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Lodging Update April 30th, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 04/30/19 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Owners of every Inn, Resort and Vacation Rental work to offer unique and wonderful properties and when they hire a management firm a big question is "Does that manager promote themselves or do they focus on the property?" Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update March 31st, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/19 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

- Who sets the rate, the owner or the manager? - What would the nightly rate be for my home? - How many nights will it rent? In the simplest form, answering those questions may sound a bit too glib. "No one sets the rate. The market sets the rate". or "The number of nights will be dictated by the rate." Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update February 28th, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 02/28/19 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Here is a mish mash of "Did You Know" facts, figures, statistics, and plain ol' good wisdom we have picked up over time. DYK - Our definition of "Hospitality Clean" is defined as cleaner that most people leave their homes just after they've done a deep clean. Guests demand clean above all else. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update January 31st, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/19 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Vacation rentals are a seemingly simple industry. How tough can it be? Run some ads, take reservations and money, give keys to the guests, find a housekeeper and do it all again. But a day in the life looks little like that. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update December 31st, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 12/24/18 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

DO YOU WANT THE MONEY? If getting the money is not your goal, you may find even the smallest aspects of landlording might make you uncomfortable Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update November 30th, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 12/24/18 Topics: Advertising, Dynamic Pricing, Government, Online Travel Agents (OTAs) Comments: 0

Yes, in this industry it really is always something. Something unexpected, something unknown, something new.. REGUATIONS - After decades of operating alternative lodging for guests, cites and towns have begun to restrict, regulate and even prohibit vacation rentals ostensibly because they take away affordable housing. It is silly to think that people with expensive second homes are going to rent them out long term for low rates. Its always something out of the blue.. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update October 31st, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 12/23/18 Topics: Advertising Comments: 0

Why would Budweiser Beer buy a half dozen ads in the Super Bowl broadcast for about $5 million dollars each? Most viewers watch the entire game, wouldn't just one ad be enough? Is Budweiser stupid? Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update September 30th 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 12/23/18 Topics: Education, Employment, People, Reputation Comments: 0

Today's world is full of negativity, aspersions, and personal attacks. This is nothing new. There have always been negative people but there has also always been some people, a smaller number, who always manage to remain positive. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update August 31st 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 12/23/18 Topics: Comments: 0

Some call it "Dynamic Pricing." Uber calls it "Surge" pricing, Disney World calls it "Crowd" pricing and supermarkets just call it a plain old sale. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update June 30th 2018

By Wm, May
Published: 09/27/18 Topics: Comments: 0

With the sun beating down, it's time to repeat some of the funny, wacky, crazy and just plain perplexing things we hear in the lodging industry. (We make none of this up.) Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update July 31st 2018

By Wm,May
Published: 07/31/18 Topics: Comments: 0

Tiny things make all the difference in any endeavor. Here is minutiae about vacation rentaling - How we do it and why our way is better. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update May 31st 2018

By Wm, May
Published: 05/31/18 Topics: Comments: 0

This is a story of a vendor gone bad or, more accurately, that started badly. The industry news is filled with companies (usually start-ups) with new products all claiming to be the next big thing for vacation rental managers and owners. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update April 30th 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/18 Topics: Comments: 0

Creativity is a word that everyone throws around yet most people don't understand nor do many people master it. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update March 31st, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/18 Topics: Comments: 0

Some owners want full-service from their vacation rental manager - to provide global advertising, attentive reservations, hospitality grade housekeeping, careful maintenance and guest services. Other owners really only want help with on-site services while others just need extra bookings for maximum income. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update February 28th, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 02/28/18 Topics: Comments: 0

Guests decide just about everything. It is not up to the manager to dictate what guests want. With the internet, guests are given so many options. When a property is missing just one essential amenity, you can lose inquiries and guests. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update January 31st, 2018

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/18 Topics: Comments: 0

For the first time ever we are revealing the secrets of advertising, the magic of marketing, and the persuasion of promotion. These are insider tips that generate vivid visibility for every property and increase inquiries and large bookings. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update December 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 12/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

The term "High Definition" may apply to your television but "High Dynamic Range" photography refers to a technological process so powerful that it has been patented by Adobe Software. It's so powerful that our company committed to the cost and quality over a decade ago. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update November 30th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 11/30/17 Topics: Advertising, Dynamic Pricing, Housekeeping, Vacation Rentals Comments: 0

Many of our day-to-day services for property owners are hidden, but essential. Take for example - a day in the life of the reservation staff. Here is a peek. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update October 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 10/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

Here are some of the things we provide to offer the most comprehensive service in the vacation rental industry. We do them all because, well they are all required to provide the very best management services. No one else can match all of these. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update September 30th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 09/30/17 Topics: Comments: 0

Many of our day-to-day services for property owners are hidden, but essential. Take for example - a day in the life of the reservation staff. Here is a peek. Read more Leave comments

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