Guide

Unless you’re really lucky, keeping the bookings rolling in for your rental isn’t as easy as putting a listing online and crossing your fingers. If you really want to unlock your rental’s potential, we recommend a three-pronged approach. With all the hard work and...