And why you should too.
Conferences are an investment. They require time, travel and money and commitment. For any business, an investment always requires a return. There has to be some tangible benefit for taking the time to attend. So, as a business, we ask ourselves the very same thing when considering any conference or trade fair. How will this conference help us grow? What will we learn? How will we be better after these three days? With the VRMA annual conference, we no longer have to search for these answers, it has become a must. And for more than a thousand other vacation rental managers, this is an event that helps them book more properties, work more effectively and meet other people in the industry. It brings vacation rental managers from all over the world together because they know that they will be in a stronger position to make their businesses more profitable, efficient and effective.
So, What are the benefits for property managers? You can hear from other property managers that attend, the reasons why they choose and what they take away. With previous speakers including HomeAway CEO, Brian Sharples, all levels of business and experience are represented. There is always the opportunity to learn, from real life examples of vacation rental business successes and failures. Events like VRMA allow property managers to avoid trial and error practices and skip the learning curve. You can get real world experience from other vacation rental managers. Other
You can read their full recap of the 2014 event here. It contains tweets, stories, photos and experiences from people that attended as well as details from the best exhibitions and seminars. Here are some comments from property managers that regularly attend VRMA conferences:
It was so great to be a part of a conference where every piece of information directly pertained to my business and I was only able to attend a fraction of the workshops offered. Had I known sooner, I would not have waited so long to make the investment. - Imane Deininger, Book Breck.
The annual VRMA conferences offer the best ways to improve your business. Attending these conferences will help your owners and management discover tools and ideas that will transform how you run your vacation rental business. - Daniel Eby, Destination Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Washington
This year there are 56 educational seminars as well as more than 70 vendor showcases. The sessions include experts speaking on social media, paid ads and generating revenue. There are human resources professionals as well as sales and customer service and industry trend reports. But more than the program, attending VRMA has benefits to vacation rental managers that can’t be listed. You have the chance to make lasting business connections, add to your inventory and work with portals in new countries and markets. It is interactive, you meet and speak and to people. You have the chance to really become a part of the industry and grow with the knowledge and experience of your fellow managers.
We love to meet our clients and see how we can do more to help them, as well as meeting people interested in learning about Kigo. The Kigo team will be at booth #702 throughout the event. We’re doing live demos to show people exactly what we do for vacation rental managers as well as more detailed one to one sessions for people that may be familiar with Kigo but want to know more about exactly how we can help their business grow.
You can book your place at a live demo here, or pick a time for a one to one session here. Anyone who has attended VRMA before will know that it can get very hectic and the three days go very quickly, so sign up now to avoid missing out.