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Vacation and Short-Term Rental Titans by SUPERHOG


In this series of podcast episodes, SUPERHOG will be having conversations with the biggest names in the vacation and short-term rental industry about the hottest topics, with the goal of helping you and your short-term vacation rental business flourish.

This series will explore everything from innovative new technology solutions to cleaning and maintenance, providing an insight into the best solutions currently out there to help you run your own business as effectively as possible.

Season 2

Paul Zukauskas from Guesty

Episode 1

Founded in 2013, Guesty is a property management software that provides an end-to-end solution that simplifies the complex operational needs that property managers face on a daily basis.

This episode focuses on how property managers can scale effectively and efficiently by investing in a PMS and the key role of choosing the right one to help form the foundation of your tech stack.

Episode 2

Founded in 2016, Pillow Partners matches holiday home owners with quality guests from around the world, offering management and marketing services throughout the UK.

This episode focuses on the important topic of how property management companies can help give back and support their local communities through initiatives and charities.

Season 1

For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction has been the premier villa rental company. Offering luxury properties ranging from lavish one-bedroom penthouses to sprawling 42-bedroom estates in over 50 destinations around the world, they pride themselves on offering a world-class portfolio of incredible properties.

Founded in 1998, Moving Mountains creates memorable vacations in exceptional mountain homes.  A specialist in luxury, their portfolio represents the finest properties in Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, and Breckenridge – World-class ski resorts and summer mountain destinations in Colorado.

Emmanuel Lavoie from Jeststream

Founded in 2017, Jetstream is an innovative, all-in-one distribution and channel marketing solution uniquely designed for multi-unit properties of any size. Jetstream empowers owners, managers, and aggregators of multi-unit, short-term rental properties to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively by offering best-in-class technology and services solutions that increase guest delight, streamline operations and reduce financial risk.

Nick Kljaic Handle

Founded in 2021, Handle is a chatbot as a service (CaaS) that makes best-in-class AI chatbots accessible and affordable for every company, regardless of their size or budget. 

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Founded in 2020, Tourism Declares‘ goal is to support a global collective of industry leaders, who are united in their public declaration of the climate emergency, provide an opportunity to learn, share and support resources with one another, and amplify individual signatories’ calls for action, positioning ourselves as an advocate for the urgent changes needed to accelerate the transition towards carbon-free tourism. 

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Founded in 2016, Operto is one of the world’s leading property automation systems for vacation rentals, hotels, and serviced apartments and is revolutionizing guest stays and hospitality management. Through technology, Operto addresses common friction points to provide fully seamless and personalized stays – creating greater efficiency, guest satisfaction, and more revenue.

Founded in 2002, Find Rentals operates as the vacation property manager’s direct booking channel by delivering a high volume of qualified travelers to their website to increase the occupancy rate. Leads are generated through advertising the unique property manager’s brand, properties, and services with an exceptional ROI.

Founded in 2021, flOasis is a booking platform dedicated to providing unique and authentic places for remote workers to work, live and connect. Their core values are mindfulness, connection, authenticity, and drive.

Founded in 1996, is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey.

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Founded in 2017, Aabode‘s vision is simple. They want to be the best millennial vacation rental brand, with affordable luxury at its heart. Aabode’s purpose is to deliver a better stay experience through accommodations people love.

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Founded in 2016, Lexicon Travel Technologies connects Vacation Rental Property Managers with the millions of guests who book via online travel agencies. Lexicon translates the complexities of vacation rental inventory into high-performing listings that drive bookings.

Founded in 2016, Autohost is a guest-screening and automation platform for fast-growing hospitality companies. Using machine learning and behavioural checks, Autohost creates a scalable process to review all of your guests and keep your properties safe.

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Founded in 2016, Nestpick is the largest platform globally for On-Demand Housing. Nestpick aggregates more than 3M+ accommodation options from 200+ web platforms in 3000+ cities of the world and helps everyone including Expatriates, International Students & Nomads. Nestpick focuses on 1 month and above stays.

