Alternative accommodations, short-term rentals, vacation rentals—however you label this fast-growing lodging sector—there’s no denying its impact on travel. The Phocuswright Conference, to be held in Los Angeles, November 13-15, will address the increasing interest in this industry with sessions with executives from Airbnb, Expedia Group, Booking Holdings, and more. While vacation rental marketing and distribution was at the forefront of discussions for the past several years, the conversation has shifted recently to the companies who control the supply: the management companies.
Amy Hinote is the founder and editor-in-chief of VRM Intel Magazine, which provides news, information and resources for the professionally managed vacation rental industry. With a background in finance and over 15 years in the vacation rental industry, Hinote has worked with property management companies, technology companies, intermediaries and investors, and provides insider information about the growing vacation rental industry. She also founded the data company, now known as Key Data Dashboard, which provides aggregated market intelligence and reporting for vacation rental managers. Hinote resides between Alabama's Gulf Coast and Evanston, Illinois.