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A Storm is Brewing - Lodging Newsletter December 31st, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 12/31/19 Topics: Government, Lodging Newsletter, Regulations Comments: 0

What a lovely, enjoyable industry we are in. Tens of thousands of guests going to thousands of unique and interesting vacation rental homes, Inns, Resorts and other specialty lodging. Read more Leave comments

Good Manners - Lodging Newsletter November 30th, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 11/30/19 Topics: Behavior, Lodging Newsletter, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

What a lovely, enjoyable industry we are in. Tens of thousands of guests going to thousands of unique and interesting vacation rental homes, Inns, Resorts and other specialty lodging. Read more Leave comments

Inch by Inch - Lodging Newsletter October 31st, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 10/31/19 Topics: Channel Management, Lodging Newsletter, Photography, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Whether building a house, a space ship or a winning basketball team, the direct and efficient way to achieve greatness is to approach projects inch-by-inch. There are no short cuts. Read more Leave comments

The Great Expectations of the Vacation Rental Industry

By William May
Published: 10/24/19 Topics: Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Why did a father disown a teenage son who consistently earned straight A's in school, played all the major sports, attended church with the family, was an eagle scout, volunteered for every worth cause, was president of the student body and treated everyone, young and old with smiling respect. Read more Leave comments

What Guests Want - Lodging Newsletter September 30th, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 09/30/19 Topics: Advertising, Channel Management, Dynamic Raes, Employment, Lodging Newsletter, Photography, Property Management, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

The only trouble we have with giving customers what they want, so we can produce absolute maximum income for owners is pleading with and even begging owners to do the little things necessary. Here is what guests want. Read more Leave comments

Dispatch Magic - Lodging Newsletter August 31st, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 08/31/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

Help us help you by reading the ins and outs of what has become a very intricate intense industry. Read more Leave comments

Bringing News - Lodging Newsletter July 31st, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 07/31/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

It's not bad news, usually it's good news, but it's always news. Read more Leave comments

Surprising Internet - Lodging Newsletter June 30th, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 06/30/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

We have now spent a dozen years building software used for many reasons, but one is just to fight the war for more advertising visibility. Here are just a few challenges we work on every day. Read more Leave comments

Quick Tips - Lodging Newsletter May 31st, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 05/31/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, Vacation Rentals, Vortex Managers Comments: 0

- How many hours does it take to self manage? Experts say 520 hours per year. - Will I make more money self-managing? No. - Why would I self manage? You need an unpaid hobby. - Should I limit occupancy in my place? Absolutely. Read more Leave comments

Who Owns Your Property? - Lodging Newsletter April 30th, 2019

By Wm, May
Published: 04/30/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, 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

Rates & Pricing - Lodging Newsletter March 31st, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, 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

Did you know? - Lodging Newsletter February 28th, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 02/28/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, 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

Rain Rain Snow Snow - Lodging Newsletter January 31st, 2019

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/19 Topics: Lodging Newsletter, 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

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