With a warm February giving us all an early sense of spring, our thoughts turn to our summer vacations. Broadly, North Carolina continues to see a vibrant vacation rental community thriving on the heels of the boom years of 2020, 2021, and 2022. As we assess the future of this community, it makes sense to plan for some cyclicality in these trends but we are also optimistic that North Carolina remains a great place to experience. That suggests to us an exciting long-term environment for our State's visitor economy. Strategic
Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Next week is VRMA Vacation Rental Week ! Join vacation rental professionals nationwide in celebration of VRMA’s 4th annual Vacation Rental Week, March 6-10! During Vacation Rental Week , we’ll work together to spread awareness about the positive impact that professionally-managed vacation rentals have on guests, property owners and local economies large and small. VRMA has developed the resources to help you promote Vacation Rental Week in person, in your community, with your guests and owners, on social media and in local media markets
Published on Friday, March 3, 2023
In an industry that has changed so much over the past few years, one of the most important challenges we have collectively now is to share our growth experiences with an increasing number of stakeholders. That means among big groups, little groups, elected groups, appointed groups, interested groups, and most importantly our customers and staff. In short, what we're doing matters--visitor spending has been up in all 100 counties in recent years and the vacation rental community in many cases led the way out of the pandemic
Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
If you're reading this, you're a leader in one of the State's most important economic drivers--North Carolina's visitor economy is by any measure a top contributor to employment and commerce across our State. Being a leader, of course, comes with responsibility--the responsibility to engage, educate, and represent our industry to other professionals across our State's commercial ecosystem. This year, in 2023, join the NCVRMA member community and make a commitment to stay in touch with our elected officials, town and county
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Over the past few years, the vacation management industry as a whole has grown in ways that were scarcely predictable only a few short years ago--by one recent estimate, the travel category reached $60 billion dollars alone in the United States this year. With that growth comes new waves of innovation, new collaborations, and new technologies that all help businesses create value either by adding new features or by removing points of friction in an experience.
While all that investment and innovation gets the headlines, what
Published on Monday, December 12, 2022
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Published on Friday, December 9, 2022
One challenge that many of us face in our professional lives is one of persuading others to act on our recommendations. There are a lot of ingredients to that recipe, of course, but Bo Seo has written a great book on the subject that clearly defines the differences between the facts, judgments, and prescriptions that make up a great majority of our communications. In short, good arguments are ones which leave both parties better for having had them and his book is a gold mine on how to have good, versus bad, professional
Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Published on Monday, August 29, 2022
Most of us, in the fullness of time, make our fair share of mistakes as we evolve both ourselves and our businesses in our vacation rental journey. The best of us, along the way, share what they’ve learned with others so that their lessons can elevate the whole. That brings us to books–while it’s tough to make time for professional reading, the rewards are out there when you find the right books. Here are a few recent books that I think are relevant to our vacation rental teams, customers, and organizations:
Published on Friday, August 12, 2022
Afar magazine included Wrightsville Beach in its “ 6 Underrated Beach Getaways in the United States .” The article noted, in part, "consider Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina’s southeast. This laid-back summer destination boasts the energy of nearby college surfers with plenty of scenic views on its four-mile stretch. Go sailing, swimming, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on the Atlantic." The article's "Where to stay" segment suggested Blockade Runner Beach Resort.
Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022
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