Google Expands Travel Searches to Include Vacation Rental Properties
Google is expanding hotel search results to include a greater number of vacation rental properties.
Industry Sector Leader for Travel at Google UK at Skift Future of Lodging Forum 2023
Industry Sector Leader for Travel at Google UK Finnbar Cornwall presented some of Google’s insights on user behavior data and how Google is changing its travel products in response at Skift Future of Lodging Forum on March 29, 2023 in London, England. You can watch the full presentation here.
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New! Destinations on Google. New vacation search and planning tool. Review and Demo.
Destinations on Google was just released today. If you like to travel but don’t like the planning this may be a great new vacation planning tool for you. This mobile first search feature makes planning a vacation much easier and fun.
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“Booking platforms: Pros and Cons for Hosts” from the 1st Jerusalem Vacation-Rental Managers Meetup
When considering vacation rentals in Israel, it’s essential to evaluate the pros and cons of popular platforms like Airbnb, Booking.com, and VRBO. Here are some factors to consider for each platform:
1. Manager’s Target, Needs, and Tourism Audience: The manager’s target audience and their specific needs play a crucial role in choosing the right platform. Different platforms may cater to different types of travelers, such as families, solo adventurers, or business travelers. Understanding the target audience and aligning it with the platform’s user base can help maximize bookings and guest satisfaction.
2. Manager’s Availability and Ability to Manage Platforms: Managing vacation rentals requires time and effort, including handling inquiries, managing bookings, coordinating check-ins and check-outs, and addressing guest needs. Each platform has its own set of terms, conditions, and expectations for property managers. It’s important to assess your availability and ability to meet these requirements before choosing a platform.
3. Terms, Conditions, and Aims of the Platform: Each vacation rental platform has its own set of rules, regulations, and aims. It’s crucial to thoroughly review the terms and conditions of each platform to ensure they align with your objectives as a manager. Consider factors such as commission fees, cancellation policies, payment methods, and any additional services or features offered.
4. Guest Communities and Reviews: Take into account the type of guests and their preferences on each platform. Read reviews and ratings of similar properties to get an idea of the guest community and the overall satisfaction level. Understanding the expectations and experiences of previous guests can help you gauge whether a particular platform is a good fit for your vacation rental.
By considering these factors, the manager can make an informed decision about which platform best suits their property, target audience, availability, and goals.
Building Connections and Insights: Highlights from the 1st Jerusalem Vacation-Rental Managers Meetup
How to Boost Your Vacation Rental Bookings with Google Vacation Rentals
Looking to boost your vacation rental bookings? In this video, we’ll show you how to optimize your listing on Google Vacation Rentals and increase your exposure to a massive audience of travelers.
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