Advertising on Vacation Rental Listing Sites
The Top 50 Websites For Home Owners and Property Managers
Advertising Your Property Listing on Vacation Rental Sites
The major vacation rental websites are often referred to OTAs (online travel agents) or listing sites. Models differ form instant guest booking delivery to enquiry lead generation. The most popular global vacation rental sites include Airbnb, Booking,com, the HomeAway/Expedia network and the TripAdvisor group. See the top 50 vacation rental sites below.
Top 50 Listing Sites to Advertise Your Vacation Rental
(Global Alexa Ranking: March 2019)
- Booking.com (94)
- Airbnb (292)
- VRBO (2413)
- Couchsurfing (4252)
- HomeAway (6795)
- FeWo-direkt (14606)
- Abritel (18491)
- HomeAway UK (25029)
- Alugue Temporado (39420)
- Luxury Retreats (53674)
- Homelidays (53794)
- FlipKey (57923)
- Stayz (64412)
- Holiday Lettings (67714)
- Homestay (71386)
- TUI Villas 77725
- Rentalia 81858 (Idealista)
- MisterBnb 83962
- Spain Holiday 97170
- Chambres Hotes 126575
- Top Rural 127871 (HomeAway Group)
- Cottages.com 134501 (Wyndham Group)
- Vacation Rentals 137780 (HomeAway Group)
- TurnKey 153497
- HolidayCottages.co.uk 154171
- Niumba 171142 (TripAdvisor Group)
- Wyndham Vacation Rentals 174306
- Cottages In Canada 180565
- Bookabach 187886 (HomeAway Group)
- Canada Stays 191383
- The Plum Guide 207425
- Novasol 231672
- Only Apartments 238625
- Atraveo 254755
- OneFineStay 262565 (Accor Hotels)
- GuestHouser (IN) 285616
- OwnerDirect 320419
- Pour Les Vacances 321463
- Friendly Rentals (Novasol Group) 327312
- 9Flats 374049
- Holiday Home (DE) 389908
- Housetrip 406678 (TripAdvisor Group)
- Snaptrip 477289
- BedyCasa 516189
- Corporate Housing By Owner 525899
- Villas of Distinction 580796
- Vacation Rentals By Choice 644371
- Book2Trip 647153
- Bachcare (NZ) 6764122
- Travelmob (HomeAway Group) 736670
Website - Global Alexa Ranking* - Parent Company
* Alexa website analysis 04 March 2019. Combines the estimated average number of daily unique visitors and page views over a three month period.
GLOBAL VACATION RENTAL LISTING SITES
Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is now a household name with more than 6 million listings across 81,000 cities and 191 countries.
The site is a global network of short-term rental space offered by locals. Rooms and entire properties are listed under property types as Vacation Home, Unique Space, B&B and Boutiques.
Listing your space is free. 3% of each accepted reservation is collected as a host service fee to cover the cost of processing. Funds are transferred directly to the host.
What you charge is up to you. Get access to tools to set a price that factors in travel trends and prices for similar places.
Business travel accounts for 15% of all guest bookings as over 700,000 companies have used Airbnb For Work.
Professional photography is available in most areas.
Owners/managers are protected by an automatic $1m Airbnb Host Guarantee and Host Protection Insurance for accidental property damage and guest accidents. 24/7 phone support.
Both guests and hosts have a picture profile with various levels of verification. Owners can additionally add settings for guests to provide government identification.
Guest reviews help hosts decide on accepting booking requests.
Airbnb Listing Inclusions » Reveal
What's included in an Airbnb vacation rental listing?
