As the vacation rental industry continues to grow, so does the number of short term rental conferences where property managers, hosts, and other stakeholders set annual agenda.
We identify 10 game-changing vacation rental events you should not miss if you want to take your STR property management business to the next level in 2024
Add these top vacation rental events to your agenda now and snap up the early bird tickets to give your business the best shot at success.
Why vacation rental conferences are worth attending
To stay ahead of the curve
A short term rental conference brings together the leading minds in the industry. It is the heartbeat of vacation rentals – the place where the experts discuss crucial challenges in the industry and look for solutions. Vacation rental events are the perfect place to learn, and to help shape the future of short term rentals. Whether you only recently opened your first rental, or own a vast portfolio of properties, you are guaranteed to gain a better understanding of how the latest trends, regulatory updates, and best practices relate to your business.
To harness the power of networking
It’s not what you know, but who you know that counts, and that is also true for vacation rentals. Short term rental conferences are an opportunity to rub shoulders with the who’s who in the business, the STR celebs, experts, your peers, suppliers, and potential collaborators.
- Strengthen your business connections
- Get fresh ideas and new perspectives
- Get advice and support
- Build your professional profile
- Share knowledge, get your voice heard
To get inspired as a short-term rental operator
What is your short-term rental missing?
Can you improve the safety of your Airbnb property?
How do you attract more direct bookings?
How do you scale your business? How do you increase ROI?
What latest technologies do you need to streamline your business?
These events are a crash course in vacation rentals and the perfect place to get answers to all your burning questions. Check out the agenda and the speakers’ list beforehand and set up meetings beforehand to turbo-charge your business.
10 Game-changing short term rental events in 2024
1. ShortStay Greece 2024
Organiser: STAMA and hosthub
Date: 9 – 10 February 2024
Where: Athens, Greece
Price: Starting at €30
Previously known as BnB Conference Greece, ShortStay Greece is an annual short-term rental conference for the Greek and European market of property managers, short-term rentals, villas and serviced apartments, with the aim to introduce solutions, services and industry experts to help improve their business processes. In sponsorship with STAMA Greece (the Short Term Accommodation Managers Association of Greece Rental).
Buy your tickets now!
2. STR Wealth Conference #STRWEALTHCON24 – SEE YOU THERE!
Organisers: Bill Faeth and Michael Sjogren
Date: 5 – 8 February
Where: Nashville Tennessee, US
Price: Standard ticket Super Early Bird $497 VIP ticket – $2497
STR Wealth Conference is a 4-day immersive annual conference with top industry speakers, who will share their insights on achieving goals, leaving you with actionable takeaways and invaluable relationships to help you build wealth and create the life you want. Our founders will be speaking at this event, so book our event now! This year’s other speakers include:
- Daymon John – Founder and CEO of FUBU, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, CEO of the Shark Group Consulting Agency
- Hank Norman – Brand builder & media mogul
- Pace Morby – Author, investor, entrepreneur, speaker
- Parker Borofsky – STR financing expert, master investor
- Avery Carl – The Short Term Shop
No matter where you are on your short-term rental journey, the STR Wealth Conference is designed to inspire entrepreneurial success in the vacation rental industry and make your ideas become a reality.
Buy your tickets now!
3. Level Up Your Listing Summit 2024 – SEE YOU THERE!
Date: 11 – 13 March 2024
Where: Scottsdale, Arizona
Price: $697 VIP: $1,697
This is a 3-day short term rental conference that practices the values preached by hosts – design, hospitality, and guest experience.
You will leave as a more confident, knowledgeable, and motivated version of yourself. Get ready to learn and be inspired alongside 300 plus hosts and real estate investors. Industry powerhouses and top hospitality brandds will share how they leveled up their listings, so you can do the same with yours!
We will be at this event – so come and visit us!
Buy your tickets today!
4. Book Direct Show 2024 #BookDirect
Organiser: Damian Sheridan
Date: 16 May 2024
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Price: €299 per person (Early bird tickets available until 31 January €79pp)
The Book Direct Show is the place to be if you want to learn about the latest direct booking strategies and to generate more direct bookings and reduce reliance on OTAs. This year’s event takes place alongside a new event by the same organisers called Scale Open and your ticket will give you access to both events. Scale Open is a new event from the Scale Show team and it is dedicated to short-term rental owners, hosts and managers looking to scale their businesses.
