The final shortlists for the 2021 Awards were announced last week following a period of judging, and the voting period concluded at 23:59 BST on Monday 29 March. The 18 award winners will be unveiled in full during the virtual award ceremony on 22 April.
Vrbo will be headline sponsor for the Shortyz Awards for a second consecutive year, following a hugely successful inaugural event in March 2020, just before the national lockdown.
The Expedia Group-owned vacation rental brand joins an illustrious array of sponsors and supporting partners for the 2021 Shortyz Awards, which include NoiseAware [Titanium], AirDNA, Abode PR, Beach Retreats, Beyond Pricing, the UK Short Term Accommodation Association [STAA], Zeevou [all category sponsors], AJL Atelier, hotel.school, and the European Holiday Home Association [EHHA] [all supporting partners].
ShortTermRentalz editor and host of the Shortyz Awards, Paul Stevens, said: “We are proud to once again welcome Vrbo as headline sponsors for the Shortyz Awards and thank the team for their incredible support for what has become known as the ‘Oscars of the short-term rental industry’.
“The Shortyz were set up to recognise excellence among industry peers, highlight innovation and best practice, reward achievement and celebrate startup technology, and anyone who attended our awards in 2020 will have seen that come to fruition.
“In a year in which we received more than 69,000 votes [up from 12,000 in 2020] from over 11,000 people, it demonstrates the tremendous appetite for a prestigious global awards ceremony in the short-term rental space after such a difficult time for the travel and hospitality sectors.
“We are really excited to show people what we have been working on for our virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 22 April, with the aim to return to an in-person event again in 2022,” he added.
If you are interested in coming on board as a sponsor for the 2021 Shortyz Awards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ShortTermRentalz is grateful to all of this year’s sponsors and supporting partners for their continued support during these challenging times.