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YourWelcome is ready for the 2018 VRMA International Conference in Las Vegas. With so many educational sessions to choose from, the YourWelcome team is really excited to learn about the future of the short-term vacation rental industry and how technology will help lead the way.  

To save you time, we’ve hand picked the sessions we’re looking forward to the most and hope to see you there! We’ll have a booth at the conference, so if you have any questions or want to talk about anything you’ve just learned, stop by and talk to one of our team – we’ll be the ones in pink.

YourWelcome©: 2018 VRMA International Conference


10 Ways to Make More Money as a Property Manager

Date: Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Think you’re making the most money out of every customer? Think Again.

Brett Parry, the Director of Business Development at Streamline, will be exploring some of the ways that people maximise profits through modern techniques. It is important, within this constantly evolving industry, that property managers embrace their creativity and stay aware of their margins to maximise both efficiencies as well as revenue. YourWelcome enables vacation rental managers to offload some of the time-consuming operational requests by leaving out video property guides which can really cut down your call outs. We also help in maximising revenue from every guest by offering a full ecommerce platform for upselling to your guests. As the YourWelcome platform is constantly evolving, our tools will make sure you’re continually up to date with changes and that your guests experience the highest quality stay.

The Future of OTAs and Property Managers

Date: Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Do you know what the future holds for OTAs and Property Management?

Moderated by Amy Hinote, the founder and editor of VRMIntel, this global panel will feature: Steve Milo, CEO of, VTrips; Darik Eaton, founder of Seattle Oasis (and also a YourWelcome client!); Gianbattista Vespucci, Commercial Director Presso; Clara Liang, Airbnb Director of Professional Hosts, and Jed Kelly Executive Director of Equity Research – Online Travel and Consumer Internet at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. This panel will get down to the tough questions in true rapid-fire style. The session is sure to be one of the most informative and unfettered sessions of the conference, and we will be sitting on the edge of our seats for the whole ride.

The One-Page Integrated Marketing Plan Guaranteed to Increase Your Bookings

Date: Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Have you planned your marketing strategy for 2019? This session will show you how!

In this session, Matt Bare from Q4Launch, will educate us on the importance of creating a marketing strategy going into 2019. He’ll help us identify the activities that drive the highest ROI as you continue on your journey towards building traffic, bookings and leads. Matt Bare will also discuss how to reach more homeowners through your current marketing strategy and rhythm. We have our notepads ready Matt!

How To Sign More Homeowners And Keep The Ones You Already Have

Date: Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Feel like you’ve hit a rut on homeowner growth?

Douglas Kennedy, President of the Kennedy Training Network, is presenting hands-on and practical tactics that can be used for personal engagement with prospective homeowners, selling your company’s particular strengths, following up with your clients tenaciously and the end goal, closing more contracts. Kennedy will also be addressing how to maintain your relationship with the current clients that you have through mass communication methods as well as personalised communication. 

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North American Travel Trends with Airbnb

Date: Sun, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Are you in the know for Airbnb trends in North America?

This particular session, hosted by Territory Manager for Airbnb Terry Donovan, will give us a sneak peek into the market dynamics for vacation rentals in North America. The discussion includes receiving information on data surrounding the trends around destinations, length of stay, and booking windows. We are excited to share this information with our clients residing in North America, so they are better equipped in developing and expanding their businesses going into 2019. There’s a lot for us to learn at this speech so we’re sure it will be informative for you too…

Vacation Rental Tech Panel: Best Practices on How to Smoothly Connect Your Devices and Tools

Date: Sunday, Oct 28th, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Do you make use of your vacation rental technology’s full communicative potential?

Vacation rental tech such as price automation software and guest review management features that include the YourWelcome tablet is attractive and exciting to hosts of vacation rentals. However, how do you make these products communicate with one another? are providing us with examples that have happened in the past, how their business has gained from integrating these systems and instilling effective communication between them. With integrations at the heart of YourWelcome (with PMS platforms and messagings tools like Slack) we’re looking forward to hearing more.

Property Managers and OTAs: In Conversation with Industry Leaders

Date: Monday, Oct 29th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

How do you use OTA to your benefit as a property manager? Find out how.

Simon Lehmann will moderate the conversation with major industry players in a casual set up. Olivier Gremillon, with a professional background comprising and other leading industry organisations, has a unique viewpoint on how property managers can use OTAs to their benefit. Jeff Hurst from HomeAway will discuss the latest developments he has observed within the industry as well as HomeAway’s role concerning the professional property manager.

Automating Your Vacation Rental Business – The Future of Property Management

Date: Tue, Oct 30th, 2018

Time: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Why haven’t you automated your Vacation Rental Business yet?

CEO and Co-Founder of Guesty, Amiad Soto, will be discussing the benefits of automation tools regarding property management. Automation tools are saving time for our clients at YourWelcome by doing the tedious tasks, giving property managers the time to scale their business in the short-term and vacation rental industries. Exciting stuff!

For a full list of the sessions, click the link below to find out more!

Stop by our booth at the 2018 VRMA International Conference to have a chat about all of these great sessions and learn a little more about YourWelcome Tablets and YourWelcome Advance.

Not attending VRMA? Send us a message or visit our website – we would be happy to answer any questions!

Look out for our stand – we are bright pink so you cannot miss us! Hope to see you there…