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Explore some of our insights into Airbnb, HomeAway, and the short-term vacation rental industry.

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Check out AirDNA’s blog posts, case studies and white papers to learn how to get started with Airbnb, HomeAway, and other short-term vacation rental platforms.

Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

March 2019 marked a huge milestone for AirDNA. We increased our total tracked vacation rental listings by 21%, thanks to the addition of over 1,500,000 HomeAway listings. Through hundreds of data partnerships, AirDNA now tracks daily performance and future demand for... Read More
MarketMinder 101: How to Earn More with Your Vacation Rental

MarketMinder 101: How to Earn More with Your Vacation Rental

Welcome to MarketMinder! This is your beginner’s guide to unleashing the power of the world’s most comprehensive vacation rental data. MarketMinder features over twenty-five metrics, such as the number of rentals, listing growth, and property sizes. Property-level and... 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
Vacation Rental Metrics: Occupancy Rate

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