Alex & Annie
OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions Software AirBnB

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
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

What Every Marketer and DMO Should be Thinking About, with Stuart Butler, CMO of Visit Myrtle Beach

July 27, 2022

We often talk about the importance of not building your marketing house on someone else’s land (Airbnb, Vrbo, Google etc), but in this episode we discuss how creative marketers are building their brands on their own channels…

Guest: Stuart Butler
OTAs / Distribution Conferences & Events

We are NOT an Airbnb Business, with Sarah & Annette from Thanks for Visiting

July 20, 2022

Sarah Karakaian and Annette Grant from Thanks for Visiting are here today for a lively discussion about the differences between vacation rentals and short term rentals, and the opportunities that exist to work together to st…

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
OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions 1St Of The Month

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

June 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in for our short and SUITE bonus episode series where we discuss news, upcoming events. trends, and anything of interest in the world of vacation and short term rentals. We're at the VRMA Exec…

Guest: Simon Lehmann
Leadership & Personal Branding OTAs / Distribution Software

How Planting Seeds Turns into ROL (Return on Luck), with Hostaway CEO Marcus Räder

May 25, 2022

In this insightful and candid interview with Hostaway CEO, Marcus Räder takes us on an eye-opening journey of what companies really learn as they attempt to grow with investment capital. Marcus joins us today as another memb…

Guest: Marcus Rader
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 Marketing Destination Marketing

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Edge, with Ed St. Onge, President of Flip.to

May 4, 2022

Tune in for Part 2 of our episode with Ed St. Onge, President of Flip.to and Founder of the first ever channel management software for hotels, EZ Yield. On last week's episode, Ed took us through the early days of channel an…

Guest: Ed St. Onge
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 & Legislative Issues

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