Founded in 2006, Natural Retreats is a luxury vacation rental management company operating in some of America’s most iconic destinations. From well-appointed vacation homes with guest services and access to unforgettable activities, Natural Retreats elevates the travel experience to make their guests feel at home and their homeowners feel like guests.

Founded in 2017, TripsCommunity is building a new and fairer way to book homes online. By using blockchain, this drastically reduces fees, seeks no profit and puts people at the center.

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Founded in 2018, Vector Travel is a short-term rental management company that partners directly with multifamily owners and property management companies seeking to monetize vacant units in stabilized or lease-up multifamily buildings, utilizing proprietary revenue management strategies to generate maximum returns across all major travel platforms.

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Founded in 2012, Villa Finder is the market leader for villa rentals in over 28 destinations in the Asia Pacific region. Villa Finder leverages its expertise in the villa rental market to deliver property owners high returns on their investment with a full-service villa distribution solution.

Founded in 2017, Frontdesk prioritizes comfortable stays for their guests and secure policies for their apartment communities. Frontdesk uses revolutionary technology and a value-driven culture to create unforgettable travel experiences in the best U.S. cities.

Founded in 2016, Our Tribe Travels was created as a resource that Susannah wishes she had when she was backpacking around South East Asia. Our Tribe Travels has evolved into a community of families who love independent travel and seek to inspire and assist each other in their explorations.

Founded in 2008 and acquired by RealPage in 2014, Kigo is designed to maximize revenue and streamline operations. It allows vacation rental managers and owners to spend less time managing more properties.

Founded in 2010, BookingSync is a cloud-based vacation rental system that serves as a friend to owners, managers, and agencies during each step of the vacation rental management process.

Founded in 2018, Whimstay’s mission is to provide travellers with great last-minute deals on vacation rentals. They believe that many of the best memories happen when you least expect it.

Founded in 2016, Boostly gives hosts the tools, tactics and training to increase their direct bookings for their hospitality business.

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Founded in 2013, the European Holiday Home Association was created to give a voice to the short-term rental industry. The EHHA ranges from national private house owner associations to managers’ associations to platforms.

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Founded in 2015, Rentals United is a rapidly growing distribution platform for vacation rentals, that connects property providers with 60+ niche and global sales channels including, Vrbo, and Airbnb.

Founded in 2016, AltoVita is an end-to-end solution for modern travellers. AltoVita was created by Karolina and her co-founder as they saw complacency and a lack of incentives for innovation in the corporate housing sector.

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Damian is the founder and director of The Book Direct Network and The Book Direct Show. The Book Direct Show is the only conference dedicated to short-term rental property managers and direct bookings, and The Book Direct Network is an online community for property managers to learn direct booking strategies.

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Founded in 2013, Rentivo is an enterprise solution for vacation rental companies of any size, providing advanced solutions to improve property distribution, data handling, payment solutions and web front marketing platforms.

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Founded in 2016, AltoVita is an end-to-end solution for modern travellers. AltoVita was created by Karolina and her co-founder as they saw complacency and a lack of incentives for innovation in the corporate housing sector.

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Founded in 2018 and based in Texas, At Ease is a JTR-compliant booking engine that makes it possible for federal employees and active-duty military to find affordable short-term rentals for PCS moves and temporary duty travel. 

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Founded in 2018, Host & Stay are revolutionising the holiday home experience for owners and for guests across North Yorkshire, The Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District, Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland. 

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Founded in 2017, Golightly is the first invite-only vacation rental and home-sharing marketplace for women, with a mission to form a network of connected, like-minded women and provide them with a safe and trusted place to book accommodations.

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Founded in 2015, Noiseaware is a non-invasive noise protection service for Airbnb hosts, property managers and hoteliers. Excessive noise is a leading indicator of property misuse. 

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Founded in 2019, Zeevou’s founder, Na’ím decided to expand his interests through business, growing a short-term rental company to hundreds of units within a few years.

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Founded in 2010, Direct Booker are a channel manager that looks after 7,827 properties and are one of, if not, the leading vacation rental agency in Croatia.