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Next webinar:

 

27 October: Around the world in 60 mins: What has the industry learned from the pandemic and what are the next steps for recovery?

Contributors:

  • Jeff Hurst, President and co-lead of marketing at Expedia Group and President of Vrbo
  • Raj Kamal, CEO, OYO Vacation Homes
  • Paul Mallee, co-founder and managing director, Maison Privee
  • T.J. Clark, co-founder and CEO, TurnKey Vacation Rentals

You will learn:

  • Challenges faced during the pandemic and solutions found to address them
  • How has customer behaviour shifted since the start of Covid-19?
  • What are the opportunities for expansion and growth in this sector?
  • Trends that will become prevalent over the coming year and beyond
  • What the impact of the coronavirus crisis means for the future of the vacation rental segment

Register here for access to the live event and on-demand recording

 

Previous webinars:

 

13 October: The rise of bespoke booking channels

Contributors:

  • Anthony J. Gantt Jr., Marine Major, and founder and CEO, At Ease Rentals
  • Victoria O’Connell, CEO and co-founder, Golightly
  • Nancy McAleer, co-founder, Florida Rentals By Owners [FLARBO]
  • Frank Reeves, co-founder and CEO, Avvio.com

You will learn:

  • Reasons for the rise of bespoke channels and subscription models
  • What vacation rentals can learn from the hotel space in terms of retention of bookings
  • Book Direct: Is it a realistic strategy moving forward or is OTA distribution essential?
  • Scalability of bespoke booking channels
  • Niche channels that could arise in the future and how existing ones will have to adapt to evolving preferences

Watch the recording HERE

 

1 October: Which business models will succeed in a post-Covid world?

Contributors:

  • Graham Donoghue, CEO, Sykes Holiday Cottages
  • Henrik Kjellberg, CEO, Awaze
  • Anna Skigin, CEO and co-founder, Frank Porter
  • Jesse DePinto, co-founder and chief product officer, Frontdesk

Topics discussed:

  • Challenges faced and opportunities for pivoting or restructuring
  • Essential leadership qualities during a global lockdown
  • The future of self-catered accommodation v managed vacation rentals
  • How businesses will need to leverage technology to survive
  • How business models will continue to evolve

Watch the recording HERE

 

15 September: Humanity v technology: how will tech adoption accelerate the professionalisation of the industry?

Contributors:

  • Margot Schmorak, CEO and co-founder, Hostfully
  • Michael Driedger, CEO, Operto
  • Filipa Leitão de Aguiar, founder and CEO of Rent4Rest
  • Terry Whyte, owner of Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals

Topics discussed:

  • How to establish a guest relationship and not lose the personal touch
  • The importance of picking the right property management system
  • How technology is tied in with providing a consistent guest experience
  • The impact Airbnb’s IPO will have on property managers
  • How attitudes have changed towards technology within the short-term rental space since the start of the pandemic
  • Predictions for the future – will Covid-19 present more challenges or opportunities for tech enhancement

Watch the recording HERE

 

RockSTRz will return in 2021 with a brand new set of webinar topics and speakers. Further details will be announced in due course.

If you would like to participate in the next series of RockSTRz, please contact paul@internationalhospitality.media.