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If you advertise a vacation rental on multiple booking sites it can be difficult to manage availability and bookings across different platforms at once. That’s where a channel manager can help you. A channel manager is a web-based software tool that allows vacation rental property managers to maintain availability and pricing rates across all connected channels, from one central place. This allows you to distribute your listings across multiple platforms, such Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor. When a booking is made with one of these booking sites, the channel management software updates availability across the channels which it is linked to – keeping everything up-to-date and preventing double bookings. Examples of channel managers include Lodgify and Smoobu. 

It’s important to be aware that there are some downsides to using a channel manager. Having originated to benefit those in the hotel industry, many channel managers are aimed at high scale property

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Sustainable travel guide for vacation rentals

Sustainable travel options are in demand more than ever, as energy costs continue to rise and there is an increasing need to protect the environment. As a host, there are a number of things you can do to make your vacation rental property more sustainable. Take a look at how you can encourage guests to be eco-friendly when travelling, and how you can be a more environmentally conscious traveller.

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive

Gothenburg has been named the most sustainable city in the world

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is the practice of using natural resources, like energy and materials, in a way that meets our current needs without compromising future generations. Understanding how to minimise environmental impact by taking steps such as using renewable energy sources, conserving water and reducing waste is hugely important going forward. Reducing our carbon footprint is important because it allows us to protect

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Scotland short-term let regulations – TravelNest

Following on from the introduction of short-term rental regulations in Edinburgh, the rest of Scotland will now follow suit. The newly introduced short-term let licensing scheme will make it mandatory for all short-term let providers across Scotland to posses a licence. Short-term let hosts who operated before the 1st of October will have until the 1st of April 2023 to apply for a licence, while new hosts will not be able to accept bookings and welcome guests until they obtain a licence. All existing short-term lets in Scotland must be licensed by the 1st of July 2024.

Applications for short-term let licences should be made to the local authority in which the rental property is located. Hosts can use this tool to find out if it is necessary to apply for a licence. The licencing law will apply to all types of properties, from apartments to B&B’s as well

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