Short-term rental predictions for 2023

After almost two years of being indoors and many people working from home, more and more travellers are choosing to go off-grid and focus on their health and wellness. found that in 2023, 55% of travellers want to go off-grid and 36% would choose to spend no time using WiFi. A further 42% of guests want to go on a break which focuses on their mental and physical health, which could include retreats such as meditation and cookery courses. also revealed that whilst almost half of global travellers are ‘more open to wellness breaks than ever before’ – the quirkier the better going forward. The booking site experienced a 30% increase in demand for wellness trips in 2022, with alternative getaways such as forest bathing, chakra sessions, food boot camps, and fruit harvesting becoming increasingly more popular. Be sure to let guests know about wellness experiences in your area, making guests aware of local attractions and information in your listing can help to attract more bookings. 

20+ Vacation Rental Consultants to Help Your Business Grow

Vacation rental businesses often face specific challenges that only experts with substantial experience in the industry can solve.

Fortunately, asking for help when you need it is becoming easier, as an increasing number of highly-qualified vacation rental consultants are offering services in this niche

Today, you can hire a vacation rental consultant to help you with anything from business development to marketing, performance optimisation to investment, revenue management to technology.

Whether you’re a property manager or a vacation rental tech company, these experts can help you take your business to the next level. Let’s celebrate them for the amazing work they do!

This blog post was originally published on VRTECH.

Paola Gheis

Before starting her luxury rental consulting company, Paola Gheis worked at technology companies like HP and Nokia for over 15 years. Most of her work was consulting business organisations to translate business issues into HR solutions – that’s how she acquired her consulting background. 

She bought her first property 10 years ago, trained herself in vacation rental marketing and naturally shifted to consulting. Eventually, she moved to the luxury ecosystem and has been specialising in luxury rentals ever since.

Today, Paola Gheis Luxury Rental Consulting helps private

How to login to Airbnb

If you advertise a vacation rental on multiple booking sites it can be difficult to manage availability and bookings across different platforms at once. That’s where a channel manager can help you. A channel manager is a web-based software tool that allows vacation rental property managers to maintain availability and pricing rates across all connected channels, from one central place. This allows you to distribute your listings across multiple platforms, such Airbnb,, Expedia and TripAdvisor. When a booking is made with one of these booking sites, the channel management software updates availability across the channels which it is linked to – keeping everything up-to-date and preventing double bookings. Examples of channel managers include Lodgify and Smoobu. 

It’s important to be aware that there are some downsides to using a channel manager. Having originated to benefit those in the hotel industry, many channel managers are aimed at high scale property management companies with multiple properties, and are not designed for the individual host with 1 or 2 properties. Typically, separate accounts need to be set up and maintained on every channel, for example a separate Vrbo and Airbnb login, and are then connected to the channel manager individually. The amount