Vacation Rental Success Summit - Why You Need to Attend This Event

Apr 19, 2018

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Vacation Rental Success Summit

San Antonio, Texas
May 19 - 20, 2018

Much has changed in the vacation rental travel industry over the past few years and for any property owners, those new to the business and those who have been running their businesses for over 20 years, the Vacation Rental Success Summit is in our opinion the Best Conference to attend in North America. We’re going to break it down for you as to why this conference is not to be missed and how it can improve your current results. 

Not only are we listing why this is the best vacation rental conference to attend we are giving members an exclusive discount code to save $200 off each ticket. 


Firstly, this vacation rental industry conference’s primary aim is to support individual owners, hosts and property managers to develop and scale their businesses by learning how to market, maintain and differentiate their properties in a competitive market, as well as learning about the latest products, services, and technology that ensure marketing and operations are more efficient. This is the third year running and the 2-day packed agenda keeps getting better and better. A third day is available for those attending actionable workshops, more about that later.


The Vacation Rental Success Summit “provides an opportunity for owners, managers, investors, realtors, and hosts to network, share experiences and learn from world-class experts in the industry”— Mike Bayer, Vacation Rental Success Summit. As a previous speaker and attendee at this event, I can’t tell you how many golden nuggets of information I was able to gather from others just by chatting with them about their businesses. 


The VRSS is open to everyone and is attended by vacation rental owners, Airbnb and VRBO hosts, realtors, investors and property managers. This year the conference will be held at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on May 19-20 2018. Because it is open to a large group the conference attracts leading international industry experts in marketing, technology, operations and investing. 


Heather Bayer Vacation Rental Success Summit

Some of this year’s expert speakers at the conference include:

Heather Bayer - Cottage Blogger, Vacation Rental Formula and VRSS Co-Founder

Matt Landau - VRMB Founder

Andrew McConnell  - CEO of

Amy Hinote - CEO of VRM Intel

Steve Milo -  CEO of VTrips

Jessica Gillingham - AbodePR

David Angotti - CEO of

Andy McNulty - Guest Hook

Erica Muller - Vrolio

Conrad O’Connel - 91Digital


In addition to listening to speakers, there are a ton of workshops to attend where vacation rental owners and property managers will gather information and walk away with action plans to impact their bottom line. Note: these workshops are an additional charge to the regular admission ticket. Some of our favorite workshops are:

VR Mastered Mini Bootcamp  - Alana Schroeder & Tyann Marcink

Public Relations Skills Workshop - Jessica Gillingham

Increase Customer Confidence & Bring in More Bookings - Jason Beaton & Ellory Wells


This agenda is action packed and will have you torn between attending different fundamental sessions that will definitely benefit your business. Not to worry, the VRSS team usually makes the sessions available to attendees after the conference in the form of video or podcast playbacks so you don't have to worry about missing out on a session. You can read the full agenda here but don't forget to scroll down to our special savings before you sign up to attend.



Being an independent event, there is a wide selection of exhibitors showcasing some of the most up to date technology and resources available in the travel industry. One of our favorite products is the YourWelcome iPad tablet, which allows homeowners to increase their profits by offering extra services, affiliate links to restaurants, vendors and more options available to your guests for direct online booking! We also love the Properly App that helps manage your cleaning staff remotely as well as Noiseaware and Party Squasher, two great resources to ensure noise levels and maximum occupancy remains under control. We'll be writing an article soon with special saving coupon codes on our favorite products. Stay tuned!


Houston based Ralph Moorhouse, owner of Paris Nice Vacations, says, “We find the Vacation Rental Success Summit an excellent conference because it is not run by an OTA and is independent. It has wide-ranging education and you can focus on what you need. Since 70+% of our guests are from US/Canada, we need to understand how to maximize that market."


San Antonio is located in Texas, USA and was originally founded as a Spanish mission and colonial fort in 1718. San Antonio is Texas' oldest and second largest city in the state. Rich in history, the  San Antonio River Walk  is a park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Filled with bars, shops, restaurants, nature walks, public art, as well as the five historic missions. The five missions have been named a World Heritage Site which includes "The Alamo". The River Walk is a beautiful location to explore all that San Antonio has to offer.


We are a VRSS preferred partner and are proud to offer our readers this exclusive offer of $200 off the regular ticket rate. (If you want to attend as a couple, the +1 ticket is on $500, just select that option on Step 2 of the checkout.) The VRSS18 is being held at the Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas on May 19th and 20th, 2018. There are also several ‘hands-on’ workshops available on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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If you have difficulty you can also register directly from the VRSS website using the coupon code below.

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