Alex & Annie
Leadership & Personal Branding Mentorship

Finding Her Identity Under the Arches, with McDonald's Tracy Johnstone

May 18, 2022

Tracy Johnstone is one of those leaders who if you are lucky enough to encounter on your career journey, will aspire you to become so much more than you ever thought possible. As a female who rose to the top of the ranks of …

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

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
1St Of The Month

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

May 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in for our short and SUITE bonus episode series where look at booking pace and discussing upcoming events. trends, and anything of interest in the world of vacation and short term rentals! CON…

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…

Consolidation & Acquisitions

How Rent Responsibly is Aligning Forces to Protect the STR Industry, with David Krauss

April 13, 2022

Tune in for today's episode with David Krauss, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent Responsibly , the organization that has helped thousands of managers from coast to coast as they deal with the influx of short term rental laws that a…

Guest: David Krauss
Leadership & Personal Branding Mentorship

Leadership is a Mindset, with Ali Cammelletti

April 6, 2022

Ali Cammelletti joins us today to discuss all things related to leadership and resilience in the workplace. Ali has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including several years with Navis where she w…

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
Leadership & Personal Branding Consolidation & Acquisitions

Applying a Growth Mindset to Career Opportunities with Jen Ford, former Chief Commercial Officer & CFO of TurnKey

March 23, 2022

Tune in to this inspiring episode as Jen Ford shares highlights of an impressive career and the pivotal decisions that helped her build confidence, discover her passions and ultimately, lay a solid runway for future growth o…

Guest: Jen Ford
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
Software

Re-Imagining The Leaning Tower of Tech, with Lino Maldonado, President of BeHome247

March 9, 2022

Lino Maldonado is recognized as one of the industry's most innovative players, known for his collaborative spirit and uncanny ability to see opportunity where most see road blocks. Lino's career includes 23 years with Wyndha…

How Vacation Rentals are Influencing Destination Marketing with Jennifer Barbee

March 2, 2022

On today's episode we are joined by Jennifer Barbee, CEO of Destination Innovate and a dynamic leader who has worked with over 400 hospitality and destination brands. She has been credited with many innovative firsts in the …

1St Of The Month

1st of the Month Bonus Episode: March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

Tune in on the 1st day of the month for these short and SUITE bonus episodes with Alex & Annie! In this month's episode we discuss: Booking pace and changes to traveler sentiment Alex shares her experience participating at G…

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
Leadership & Personal Branding Mentorship Software

Raising the Bar for Women in Tech, with Guesty President/COO Vered Raviv Schwarz

Feb. 16, 2022

In today’s episode we are joined with Vered Raviv Schwarz, President/COO of the property management platform Guesty. We had the pleasure of meeting Vered at the Women’s Conference at the end of 2021, and got to listen to her…

Consolidation & Acquisitions Software Employees & Hiring

Sustainable Growth Strategies with Jim DeVos of Best Beach Getaways

Feb. 9, 2022

Jim DeVos is the type of business leader and entrepreneur that any employee who takes pride in their job would love to work for. Jim's career started in the airline industry with Piedmont Airlines, where he honed the skill …

Guest: Jim Devos
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
Consolidation & Acquisitions Software Employees & Hiring

Flipping the Switch with Steve Trover, CEO of Better Talent

Jan. 19, 2022

Steve Trover is a 25-year vacation rental industry veteran whose career took off in the 1990's when he founded All Star Vacation Homes (ASVH), a property management company in Orlando that he expanded to include several diff…

Guest: Steve Trover
Destination Marketing Consolidation & Acquisitions Conferences & Events

Starting 2022 on a High Note with Amy Hinote, Founder/CEO of VRM Intel

Jan. 12, 2022

On this first episode of 2022 we dive into the most pressing issues facing the vacation rental industry with Amy Hinote, Founder/CEO of VRM Intel and one of the most recognized and respected thought leaders of the past deca…

Guest: Amy Hinote

Looking Ahead...2022, We're Ready For You!

Dec. 29, 2021

We have so many exciting interviews and topics lined up for 2022 that we had to share a few highlights! Today's episode is a preview of just a few of the amazing guests that will be joining us on the show as we launch Season…