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 corporate McDonald's in the 1990’s, Tracy shares how she built her confiden…

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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 can be to rely on 1 or 2 platforms for bookings, especially when you don't…

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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 and yield management and how the technology his team build became the foundat…

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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 STR world!

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This is Part 1 of a special 2 part series with Ed St. Onge, President of Flip.to (or as we like to call him, 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 astounding, starting from his early days as the Presi…

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Tune in for this special episode where we speak with Miller Hawkins, VRMA President and Owner of Booe Realty 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 to protect the industry from the rise in short term …

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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 are infringing on the industry. In most cases, short term rental laws are ena…

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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 worked with resort and lodging companies around the world to drive revenue a…

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March 29, 2022

Episode 21: Greg Fisher

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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 opportunities. As Jen reveals, it's all in your mindset!

Jen is a seasoned …

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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 today Pete joins us to share the Top 5 Things Vacation Rentals can Learn from Hotels. We recently joined Pete on his show The Hotel Marke…

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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 Wyndham Vacation Rentals as VP of Operations, where he managed a staff of 1200 em…

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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 attending GNEX Conference in Vegas
- Big news of a major award!
- Listener spotlights…

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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 only 14 years old (YES, you read that right!) to begin his educational and …

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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 of team building, opening up 3 hubs and 70 new markets. He then went on to …

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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 2022, and got to listen to her speak about being a female entrepreneur in a male dominated tech world. A…

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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 science degree as lead technologist for Abbott Resorts, the largest vacatio…

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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 as an Airbnb expert, Julie grew her portfolio from 1 unit to 130 in less …

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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 different business models in 4 total markets. Steve designed, developed, and/or…

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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 decade. This is a fireside chat you don't want to miss!

Topics we cover:

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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 attendees was truly remarkable. We had the opportunity to go to dinner with keyn…

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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 full time position with the company and the beginning of Julie’s inspiring c…

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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 International that we got to sit down with him and learn more about his person…

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