Travel News: Travel Reviews Continue to Grow

According to TRAVEL AGE WEST: Travel Reviews Continue to Grow “There’s no question that user-generated reviews are here to stay. Benchmark Hospitality found that a whopping 80 percent of agents believe that this consumer tool is only at the beginning of its growth trajectory, while 50 percent of agents admit to using online reviews in determining booking options. More hotels are sending “thank you” emails, asking guests to comment on some of the most popular review sites and, as travel reviews continue to gain popularity, hotels will develop unique programs to solicit these reviews from their guests.” Here at...

Five Ideas to Keeping Your Property Rented

Business travel is on the rise and professionals need corporate housing. Read our secrets to getting your property rented and keeping quality renters! 1. Use special incentives to entice renters. Think about what bonus incentives you can offer to entice a wavering renter. Offer a free train or bus pass, access to the neighborhood gym, or weekly maid service. Such incentives may be ones that competing properties in your area don’t offer, thereby setting you apart from the pack. 2. Include all amenities in your listing. Don’t undersell the value of your rental! If you have an amenity in your home...

Should You Leave a Negative Review?

A few weeks ago I wrote about a bad stay I had in a corporate rental. The property, simply put, wasn’t up to snuff. I felt the landlord did the minimum amount of effort required to fix a few things I complained about, but he did not go above and beyond in any way. I also felt that he didn’t properly disclose that the property was just above a noisy train line. When all was said and done, the only power I had was to leave a review. It was my only way of sharing my experiences with the...