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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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Let’s be real. Making money on a vacation rental is only possible when maintaining the property doesn’t eat away into all your profits. And in an extremely competitive vacation rental market, there is no cutting corners in ensuring that your home is in a pristine and comfortable condition for your guests. Catch 22 you think? …

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A fair bit of doubt when you welcome a stranger into your home is normal – and all home owners go through this initial hurdle. However, the key here is to break the ‘stranger’ tag before the physical interaction itself, so the stay is a smooth experience for both you and your guests. Here are …

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On HomeAway, you can easily import calendars from other websites that support the iCal format like Google. This feature enables you to have a single-calendar view for all your reservations, seasonal events and more. This will help you prevent a double booking, and enable you to see opportunities to increase your rates to make more …

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Meet other owners and know more about their experiences, motivations, and how they succeed on this platform.               Hello, I am Edwin Ho, from Malaysia. I have been a HomeAway owner for a few years now. Unlike other vacation rental owners, who may be doing this as a part-time …

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You definitely don’t want to be tied down to your desktop computer all day, but at the same time you want to make sure you aren’t missing out on booking requests for your property during this peak time. Below are 5 ways you can stay in control and boost your bookings using the mobile app …

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If your home reflects your personality, then you are certainly house proud. It is this feeling of pride that needs to shine through when you present your dwelling to your potential guests. Among all the options they have on the HomeAway site, why should the guests pick your home? What sets your fast pc life …

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