The Basics - Unlimited Photos • Property Title & Description • Property Details • Amenities • Display Specific/General Location • Guest resources (Check-In details/Wi-Fi Login/House manual) • Recommendations Guidebook
Price Settings - Set Customised Nightly Rates • Use Optional Pricing Tips • Add Weekly/Monthly discounts • Set Additional Cleaning Price • Set Additional Guest Charges • Add Damage Deposits • Set Weekend Pricing • Set Currency
Booking Settings - House Rules - Accept Children, Pets, Smoking & Events • Optional Instant Bookings • Set Advance Booking Notice • Set Booking Window • Set Minimum/Maximum Stays • Add Check-in Checkout Details • Choose Cancellation Policy • Email & SMS Notifications • Bank Transfer/Paypal Payouts
Extras - View & Post Guest Reviews • Request Guest ID Verification • Availability Calendar Synchronisation (Import/Export) • Eligibility For 'Collections' Category inclusion (e.g. Family & Work) • Eligibility For 'Airbnb Plus' luxury property category inclusion • Eligibility For 'Superhost' status
Host Data - Ratings Scores History • Earnings/Transaction History • Monthly/Daily Listing View Data
Services - Co-Hosting Opportunities • Customer Support • Professional Photography • Host Airbnb 'Experiences'
Airbnb Collections » Reveal
What are Airbnb Collections?
Airbnb currently has two themed 'Collections' search categories:
The Work Collection (Business Travellers) and The Family Collection (Families)
The Family Collection Requirements
- 4.8 overall review rating
- 5 star reviews from families
- Entire homes with full kitchens
The Work Collection Requirements
- 4.8 overall review rating
- Cancellation flexibility
- Self check in
- Laptop friendly workspace
Property Management Tools » Reveal
Airbnb Multi-Property Management Tools
Business Listing Profile Page (6+ listings)
- All listings in one place
- Customised page (logo, header, description)
- Promote page via email and social
May not apply in some cities.
- All reservations in one place
- Easy access
- Simple navigation
- Sort and filter navigation
- Downloadable reservation list
- More accessible calendar synching
- Consolidate follow-up menu
Allowing Airbnb hosts to edit multiple listings at once.
- Property type
- Standard fees
- Trip length
- Check in / check out times
- Check in method
- House rules
- Cancellation policy
Expand Pricing Rules
- Length of stay pricing - customise by number of nights
- Last-minute discounts - customise by number of days before booking
- Early bird discounts - customise by number of months booked in advance
Expanded Availability Rules
- Length of stay requirements
- Check in / check out days
Multi-Calendar with Rule Sets
- Update rates and availability
- View all reservations
- Search and filter listings
- Create and save detailed pricing and availability rule-sets
Hosts connecting via API for the first time can connect to an existing Airbnb account
Who are Airbnb Guests? » Reveal
- The typical decision maker for a booking is a young woman
- Group and business travel is on the rise
- Most popular cities in Europe - Paris, London, Barcelona, Lisbon & Rome
- Nearly 90% of of bookings are for stays of less than a week
- 40% of stays are from 1-2 nights
- 40% of trips were last-minute bookings
- Most bookings happen on a Monday evening
- 6pm-8pm is the most common booking time slot on a Monday
NeedMoreRentals No 1 Tip » Reveal
Get a booking ASAP
Receiving your first booking in the first month is imperative to succeeding in any busy Airbnb marketplace. Start by making your rates super-competitive, get your first few bookings in, gain positive reviews and consolidate a high ranking position.
Based in Amsterdam, Booking.com has been a major player in the short-term rental industry in Europe for many years and has developed into a global leader.
Booking.com is the largest travel e-commerce website in the world and is available in 40 languages. The company has more than 15,000 employees in 198 offices, in 70 countries worldwide.
Listing is free and registration can take as little as 15 minutes to complete. There are no sign-up fees nor subscription costs when you become a rental partner.
Adding your vacation rental(s) on Booking gives you instant access to a huge audience of approximately 480 million website visitors per month.
Rental spaces include cottages, apartments, villas, cabins, guesthouses, B&Bs, condos, country houses, gites, farm stays, holiday homes, campsites, ryokans, homestays, riads, boats, luxury tents and rooms.
All bookings are instantly confirmed so there are no extra steps to take.
The Pulse mobile app allows you to manage all of your listings and bookings on the go.
Of it's nearly 30 million property listings, Booking boasts over 5.6 million vacation rental homes, apartments and other unique places to stay located across 231 countries and territories worldwide.
A dedicated team verifies guest reviews, making sure they are legitimate - which gives you credibility and helps future guests make the decision to stay with you.
