Best practices for cancellations and declines Owners play a big role in creating great booking experiences for potential guests. By using the best practices outlined here for cancelling or declining bookings on the HomeAway site, you can help to alleviate one of the most common traveller pain points! Although cancelling a reservation is sometimes inevitable, keep …

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Here’s what you will need to do when there is a disaster in your location Depending on where you are in the world, you can be more susceptible to the forces of nature than others. For example, tropical storms and typhoons are usual in popular destinations like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines, between June …

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As holiday home owners, we are all aware that to efficiently optimize revenue, we need to take advantage of customized pricing according to the different seasons and even guests’ requirements. However, this process can get a little tricky sometimes, and end up affecting your listing performance rather than helping it! As such, it is important …

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Akiko & Patrick Hochner creates perfect holidays for their guests, by providing an authentic traditional Japanese experience without compromising on modern amenities. Watch how their passion drives the success of their business in the first Asian edition of HomeAway’s Moment Makers series! You can book their amazing properties here: 1) Traditional Samurai Machiya Sanjusan: https://www.homeaway.jp/p3912034 …

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You’ve been to Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto one too many times for the Sakura festivals, and as beautiful as they are each time you visit, here’s us telling you it’s time for a new location. We have whipped up a list of unique and rather unseen Japanese destinations and beautiful HomeAways in and around them for an extraordinary …

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Hokkaido’s wild forests, unblemished lakes, vast national parks, and invigorating hot springs offer the perfect contrast to Japan’s technophilic and ultra-modern image. This northernmost Japanese island is often on the bucket list of many. Hokkaido is also home to some of the best sakura spots in Japan. It is a delight to see it shed …

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Kyoto is vintage Japan. Its status of being the former capital of Japan for over 1000 years has earned it the moniker of thousand-year capital. With such a rich history and ancient culture, it’s little wonder that Kyoto serves as the ideal backdrop for many when it comes to sakura viewing. Here is a list of …

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Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is known for its modern, stunning architecture; vibrant, buzzing nightlife; and diverse, delectable street food. While the city is largely an economic hub and even has the moniker of “nation’s kitchen,” it doesn’t slack on beautiful, natural surroundings. Some of the best sakura spots can be found here. So, when …

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Tokyo represents the most cutting-edge hallmark of Japanese ingenuity – ultra-modern living with flawless utilization of limited space. But the city, and Japan in general, is as traditional as it is modern. And when it comes to the centuries-old tradition of celebrating the beauty of sakura, the country’s unofficial national flower, people leave aside all …

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