Skift Take

Short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo are increasingly reliant on professional property managers to provide quality inventory. This considerably closes the gaps of service standards and reliability between the rental and hotel industries, which brings key opportunities for rental operators.

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The short-term and vacation rental industry has been professionalizing for some years now. This means that we increasingly see rentals being operated by professional managers, while the share of small hosts going at it alone is decreasing. It appears the pandemic is further speed