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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This is an episode you do NOT want to miss! Join us as we take a behind the scenes look at startup OTA, Got2Go. Built for hosts by hosts, we had the opportunity to speak with Got2Go's founders about the upcoming launch of this game changing new platform.

From onion and lettuce farming at the fami…

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In this inaugural episode of Alex & Annie: The Real Women of Vacation Rentals, we explore the spark that started our journey to making this podcast. We provide a high-level overview of our industry background, and highlight two AHA moments that defined the future of our careers.

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