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2021 U.S. Short-Term Rental Outlook Report

2021 U.S. Short-Term Rental Outlook Report

U.S. Short-term Rentals Thrived Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Can the Trend Hold as America Heads Back to Work? The “new normal” of travel is here. A lot has changed since the pandemic began and, with travel restrictions easing and more people heading back to the... Read More
Welcome to the Most Powerful Airbnb Pricing Tool

Welcome to the Most Powerful Airbnb Pricing Tool

Why Knowing How Much to Charge for Airbnb Listings in Your Market is Essential Pricing your property based on several factors delivers the most advantageous Airbnb pricing strategy. Hosts and PMs who utilize a dynamic Airbnb pricing tool to optimize their pricing... Read More
Impact of the Coronavirus on Global Short-Term Rental Markets

Impact of the Coronavirus on Global Short-Term Rental Markets

  At the time of writing, the coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 people and sickened more than 115,000. International stock markets have witnessed the biggest plunge since 2008, entire cities and countries have been placed on lockdown, and massive... Read More
Airbnb Rental Arbitrage in 2020: Where to Make Money Without Buying Property

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

Read the Updated Report: Best Places for Rental Arbitrage in 2021+2022   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... Read More
Test Drive the World’s Smartest Vacation Rental Pricing Tool

Test Drive the World’s Smartest Vacation Rental Pricing Tool

UPDATED: The world’s most accurate Airbnb pricing tool has become even more powerful.Find out how Smart Rates’ integration with Futurestay has changed the game when it comes to optimizing and automating your short-term rental pricing strategy.   It can be... 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
Airbnb Dynamic Pricing Recommendations Now in MarketMinder

Airbnb Dynamic Pricing Recommendations Now in MarketMinder

UPDATE, July 2021: The most powerful Airbnb dynamic pricing tool is now live. Find out how it works — and how much you could be making — with Smart Rates’ integration with Futurestay. Get personalized, automated pricing to optimize your revenue and occupancy, and grow... 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
Price Your Airbnb like a Pro for the Champions League Final in Madrid

Price Your Airbnb like a Pro for the Champions League Final in Madrid

Short-Term Rental Hosts in Madrid Have Their Eyes Off the Ball As vacation rental hosts in the Spanish capital vastly overcharge for the dates of the Champions League final, they are leaving money on the table and fans without a place to stay. Football fans hoping to... 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
BnB Guest Conference: Athens Airbnb Market Spotlight

BnB Guest Conference: Athens Airbnb Market Spotlight

BNB GUEST CONFERENCE IN ATHENS Vacation Rental Market Spotlight: Athens, Greece AirDNA CRO Tom Caton dives into the data to break down market saturation, emerging neighborhoods for investment, professionalization of the vacation rental space, and competitive analysis... 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
The 100 Best Places to Buy Vacation Rental Property in the United States

The 100 Best Places to Buy Vacation Rental Property in the United States

Read our updated post on the Best Places to Invest in Vacation Rentals in 2020+2021 here. If you want to expand your vacation rental portfolio — or even purchase your very first property — knowing the best places to buy vacation rental property is the first step to... Read More
Pass the Keys VRM Case Study

Pass the Keys VRM Case Study

PASS THE KEYS AirDNA Data is Key to Customer Satisfaction and Scaling a VRM into New Rental Markets! Pass the Keys is growing rapidly in the U.K., and has relied on AirDNA data to improve the accuracy of their property forecasts, target new rental markets for... 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