Skip to content
At iPRO we know this market inside and out!

Mastering Short-Term Rentals: Your Ultimate Guide to Success

We live and breath short term rentals, as we were ‘Booking Managers’ before launching iPRO.  Our Blog aims to inspire and motivate, providing real insights so you can grow a sustainable and profitable short term rental agency.

Homeaway – Our update on the changes

Homeaway have announced changes that will have an affect on the holiday rental businesses. These changes are particularly centred around booking online. With Homeaway focusing on changing from an advertising platform to allowing customers to book through their website. The main focus of the changes has been around providing the best user experience they can for their customers. What this...
andy
Channel Manager Channel Manager

Learning from 2017 to prepare for 2018: A Holiday Rentals Guide

2017 was a fascinating and exciting year for the holiday rental industry. Whilst 2016 was indisputably turbulent, 2017 seemed to be a year of innovation and adapting to change. In this guide we have compiled some key takeaways from 2017 for the holiday rental industry, and how you can use them to prepare your business for the year ahead: Key...
andy
Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business

Changes for payment card charges 2018

13th January 2018 will see the European Union make their updated version of the Payments Service Directive (PSD 2), be national law across all member states. The legislation is a set of common rules which covers electronic and non cash payments. The amendment in 2015 will affect passing credit and debit card charges from the payment providers to consumers. Typically...
andy
Industry Updates Industry Updates

Awesome Ways To Use UGC For Your Vacation Rental Business

User generated content (UGC) is any form of content created by unpaid consumers, for example, renters, that is made available to other users or potential users of a service. Think reviews, video, blogs, images, social media, gifs, memes, etc. Why is UGC useful? For starters, 69% of people trust UGC over brand-created images – reviews, comments and the like from...
andy
Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business

19 Lessons You Can Learn From Airbnb

Airbnb – a global holiday booking company who grew from a simple idea of renting out mattresses in 2007, to a multi-billion dollar company in 2017. It’s safe to say many different holiday rental businesses look to them for inspiration! Whether it’s the success story you are intrigued by, or their present-day influence and power in the industry, there are...
andy
Marketing Marketing

Google’s Fred update – How does it affect my SEO?

Google is constantly updating their search algorithm, a few of the past major changes have been Panda, Hummingbird, RankBrain and Possum. In March this year Google released an update, which was jokingly labelled by Google’s Gary Illyes as “Fred” before it was confirmed. Many changes to the search algorithm are small but when a large update happens it is worth understanding what has been...
andy
Industry Updates Industry Updates

7 Secrets To Achieving A Top Converting Holiday Rental Website

Even if your holiday rental website is receiving an impressive amount of traffic, how do you ensure your customers are converting? Whatever your desired conversion – whether it be making a holiday booking, downloading a resource, or making an enquiry – you need to have a succinct and clear set of steps to turn your visitors into leads and customers....
andy
Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business

Setting your rental rates for 2018

The holiday rental business is an extremely competitive industry. Not only is it necessary to be aware of the predominant rental rates, but there are a host of other variables to address. Let us quickly outline a well-informed approach so that you can be prepared in advance for the coming year. Becoming Aware of Aggregate Business Costs First we should...
andy
Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business

Becoming VAT Registered the Ins & Outs

Becoming VAT registered can be a daunting task, business in the UK who have an annual income exceeding £85,000 should be registered. While companies whose annual income does not exceed this threshold have no legal obligation to pay value-added-tax, they can apply for voluntarily VAT registration. What are the benefits of registering for value-added-tax? Increased Productivity and Profitability Getting VAT registered helps both...
andy
Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business

General Data Protection Regulations – What you need to know?

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR’s) will apply to organisations holding personal data across all 28 EU countries and those servicing these 28 countries. In this blog we want to share what we have found out about the GDPR’s and links to resources to help your holiday rental business make the changes you need.  The aim...
andy
Industry Updates Industry Updates

How will Brexit affect the UK tourism Industry?

So far, we have held a referendum on whether to leave the EU. Those who took part voted by a 4% majority to leave, that is where we are now. According to the government, Article 50 will be triggered in March 2017 and negotiations to sever EU membership will take about two years to complete. After the Brexit vote, what...
andy
Industry Updates Industry Updates