Alex & Annie Vacation Rental Podcast
OTAs / Distribution Destination Marketing AirBnB

1st of the Month Bonus Episode: We Are Not Airbnb… So What ARE We?

Feb. 1, 2023

On today’s episode, we’re featuring our recent panel at DESTICON, a virtual conference that brought together tourism and hospitality professionals from the DMO (Destination marketing organization) space. In our session, we d…

OTAs / Distribution AirBnB

Holiday Bonus, Part 2: Our Favorite Episodes of 2022

Dec. 28, 2022

Tune in for Part 2 of our Holiday Bonus - our two favorite episodes of this past year! Unlocking $4.9 BILLION Dollars in Military Travel to the Vacation Rental Industry, with Anthony Gantt Anthony Gantt, entrepreneur and rec…

Guest: Anthony Gantt
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…

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…

Marketing AirBnB

5 Ways to Drive Direct Bookings Before the OTAs Put You Out of Business, with Vanessa Humes

Sept. 21, 2022

Vanessa Humes of ICND joins us today to share the top 5 strategies for building a book-direct vacation rental brand. As we often talk about on the podcast, building your house on someone else's land puts your business in a d…

Guest: Vanessa Humes
OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions Software AirBnB Spotlight On Exceptional Property Managers

Building the Perfect Tech Stack Starts with the PMS, with Terry Whyte

Aug. 31, 2022

Terry Whyte joins us today for an insightful look at the past, present and future of the vacation rental industry, and he shares his candid predictions for who will win the long game in vacation rental technology. Named as p…

Guest: Terry Whyte
Marketing AirBnB

Creating Shoppable, Revenue Driving Experiences, with Minoan Founder Marc Hostovsky

Aug. 24, 2022

Marc Hostovsky, CEO/Founder of Minoan Experience, joins us today for an enlightening look at e-commerce and how vacation rental companies and hosts now have the ability to make their properties a shoppable, revenue driving e…

OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions AirBnB Advocacy & Legislative Issues

Steve Milo: We've Got Questions, He's Got Answers - Q&A with VTrips CEO

July 13, 2022

Steve Milo joins us today for a candid Q&A you DON’T want to miss! As founder and CEO of Vtrips, Steve has grown the company from a handful of vacation rentals in 2006 to nearly 7,000, acquiring 10 companies just in the past…

Guest: Steve Milo
OTAs / Distribution AirBnB

Unlocking $4.9 BILLION Dollars in Military Travel to the Vacation Rental Industry, with Anthony Gantt

July 6, 2022

Anthony Gantt, entrepreneur and recently retired Officer for the United States Marine Corps after 22 years, joins us today to tell a tale of what it truly means to build a purpose-built startup. During his service, Anthony w…

Guest: Anthony Gantt
Software AirBnB

Get the Full Story Behind Every Booking, with Leo Walton of Superhog

June 15, 2022

Today we’re diving into a topic that continues to grow in importance for vacation and short-term rental managers: guest screening and property protection. Leo Walton is co-founder of Superhog , a company that has streamlined…

Guest: Leo Walton
OTAs / Distribution AirBnB

99 STR Problems, But Airbnb Ain’t One: The Direct Booking Playbook with Boostly CEO Mark Simpson

May 11, 2022

Tune in for today's episode with Boostly CEO Mark Simpson, joining us from across the pond to chat about the importance of building a book direct strategy. The Pandemic showed the short term rental industry how dangerous it …

Guest: Mark Simpson
OTAs / Distribution AirBnB

Building a Million Dollar Business on AirBnB with Julie George

Jan. 26, 2022

On today's episode we're joined by Julie George, author of the best selling book Million Dollar Host and a renowned leader, speaker and consultant on how to build a business on the backbone of the sharing economy. Recognized…

Guest: Julie George