Nov 3rd, 2023
Registration & Networking at the Booths
A brief intro on this year’s edition, to do’s, format, fringe events and a few practicalities to make the most of your next two days.
Elevate Your Vacation Rental Business:
Exclusive Insights, Tactics, and the 2024 Outlook with AirDNA
Join Jamie Lane, Chief Economist at AirDNA, as he kicks off VRWS’ 10th edition with a bang, unveiling key factors behind Europe’s blockbuster summer. Get an exclusive look into the trends for the year ahead and discover the driving force behind soaring demand, from guest influx to top-performing property criteria.
Gain inspiration from the triumphs of top property managers as you peek behind the curtains of their achievements through a comprehensive analysis of AirDNA’s data. We will explore the “why” behind their success to shape actionable takeaways for your own business.
Navigate the vacation rental landscape confidently as Jamie guides you through industry performance and destinations poised for continued growth. Learn how to adapt your strategies to meet the changing preferences of travelers and stay ahead, understanding the impact of regulations and the power of data to be part of the regulatory conversation in your destination.
Don’t miss the chance to equip yourself with knowledge and tactics essential for thriving in the European vacation rental market in 2024.
Jamie Lane is the Chief Economist and SVP of Research at AirDNA, the go-to source for short-term rental data and insights. With 10+ years of experience as an economist in the hospitality industry, Jamie’s research leadership has helped the whole STR industry understand the drivers of success. Jamie is a leading voice of authority on the health and outlook for the STR industry: on top of co-hosting AirDNA’s own podcast, the STR Data Lab, he is a regular contributor to international media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg, providing exclusive analysis and forecasts of the industry to global audiences.
His groundbreaking contributions to the STR space and dedication to promoting data-driven decision-making to the forefront of the industry were recognized in 2023 with the Innovator/Disruptor award at the highly regarded Shortyz Awards. At the forefront of AirDNA’s research, Jamie continuously provides accurate data insights to guide hosts through each decision point in their journey. Before joining AirDNA, Jamie spent 10 years at CBRE, leading research, forecasting, and data intelligence teams to support client analysis. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Business Economics from Georgia State University.
Round Table #1
The Ice-Breaking Session
The first Roundtable on Friday will be an icebreaking session, where the aim is to get to know your table peers using a format that’s going be quite surprising and pleasant.
With the aid of a trained Facilitator, you’ll be guided into a series of questions that will help you get acquainted with your table peers.
Be prepared to share the struggles you have related to your business and seek advice, as the roundtables work as your special peer group of colleagues who’ve been there and have done that, or who’re on the same boat and tried some solutions they can share with you.
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
HACK your guests
skyrocket revenue, reviews & repeat bookings
Tyann Marcink Hammond, Touch Stay’s Queen of Guest Experience, and Chief Marketing Officer Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies, bring you data that will drive you wild, boost your bookings, and multiply your gains.
From the mouths of babes guests, discover why they love it when you communicate and how to go about it in a way that SAVES you time and EARNS you more. In this session you’ll learn how to:
remove the noise from your guest communications
create a process around, and for, your guests
give guests what they want, when they want it (while staying sane and in the black)
have guests eating out of your hand and spending more
What do guests want? Information!
Who’s going to give it to them? You!
How are you going to do it? Methodically!
Why are you going to do it? So they love you even more (and so does your bottom line)!
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
1st Speed Dating Session
Pick your Companies to meet with them at their booth and ask your #1 question
SPEED-DATING are 2 ’60 minute’ Sessions (one per day), where:
- you pick a company representative at one of the booths of your preference, hear the solution they offer in 60″,
- then you ask your question, to find out more.you have the opportunity to really find out what most companies exhibiting have to offer and how can they help you out.See more about SPEED-DATING SESSIONS and the Companies available HERE.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Standing Lunch at the Booths for everyone
A Standing Tapas Lunch by the booths will be exceptionally offered to all VRWS attendees as a further opportunity to keep networking with your peers.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
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