HomeAway is constantly working hard to match you, the homeowner, with the perfect traveller. As such, we constantly conduct extensive research on the types of travellers that book on our sites in order to help you understand their distinct needs. Here is a sneak peek of our travellers – Families, Groups and Millennials – as well …

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Early arrivals and flight delays occur very often these days and they often cause major inconvenience to not only travellers but also homeowners like yourself. We recognise that requests for early check-ins and late check-outs happen frequently as travellers try to maximise the time they spend at their chosen holiday destination. However, it does put homeowners …

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Did you know that more than 40 percent of millennial travellers under the age of 33 prioritise travel destinations based on how socially shareable or ‘instagrammable’ it is? With millennials being one of the largest traveller markets, it is increasingly important for homeowners to stand out among competitors and attract them to your house. We’ve …

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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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