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Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

by Seth Borko + Skift Team
Travel Tech

Skift Research Take

At the end of the day, it’s all about hospitality, but the vacation rental industry faces unique challenges in delivering on that promise. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience across this fragmented market.

Report Overview

The vacation rental market is one of the most exciting and dynamic parts of the travel landscape today. It is changing on many levels from how the business is run to what kind of customer will stay in a rental. Underpinning the whole ecosystem is a network of different technologies. We view it as essential for leaders in the space, regardless of role, to understand how this complex system operates. In this report, we provide an overview of the vacation rental market and a deep dive into the different components of its technology stack. We also analyze the many stakeholders in this technology marketplace and how they vary from one another. We close with our outlook for the space.

What You'll Learn From This Report

  • An overview of vacation rental market dynamics and how we arrived at the tech that exists today
  • A deep dive into each component of the vacation rental technology landscape
  • How software can help vacation rental operators drive sales
  • Which tech solutions are creating operational efficiencies
  • Who the three major types of vacation rental managers are and why their needs differ
  • Why we believe there could be a convergence between vacation rental and hotel technology
  • Why some tech solutions could consolidate while others will remain independent

Executives Interviewed

  • Alex Aydin, CEO, MyBookingPal
  • Alex Limpert, CEO, GuestReady
  • Alexis Murray-Jones, CEO, Yoomondo
  • Amiad Soto, CEO, Guesty
  • Amy Hinote, CEO, VRMIntel
  • Anurag Verma, Co-Founder, PriceLabs
  • Brad Huber, CEO, Parakeet
  • Dai Williams, SVP of Global Partnerships, SiteMinder
  • Darik Eaton, General Manager and Founder, Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals
  • Drew Patterson, President, Properly
  • Jordan Allen, CEO, Stay Alfred
  • Kam Bain, Head of Growth, Beyond Pricing
  • Michele Diamantini, Co-Founder and General Manager, Vacasa Europe
  • Mike Montemurro, COO, VacayHome Connect
  • Pierre Becerril, CEO, Transparent
  • Roth Fouty, VP of Technology, Stay Alfred
  • Steve Milo, CEO, VTrips
  • Tim Andrews, CEO, OVO Networks
  • Vanessa de Souza Lage, Co-Founder and CMO, Rentals United

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