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OTA meaning

OTA Meaning Explained

If you are looking to start a vacation rental business, you should know that listing your rental property on OTA websites will open the door for many opportunities and experiences. And the best thing is that it will allow you to reach more potential guests and get more bookings. So what is an OTA?

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New Name, New Jokes – a Message from the CEO

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we changed our name recently. We were very excited to share the news but we never went into detail about the reasons behind our decision.

vrbo fees

Vrbo Fees for Owners: How Much Is Vrbo Charging You?

Today, the Vrbo boasts over two million private homes in over 190 countries and attracts millions of vacation rental guests searching for the perfect stay. But is it the right listing site for your short-term rental property? Read the post to learn about Vrbo fees for hosts.

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Smartbnb becomes Hospitable

As of August 10th, 2021, Smartbnb becomes New name, same team, same product, same support.

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Best Cities for Airbnb Investment 2021

If you’re planning to buy a short-term rental property to make money from real estate this year, you will want to know where the best cities for Airbnb investment in 2021 are located. Read the post to discover the details!

Sync update June 2021

[New Features] Availability and Pricing Sync

When you list your vacation rental property on more than one site, it’s important to sync your prices and availability on all your booking channels. It’s much easier with hospitable if you enable our new sync features. They will save you a lot of time.

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US Short-Term Rental Outlook: What to Expect in 2021 and Beyond?

May 2021 data show that short-term rentals recorded month-to-month increases in occupancy in many markets worldwide. So what does the future hold in store for the STR industry and short-term rental hosts? Read the post to find out!

Calendar update June 2021

[New Features] Calendar

The hospitable team is continuously working on improving our system to help you automate running your short-term rental business.
Recently, we have added several new features to the Calendar.

Guest Experience Update June 2021

[New Features] Guest Experience

hospitable has released some new features that were highly requested on our feedback portal. Now, we would like to share with you our updates in Guest Experience.

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Airbnb Host Tips for a Simple Hosting Routine

Being an Airbnb host can be time-consuming and even overwhelming if you don’t know how to manage your business correctly. Here are some Airbnb host tips that can help make hosting easier.

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How to Start a Bed and Breakfast Business: Essential Steps

Owning and operating a bed and breakfast can be an excellent option to earn extra money, and under certain circumstances, it can be extremely profitable. In this article, we will guide you through the essential steps on starting and running a successful BNB.

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Vrbo Cancellation Policy: Short Guide for Hosts

Vrbo cancellation policy is a must-have for any host. It will allow you to provide your guests with the necessary information about their booking and be covered if your guests don’t show up. Explore the options and best practices in our guide.

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[New Feature] Manually Add Reservations to Hospitable

The new feature allows you to add bookings from other channels to hospitable, including bookings made directly between you and the guest.
You can still take advantage of hospitable automation tools to message your guests, send notifications to your team, and get calendar updates.

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Vacation Rental Management: Everything You Need to Know

Property management is the oversight of a property by a third party on behalf of the property’s owner. Property managers are generally responsible for the day-to-day operations, from communication with guests to arranging for cleaning, repairs, and maintenance. Read the article to learn the details and fruitful alternatives.

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Airbnb Complaints from Guests: How to Avoid Them

If you are planning to rent out your property on Airbnb, you should get ready to face Airbnb complaints from guests. Vacation rental issues happen even to the best hosts, but you shouldn’t forget that these problems, big or small, may quickly turn into bad reviews. Read the article to learn how to prevent those complaints.

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Hospitable Tip: Connect Your Hospitable Account to RBOY APPS Rental Lock Automater (RLA)

If you find creating unique smart lock codes for each guest tedious, you can easily automate this task. Just connect your hospitable account to RBOY APPS Rental Lock Automater (RLA).

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[New Feature] Integration with

We have great news for our hosts! We are thrilled to announce that we have added an integration to the list with hospitable’s new integration with

If you have an account with, the new integration will allow you to use hospitable’s automated messaging and channel management features for your listings.

Booking guidelines Host Guide for Beginners

Today, is one of the largest accommodation booking platforms, with more than 28 million listings in 226 countries and territories across the globe. Planning to become the part of this crowd? Our guide will get you started.

You are missing out! helps you automate messaging, team, and operations management, and run all your Airbnb,, and Vrbo properties from one convenient dashboard.

Best thing?

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