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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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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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