Furthermore we don't add guest booking fees on to the price like some other platforms. The price the guest sees is the final price without any nasty surprises.
24-hour/7 days per week support in 43 languages is available by phone and daily local team support in 198 offices in 70 countries. 20+ dedicated Product Teams and 200+ dedicated Partner Managers.
We market your vacation rental property page on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo and your listing will appear in Google Maps searches.
Property Management Tools » Reveal
Booking.com Property Management Tools
- Host profile to introduce yourself, set the expectations for your guests, highlight your USP, add languages spoken and attract more bookings.
- Set deals. Sell more by creating deals in bulk in advance.
- Bulk editing of all of your properties.
- Templated guest messaging and automatic scheduling.
- Set guest requirements like address and phone number verification or compulsory previous stays on Booking.com.
- Download and use the Booking.com Pulse app to access anywhere at anytime.
- Set house rules. You create the rules that all prospective vacation rental guests must read and agree to prior to booking.
- Damage deposit tool to set your deposit amount, preferred payment method and refund policy.
- Report guest misconduct and ensure a specific guest never books with you again.
Over 415 million monthly unique visitors use TripAdvisor to plan trips.
Listing your vacation rental is free on the world's largest travel community. Travellers know TripAdvisor.
Pay just three per cent commission for each confirmed booking.
With vacation rentals in over 200 countries, you can advertise anything from private rooms to castles or houseboats to villas.
Verified guest reviews and the $10,000 ‘Peace of Mind’ guarantee help give guests the confidence and trust to book. You retain control over accepting bookings or not.
All listings will appear on the network of TripAdvisor vacation rental sites including FlipKey, Holiday Lettings, HouseTrip, Niumba and Vacation Home Rentals.
There is no contract or commitment and you can deactivate your ad at any time.
Selected listings will also appear in the 'Hotels and Places to Stay' search.
Choose your own cancellation policy from relaxed to super strict in the event of cancellations.
TripAdvisor collects your money safely and on time and pays hosts securely by PayPal or bank transfer.
Guest communication notifications come via email, text message or the mobile app.
The app helps hosts keep track of enquiries and bookings from start to finish.
» TripAdvisor Listing Inclusions » Reveal
What's included in a TripAdvisor vacation rental listing?
The Basics: Unlimited Photos • Property Title & Description • Property Details • Facilities & Features • Guest Welcome Pack (Check-in / Checkout details, Wi-Fi Login & Directions) • 'About The Owner' Bio - Name, Response Time, Response Rates, Languages Spoken • Property Map Location Pin
Price Settings: Add Customised Nightly Rates • Add Weekly/Monthly Rates & Discounts • Add Local Taxes • Set Additional Cleaning Price • Set Additional Guest Charge • Add Damage Deposits • Set Weekend Pricing • Set Currency • Set Cancellation Policy • Set Changeover Day
Booking Settings: Set Booking Deposit % • House Rules - Accept Children, Pets, Smoking • Set Advance Notice • Set Booking Window • Set Quote Lifespan • Set Min/Max Stays • Add Rental Agreement • Email & SMS Notifications • Bank Transfer/Paypal Payouts
Extras: Read, Post & Collect Guest Reviews • Customise Automated Quote/Deposit Payment & Balance Payment Messaging • Availability Calendar Synchronisation (Import/Export) • Eligibility For 'Certificate of Excellence' Status
Owner Data: View Listing Visits • Booking Requests • Enquiries & Bookings • Listing Performance Data - Listing Strength, Acceptance/Response Rates • Track Payments
Services - Customer Support
HomeAway is the big name in the vacation rentals industry with more than two million listings in 190 countries in 23 languages.
Funded in 2005 and now owned by Expedia, the HomeAway network is the #1 vacation rental marketplace to advertise your property.
The HomeAway network of booking sites includes VRBO, HomeAway.co.uk, Homelidays, Abritel, VacationRentals.com and Stayz.
The 'Book with Confidence Guarantee' offers comprehensive guest payment protection and instils booking trust.
All listings include a property headline, description, 24 high-resolution photos, interactive map, guest reviews and reservation calendar.
