Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less

Here at Roomfilla we often get asked how we manage to keep our operations so lean and our output so high. We make no secret of using technology to the maximum within everything we do. Technology really is incredible and lots of manual processes can be automated. Now we are a few years into the Roomfilla journey, we have great workflows in place to identify processes that can be automated and make it a reality. We are constantly adapting and innovating our workflows so that we can stay at the forefront of the vacation rental landscape.

With unapologetically using the cliché […]

Introducing Roomfilla Rentals

Introducing Roomfilla Rentals

Ready for something new? We are! Roomfilla Rentals is launching which means that you can get all of our offerings direct on a specific rentals website. You may be wondering why we have done this and what it is all about. Let’s answer some of those questions and explain why such a site is good for us and also good for customers going forward. Before we jump right in, feel free to go to Rentals at Roomfilla now and check out all the hard work done by the team.

Why Create a Direct Booking Site?

Creating a direct booking website for Roomfilla […]

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’s Grace Period Security Issues

AirBnB’s Grace Period Security Issues

There were 2 features which managed to stir up resentment amongst AirBnB hosts over the past year. The first of these was the split payment policy which AirBnB made a big fuss over when they introduced. It was short-lived however with the policy going into the toilet and being terminated mid September. I wrote a separate article about this which you can read here.

The second introduction which also went down like a lead balloon was the mandatory introduction of a 48 hour grace period for guests to cancel bookings on the platform. This went down so well that there were thousands […]

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 […]

How Roomfilla Optimizes It’s Listings

How Roomfilla Optimizes It’s Listings

If you are new to vacation rentals or renting your property out short term, then you may not know all the tricks of the trade. That is ok! With thousands of properties in our portfolio of listings, we have learnt a thing or two along the way. Your property may look great. It is another thing to make it look great on the channels that we use to get bookings. Using certain methods to optimize your property will ensure it rises to the top. This means more bookings and more money for you. Without further ado, let’s go into how […]

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. […]

Why Web Presence Is Important for Your Vacation Rental?

Why Web Presence Is Important for Your Vacation Rental?

This is a good question and something which should be taken seriously. Web presence is an investment, but it will pay off for your brand. Having a web presence for your property enables your customers to connect with you directly. Channels such as AirBnB, TripAdvisor and HomeAway are great for getting bookings but they all take fees. If your customers can book directly with you and ask you questions directly they will have a great experience. Providing a great experience for customers will increase the chance of repeat bookings and establishing your business in the long term. Learning why web […]

Korean Regulations Override AirBnB Cancellation Policy

Korean Regulations Override AirBnB Cancellation Policy

A lot of people who host on AirBnB are wary of the cancellation policies. Keeping a strict cancellation policy gives you the peace of mind that once a booking is made, some of the money is secure. A lot of hosts use this strict policy which is still arguably not strong enough as a guest can cancel 8 days before and get 50% off their money back. Usually people do not cancel but every now and again, it happens so you need to be prepared. You also need to be ready if AirBnB deem it to be mitigating circumstances and […]

Considering Running AirBnB in Thailand?

Considering Running AirBnB in Thailand?

Considering running AirBnB in Thailand?

Thailand is a super popular destination. The beautiful scenery, amazing food, and history make it attractive to visitors. Did you know that there were over 32 million visitors to Thailand in 2016! These visitors all need somewhere to stay. They are often choosing alternative options to hotels. Visitors, especially from the United States and Europe, are now turning to AirBnB instead of conventional hotels as it provides a more local, homelike experience and lower budget, which is why it would be amazing to run an AirBnB in Thailand!

Although staying at a hotel is simple, there is a unique […]