The Leading Events & Conferences in the Vacation Rentals Industry

short-term rental events and conferences in 2020

There are numerous events and conferences for vacation rental industry professionals and property managers around the world. Most are located across the US and Europe and offer updated educational insights from industry experts whilst also providing fantastic networking opportunities with fellow accommodation providers and tech suppliers.

The Leading Vacation Rental Industry Events & Conferences 2021

  • Book Direct Show
  • Click. by (Netherlands)
  • GuestyVal (Israel)
  • Host (UK)
  • Host Basic to Business (Italy)
  • KigoWorld (Spain)
  • Liverez Partner Conference (US)
  • Rezfest (US)
  • Short Stay Show (UK)
  • Skift Short-Term Rental Summit (US)
  • Vacation Rental World Summit (Italy)
  • Vitur Summit (Spain)
  • VR Mastered Bootcamp (US)
  • VRBO Partner Summit (US)
  • VRM Intel Data and Revenue Management Conference (US)
  • VRMA European Conference (Czech Republic)
  • VRMA International Conference (US)

The Full Events & Conferences Calendar 2020/21


September-December: The Book Direct Show - Online

8-9 December: Flexible Rentals Investment Conference - Online
9-10 December: Skift Short Term Rental and Outdoor Summit - Online
18-19 December: VRMA Executive Summit - California, US

Events Confirmed for 2021

25-26 January: BnB Greece Conference - Online
6-7 April: Florida VRM XTravaganza - Orlando, Florida, US
8-9 April: VRMA Spring Forum, Kansas, US
20-22 April: NWVRP Annual Conference - Seaside, Oregon, US
22 April: The Shortyz Awards - London, UK
10-11 May: Recharge - Paris, France
20 May: Serviced Apartment Awards - London, UK
3-4 June: Trip Circus - Barcelona, Spain
22-23 June: Travel Technology Europe - London, UK
7 July: Urban Living Festival - London, UK
8-10 September: Streamline Summit - Scottsdale, Arizona, US
22-24 September: Guestyval - Tel Aviv, Israel
3-6 October: VRMA International Conference - San Antonio, Texas, US
12-13 October: The Book Direct Show - Barcelona, Spain
5-6 November: BnB Show - Milan, Italy
17-19 November: Expo Renta Vacacional - Cancun, Mexico
1-2 December: Vacation Rental Women's Summit - New Orleans, US

TBC in 2021

ASAP Convention - UK
Avantio Partnership Conferences - Spain
Barefoot User Conference - Chicago, US
Click. by Booking - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Data and Revenue Management Conference - US
HostB2B - Italy
Irish Self Catering Federation Conference - Ireland
KigoWorld - Barcelona, Spain
Rezfest - US
Short Stay Show - London, UK
Vacation Rental World Summit - Annecy, France
VITUR Summit - Malaga, Spain
VR Mastered - US
VRBO Partner Summit - US
VRM Intel Live - US
VRMA European Conference - Europe

The Book Direct Show

The Boo Direct Show

Location: Online

Sep 29-Dec 31, 2020

Prices: £0 - £114

10% Discount: Use promo code 'NMR10' to get your 10% ticket discount

The Book Direct Show is specifically for short-term property managers seeking more direct bookings.

This online show features over 50 presentations from the leading advocates of the book direct movement from around the world.

Presentation topics include Booking Conversion, Branding, Collaboration, Consumer Trust, Corporate Travel, Customer segmentation, Data, Email Marketing, Facebook, Guest Experience, Google, Social Media, Personalisation, Revenue Management, SEO, Technology, Video, Website Design and more.

Get your pass today and watch all sessions, anytime, until December 31.



Host 2019 event for short term accommodation providers

Dates: 4-6 November 2020

Location: Online

Price: Free

With 3000 attendees, 200 speakers and 5 theatres, HOST is the biggest event dedicated to the rentalpreneur and vacation rental community.

Your only chance to hear from the biggest disruptors & innovators in the short stay accommodation.

Learn how you can make real money from your property and take your rental business to the next level.






KigoWorld 2020 conference

Dates: TBC

Location: TBC

Price: TBC

Inclusions: Access to training workshops, breakout sessions, peer networking and special events, lunches and reception buffets.

Join your peers and industry experts for KigoWorld in Barcelona, Spain, and learn how short-term rental operators like you are innovating to make processes simpler and deliver a 5-star customer experience every time.

You‚Äôll also have free pre-conference training available to help you get even more from kigo¬ģ Marketplace.

VRMA European Conference 2021

VRMA European Conference 2020 Lisbon Portugal

Dates: TBC

Location: TBC

Price: TBC

Inclusions: Pre-event welcome reception, lunches and evening networking event.

The VRMA European Conference is one of the leading vacation rental industry events.

The European Conference offers unmatched business and educational tools to help you deliver superior guest and homeowner experiences. You'll discover:

  • Dozens of¬†new educational sessions specifically for holiday rental professionals
  • Opportunities to meet peers and exchange ideas and best practices
  • Insights from supplier/vendors who provide industry-specific products and services to help your business grow


The Shortyz 2021

The Shortyz Awards 2021

Date: 22 April 2021

Location: TBC

Tickets: TBC

The second Shortyz event takes place in Central London in March.

This night of awards, powered by, is dedicated to recognising innovation, achievement and excellency in the short-term rental sector.

Award categories include:

  • Best use of social media
  • Best App or website solution
  • Best home automation solution or product
  • Best education and training
  • Best sales and marketing campaign
  • Best corporate accommodation booking channel
  • Best OTA / online accommodation booking platform
  • Best property management company [10 units+]
  • Eco award
  • Best property management solution
  • Best channel manager
  • Rising star
  • Pioneer award

Individuals, agencies and businesses can submit free nominations here.





Data and Revenue Management Conference

Dates: TBC

Location: TBC

The Data and Revenue Management Conference is being presented by VRM Intel.

Vacation rental managers will gain valuable insights to understand the fundamentals of revenue management, examine the tools that are available to them and how to use them, and provide hands-on education in data and revenue management.


Guestyval 2021

GuestyVal vacation rental conference

Dates: 22-24 September 2021

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

GuestyVal will return September 22-24, 2021.

With top-notch speakers, experts from the global travel industry and more valuable content than ever before, GuestyVal 2021 is set to be our most innovative event yet!

With much uncertainty surrounding travel, we are providing a flexible refund policy on all tickets purchased. Take advantage of our discounted pricing and purchase your ticket(s) here.


VRMA International Conference 2021the vrma international conference 2019 for the vacation rental industry

Dates: 3-6 October, 2021

Location: San Antonio, Texas, US

In 2018 the VRMA National Conference was rebranded as the VRMA International Conference reflect the size and relevance of it's global market.

This is one of the largest gathering of vacation rental professionals throughout the calendar year.

VRMA International runs over 60 educational sessions with subject matter experts and motivational speakers.

Network with over 100 exhibitors and leading suppliers plus thousands of vacation rental owners and management peers.

Vacation Rental World Summit 2020


Dates: TBC

Location: Annecy, France

Price: TBC

The Vacation Rental World Summit will celebrate its 8th edition in 2021 and is now established as one of the leading vacation rental industry events.

Join industry pros, service providers, expert property managers and successful owners at this two day conference. Enjoy insights from keynote speakers, panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities.


Other notable large travel events that are not necessarily focused on the vacation rental industry but which provide very useful takeaways are the Travel Technology Europe, Navis Leaders Conference, the Direct Booking Summits in Europe, Asia and the US, the Phocuswright Conference, the World Travel Market, ITB Berlin, Eye For Travel and the various Skift Forums in the US, Europe and Asia.


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