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Airbnb Rental Arbitrage in 2020: Where to Make Money Without Buying Property

Airbnb Rental Arbitrage in 2020: Where to Make Money Without Buying Property

Since the 2009 recession, homeownership in the United States has, for many, felt more like a pipe dream than any feasible part of the American dream. A 2019 report from ATTOM Data Solutions has confirmed that this sentiment is no longer a hunch — it’s written in... Read More
Test Drive the World’s Smartest Vacation Rental Pricing Tool

Test Drive the World’s Smartest Vacation Rental Pricing Tool

It can be hard to let go. Especially when it comes to something with such a direct impact on your livelihood and lifestyle. That’s right, I’m talking about pricing your vacation rental. Although the temptation to control your own destiny and manage your own pricing is... Read More
Airbnb Expands in Dubai Amidst Launch of Arabic Website, Expo 2020

Airbnb Expands in Dubai Amidst Launch of Arabic Website, Expo 2020

In May 2019, Airbnb extended its reach into one of the world’s fastest-growing populations when it launched an Arabic version of its website. Although Airbnb’s main intention was to expand its presence across the Middle East and Northern Africa, the impact may have... Read More
Blurring the Lines Between Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Blurring the Lines Between Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Although the division between “traditional” and “alternative” lodging might be clear to consumers, the lines are becoming less clear behind the scenes. In 2018, Airbnb represented 5.5% of total U.S. lodging demand. That might not sound like much, but it represents a... Read More
Vietnam Homestays Fill Gaps and Provide Opportunities

Vietnam Homestays Fill Gaps and Provide Opportunities

Vietnam was recently named the third fastest-growing tourism destination in the world by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, after recording a 29% increase in visitors year-over-year. Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula, sharing... Read More
Airbnb Pricing Tool Combines Property + Market Data

Airbnb Pricing Tool Combines Property + Market Data

AirDNA has just made it infinitely easier to fine tune your Airbnb pricing strategies! Our Airbnb pricing tool combines property data with vacation rental market data, so you can now visualize the difference between your listings and the overall market. Airbnb Pricing... Read More
Vacation Rentals on the Rise in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Vacation Rentals on the Rise in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

With summer quickly approaching, many seaside destinations are preparing for a busy season hosting guests from near and afar. A popular vacation area on the East coast of the U.S. is the Outer Banks, which is a series of barrier islands off the coast of North... Read More
Is the Vacation Rental Industry Overstated?

Is the Vacation Rental Industry Overstated?

2M Here. 6M There. It’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy of numbers being released from vacation rental listing giants like Airbnb and Booking. Just last week, they shared new listing count figures that show Airbnb coming out on top, giving them additional momentum... Read More
Why Multi-Channel Distribution is the Key to Success

Why Multi-Channel Distribution is the Key to Success

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe. With the rise of disruptive vacation rental listing platforms, many are considering a channel management strategy and asking, “which listing platforms are right for me?” The way most hosts or vacation rental managers answer this question is... Read More
Unprecedented Holiday Rental Opportunity Across Australia

Unprecedented Holiday Rental Opportunity Across Australia

Analyzing data of any kind on a macro level can be dizzying. At AirDNA, we analyze a heaping 1 billion new data points on the global short-term holiday rental industry every day. We’re always on the lookout for fresh ways to use and present it for the thousands of... Read More
Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

Note: In December 2019 AirDNA updated MarketMinder to reflect HomeAway’s branding pivot to “Vrbo.” The data and methodology for sourcing our data have not changed and remains as accurate as ever. Just a heads up for when logging into MarketMinder,... Read More
Airbnb Data: How to Earn More STR Revenue with MarketMinder

Airbnb Data: How to Earn More STR Revenue with MarketMinder

Welcome to MarketMinder! This is your beginner’s guide to unleashing the power of Airbnb data with the world’s most comprehensive tool for STR managers. MarketMinder features over twenty-five metrics, such as the number of rentals, listing growth, and property sizes.... Read More
The Short-Term Rental Market Is Evolving. So is AirDNA.

The Short-Term Rental Market Is Evolving. So is AirDNA.

After an extended backpacking trip opened my eyes to the untapped revenue potential of Airbnb, I realized that Airbnb hosts needed better data to identify market opportunities and optimize the performance of their short-term rental listings. We launched AirDNA in 2015... Read More
How Your Airbnb Cancellation Policy Is Impacting Your Bottom Line

How Your Airbnb Cancellation Policy Is Impacting Your Bottom Line

Most Airbnb hosts select a cancellation policy based on their own level of comfort and risk tolerance, not as a strategic part of overall revenue optimization. But just as other ancillary settings like minimum night stay are becoming actively managed, maybe there’s... Read More
Vacation Rental Metrics: Booking Lead Time

Vacation Rental Metrics: Booking Lead Time

Understanding the pace in which guests are booking short-term rentals is a critical part of any host or property manager’s pricing strategy. Whether it’s gearing up for normal annual seasonality, a major annual event, or a special one-time city-wide celebration,... Read More
Airbnb Data: How to Earn More STR Revenue with MarketMinder

Vacation Rental Metrics: Occupancy Rate

What is Occupancy Rate? Occupancy rate for a short-term vacation rental is the number of booked nights divided by the sum of the available nights and booked nights. Whether you’re new to short-term vacation rentals or an industry pro, it’s important to understand the... Read More
New Brand, Same Commitment to Short-Term Rental Insights

New Brand, Same Commitment to Short-Term Rental Insights

Hopefully by now you’ve seen some aspect of our new brand – friendly colors, a streamlined logo, or an easier-to-navigate website – via our educational emails or at our VRMA presentation in Vegas earlier this week (slides can be found here, for all of you... Read More