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U.S. AirDNA Index October 2019: Shoulder Months Bring Big Changes

U.S. AirDNA Index October 2019: Shoulder Months Bring Big Changes

The United States AirDNA Index The United States’ short-term rental industry has officially entered its shoulder season. Whereas revenues remained strong throughout the late-summer push, September saw the onset of fall and an abrupt snap back to reality. Occupancy... 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
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
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
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
Which US Cities Are the Best (and Worst) for Rental Arbitrage on Airbnb and HomeAway?

Which US Cities Are the Best (and Worst) for Rental Arbitrage on Airbnb and HomeAway?

What Is Rental Arbitrage? Rental arbitrage is the act of renting a property long-term and then re-renting it on a short-term basis on Airbnb, HomeAway, or other vacation rental platforms. If you’re a short-term rental host or vacation rental manager, you’ve likely... 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

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—which includes listings on Vrbo and sites in the HomeAway family. Through hundreds of data... 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
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

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 growing your business.  Not all short-term rental markets are created equal, and there can... 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
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
Colliers: Airbnb Impacts and Outlook for Amsterdam

Colliers: Airbnb Impacts and Outlook for Amsterdam

Colliers The top neighborhoods and comparable hotel metrics. More than 736,000 overnight stays were booked via Amsterdam Airbnb listings in 2015 – almost 9% of total demand in the city.   Download the report. Name* First Last Company Name*Email* Phone** I... Read More
CBRE: Hosts with Multiple Units – A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

CBRE: Hosts with Multiple Units – A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

CBRE A Comprehensive National Review of Airbnb Growth Including a Spotlight on 13 U.S. Markets This Airbnb growth analysis covers the U.S. and highlights data for 13 cities utilizing two years of AirDNA data for the period of October 2014 through September 2016. The... Read More