Certificate of Excellence

When you receive a Certificate of Excellence, you are automatically given a boost in your listing ranking, so more travelers can find and book your property.

What travelers are really looking for in a rental?

We interviewed out top travelers and asked them “what are you really looking for in a rental?”

Things you might have missed in September

In case you missed it, there’s a lot that happens in the vacation rental industry that you may have missed.

The Vacation Rental World in 2018 So Far

The vacation rental industry has come a long way just in the past few years. See where the industry stands as of now.

Vacation Rental Marketing

Stay up to date on marketing trends, improve your listing, and more!

Increase your visibility

490 million monthly visitors are coming to Tripadvisor to plan their trips, and we’ll guide you on how to market your vacation rental to them effectively.

Evaluate what travelers are looking for

Marketing your vacation rental can be difficult if you don’t know who your target traveler is.
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Optimize your listing

We’ll provide vacation rental marketing tips and tricks to help you create an irresistible listing to grab your next guest’s attention.

Make the most of your reviews

Reviews are a huge part of your vacation rental marketing strategy. Take advantage of our helpful tools and resources for managing reviews.

Check out the latest and greatest vacation rental marketing tips

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...

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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...

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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,...

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RezFest 2018 – See you there!

Marco Island need to knows: Rezfest Edition Rezfest is focused on helping property managers stay ahead of the ever evolving tourism industry. This event is centered around educating on topics of technology and industry insights, with the objective of driving business...

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What Are Travelers Really Looking for in a Rental?

We can't help but think this rental business would be a lot easier if we were mind-readers. Have you often wondered just what it is travelers are looking for when choosing a rental? Or maybe what factors most affect their decision? Maybe you'd like to know what...

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9 Ways To Make Your Rental Home More Green

Going green is the new craze. Travelers are becoming more and more aware everyday of how they are impacting the environment. Showing guests what you're doing to be more environmentally friendly is a great way to boost bookings. Check out these super easy switches to...

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5 Classic Mistakes Vacation Home Buyers Make

Investing in a second home can be both exciting and overwhelming. If you intend to rent this second home, it adds an element of pressure too. While there are always risks, the vacation rental market has grown over the past few years. The quality and quantity of...

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8 Tips to Increase Your Vacation Rental Bookings in 2018

How to make your listing stand out: the tell-tale question for every homeowner or professional manager trying to gain more vacation rental bookings. What minor tweaks can you make to ensure that when someone looks at your property, they don’t head over to another and...

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Recap: What you missed at the 2017 VRMA National Conference

  The VRMA National Conference did a lot of changing this year, and we’re not just talking about the location. From Scottsdale, AZ, to Orlando, FL, there was a 20% growth in attendance at the show, and the energy was strong within the vacation rental community. In...

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How To Qualify for a Certificate of Excellence

How to win a Certificate of Excellence To all those owners and property managers who have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017—congratulations!  The Certificate of Excellence isn’t an easy accolade to win. We set the bar intentionally high, only...

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Recap: What you missed at the 2017 Rezfest Conference

Las Vegas in September... couldn’t ask for much more, right? Flying in from the TripAdvisor HQ in Boston, the team was not only thrilled to meet with some of our favorite customers at Rezfest, but also to enjoy some of that warm weather! HomeAway Software came to this...

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Tripadvisor Rentals Certificate of Excellence

The Certificate of Excellence (CoE) is awarded to those that have great reviews, are online bookable, and are responsive owners that provide a positive traveler experience.

An integral part of your vacation rental marketing plan, this accolade gives you a boost in our sort order and tells travelers the type of amazing owner you are!

See if you qualify »

As a Certificate of Excellence winner, you’ll receive:

A Certificate of Excellence badge on your winning listing(s)

A promotional kit to help you publicize your achievement

Access to our store where you can purchase special items

A widget to display your certificate on your own website

Other vacation rental marketing resources

Property Manager Travel Agent Program

Looking to supplement your rental income? You can now book tours and activities on behalf of your guests while earning 8% commission. Your guests can choose from over 100,000 things to do!

Guest Experience Resource Center

Marketing your vacation rental to guests is multi-faceted. From the moment they book your rental to the moment they check-out, ensuring a great guest experience is key to the success of your rental business.

Top Listing Destinations

We’ve analyzed data over the years to bring you stats, tips, and more on key listing areas around the world. See if your area made the list!