Alex & Annie

With more than 35 years of combined experience in vacation rentals, Alex Husner and Annie Holcombe have teamed up to connect the dots between inspiration and opportunity, seeking to find the one story, idea, strategy or decision that led to their guests big A-HA moment. 

Join them, as they highlight the REAL stories behind the people and brands that have built vacation rentals into the 100 BILLION dollar industry it is today.

Recent Shows

1St Of The Month

Simon Says: The Vacation Rental Industry Needs More Accessible Properties, Plus End of Year Wrap-up

Dec. 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in as we recap the previous month and look ahead to the next, discussing industry trends, pacing, events and more. Simon Lehmann of AJL Consulting joins us each month for "Simon Says", where …

Guest: Simon Lehmann
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Software

How Strategic Marketing and Technology Paved a Path to Success for Casiola, with Dennis Goedheid

Nov. 30, 2022

Dennis Goedheid has built a budding empire in Orlando, that has recently spawned into Miami and Aruba. His entrepreneurial journey began in Belgium, where he learned the fundamentals of marketing and branding which he has a…

Leadership & Personal Branding Marketing AirBnB

Behind the Success of Every Small Business is a Family, with Lauren Madewell

Nov. 23, 2022

Lauren Madewell joins us today to share the story of her family's business, Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals. The company is ran by Lauren and her sister Mallory, along with their Dad, John Madewell, who fell into vacation rent…

Marketing AirBnB Advocacy & Legislative Issues

Fireside Chat with Airbnb Brand Ambassador, John Hildebrand

Nov. 16, 2022

John Hildebrand of Hilde Homes joins us today for a discussion on all our favorite topics! John's company is based out of Scottsdale, AZ with properties in Arizona and California and has risen to fame as a Brand Ambassador f…

OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions

Growing through Acquisitions & Smart Business Principles, with Scott Bunce, Cabins for You COO

Nov. 9, 2022

Scott Bunce, COO of Cabins for You joins us today for a look behind the curtain of their innovative enterprise that manages properties in the Smoky Mountains and Georgia mountains, with plans to expand into the Florida Panha…

Guest: Scott Bunce
Leadership & Personal Branding

Celebrating One Year Anniversary of Alex & Annie Podcast: Episode 1, The A-HA Moment

Nov. 2, 2022

Flash back! On November 2, 2021, we launched the Alex & Annie Podcast with our 1st episode, The A-HA Moment. As we reflect on the past year and so many incredible memories, we thought it was fitting to revisit this episode. …

Consolidation & Acquisitions Conferences & Events 1St Of The Month

1st of the Month Bonus Episode - Simon Says: Alex & Annie's Careers are a Changin'

Nov. 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in as we recap the previous month and look ahead to the next, discussing industry trends, pacing, events and more. Simon Lehmann of AJL Consulting joins us each month for "Simon Says", where …

Guest: Simon Lehmann
AirBnB Advocacy & Legislative Issues

The Queen of Guest Experience: Tyann Marcink Hammond, Touch Stay

Oct. 26, 2022

Tune in for a fun look behind the curtain of this amazing gal that is changing the game for small and large vacation rental operators that want to provide an enhanced experience for their guests! Tyann wears two hats - she o…

Revenue Management

Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom, with Andrew McConnell

Oct. 19, 2022

Andrew McConnell joins us today for look behind his new book, Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom. Known in the vacation rental world for his role as CEO of Rented, Inc., Andrew shares the most expe…

Marketing Software Revenue Management Spotlight On Exceptional Property Managers

The Vacation Rental Power Couple: Lance & Elaine Stitcher of Seaside Vacations & Sales

Oct. 12, 2022

Lance & Elaine Stitcher are owners and co-founders of Seaside Vacations & Sales, a premiere vacation rental management company that represents nearly 300 properties in Chincoteague Island, VA and Ocean City, MD. This power c…

OTAs / Distribution

Building a Start-up in a Grown-up Organization, with Marriott Homes & Villas VP Jennifer Hsieh

Oct. 5, 2022

It was beyond a pleasure to sit down with Jennifer Hsieh, VP of Marriott Homes & Villas , to learn about both the challenges and opportunities Marriott has uncovered by bringing one of the world's largest hospitality brands …

Conferences & Events 1St Of The Month

1st of the Month Bonus Episode - Simon Says: It's Conference Season!

Oct. 1, 2022

Simon Says: It's Conference Season! Tune in to hear Simon's takeaways on the Vacation Rental World Summit and Avantio 2022, and preview thoughts of the upcoming VRMA International Conference being held in Vegas October 23 - …

Guest: Simon Lehmann

About the Hosts

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Annie Holcombe

Vice President Business Development, Lexicon Travel

Annie has 30 years experience in hospitality and tourism holding positions from Front Desk, Sales & Marketing, owner relations and worked for leading OTA, Expedia. At Expedia she oversaw one of the largest Vacation Rental markets, Florida Panhandle leading to a position as Senior Key Account manager specializing in vacation and non traditional lodging accounts and most recently on the channel management side with Lexicon Travel helping managers optimize and grow reach and revenues. She currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Lexicon Travel and industry leading channel manager. This diverse background makes Annie one of the industries most empathetic and thoughtful new leaders. She is currently a member of the STR Professionals Thought Leaders on Clubhouse, hosting monthly chat rooms and in 2021 was added as a strategic advisor for up Travel OTA- Whimstay.

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Alex O. Husner

CMO, Condo-World

Alex has led the strategic marketing and business development efforts for Condo-World since 2009. She manages a team that has grown the company from a local vacation rental business into a nationally recognized condo marketing and technology enterprise. Alex has a passion for developing strategies that drive sales overnight and brand over time, connecting all aspects of digital, social and traditional marketing to keep Condo-World at the forefront of their highly competitive market. Alex is also the 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB which is the DMO (destination marketing organization) for the Grand Strand.