Alex & Annie
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 Consolidation & Acquisitions

The Early Days of Travel Disruption with The OG of Channel Management, Ed St.Onge

April 27, 2022

This is Part 1 of a special 2 part series with Ed St. Onge, President of Flip.to (and the OG of Channel Management). Why are there 2 episodes? Because 1 just wasn't enough! Ed takes us on a journey that is nothing short of a…

Guest: Ed St. Onge
OTAs / Distribution Conferences & Events Advocacy

VRMA Spring Forum Recap: All In On Advocacy, with President Miller Hawkins

April 20, 2022

Tune in for this special episode where we speak with VRMA President, Miller Hawkins, about the recent Spring Forum in Chicago. Advocacy was top of mind at this event, as vacation rental managers came together to find a way t…

OTAs / Distribution Conferences & Events 1St Of The Month

It’s the 1st of the Month! Bonus Episode - April 2022

April 1, 2022

Tune in on the 1st of the month for this short and SUITE bonus episode series! In this month's episode we discuss: Changes to booking pace - what happened in March? Annie's trip to Myrtle Beach and HSMAI Event Is Annie reall…

Leadership & Personal Branding OTAs / Distribution Marketing Employees & Hiring

Fishing for Growth: Entrepreneurship, Networking & NFTs with Greg Fisher

March 31, 2022

As one of Greg Fisher’s partners recently said, “There’s a difference between an Owner and a Founder; and Greg is a Founder.” Greg joins us today to share his entrepreneurial journey and how he grew TripShock into one of the…

Guest: Greg Fisher
OTAs / Distribution Marketing

Top 5 Things Vacation Rentals Can Learn from Hotels, with Pete DiMaio

March 16, 2022

Today we are joined by Pete DiMaio for a very special episode! Pete is Vice President of Travel Boom Marketing, the hotel industry's leading marketing agency and on this episode he joins us to share the Top 5 Things Vacation…

Guest: Pete Dimaio
OTAs / Distribution

Meet Whimstay, the Hotel Tonight of Vacation Rentals with CEO Ben Jamshahi

Feb. 23, 2022

As CEO Ben Jamshahi tells us, Whimstay is the Hotel Tonight of vacation rentals, on a mission to help professionally managed vacation rental companies fill last minute or unused inventory. Ben entered Stanford University at …

Guest: Ben Jamshahi
OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions Software

Finding National Success through Local Operations, with iTrip CEO Steve Caron

Feb. 2, 2022

In this episode we are joined by iTrip CEO Steve Caron, an industry veteran whose tour of duty began in the Air Force as a special operations night instructor. When Steve departed the service, he went on to use his computer …

Guest: Steve Caron
OTAs / Distribution Destination Marketing 1St Of The Month

It’s the 1st of the Month! Bonus Episode - February 2022

Feb. 1, 2022

Wake up, wake up, wake up... it's the 1st of the Month! On this new bonus series, we'll look back on the previous month and look ahead to the next, examining booking trends, pacing and anything timely and newsworthy within t…

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
OTAs / Distribution Mentorship

Delivering a Legacy of Excellence with Julie Byrd, COO of CaboVillas.com

Dec. 22, 2021

20 years at one company is a big milestone for anyone, but for Julie Byrd it's been a labor of love and legacy. Julie recalls the early days of selling newspaper ads to CaboVillas.com founder, Don Hirschaut, which led to a f…

Guest: Julie Byrd
Leadership & Personal Branding OTAs / Distribution Conferences & Events

Puttin' On The Ritz: Vacation Rental Women's Summit Review

Dec. 15, 2021

On today's episode we share highlights of an amazing week at the Vacation Rental Women's Summit (VRWS) at The Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. This event was top-notch on every level, and the collaborative atmosphere among atten…

OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions

How a Swissport Airport Exec Became the Renaissance Man of Vacation Rentals, with Simon Lehmann

Nov. 30, 2021

Simon Lehmann is one of the most respected thought leaders and operational experts in the world of vacation rentals. Simon has been our mentor and friend for several years, but it wasn't until a couple months ago at VRMA Int…

Guest: Simon Lehmann
OTAs / Distribution

Building a Remarkable OTA with Got2Go

Nov. 23, 2021

Join us as we take a behind the scenes look at startup OTA, Got2Go. Built for hosts by hosts, we had the opportunity to speak with Got2Go's founders about the upcoming launch of this game changing new platform. From onion an…

Guest: Got2Go