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)
  • VRM Intel Data and Revenue Management Conference (US)
  • VRMA European Conference (Europe)
  • VRMA International Conference (US)

The Full List of Confirmed Events & Conferences Calendar 2021

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
13 September: The Book Direct Show
16-17 September: Vacation Rental World Summit - Annecy, France
22-24 September: Guestyval - Tel Aviv, Israel
3-6 October: VRMA International Conference - San Antonio, Texas, US
11-13 October: LiveRez 2021 Partner Conference - Boise, Idaho
28-29 October: VITUR Summit - Malaga, 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
Data and Revenue Management Conference - US
Flexible Rentals Investment Conference - US
Skift Short Term Rental and Outdoor Summit - US
HostB2B - Italy
Irish Self Catering Federation Conference - Ireland
KigoWorld - Barcelona, Spain
Rezfest - US
Short Stay Show - London, UK
VR Mastered - US
VRBO Partner Summit - US


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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.


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 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.

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.

LiveRez 2021 Partner Conference

Dates: 11-13 October, 2021

Ticket Prices: From $750


Partner Conference 2021 is #BackinBoise


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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