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How Can Short-Term Rentals in Michigan Be Regulated without Violating Property Rights?
Municipalities throughout Michigan are restricting short-term rentals through zoning laws, but other solutions exist that don’t violate property rights.
What Does Expedia’s Acquisition of HomeAway Mean for Vacation Rental Home Owners?
Expedia’s acquisition of HomeAway is a game changer for the vacation rental industry. Here’s what vacation rental home owners need to know.
TripAdvisor a Threat to Homeaway? Misinfo and the Takeaway for VRMs
Is TripAdvisor a Threat to Homeaway? How Forbes gets it wrong — and the key takeaway for vacation rental managers (VRMs) regarding distribution channels.
Conference Recap: VRMA 2015
Reflections on the Holiday Vacation Rentals venture to the 2015 VRMA Annual Conference in New Oreleans.
Launch of Mobile-Friendly Vacation Rental Website
With the new site, HVR wanted to completely improve the user experience, looking for customers to enter the site and immediately be drawn in by stunning images of a waterfront vacation rental or northern Michigan's Million Dollar Sunset. The company wanted to make...
HomeAway Initially Oversold Its Performance To Expedia – Skift
As large online travel agencies (OTAs) fight to prevail in the rapidly changing vacation rental industry, they may be overpaying to maintain their dominant positions online.
What Every Vacation Rental Manager Needs to Know (But the OTAs Aren’t Confessing)
Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) may be contributing to a perception that can undermine the value of the vacation rental manager to the industry.
The Upside of the Hotel Industry’s Planned Attack on Vacation Rentals
VRM Intel actually sees potential positive benefits for the vacation rental industry from the hotel industry’s interest in limiting this competition.
Rising Ad Fees and Advantages of Professional Vacation Rental Management
After adding time and cost of website, marketing, and channel management, the value of using a Professional Vacation Rental Management Company becomes apparent.
The 2013 Vacation Rental Managers Association Annual Treasurers Report
Nashville, October 22, 2013 At the 2013 Annual Business Meeting of the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), Alan Hammond of Holiday Vacation Rentals in Northern Michigan, Board Officer and Treasurer reported that it is an exciting time to be involved in the...
Holiday Vacation Rentals Is Headed to the Vacation Rental Managers Association Annual Conference
oliday Vacation Rentals in Northern Michigan is headed to Music City, USA for the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference. This event takes place Oct. 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 600 of the industry’s top...
Vacation Rental Industry Past, Present, and Future
or vacation rental managers who have been around long enough to remember an offline life, the marketing of vacation rentals “ain’t what it used to be.” An article written by VRM Intel, A Look Back at How the Marketing and Competitive Landscape Has...
Governmental Affairs – New Federal Court Ruling for Vacation Rental Homes
ith the growth in short term vacation home rentals (property rentals that are typically considered to be less than 6 month rental terms), many governmental agencies have placed restrictions or bans on vacation rentals. Unless deed restricted,...
Vacation Rental Industry News – Travel news and views from around the world.
Vacation Rental Industry News – Travel news and views from around the world. Michael Porter recently posted a noteworthy article about the dangers of major online ad portals, like Home Away and Trip Advisor monopolizing the vacation rental industry online...
Holiday Vacation Rentals Joins the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association
Holiday Vacation Rentals has joined the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association (MLTA) to further promote Northern Michigan as a tourist vacation destination. MLTA is the only statewide trade association representing Michigan's lodging and tourism industries...