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3 Steps to Know Your Guests Online

3 Steps to Know Your Guests Online

A lot of short term rental owners think that the direct booking revolution is about increasing the margins and cutting out the intermediary. The important thing to bear in mind, however, is that it is also about knowing and owning your guests before, during and after a stay. To boost your direct booking,  knowing your

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Airbnb Extends UK Calendar Blocks

Breaking News: Airbnb Extends UK Calendar Blocks

Airbnb has extended the block of booking calendars in the UK to new bookings that start on or before 17 May. Airbnb’s blocking booking calendars were started in the wake of the COIVID-19 situation in the UK. This time Airbnb is leaving some space for the ones who would like to provide accommodation for key workers.

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Remotely Monitor your Airbnb’s Cleanliness

Remotely Monitor your Airbnb’s Cleanliness

Any owner of a vacation rental business must be aware of the importance of offering an impeccably clean property to guests. Guests are also looking for a homely and welcoming experience. They will not compromise on their expectations when it comes to hygienic standards. It is very common to receive negative reviews due to slight

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Airbnb Cancellations Host Compensation

Airbnb Cancellations Host Compensation announced by Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky yesterday is not what you may think it is. While he’s great at PR, it is questionable what his intentions actually were with the announcement. What you heard may have been that which you’d like to hear, not what was actually said. Once you start

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COVID-19 Cancellations: How to Deal with Refunds

COVID-19 Cancellations: How to Deal with Refunds

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has largely impacted the hospitality industry. The flow of bookings into hotels and serviced apartments, i.e. vacation rentals, has remarkably changed, nosedived in different countries in light of the unpredictable situations caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the more severe lockdowns and crackdowns initiated by governments.  Travel restrictions have

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COVID-19 and Airbnb Hosts – How to Survive

COVID-19 and Airbnb Hosts – How to Survive

COVID-19 and Airbnb Hosts, how to get additional direct bookings, more Airbnb/Booking.com traffic and turn these negative events into a positive one. The past week has been full of challenges as we are facing a new reality, a reality that we had no control whatsoever, no warning and no time to prepare. As a host

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Airbnb Crash – Collecting Guest Direct Contact Details

Airbnb website was down last night, 9th January, 2020. According to Downdetector, Airbnb crash incidents is not limited to this single one. The website experienced outages and problems on 5th and 13th December due to maintenance or technical issues, who knows?! No matter what, the consequences of Airbnb site crash can impact both ends of

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5 Factors to Look Out for When Choosing Arbitrage Properties

5 Factors to Look Out for When Choosing Arbitrage Properties

If you are thinking about expanding your vacation rental business you might find there are many aspects that you need to bear in mind. In this blog post, our Team at Zeevou have synthesised five factors to look out for when choosing arbitrage properties. 1. Customer Segmentation First of all, you need to know who

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Airbnb Custom URLs

Airbnb Custom URLs

Airbnb hosts are starting to be told that they can employ custom URLs as Superhosts. Airbnb enables eligible hosts to take advantage of this opportunity to create an airbnb custom URL for each of their listings. However, the airbnb Superhost can create only one URL per listing and it is valid only so long as

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How to Collect Guest Email Addresses

Are you wondering how to collect guest email addresses? Why bother? You can message them directly through the app of the site they booked through, right? Not quite. Keep reading. The Importance of Collecting Guest Email Addresses Ping – a new booking has come in through Airbnb. We all love that sound. Payment taken care

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