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
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Software

How a Young Entrepreneur is Re-imagining Guest Experience Technology, with Francois Goello

Dec. 14, 2022

Francois Goello who is the founder of Enso Connect joins us today for an interesting tale of how a terrible guest experience led to him founding one of the slickest guest apps on the market. Francois tells us how Enso Connec…

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…

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
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 …

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
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