Vacation Rental Events and Conferences

The Leading Events & Conferences in the Vacation Rentals Industry

Vacation Rental Industry Conferences and Events

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.

Some of the Leading Vacation Rental Events in 2018/19:

  • VRMA International Conference (US)
  • Vacation Rental Success Summit (US)
  • RezFest (US)
  • Vacation Rental Women's Summit (US)
  • VR Mastered Bootcamp (US)
  • VRMA European Conference (Europe)
  • Vacation Rental World Summit (Europe)
  • GuestyVal (Israel, Europe)
  • KigoWorld (Barcelona, Europe)
  • VR Tech Events (Europe)

On-Going

Some vacation rental events occur regularly throughout the calendar year. Here are a few...

VR Tech Events for vacation rentals

Location: Various.
Previous venues have included Barcelona, Edinburgh, London, Madrid and Paris.

Price: Free

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Vacation Rental Tech Events is the brainchild of Vanessa de Souza Lage, co-founder of the Rentals United channel manager.

Each VR Tech Event usually takes the form of an after-work session in a sponsored office including talks, networking and a few beers. This is a small and intimate meeting arena for professional vacation rental providers and relevant tech companies.


VRM Intel Live events for vacation rental property managers

Location: Several. (Mostly in US)
Locations in 2018 included Orange Beach, Breckenridge, Maui and London.

Price: Varies

VRM Intel Live!

In 2017 VRM Intel began hosting regional educational events - VRM Intel Live! - for property managers predominantly across the US.

Headed up by Amy Hinote, VRM Intel is one of the leading news outlets for the vacation rental industry and produces a quarterly industry magazine.

VRM Intel has held six VRM Intel Live! events with over 1,000 attendees around the US.


Homeaway Vacation Rental Events and Conferences

Location: US & Online.

Price: Free

HomeAway Software Roadshows - The HomeAway team hits the road regularly to meet and update property managers with news alongside great networking opportunities.

HomeAway Insights and Best Practices Seminars - 90-minute updates with insights and tips on how to grow a vacation rental management business.

Webinars - Monthly webinars covering industry trends and insights. Free for all property managers.


Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals Events

Location: Numerous (US).

Price: $79-$199

Inclusions: Continental breakfast and lunch.

Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals

The Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) group provide regular educational seminars in destinations across the US.

Session topics include branding, standards, maintenance, KPIs, internal team feedback, inspection and housekeeping kits, linen, bed bugs, lost property and product demos.


Vacation Rental Events & Conferences in 2018

November

The Home Away Partner Summit for vacation rental property managers

Date: 11-12 November 2018

Location: The Moody Theatre, Austin, Texas.

Price: $175 - $250

Inclusions: 2 days of educational sessions and networking events, meals and snacks on both days and cocktail reception.

HomeAway Partner Summit

The annual HomeAway Partner Summit focuses primarily on supporting vacation rental owners and property managers with at least one live listing on the HomeAway network of sites and helping them achieve their goals in the vacation rental industry.

Over the two days there are numerous main stage talks and breakout sessions covering the industry and technology. Network with other property owners, share feedback with the HomeAway team and see the latest available tech tools.

Keynote speakers include John Kim and Tina Weyand.

Approximately 600 rental property managers, HomeAway employees and vendors will be in attendance.

Sunday November 11: 9am–8pm
Monday November 12: 8am–5pm

Irish self catering federation conference for vacation rental owners

Date: 13 November 2018

Location: Clifton Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

Price: €30 - €50

Inclusions: Conference, lunch and complimentary drinks reception

Irish Self Catering Federation Conference

The Irish Self Catering Federation's (ISCF) is aimed directly at those providing short-term lets and holiday rental accommodation in Ireland.

The event provides a valuable network for members and exposure to suppliers, industry representatives, international speakers and global operators.

The main conference is preceded by the annual members' AGM.


December

VRMA Connect Hawaii vacation renta conference

Date: 13 December 2018

Location: Mauna Kea Resort, Waimea, Hawaii

Price: $100

VRMA Connect

VRMA Connect / VR Pro Day will be held at the legendary Mauna Kea Resort on Hawaii Island

In connection with Hawaii Life, this is a full day of talks and networking along with valuable takeaways that property managers and booking agents can apply to their practice.

Thoughts, ideas and realities are repaired, adjusted and evolved. We share the techniques, systems and stories specific to the vacation rental industry.


Vacation Rental Events & Conferences in 2019

February

Vacation Rental Women's Summit

Dates: 19-20 February 2019

Location: Ritz Carlton, New Orleans

Price: $749 - $849

Inclusions: Meals, theater sessions, workshops, peer groups and a Mardi Gras Cocktail Party.

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Vacation Rental Women's Summit

The inaugural Vacation Rental Women's Summit will take place in New Orleans in February 2019.

The focus of this event is to 'honor the pioneering women in the vacation rental industry, addresses issues facing women in the industry, and creates a network of solidarity and standards that professionalizes and elevates the entire vacation rental ecosystem'.

Keynote speakers include Elizabeth Gilbert (Author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic), Lady Carnarvon, Tina Weyand (HomeAway Chief Product Officer) and Mary Lynn Clark (Wyndham Vacation Rentals President)


March

VRMA European Conference for vacatin rental property managers

Dates: 17-19 March 2019

Location: Grandior Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Price: €195 - €270 (VRMA members)

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

VRMA European Conference

The VRMA European Conference will take place in Prague in 2019.

More details to follow...


April

VRMA 2019 Spring Forum for vacation rental managers

Dates: 15-16 April 2019

Location: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Price: $350 (VRMA members)

VRMA Spring Forum

Replacing the previous Eastern and Western Conferences, VRMA will introduce it's inaugural Spring Forum in 2019 taking place over 2 days in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The event is designed to be one of the leading interactive and engaging conferences in the vacation rental industry with innovative educational formats and networking opportunities with peers from across the country.

NWVRP North West Vacation Rental Professionals Conference

Date: 23-25 April 2019

Location: Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon

Price: From $525

The NWVRP (North West Vacation Rental Professionals) Annual Conference takes place at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

Join us on April 23-25, 2019 for what will be our best conference yet for camaraderie, education, collaboration and a quality venue.

To be confirmed:

Kigoworld 2019

Dates: 1-3 April 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Details soon


May

To be confirmed:

VR Rental Success Summit (VRSS)
Florida VRM Extravaganza
Rezfest Australia


September

To be confirmed:

Streamline Summit
HomeAway Partner Summit
Rezfest
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Guestyval vacation rental conference

Dates: TBC

Location: TBC

Prices: TBC

GuestyVal 2018 offered an extraordinary platform for short-term rental and property management companies to showcase the value they bring to the industry, while providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make lasting connections and mingle with peers and partners from across the globe.

GuestyVal is designed to break boundaries - discussing the strengths and weaknesses of property management today and its potential for tomorrow.

Through a dynamic collection of enriching group sessions and lectures with industry leaders from the likes of Airbnb, Booking.com, Facebook and more, it is sure to enhance anyone’s practical business skills and industry expertise.

Don’t miss out on GuestyVal 2019, sign up here for more information.


October

the vrma international conference 2019 for the vacation rental industry
Dates: October 13-16, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Louisiana

Price: TBC

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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 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.

More details soon.

To be confirmed:

Liverez Partner Conference (US)
Vacation Rental World Summit (Portugal/Spain)
VR Mastered Bootcamp (US)
Association of Scotland Self-Caterers Conference ASSC (Scotland)


 

Other notable large travel events that are not necessarily focused on the vacation rental industry but which provide very useful takeaways are the 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.