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

Online and In-Person Events Confirmed for 2021

25-26 January: BnB Greece Conference - Online
22 April: The Shortyz Awards Virtual - Online
14 May: VRMA Connect - Florida, US
19 May: Skift Live Short-Term Rental & Outdoor Summit - Online
9 June: ALP Conference - Florida, US
22 June: VRMA Connect - Colorado, US
17-18 August: VR Data and Revenue Management - South Carolina, US
1 September: Short-Term Rental Innovation & Policy Summit - Austin, US
8-10 September: Streamline Summit - Scottsdale, Arizona, US
13 September: The Book Direct Show - London, UK
14 September: Short Stay Summit - London, UK
15-16 September: FVRMA Xtravaganza - Kissimmee, US
16 September: Serviced Apartment Awards - London, UK
16-17 September: Vacation Rental World Summit - Annecy, France
26-28 September: NEXT - Minneapolis, US
3-6 October: VRMA International Conference - San Antonio, Texas, US
11-13 October: LiveRez 2021 Partner Conference - Boise, Idaho
24-26 October: NWVRP Annual Conference - Seaside, Oregon, US
26-27 October: Urban Living Festival - London, UK
28-29 October: VITUR Summit - Malaga, Spain
5-6 November: BnB Show - Milan, Italy
17-19 November: Expo Renta Vacacional - Cancun, Mexico
17-19 November: VRMA Executive Summit - Rancho Palos Verdes, California, US
22-26 November: Short Stay Week - European Short-Term Rentals Digital Conference - Online
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
Flexible Rentals Investment Conference - US
Rezfest - US
VRBO Partner Summit - US


12-13 January: Recharge - Paris, France
1 March: Stayjam - London, UK
17 March: The Shortyz - London UK



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 2021

Dates: 17-18 Auguat

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.


Book Direct Show 2021

Dates: 13 September, 2021

Location: London


The Book Direct Show is the only event dedicated to short-term rental property managers seeking direct bookings.

Off the back of two conferences in 2020, we are returning in the Autumn for an unmissable live event in London dedicated to direct booking strategies.

The 2021 Book Direct Show will be a hybrid event catering to both an in-person and online experience. The conference will feature many of the leading #bookdirect advocates from around the world.

Vacation Rental World Summit 2021


Dates: 16-17 September, 2021

Location: Annecy, France

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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.

After over a year of Pandemic confinement, VRWS 2021 theme will be “Get Together Again” and will focus on prime networking and interactions amongst attendees, in a safe environment and with the very friendly and family like atmosphere VRWS is well known for and much appreciated among industry professionals.


VRMA International Conference 2021

2021 VRMA International Conference

Dates: 3-6 October, 2021

Location: San Antonio, Texas, US

The VRMA International Conference is the premier event and exposition for vacation and holiday rental professionals.

Organised by the Vacation Rental Management Association, it brings together property managers and suppliers from around the world for a week of education, networking, and enjoyment.

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LiveRez 2021 Partner Conference

Dates: 11-13 October, 2021

Ticket Prices: From $750

Partner Conference 2021 is #BackinBoise


Expo RV 2021

Expo Renta Vacacional 2021 Conference

Dates: 17-19 November 2021

Location: Cancun, Mexico

ExpoRV is the first Expo show, conference and networking event for property managers, professional hosts and tech suppliers from the vacation rental industry in Mexico and Latin America.

Our event, brings together the best international speakers, suppliers and experts of the industry.

Tickets here


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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