'Instant book' properties are slowly being rolled out for distribution across Expedia and Trivago as part of the Expanded Distribution Network (EDN).
Properties for rent include houses, condos, apartments, villas, barns, boats, bungalows, cabins, castles, chalets, chateaus, cottages, estates, mansions, yachts and yurts.
HomeAway offers a pay-per-booking option and annual paid subscriptions.
List your property on any of the HomeAway network of vacation rental sites including:
How to rank higher on HomeAway » Reveal
How to optimise your HomeAway listing for more bookings
- Enable instant bookings
- Keep your calendar up-to-date
- Respond to enquiries quickly
- Upload up to 50 high quality photos of your property, area and local attractions (3840 x 2160 px recommended)
- Add accurate rates for the next 12 months
- Collect reviews from guests in the last 2 years
- Share the exact property location with longitude/latitude
- Make your headline descriptive, attention grabbing and relevant (up to 70 characters long)
- Clear and detailed property description
- Indicate if pets are accepted
- List all amenities to show up on applicable filter searches
- List nearby attractions and amenities
FEATURED VACATION RENTAL LISTING SITES
Advertising your rental accommodation on ClickStay (formerly VillaRenters.com) gives you exposure to over 4 million travellers. More than 57,000 vacation rental apartments and villas in 76 countries. Listings include unlimited photos, local information and availability calendar. No booking = no fees.
We also promote selected properties in front of potential guests across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Use special offers, late-booking, early-bird or long-stay discounts to promote your property. Automated emails requesting deposits & balances, payment and return of deposits. Load as many properties as you like! Secure credit card payment facilities. One off start–up fee of just £1 then upload as many properties as you like.
Do you own an RV? Would you like to earn money when not using it? List for FREE with Outdoorsy - the largest and most trusted RV vacation rental marketplace in the US and Canada. $1 million liability insurance policy covers your RV or trailer whenever it’s being rented for vacations. DMV verification check on all drivers. 24/7 RV Rental Roadside Assistance. Dedicated customer support team and 93% Average 5+ star reviews. Liability & comprehensive and collision Insurance included in every approved rental.
We're free to join and have no membership fees of any kind. You will always have the final say in who gets to rent your RV. Payments are deposited directly into your bank 24 hours after your RV has been picked up.
Listing your spare room on Homestay connects you with travellers to over 160 countries. Homestay is all about sharing your home, welcoming your guest and orientating them to your local area. Listing is free and there is no long-term contract. Video call and messaging technology helps hosts get a better idea about their guests in advance of stays.
So, if you have a spare room in your house, sign up free today and start hosting guests in your home!
We are one of Asia’s largest OTA’s and now allow hosts to list their properties on our site. Anybody that wants to rent their apartment, house, villa or bungalow can do so. We do not charge hosts a commission and it is completely free to list your property.
Host simply enter the price they want to earn per night, then we make money by marking up a small percent (typically between 6-12%) for travelers to pay at the time of booking.
Brightongetaways.com is the leading short-term accommodation and vacation rental provider in the Brighton and Hove area in the UK.
We will ensure you enjoy huge returns with short term lettings as opposed to long term tenancies. Our plans are perfect for landlords and property managers who want to make more from vacant or under-performing homes.
The Again Group Ltd
Country specific holiday rental websites for properties in Spain, Portugal, France and Turkey, successfully getting owners enquiries and bookings since 2011.
No commission taken on owners bookings. No guest booking fees. No 'Book Now' option. No hiding of guest details. Guests contact owners direct via email or phone.
It's simple to create your listing, upload unlimited photos, set your rates, availability and manage your bookings. Customer support is available via live chat and email with a dedicated account manager.
Price ONLY £99 per listing for 12 months. Discounts available for multiple property owners and managers.
Welcome Worldwide is a company that specialises in advertising privately owned holiday homes, which can be rented direct from the owner avoiding high agent commissions. We have been advertising holiday homes since 2003 and advertise all types of holiday accommodation ranging from villas and apartments, to farmhouses and cottages in many countries throughout the world. All rental enquiries made on our website go directly to the property owner, Welcome Worldwide receives no commission on the rental bookings taken.
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