Let’s face it, you want your businesses to be successful, get more bookings, increase profits, and provide excellent guest experiences in your short-term rentals. But you also want to stay ahead of the curve and learn about the latest trends in the industry. Did you know that short-term rental events can help you boost your business too?
At conferences and trade shows, hosts can learn about new marketing strategies, property management software, emerging trends, and other tools that can help them improve their businesses. They can also network with other hosts and professionals, get feedback, and share ideas.
Here’s our list of vacation rental conference and trade show options coming up in the 2023-2024 season.
September 6th – 8th 2023 | Scottsdale, AZ
For property managers who want to learn, network, and have fun. There’s even a charity golf tournament! Sponsored by Streamline Property Rental software, modules include best practices, level-up business strategies, and multiple “unique modes of educational sessions”.
Streamline software is best for managers with 5+ properties or anyone striving to scale to that size, but this conference can be a chance to learn for hosts aspiring to grow their offerings as well.
October 22-25, 2023 | Orlando, FL
The VRMA International Conference is the “one-stop-shop for industry education and networking regardless of your experience or the size of your business.” This four-day event brings together the partnerships and solutions that can help your short-term rental business grow and thrive.
Can’t attend their conference? Check out their webinars at vrma.org/page/webinars
September 26-27, 2023 | London, UK
This event is for short-term rental property managers who want to learn how to scale their businesses. The event will also cover topics such as local regulations, AI, direct booking, and sustainability. Scale offers conferences in several locations throughout the year, so check out their full calendar to learn more.
November 3-4, 2023 | Barcelona, Spain
Celebrating 10 years! Tickets are available at 30% off now for their 2023 event. For property managers, hosts, and professionals who wish to learn about increasing bookings, streamlining operations, and maximizing their income.
November 13-16, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Enjoy insights from thought leaders, influencers, and decision-makers in the travel industry at this four-day event. Phocuswright Conference provides professional development, inspiration, and insight to help you understand and thrive in the short-term rental market. Explore such topics as innovation and startups, travel behavior, and loyalty programs.
December 3 – 5, 2023 | Nashville, TN
This is a unique opportunity to meet with other women in the vacation rental industry and build lasting relationships to inspire and motivate you as you build your vacation rental brand. Do you get overwhelmed by all the breakout session options at conferences? Not to worry! These will be recorded, so you can view those that you missed at a later date. Check out past conference sessions here.
February 5-7, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Start- Grow- Scale. This conference is for hosts who are just getting started or working to scale their business. Workshops and networking events to connect new and seasoned hosts with industry leaders. This event is described as a “3-day immersive journey that will leave you feeling like an unstoppable rock star in your career and personal life.” And don’t miss their 2024 guest speaker, Damond John!
March 2-6, 2024 | Orlando, FL
The “must-attend conference and trade show marketplace for the independent lodging and hospitality industry” At their 2024 event they will offer four conference sections: Aspiring Owners, New Owners, Main Conference, and a new Culinary Conference option.
If you haven’t connected with the ALP’s resources for lodging professionals, check out their other events, including webinars, to become a member and learn more.
April 16-18, 2024 | Malaga, Spain
Perfect for “professionals working in short-term rentals, serviced apartments, and alternative accommodations”. This is the place where companies, people, and technology come together to share ideas that shape the future of the industry. Topics include marketing, guest experience, operations and strategies, real estate investment, legislation, and advocacy.
Coming in 2024
Sign up for updates: guestyval.com
This event is for short-term rental hosts and property managers who use the Guesty software platform. Guesty offers end-to-end property management for short-term property managers that saves you time and increases revenue to grow your business.
GuestyVal shares that “anyone who shares a goal of making property management easier” should attend. Topics for 2023 included branding, revenue management, and scaling your business.
April 2024 | London, UK
This event brings together short-term rental hosts and property managers from all over the world, as well as those who support the industry with “innovative solutions”. The 2023 agenda included important insights regarding economic conditions, creating unique guest experiences, regulations, marketing channels, and finding investors.
They are already planning the 2024 event, so check them out and get involved!
Attending short-term rental events is a great way to boost your business and stay ahead of the curve. If you are looking for ways to improve your short-term rental business, we encourage you to check out these upcoming opportunities to do so.
Beth McGee is an Airbnb Superhost and a home cleaning and organization expert. Beth enjoys helping hosts succeed in the short-term rental industry through virtual services such as listing setup, guest relations, and creating an excellent guest experience. She is the author of Get Your House Clean Now: The Home Cleaning Method Anyone Can Master, a best-selling book that has helped thousands of readers improve their well-being and STR experience by transforming their homes into spaces of comfort and cleanliness.
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