VRMA International Conference 2018

Oct 22, 2018 | Marketing

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 also a great place for managers to get together and trade both war stories and stories of success.

At the end of the month, members of the global travel community will descend on Las Vegas for the first VRMA International Conference. With so much going on at the conference, we put together a list of a few things we’re keeping our eyes on. Take a look…

Top 3 Can’t Miss Sessions:

1. A Holistic Guide to Disaster Recovery: Managing Homeowner, Guest, and Employee Expectations
SCOTT BREON – Vacasa – Sun, Oct 28th, 2018 / Time: 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

During this panel, attendees will learn best practices from employees responsible for managing the disaster recovery process in some of these areas. The panel’s moderator, Scott Breon, Vacasa’s head of revenue, will discuss the long-term benefits of having a good disaster recovery plan in place, as well as how it can ultimately impact a company’s bottom line.

2. Building Your Profile on Social Media: The Power of Your Digital Assets
LESLIE PRESTON – Bachcare Holiday Homes – Mon, Oct 29th, 2018 / Time: 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Leverage the power of social media to build your own brand and influence your direct bookings. This will be a hands-on, collaborative session on how to take advantage of various social media platforms and effectively engage with your digital audience.

3. Transforming your Reservations Team into Guest Experience Specialists
SARAH CELONE – TripAdvisor Rentals – Tue, Oct 30th, 2018 / Time: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

In this session, Sarah will discuss the evolution of the reservations assistant/reservations team. As the industry continues to expand, so does the role of this team. This allows the reservations team the opportunity to not only secure bookings, but also represent the company in a more holistic fashion, providing suggestions for their entire trip and enhancing the traveler experience.

Top 3 Memorable Attractions:

Who said that your trip to Las Vegas had to be all work and no play? We did some research, and here are the top 3 attractions that will sure to make your time there more exciting:
As you head down the Las Vegas strip, don’t forget to stop at the Bellagio hotel to see their famous fountains. Synchronized to music, this spectacular water work show is one for the books. With water shooting up over 200 ft. high, you won’t want to miss this.

Take a tour out into the desert to see Red Rock Canyon National Reservation. With the vast open land and the magnificent natural rock formations, be sure to have your camera on hand. The views are truly awe-inspiring.

Take a stroll around the botanical garden full of exotic trees, flowers, and plants. Designed to enhance your sense of sight, sound, and smell, this garden will keep you coming back for more.

Top 3 Must Try Restaurants

With all of the fun and exciting things to do in Las Vegas, you will sure to be working up quite the appetite. Check out these top three restaurants that will sure to please your taste buds.
If you’re in the mood for a savory breakfast, head over to Mr. Mamas. From the friendly staff to their stack of pancakes, you won’t be leaving here hungry.

Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina will sizzle your taste buds. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere while you drink margaritas and indulge in delicious Mexican cuisine.

Cooking with locally grown veggies and herbs, the food at VegeNation is 100% plant based. Delicious street food to keep you wanting more.

VRMA International is sure to be another action packed conference. With three fully dedicated days of industry content, having a gameplan is key to making the most out of your time there. There will be sessions all around the conference center with very interesting topics. Stop by one of our recommended “must see” sessions or come visit the TripAdvisor Rentals booth in the expo hall.

The TripAdvisor Rentals team will be available throughout the conference and would love to meet with you. But don’t forget to have a little fun while you’re in sin city, enjoy one of our recommended activities and restaurants or visit TripAdvisor to find even more recommendations.

Review your experiences on TripAdvisor for travelers all over the world to see.

See you in Las Vegas!

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