There is a steady growth in the vacation rental business and it is time that the hosts of the vacation rental industry to face emerging facts. Numerous hosts across the world, as well as vacation rental sites such as Hualalai Vacation Rentals, should be aware of the emerging changes in the vacation rental industry and need to adapt them for their success in the business. One such change is not offering amenities in the vacation rental is not an appropriate option any more. Most property owners or hosts have already understood that their guests expect basic amenities which they usually get in the hotel such as providing linen or any other basic amenities.
Traditionally, the vacation rental industry emphasized on self-services and own amenities which was accepted by the guests universally. However, there is an enormous influx of newcomer guests who are often annoyed to find that basic amenities are absent in the vacation rental. This annoyance is often reflected in the numerous reviews irrespective of the accuracy of the listing or quality of a property. Therefore, the hosts need to consider providing some basic amenities such as linens, more than one roll of toilet paper, bottles of shampoo and bating soap etc. These items do not cost much but failure in providing of these basic items will definitely impact the future bookings as customers or guests also read reviews and value them.
Similarly, another emerging change the hosts need to emphasize is about the listing site. As VRBO and HomeAway brought a drastic change in their site and restructured it, many hosts got angry and threatened to quit the site. However, the listing sites were least bothered with the annoyed hosts who were not interested in providing qualitative listing for the travellers. In fact, listing sites should be qualitative and not quantitative. The hosts should understand this and provide a qualitative listing to grow their business.