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The #bookdirect Movement

  If you are in the short-term rental industry, you’ve likely heard that developing your own website to collect bookings is a smart move. When it’s your platform, you control the booking, the communication, the terms, the marketing, the cancellation policy (*ahem*)…  But do guests know ... READ the POST

Invest in a Professional

Way back when, fuzzy point-and-shoot digital photographs with awkward angles and bad perspectives were the norm for vacation rental marketing. In those days, anyone who sprang for crisp, professional photography automatically rocketed themselves above the local competition. That time is long ... READ the POST

Double Booking Damage Control

You think it will never happen to you… until it does. The dreaded Double Booking. I pride myself on being detail-oriented. After all, my passion for “the details” is the whole reason I started The Distinguished Guest in the first place! But, like all vacation rental owners (and humans) I made ... READ the POST

Holiday Tipping Guide

As you take stock of what’s important to you during the holiday season, don’t forget your trusted vacation rental staff and crew. After all, if you’re running a successful vacation rental, you’re likely not doing it alone. Your housekeepers, property managers, maintenance team, caretakers, ... READ the POST

Hospitality Survey Results

The Hospitality Quiz Results are Here! We asked—you answered. A huge thank you to the almost 700 folks—691 to be exact!—who completed The Distinguished Guest’s Hospitality Survey. Our survey was the first of its kind in the vacation rental and home-sharing industry, with a goal of gathering data ... READ the POST

Client Love

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped...

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Cathy Scott

Alanna has been my go-to person as I've navigated the learning curves of running my vacation rental businesses.  She helped me re-brand my properties, market them effectively, and connect with other valuable industry resources.
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