This year the Book Direct Show is being held in beautiful Barcelona. To help you get the most out of this event, the organisers have limited the tickets to 175 – make sure to snap up your tickets quickly before they run out.
Get ready to learn from the most seasoned veterans of the Book Direct movement and boost your direct bookings in 2024.
5. Short Stay Summit 24 – SEE YOU THERE!
Organiser: EHHA, STAA
Date: 24 April 2024
Where: London, UK
Price: Delegate tickets start at £199 + VAT. Early bird rate till January 2024: £99 + VAT
Short Stay Summit is organised jointly by The European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) and the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA).
The event is for you if you own or manage short term rental properties, holiday homes, self-catering accommodation, serviced apartments, hotels, guest houses or BnBs.
This year’s content themes are still in the planning stages – and you can give your input to help shape the event.
Next to the educational content, attendees will also have the chance to meet and network with industry experts and providers. We will be at the event, come and meet us! Purchase tickets.
6. Scale Show 2024 – SEE YOU THERE!
Organisers: Damian Sheridan and Gianpaolo Vairo
Date: 14 – 15 May
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Price: Early bird tickets available until 1st January €99pp
The Scale Show is a premium event that is exclusively dedicated to professional and established short-term rental property management companies of 20-plus units looking to scale their businesses quickly, profitably, and sustainably. We are at this event, of course – so visit us!
This year, some of the themes spoken about will be:
- property acquisition
- owner relationships
- environmental impact
- exit strategies
- AI and technology
NOTE: If you are a smaller property management company, property owner or host, you can now also attend Scale Open – a one-day show open to all short-term rental operators looking to scale their business. This will take place on 16 May 2024 in Barcelona. We will be here too!
These two shows take place alongside The Book Direct Show – the only conference dedicated to property managers seeking to generate more direct bookings. Barcelona, 16 May 2024.
7. Vitur Summit 2024
Organiser: AVVA PRO, FEVITUR, EHHA
Date: 17 – 18 April
Where: Malaga, Spain
Price: To be confirmed
Virtur Summit brings together property managers and owners of short-term rentals or affiliated businesses in the industry to help connect, converse and celebrate the dynamic European market and help build a professional space for all.
With over 700+ attendees in previous years, tickets aren’t available just yet for 2024, but mark your calendars and register your interest today!
8. Vacation Rental World Summit 2024
Organiser: Antonio Bortolotti
Date: 3-4 October 2024
Where: Porto, Portugal
Price: Super Early Bird Rate – €297 (full price €497)
The Vacation Rental World Summit unites industry experts and shares their knowledge with the worldwide short-term rental industry.
With top-notch presentations and an agenda packed with intensive training sessions and dynamic roundtable discussions, this conference is an absolute must for vacation rental professionals.
Don’t miss the chance to network with industry peers, be the first to find out about industry innovations and have a great time with the VRWS community. Tickets are on sale now.
9. VRMA European Conference 2024
Date: 4-5 March 2024
Price: €600 Regular Rate (until 23 February 2024) €650 Late Rate
The VRMA European Conference by the Vacation Rental Management Association is one of the biggest, annual vacation rental industry event of the year and it continues to bring professionals together from around the continent.
While the speaker lineup and other details are yet to be confirmed, vacation rental professionals are already looking forward to getting together in Paris. Speakers have not been confirmed yet, but the top 5 tracks of discussion will include: Business Strategy, Data and Revenue Management, Guest Relations, Regulations and Advocacy, Sustainability and enviornmental, social and Governance.
Buy your tickets now.
10. VRMA International Conference 2024 – SEE YOU THERE!
Date: October 14-17
Where: Phoenix, AZ
The VRMA International Conference by the Vacation Rental Management Association is probably the biggest, annual vacation rental industry event of the year and it continues to bring professionals together from around the world.
The speaker line-up for this event has not been finalised, but mark your calendar now already for this international event. We will be there, so book a meeting with us now.
10+1. STRive to Thrive 2024
Date: March 20-21 2024
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Experience an unparalleled two-day extravaganza tailored for short-term rental proprietors, owners, and managers. Immerse yourself in a transformative gathering of like-minded professionals.
Back, bigger and better, Australia’s premier STRive to Thrive event returns with a two-day edition in the heart of Melbourne.
Buy tickets now.
We can’t wait for all the vacation rental events in 2024, especially the networking, the learnings, and the inspiring opportunities. See you there!