Conferences are the perfect way to meet people in the vacation rental industry from across the globe to learn, network, share ideas and inspire motivation. Trying to figure out which vacation rental conferences are the best for you to attend can be challenging, so we have compiled a list of conferences that are happening in the United States in 2022! Read below to see the chronological order of conferences this year with locations and descriptions of which type of host should attend. HostGPO will be at a few of these shows and we hope to see you there.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- February 5-7 for aspiring and new hosts
- February 7-9 for professionals with a vendor marketplace
ALP is a non-profit association that focuses on professional development and advocates for the industry by influencing public policy. The ALP Conference is great for both new and aspiring lodging professionals. They have split the conference into two main events to make it easier for hosts to figure out exactly which panels they should be attending and to surround them with the right knowledge. At this lodging conference, you will find a collaborative community looking to solve the challenges of independent lodging property owners in a changing travel landscape.
- April 3-5 2022 Seaside, Oregon
The North West Vacation Rental Professionals Conference is great for anyone looking to gain more information on topics including, but not limited to, customer service, data, operation and cleaning, increasing your bottom line and marketing. This conference is great for hosts looking to network and increase stays at their business in the north west.
- April 11-12, 2022 Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
The Vacation Rental Management Association Spring Forum is designed to be an interactive and engaging conference. The Spring Forum provides increased ways to network with peers from across the country and opportunities to learn through innovative education formats. This includes hands-on training and interactive workshops with a focus on the diverse issues and challenges that are unique to professionals in the vacation rental industry. There will be opportunities to connect with peers in more intimate settings, while tuning into the changing vacation rental landscape. There will be educational opportunities available for everyone in the industry. From experienced CEOs to new frontline and support staff, across all departments, from marketing to housekeeping to sales to accounting!
- June 16-17th, 2022 – Austin, Texas
Put on by the Information Management Network, this is a two day conference. They provide exclusive educational content and industry insights, but also present a unique opportunity for senior-level attendees to network with multifamily owners, investors, developers, lenders, property managers and more.
- June 1-3rd, 2022 – Manalapan, Florida
The Vacation Rental Management Association Executive Summit is designed for executive-level leaders with a focus on business strategy, organizational excellence, sustained growth, and charting a vision for their company’s future. Therefore, this conference is a great opportunity for industry leaders to network and breakout into educational think tanks.
- August 9-10th, 2022 – Nashville, Tennessee
The Vacation Rental Data & Revenue Management Conference is designed for executives, revenue managers and marketers looking to the future. The industry is only beginning to establish the best practices for vacation rental revenue management. Therefore the DARM conference has been instrumental in bringing the top minds in data and revenue management together to move the industry forward. This is a unique opportunity to be, as they say, in, “the room where it happens.”
- August 29th, 2022 – Breckinridge, Colorado
The goal is to bring together regional level organizations that are affiliated with the vacation rental industry and provide valuable opportunities for industry professionals to connect in-person, face-to-face, in their own “backyard.” These one-day events typically attract 125-200 attendees and provide structured time to learn, network, share ideas, and discuss local issues and challenges.
- Sept 8-11 2022 Scottsdale, Arizona
At the Streamline Summit, property managers and partners gather for three days for a variety of networking events and informational classes. These sessions cover a wealth of information including mobile apps, integration systems, accounting techniques and business strategies. Attendees will enjoy a valuable combination of education, networking and lots of fun!
- September 13-14th, 2022 – Austin, TX
Guesty’s conference is for short-term rental and property management companies. Attend to be alongside the industry’s leading property management companies, service providers, and more for a one-of-a-kind event that will blend learning & networking with good times & great people.
- September 19-21 2022 Orlando, Florida
The vacation rental Xtravaganza is the largest vacation rental conference held in Florida. This conference caters to the thousands of vacation rental professionals that own, rent, manage or sell vacation rentals in Florida. You can expect the best in keynote speakers, industry intelligence, demonstrations and so much more to help you grow your vacation rental business.
- October 18-19 2022 Miami, Florida
The Book Direct Show is an event for hoteliers, short-term rental managers and accommodation providers who want to generate more direct bookings. Therefore, this conference is great for anyone looking to market their rental more efficiently. The show will feature a curated Book Direct education alongside bootcamps, workshops and fringe events.
- October 23-26, 2022 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Vacation Rental Management Association International Conference is where professionals actively seek new ways to learn, innovate, and collaborate. Whether you are new to the industry or are a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone to gain at the conference. We will be attending this year! Check back for our booth information.
- November 3rd, 2022 – South Lake Tahoe, CA
Presented by Generali, VRM Intel Live is a jam-packed day filled with relevant education, new information, the latest in technology, great food, and fun networking for vacation rental management teams. A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry, so VRM Intel is going back on the road to visit vacation rental destinations, get face-to-face with PMs, and discover exactly how vacation rental management has evolved in the last two years. Along this first road trip of 2022, they’re popping up VRM Intel Live one-day conferences in Wilmington, NC; Branson, MO; and Breckenridge, CO; South Lake Tahoe, CA; and Southwest Florida.
- November 14-17 Phoenix, Arizona
The Phocuswright conference is where hosts can learn smart insights and have healthy debates as we navigate a mid-pandemic environment. At the Phocuswright conference, analysts will cover new vacation rental data and how it can be used to confront the extraordinary challenges we all face as the industry sets its sights on recovery. This conference is beneficial for all owners; the data is insightful and will be incredibly useful for future endeavors.
- Date & Location TBA
The Vacation Rental Women’s Summit is an epic celebration of the women in the industry. Whether you are a seasoned executive or new to the industry, VRWS is the place to learn new information and become motivated, inspired, and rejuvenated! This conference is a judgement-free zone, which allows ideas to be shared more freely and for all questions to be addressed. With inspirational keynote speakers, great connections, a wide spectrum of educational sessions and amazing food and fun, this is a conference for all.