Starting a Vacation Rental Business Is Easier When You Partner with a Franchisor like iTrip!
As 2021 ends, iTrip® is looking back on an exciting and productive year. More people are relying on private accommodations as short-term rentals, both for work and pleasure, and our franchisees are benefitting from this popularity. Though our global $87B industry is hot, that doesn’t mean property managers automatically get seen in it. It’s a competitive landscape, which is why starting a vacation rental business with iTrip makes sense for new entrepreneurs. Our franchisees can count on advantages that put them in front of their best customers and keep them at the forefront of our industry. Here, we discuss three of them.
1. Our Industry Relationships
One of the most significant ways we support our franchisees is making sure their property listings are seen by as many eyes as possible. Our deep industry relationships are unmatched and lead to our franchisees’ listings and photos being featured by important partners such as Airbnb, Booking.com, and Vrbo. In total, iTrip properties benefit from maximum exposure on over 80 websites. Homeowners who rely on iTrip enjoy, on average, up to 25% more revenue than they would otherwise — a win/win for property owners and iTrip franchisees alike.
2. Our In-Depth Marketing
We know how important it is to get the word out about a business, and iTrip doesn’t leave that to chance. Marketing is key in any industry, and it’s especially valuable when starting a vacation rental franchise. Clients need to trust their properties will be seen by as broad an audience as possible. To meet these goals, our franchisees can count on our multi-pronged marketing efforts that include:
- Posts on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn to reiterate our brand differentiators
- Creating digital marketing campaigns that target or retarget prospective rental guests
- Sending out bi-monthly newsletters to over 300,000 iTrip subscribers
- Utilizing email drip campaigns that target and retarget prospective rental guests
- Implementing sophisticated search engine optimization and marketing processes that drive users to the iTrip site
- And other innovative marketing strategies
Our in-house marketing experts, coupled with award-winning vendors, work tirelessly to ensure the iTrip name is in front of rental property owners across the world.
3. Our Cutting-Edge Technology
Put simply, iTrip is an innovative brand that ranks among the top 20 short-term rental property management companies in the world (Rentals United). At the heart of our competitive edge is award-winning technology and a turnkey software platform that lets our franchisees manage their properties efficiently. When combined with our system integrations and franchise app, these strategies allow our properties to rank higher in search results. Our commitment to technology means our franchisees spend less time managing the day-to-day aspects of running their businesses and more time focusing on customer service and growth.
Interested in learning more about starting a vacation rental business with iTrip? We would love to hear from you, so reach out today!