Is the Demonization of Short Term Rental Managers Justified?

Is the Demonization of Short Term Rental Managers Justified?

I get it, the promotion of sites like AirBnB follows this sort of story – You book a room with Dave in Paris. Dave meets you at the door, gives you a bottle of his favorite wine and agrees to take you out for dinner and drinks with his mates that evening. Through booking with Dave, you get to sample his lifestyle and see the city through his eyes. This is a great story and one which AirBnB have morphed into their ‘Belong Anywhere’ slogan. How much truth is in it though? Not much.

Sure, there are hosts that exist like […]

AirBnB kills Group Payments – Failed Experiment

AirBnB kills Group Payments – Failed Experiment

In November 2017, AirBnB introduced a controversial feature called Group Payments / Split Payments or however else you want to dress it up. The concept enabled guests to book properties on AirBnB and split the costs with their friends. How this worked is that a host would receive a booking request and be able to accept it. If they did so they would then be told that the guest was using split payments and their calendar is blocked for the next 72 hours.

There was a lot of anger and frustration with the way that group payments was rolled out and […]

Introducing Roomfilla Neighborhoods

Introducing Roomfilla Neighborhoods

When we created Roomfilla there were a few things which we always wanted to provide. These are in the foundations of how the company is run. The first of these is exceptional short term rental properties in great locations. Secondly, an excellent service on par with what you would receive in a hotel. Thirdly, all the additional services that you need to have a successful trip in a foreign land.

Short term rentals have gained more popularity in the past years and there are more ways than ever to discover and book properties. We try to stay on top of the […]

Why Distribute Your Property Through a Channel Manager?

Why Distribute Your Property Through a Channel Manager?

A channel manager can be a great way to distribute your properties across the web. Knowing what a channel manager is and what it does would be a good place to start! A channel manager is a way that certain information about your property is synced across multiple places. For example, to avoid double bookings, a channel manager would sync the calendars. This means that if you were to get a booking on say HomeAway, it would update this information across AirBnB, TripAdvisor and every other website your property is listed to ensure that you do not get double bookings. […]

Resort listing, Why list my resort with roomfilla?

Resort listing, Why list my resort with roomfilla?

Increase Your Marketing Reach

You are probably thinking, my resort runs as a resort and doesn’t need to be marketed on channels which are traditionally popular with vacation rentals and short term properties. Well sure, if you are managing to fill your properties then why bother fixing what isn’t broken. If you do however have such things as beach bungalows or unique properties which are often not full during the busy periods or even more importantly the low season then looking at these channels can be super interesting for you.

One thing that listing on all of these different sites does for […]