Alex & Annie

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
Mentorship Marketing Conferences & Events Advocacy & Legislative Issues

The Billion Dollar Question: Can Limited Edition Be Scaled? With Matt Landau

Sept. 14, 2022

Matt Landau is one of the most respected thought leaders in vacation rentals. Founder of VRMB, Matt has built an information-sharing media empire, driven by one simple yet effective concept. As he tells us, "If you have a ti…

Guest: Matt Landau
Conferences & Events Revenue Management

Bee Boppin' with Ben Coleman: Revenue Management vs. Revenue Performance

Sept. 7, 2022

Ben Coleman, President of Rev & Research, joins us today for this 1st edition of "Bee Boppin' with Ben" - a NEW series where we'll dive into the most relevant tips and strategies for optimizing your revenue management strate…

Guest: Ben Coleman
Consolidation & Acquisitions Employees & Hiring 1St Of The Month

1st of the Month Bonus Episode - Simon Says: Human Capital is KEY to Profitability, PLUS Launch of Alex & Annie's List

Sept. 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in as we recap the previous month and look ahead to the next, discussing industry trends, pacing, events and more. Simon Lehmann of AJL Atelier joins us each month for "Simon Says", where we …

Guest: Simon Lehmann
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
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…


Cleaning House on Operational Tech, with Koryn Okey of Breezeway

Aug. 17, 2022

Last week we talked to Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie about consolidations within vacation rental tech , and one of the areas he projected would consolidate was Operations software. Today, we have Koryn Okey from Breezeway to s…

Guest: Koryn Okey
Conferences & Events Software

Predicting a Wave of Tech Consolidations, with Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie

Aug. 10, 2022

Today we're joined by Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie, for a conversation about the current state of guest experience and tech in the vacation rental industry and what the future holds for consolidation between overlapping produc…

Guest: Matthew Loney
Conferences & Events Software Revenue Management

Revenue Managing from the Driver's Seat, with Wheelhouse CEO/Founder Andrew Kitchell

Aug. 3, 2022

We are beyond excited to have Andrew Kitchell, CEO/Founder of Wheelhouse, join us just a week before the 4th Annual Data & Revenue Management Conference. In 2021, Wheelhouse WON the prestigious Innovator of the Year Tech Ba…

1St Of The Month Advocacy & Legislative Issues

1st of the Month Bonus Episode - Simon Says: It’s Time to Put Egos Aside to Strengthen the Industry

Aug. 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in as we recap the previous month and look ahead to the next, discussing industry trends, pacing, events and more. Simon Lehmann of AJL Consulting joins us each month for "Simon Says", where …

Guest: Simon Lehmann
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
Consolidation & Acquisitions 1St Of The Month

1st of the Month Bonus Episode - Simon Says: The Times They Are a Changin'

July 1, 2022

It's the 1st of the Month! Tune in as we recap the previous month and look ahead to the next, discussing industry trends, pacing, events and more. Simon Lehmann of AJL Consulting joins us each month for "Simon Says", where …

Guest: Simon Lehmann

The Six P's of Preparing for the Disaster Zone, with Pete Dimaio

June 29, 2022

We are so excited to welcome Pete Dimaio, VP Of Client Success for Travel Boom Marketing, back for his second tour of duty! (Pete joined us back in March on Episode 19 ). Pete is here today to talk about a very timely and i…

Guest: Pete Dimaio
Leadership & Personal Branding Mentorship

Behind the Scenes of Women in Travel Thrive, with Silvia Camarota and Rachel Humphrey

June 22, 2022

We are honored to be joined by two of the most inspirational female leaders in travel, Silvia Camarota and Rachel Humphrey, as they share a behind-the-scenes look at the networking & mentorship organization Women in Travel T…

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
Mentorship Software

An Authentic Approach to Raising VC Funding, with Hostfully CEO Margot Schmorak

June 8, 2022

Fresh off a major announcement that Hostfully successfully raised $4M in funding, Margot is part of only 2% of venture funded companies led by female founders. Margot credits her success to her ability to lead with transpare…

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
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
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

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

May 4, 2022

Tune in for Part 2 of our episode with Ed St. Onge, President of 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