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Top 10 vacation rental events & conferences to attend in 2023

Posted by Kiera Davidson on January 19, 2023 · Property Managers

Know Your Guest’s top 10 list of conferences and vacation rental events 2023, which events property managers will not want to miss out on, and how you can get tickets.

Join short-term rental industry peers and maximise your opportunity to network, learn and grow.

Why attend vacation rental industry events?

Learning opportunities

Our industry is full of opportunities to learn from others, and vacation rental events and conferences are the best way to hear other industry perspectives – even helping you solve that obstacle you’ve been facing for what feels like forever! 

Whether you’re fresh through the industry doors or a flourished hospitality leader, there is something to gain for everyone.

The power of networking

Social learning is a great way to learn from others’ mistakes. These events bring together industry experts, giving you face-to-face networking opportunities. 

So, what are the benefits of networking?

  • Strengthen your business connections
  • Fresh ideas and new perspectives
  • Advice and support
  • Different perspectives
  • Build your professional profile
  • Share your knowledge, get your voice heard

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? What technologies do you need to streamline your business? 

If any of these questions ring true for you (or even if you’re a complete novice) then attending these events will be the inspiration you need to take your business to the next level.  

Take a look at what vacation rental events are coming up in 2023 we think will help get you inspired.

Our List of Vacation Rental Events 2023

Vacation rental events 2023

1. STAMA & ShortStay Greece

Organiser: STAMA and B&B News 
Date: 18th – 19th February 2023
Where: Athens, Greece
Price: Starting at €13

Previously known as BnB Conference Greece, ShortStay Greece is an annual short-term rental conference for the Greek market of property managers, short-term rentals, villas and serviced apartments, with the aim to introduce them with solutions, services and industry experts to help improve their business processes. In sponsorship with STAMA (the institutional body of professional Greek STR’s).

Tickets are available here

Last year, Know Your Guest was the first announced partner for the STAMA association. We again look forward to attending ShortStay Greece and inspiring and educating the Greek market.

Our very own Head of Partnerships will be speaking at the conference, so if you are there, make sure to come say hello.

2. STR Wealth Conference

Organisers: Bill Faeth and Michael Sjogren
Date: 20th March 2023
Where: Nashville Tennessee, US
Price: Last chance ticket – $1297

STR Wealth Conference is a 3-day immersive annual conference with top industry speakers, including:

  • Bill Faeth, Founder of Build STR Wealth
  • Kenny Bedwell, Founder of STR Insights
  • Julie George, The Million Dollar Host
  • Sarah Robinson, The Real-Estate Robinsons
  • Rachel Gainsbrugh, Short-Term Gems

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.

Tickets are available here

3. GuestyVal

Organiser: Guesty 
Date: 8th – 9th May 2023
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel 
Price: $599

This year, Guesty’s renowned STR industry conference GuestyVal will be held in Tel Aviv

The two-day conference will be packed with opportunities for learning, networking and having fun to get your business ahead of the curve. 

All property managers, real estate developers, OTAs and third-party service providers are welcome to attend. Tickets are available here

With our new and improved integration with Guesty, Know Your Guest is excited to attend our first GuestyVal event.

4. Book Direct Show

Organiser: Damian Sheridan
Date: 16th April 2023
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Price: €199 per person (Early bird tickets available until 31st January €99pp)

The Book Direct Show is the place to be if you want to learn about the latest direct booking strategies and generate more direct bookings. 

This year it is being held in beautiful Barcelona at the World Trade Centre. 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. Tickets are available here

Get ready to learn from the most seasoned veterans of the Book Direct movement and boost your direct bookings in 2023.

5. Short Stay Summit

Organiser: EHHA, STAA & VRMA
Date: 27th April 2023
Where: London, UK
Price: Delegate tickets start at £249 + VAT

Short Stay Summit is organised jointly by The European Holiday Home Association (EHHA), UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

This year, the main theme is ‘maximising opportunities’. Take advantage of the resources available in the industry, so that you can prepare your business for innovation.
Next to the educational content, attendees will also have the chance to meet and network with industry experts and providers. You can purchase tickets to the event here.

Know Your Guests ’ very own Andrew Boldt, COO and Humphrey Bowles, CEO, will be participating in the panels, so make sure to pop by and watch.

6. Scale Rentals Show

Organisers: Damian Sheridan and Gianpaolo Vairo
Date: 17th – 19th May
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Price: €199 per person (Early bird tickets available until 31st January €99pp)

Scale Rentals Show is a premium event that is exclusively dedicated to professional and established short-term rental property management companies looking to scale their business. 

This year, some of the themes spoken about will be:

  • property acquisition,
  • profitability
  • owner relationships
  • environmental impact
  • exit strategies

Do you manage a minimum of 25 properties? Apply your interest here

Know Your Guest has been approved as a vendor for Scale Rentals, Barcelona.

7. Streamline Summit

Organiser: Streamline, Vacation Rental Software
Date: 6th – 8th September 2023
Where: Scottsdale Arizona, USA 
Price: To be confirmed

Streamline Summit is an annual 3-day gathering of Streamline partners and property managers.

Mixing education with networking and lots of fun, this event is a great opportunity for industry peers to get together.

More details about the event schedule and the lineup of guest speakers will be revealed closer to the date.

Registration is also coming soon, you can keep an eye out for updates via their website.

8. Vacation Rental World Summit

Organiser: Antonio Bortolotti
Date: 5th – 6th October
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Price: Super Early Bird Rate – €297

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 available here

9. VRMA International Conference

Organiser: VRMA
Date: 23rd – 25th October 2023
Where: Orlando Florida, USA
Price: To be confirmed

“Learn, Innovate, Collaborate.” The VRMA International Conference by the Vacation Rental Management Association is one, if not the biggest, annual vacation rental industry event of the year and it continues to bring professionals together from around the world. 

While the speaker lineup and other details are yet to be confirmed, vacation rental professionals are already looking forward to getting together in Florida later this year. 

Tickets aren’t available for sale yet, but mark your calendars for 23rd – 25th October 2023. It’s an event that shouldn’t be missed!

10. Expo RV

Organiser: Manuel Lozano and APAR
Date: To Be Confirmed
Where: Cancun, Mexico
Price: To be confirmed

ExpoRV is an expo show event leading the path to professionalisation for the vacation rental industry in LATAM, including Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, to help ‘discuss, learn and regulate’ the vacation rental industry in LATAM.

This event is great for:

  • Independent property owners and managers
  • Property management companies
  • Serviced apartment operators
  • Property investors
  • Start-ups and industry novice

More information is available on their website.

10 + 1.   Vitur Summit

Organiser: AVVA PRO, FEVITUR, EHHA
Date: 10th – 12th May
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 2023, but mark your calendars for 10th -12th May and register your interest today!

We look forward to all the vacation rental events in 2023, the networking, the learning and the inspiring opportunities they entail.