US: The world premiere of the docuseries ‘Homerunners‘ will be held on Sunday 23 October at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as part of the Vacation Rental Management Association [VRMA] International Conference.
More than 750 property managers and industry professionals are expected to attend the event that will be sponsored in-part by VTrips and TravelNet Solutions and include red carpet interviews by Alex Husner and Annie Holcombe of ‘Alex & Annie‘ vacation rental podcast fame.
Hosted by Vacation Rental Marketing Blog Founder Matt Landau, the ‘Homerunners‘ docuseries takes a behind-the-scenes look at the $78.6 billion vacation rental industry and the leaders paving the way for future growth. The industry is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 5.3 per cent until 2030, according to Grandview Research.
The premiere episode will highlight the work of VTrips founder and CEO, Steve Milo, who discusses how he has scaled his growing company from a handful of properties to thousands, to help vacationers create memories that last a lifetime.
Milo, along with his team at VTrips, manages more than 7,000 vacation homes in resort destinations throughout the United States, making it the second largest vacation rental company in North America.
“With travellers choosing vacation rentals over hotels more than ever before and with the rise of platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo, one might assume hosting these travellers is easy as well as profitable,” Landau says in the film’s opening sequence. “But nobody knows if they can do it on a grand scale without losing the personal touches that make vacation rentals unique.”
Production agency Mangofish Studios, which also produces Landau’s ‘Vacation Rental Show‘ YouTube channel with one million-plus views, chose Milo and VTrips for the premiere episode to explore industry issues such as short-term rental regulation and advocacy.
Mangofish Studios principal Stuart Hooper said: “Judging by the popularity of docuseries like ‘Chef’s Table’ and ‘Drive to Survive’, it’s clear there is a growing demand for these kinds of stories. We believe that looking behind the scenes at a story like Steve’s and VTrips’ is riveting for a broader audience and further that the success of educational-oriented media like ‘Homerunners‘ suggests audiences are ready for and interested in deeper looks at complex issues.”
Madeline List, senior research analyst at Phocuswright and the event’s inaugural laureate, will open the Las Vegas premiere, with observations from Phocuswright’s Consumer Travel Report and 2022 Short-Term Rental Market Sizing Study.
The first ‘Homerunners‘ episode features vacation rental industry thought leaders, including VRMIntel founder Amy Hinote, Vacasa co-founder Cliff Johnson, Miriam Ramsey of Jackson Mountain Homes, StaySense co-founder David Angotti and TravelNet Solutions CEO Ryan Bailey.
Phocuswright will interview some of the cast of the first episode on stage before the premiere, along with Casago co-owner Ryan Dame, who will be featured in the second episode of ‘Homerunners‘.
Attendees of the event will also be the first to publicly see a sneak preview of the second episode.
The event will include a fundraiser for the VRMA Advocacy Fund and drinks sponsored in part by BeHome247 and Red Sky Travel Insurance.
Space is limited so guests are encouraged to RSVP for the VRMA International Conference and the Homerunners World Premiere at this link.
A preview of episode one can be viewed here.