Your Guide to the Vacation Rental World Summit


Attending the Vacation Rental World Summit is a big deal for property owners, property managers, and vacation rental industry professionals. If you need some pointers on how to run your rental property, the Vacation Rental World Summit is where to find the best information. 

Never heard of the VRWS before? No problem — discover the basic facts and specific details relating to the summit in our guide to the 2019 Vacation Rental World Summit. 

What is the Vacation Rental World Summit?

The Vacation Rental World Summit is an independent event that was born back in 2014. VR owners and property management professionals needed a resource to help maximize rental income, and the VRWS became that resource. The summit’s focus is to provide guidance for property owners and managers navigating the VR industry. 

The 2014 summit was an online event, same as the VRWS of 2015. The online-only approach quickly changed since the demand for VR industry assistance continued to grow. In 2016, the first in-person VRWS educational event took place. At the 2016 VRWS, some of the top industry leaders within the vacation rental world were in attendance. 

The in-person VRWS happens every year over the course of a weekend (two days). It provides top-notch presentations, workshops, and networking events for vacation rental professionals willing to learn a thing or two. 


The Goal of VRWS

The main goal of the summit is to combine learning and fun in a way that is valuable to members of the vacation rental industry. This is made possible by pairing an amazing event with an amazing location. Since its creation, over 17,000 professional property owners and managers have come together to share their wealth of industry knowledge. 


Who is the Summit For?

Anyone is invited to register and pay for the event, but it is specifically meant for vacation rental professionals such as rental property owners and property management experts. You must be willing to learn and come in with an open mind on vacation rental topics. 

Spaces are limited to 450 VR industry professionals, and pre-registration and payment are required. In other words, you shouldn’t just show up and expect to have a spot reserved for you. Not quite sure if attending the VRWS is right for you? Asking these questions can help you to get the answer:

– Are you struggling to keep your rental property afloat due to recent changes in the industry?
– Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to keep up with the constantly changing VR industry?
– Do you want to drive more traffic to your property management or rental property website but don’t know how?
– Do you wish to connect with your fellow peers but struggle to find the right outlets to do so?
– Are you new to the vacation rental business and want to get started off on the right foot?
– Are you unsure of how to post your rental property on vacation rental listing sites?
– Are you uncertain about how to price your property?
– Are you wondering if it’s time to sell your property and invest in a new property-related endeavor?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then yes, you should consider attending the Vacation Rental World Summit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a property owner of one Airbnb rental or you run an entire property management operation — the summit could help to make your rental business a success. 


When & Where is the 2019 Summit?

This year the VRWS is happening over the weekend of October 5th and 6th. The two-day event will be hosted in the stunning Lake Como, Italy. Lake Como is located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy and is known for its dramatic breathtaking scenery. 

While you’re not learning about vacation rental tips and tricks to maximize your rental income, you’ll be enjoying the views of the not-so-far-off Swiss Alps. Since the summit is only a two-day event, you might want to think about traveling through Italy before or after the VRWS. 


What’s in it For You?

You’ll get some helpful insights on an array of vacation rental topics at the summit; learning everything from how to streamline workflows and maximize bookings to tips for posting your property on listing sites. You might even learn a thing or two about ecotourism and how to practice better sustainability within your rental property. 

Throughout the summit, you’ll receive valuable knowledge from industry pros, like Antonio Bortolotti. Connecting with these VR leaders, fellow property owners, and management experts is the ultimate way to grow. Especially when paired with the high-value itinerary that includes everything from intense training sessions to intimate networking events. 

During the VRWS, you’ll get business insights on what the big industry leaders aren’t telling you. You’ll also look ahead to the future on what is to come for the vacation rental industry. And, unlike other VR industry events, this event gives you an excuse to travel to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Lake Como. That’s a major perk in itself. 


What Does the Daily Itinerary Look Like?

When you visit the Vacation Rental World Summit official website, you can view the entire VRWS agenda from start to finish. Take a look at this schedule and you’ll see that it’s jam-packed with workshops, seminars, and networking events. 

On the first day, you’ll get an early start at 8:15 am and attend seven unique sessions on a variety of rental topics until 6 pm. But don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of coffee breaks, a long lunch break, and time to socialize throughout the day. Day 2 is similar, but you’ll start off strong at 9 am and have access to eight sessions instead of seven. 

To give you an idea of the sessions you’ll be attending, here are a few that are already on the VRWS schedule:

  • Session #1: The State of Vacation Rental 2019-2020
  • Session #2: Delivering Locally While Competing Globally
  • Session #7: Technology – Curse of Blessing?
  • Session #9: 5 Practical Ways Voice Technology Will Add Value in Your Properties Today

Keep in mind that these are merely a few of the 15 total learning sessions available. All of this information is priceless, and attending the VRWS could be the thing missing from your property rental success. 

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