There are so many great conferences for vacation rental managers these days—yet so little time. We’ve narrowed it down to the best-of-the-best events that will empower you to head back to the office and make an immediate impact to your business. (Some are even free. Can it get any better?)
Mind & Dine by Bluetent
August 9 Jackson Hole, WY
August 11 Park City, UT
August 15 Aspen, CO
August 16 Steamboat Springs, CO
August 17 Vail, CO
August 18 Breckenridge, CO
September 12 South Padre, TX
September 13 Port Aransas, TX
September 15 Galveston, TX
Mind & Dine offers one-day events in multiple locations throughout the year designed to help vacation rental managers network and problem solve with vacation rental leaders, for free! Keep an eye on their website as they’re always adding more dates.
Insider tip: The one-on-one meetings are your chance to get tips around the biggest challenges you’re facing and to hear how other companies like yours are solving similar problems.
RezFest by HomeAway
September 21-23 Orlando, FL
Designed for vacation rental companies that use HomeAway products, RezFest is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the product’s functionality as well as the tools and resources that integrate with their systems and services. Topics covered include everything from how to know if you’re paying too much in credit card fees and auditing revenue to evaluating your online booking system and dealing with HOAs. (Register now and save 20%.)
Insider tip: Sign up for the training—it’s so worth it! Your team will get in-depth sessions to help you get the most of their systems or one-on-one support depending on your needs. Touch base with other HomeAway users from your team prior to attending so you can report back on your findings.
October 16-19 Chandler, AZ
This is by far the largest event of the year—and one of the most fun. VRMA National features more than 50 educational sessions and 70+ vendors. If you’re not already a VRMA member, you can still attend and take advantage of this great gathering to learn about the latest industry trends, speak directly with VR peers, and learn about the plentiful resources that VRMA offers.
Insider Tip: DON’T miss their parties. VRMA throws the biggest parties in the industry! NAVIS is also sponsoring the big Tuesday-night party, and we’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves.
VRM Intel Live!
October 26 Wilmington, NC
November 30 Sandestin, FL
This first-time VRM Intel event tailored to vacation rental professionals is sure to be a hit. Topics will cover 2017 marketing plans, SEO/SEM strategies to drive direct bookings, revenue management principles and tactics, strategies to beat your competitors, and much more.
Insider tip: Register early! These one-day events are packed with great speakers and sessions tailored to various job functions. Look for more information in the summer issue of VRM Intel Magazine and check out the tentative agenda here.
Conferences play a big role keeping you updated with the latest trends, tips, technology, and strategies. Plus, they are a fantastic way connect with peers and leading suppliers. The vacation rental industry is a fairly small circle, which makes conferences a great way to create and foster longstanding friendships with other vacation rental professionals like yourself.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at these exciting events soon! Which ones are you planning to attend?