We’re taking the VRM Intel Live! Conference to the Ozark region for the first time next week to learn more about the area’s explosive growth in vacation rental activity. In Branson, alone, the number of vacation rentals catapulted from 2,002 homes in 2020 to 4,566 in 2022, according to AirDNA, with hundreds more new vacation homes in development. And Branson is not alone. The Broken Bow, Hot Springs, and Lake Ozark markets have doubled since April 2020, with average daily rates up over 30 percent across the region.
The conference, presented by Generali Global Assistance, will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri, and will bring together cabin rental companies, condo rental companies, short-term rental companies, real estate agents, investors, developers, and destination marketing organizations to discuss the latest information about the $13 billion vacation rental industry. Local speakers include Jonas Arjes, Jeramie Worley, Bill Dunton, Dan Boone, Valerie Budd, Cameron Jones, Micah Scott, and Cole Currier.
In 2022, vacation markets in the Ozarks, including Branson, are seeing some of the highest growth rates in the entire US. From Broken Bow and Hot Springs to Branson and Lake of the Ozarks, the entire Ozark region is seeing explosive growth in every category, including new construction. As a result, we’ve decided to host a regional event in the area to discuss professional vacation rental management, new technology advancements, recent development, and the data we’re seeing about future performance and booking activity.
The VRM Intel Live event will be an action-packed conference day filled with breakfast, lunch, workshops, classes, vendors, speakers, shopping, and networking. During this one-day event, we will discuss recent changes and key information for vacation rental success, such as opportunity zones, 1031 exchanges, tax benefits, performance data, regulations, technology, marketing, staffing, and insurance.
As stated by Mike Harrington, founder and CEO of Carolina Retreats, “If you can make it to a VRM Intel Live event as a professional in the vacation or short-term rental industry, do it.”
The one-day-only conference will take place at Chateau on the Lake, 415 N. State Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65616, on May 18, 2022, and feature over 30 speakers, including Jason Sprenkle, CEO of Key Data; Lino Maldonado, President of BeHome24; David Krauss, CEO of Rent Responsibly; Ben Edwards, CEO of Weatherby Consulting and Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) board member; the Branson Area Chamber of Commerice; and the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The cost to attend is $129, and you can use promo code OZARKS to receive 25 percent off. Tickets include access to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, networking breaks, and an end-of-day happy hour.