There's no question that the vacation rental industry is growing. Travelers are using more vacation time than past years, and analysts forecast the global vacation rental market to reach a CAGR of about 7% by 2022.
Industry conferences and events empower businesses to capitalize on this growth opportunity. Although podcasts, webinars and email are certainly educational and helpful, face-to-face opportunities facilitate invaluable connections and lasting personal impressions. Vacation rental conferences also allow us to hear industry experts give inspiring presentations about new international trends and developments.
We’ve rounded up a list of the top vacation rental conferences for fall 2018. Look for the Kigo booth on the conference floor!
1. TTG Incontri
WHAT: TTG Incontri is hosting its 55th edition in Rimini, Italy under the guidance of the Italian Exhibition Group. As the largest marketplace for Italy’s tourism offering worldwide, the show promises to be a source of information and inspiration for research into design, trends, new tourism formats and consumer preferences. October is the best time to launch products in Italy and TTG Incontri intends to provide the fuel. The three day event will offer just the right combination of solid experience and propensity to change.
WHEN: 10-12 October 2018
WHERE: Rimini Expo Centre, Rimini, Italy
2. VRMA International
WHAT: Re-named and re-branded to more accurately reflect what it has become, the VRMA National Conference is now the VRMA International Conference. The new event features the same top-tier educational content and networking opportunities that made the show famous but with more emphasis on education of international audiences. More than 60 education sessions across eight tracks – from marketing and business strategies to the new international track – will be offered, and 100-plus vendors will display new products and technologies. The conference has always been a place where attendees can hear first-hand how leading vacation rental managers tackle the industry’s most pressing issues. This year is no exception, as experts will share their approaches to the market, the rise of unbundling property management services and how to market a property management company in the face of a shifting environment. Oh, and it’s in Vegas!
WHEN: 27-30 October 2018
WHERE: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
3. WTM London
WHAT: At WTM London, more than 50,000 global travel trade professionals converge to learn more about the travel industry, purchase products and services and gain access to nearly 40 travel sectors. Networking between attendees and businesses is encouraged by the geographical division of the exhibition floor, and exhibitor stands are grouped by area. Companies specializing in travel technology, wellness & spa and luxury travel can explore in dedicated feature areas. The conference is a place to learn about travel trends, issues and innovations through seminars held by industry leaders.
WHEN: 5-7 November 2018
WHERE: World Travel Market, London
In addition to these industry events, Kigo offers several educational resources for property managers to make the most of their rental experiences. Designed to maximize revenue and streamline operations, Kigo allows vacation rental managers and owners to spend less time managing more properties and focus on creating the ultimate guest experience.
It takes hard work to succeed in the transforming vacation rental industry, and Kigo can be that extra pair of hands that makes a difference. Get a free demo today to learn how!
(Editor’s note- we have updated and republished this article to benefit readers new to the Kigo blog.)