2022 Shortyz Awards entries period opens

Worldwide: The entries period for the 2022 Shortyz Awards, organised by International Hospitality Media – the publisher of ShortTermRentalz, opens today at 3pm GMT. 

Companies and individuals in the short-term / vacation rental sector from across the world will be able to enter as many of the 20 categories as they wish and are eligible for, with three new categories added to this year’s roster.

It follows on from the first staging of the awards in March 2020 and this year’s virtual edition, when STRz editor Paul Stevens and Boutique Hotel News editor Eloise Hanson co-hosted the ceremony from the Dixon Hotel in London. The 2021 awards built on the success of the inaugural event in 2020, with more than 350 entries submitted and over 69,000 votes worldwide cast in just one week.

Short-term and vacation rental industry professionals will have until 23:59 GMT on Friday 11 March 2022 to submit their entries via our AwardForce platform here.

This year’s impressive roster of sponsors includes: Vrbo [Headline]; Orion Haus [Headline]; Beyond [Headline]; Flywire [Titanium]; NoiseAware [Titanium]; Jurny [Titanium]; Abode PR [Category]; AirDNA [Category]; Guesty [Category]; and Touch Stay [Category].

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or supporting partner for the 2022 Shortyz Awards, please contact info@internationalhospitality.media for more information.

What are the Shortyz Awards?

The Shortyz are the global awards for the global short-term / vacation rental industry, bringing leaders together to recognise individual and company best practice and achievement to help drive the sector forward.

Who can enter the Shortyz Awards?

  • Rentalpreneurs and accommodation owners
  • Vacation rental operators
  • Technology providers – home automation, security, distribution & guest amenities
  • Channel managers
  • PMS and RMS providers
  • OTAs & accommodation booking platforms
  • Property professionals
  • Mobile rental accommodation providers [RVs, camper vans, motorhomes boats etc]
  • Holiday sites [e.g. holiday parks, resorts, camping / glamping sites]
  • Interior designers
  • Payment system providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Media
  • Investors

What are the 2022 Shortyz Awards categories?

There are 20 awards up for grabs at the 2022 Shortyz Awards, including three new categories and two expanded categories:

  • Sustainability award
  • Consumer champion award [NEW]
  • Best drive-to market operator [EXPANDED]
  • Best leisure property management company
  • Best urban property management company
  • Most effective use of social media
  • Best app or website solution
  • Best home automation solution or product
  • Best sales & marketing campaign
  • Best corporate accommodation booking channel
  • Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform
  • Best property management system [PMS]
  • Best channel manager
  • Best ancillary services provider
  • Innovator / Disruptor award
  • Rising Star – a promising individual with a bright future
  • Pioneer award
  • Best subscription / membership model company [EXPANDED]
  • Best mobile rental accommodation company [NEW]
  • Best holiday site operator [NEW]

Why should you enter the Shortyz Awards?

  • Recognise excellence amongst industry peers
  • Highlight innovation and industry best practice
  • Reward achievement
  • Celebrate start-up technology

What is the entry, judging and event process?

Entries period opens: Monday 13 December 2021 [3pm GMT]

Entries period closes: Friday 11 March 2022 [23:59 GMT]

Shortlists announced: April 2022

Voting period: April 2022

Event date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Who won the awards in 2021?

The confirmed winners of the 18 shortlists at the 2021 Shortyz Awards are as follows:

  1. Sustainability Award: Park City Lodging
  2. Best holiday or home exchange platform [sponsored by Beach Retreats]: Love Home Swap
  3. UK Staycation Award: Beach Retreats
  4. Best sales & marketing campaign [sponsored by Beyond]: Beach Retreats – #beherelater
  5. Most effective use of social media [sponsored by Abode PR]: MadeComfy – Your Summer MadeComfy Enjoyable with MadeComfy & Airbnb Experiences
  6. Best home automation solution or product [sponsored by AirDNA]: PointCentral
  7. Best app or website solution [sponsored by the STAA]: Touch Stay
  8. Best corporate accommodation booking channel [sponsored by AJL Atelier]: AltoVita
  9. Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform [sponsored by Zeevou]: UnderTheDoormat – Homes for NHS
  10. Best ancillary services provider: StayFi
  11. Best property management system [PMS]: Avantio Vacation Rental Software
  12. Best channel manager: Rentals United
  13. Best urban property management company [sponsored by Vrbo]: Blueground
  14. Best leisure property management company [sponsored by NoiseAware]: Emerald Stay
  15. Innovator / Disruptor Award [sponsored by Vrbo]: Elizabeth BeckerHiBnb
  16. Courage in Adversity Award: Louis Bollard – Play Away Stay Away [now host a fan]
  17. Rising Star – a promising individual with a bright future: Karolina SaviovaAltoVita
  18. Pioneer Award: Simon LehmannAJL Atelier

Download the 2022 Shortyz Awards prospectus at this link.

Keep up-to-date with all of the latest short-term rental industry news on ShortTermRentalz in the meantime. Further details about the 2022 Shortyz Awards will be revealed in due course on this website and our social channels, including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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the sector forward.