Entries Now Open: The Inaugural Skift Short-Term Rental Awards

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Introducing the Skift Short-Term Rental Awards, a new initiative designed to celebrate the individuals and organizations that are shaping the future of the industry.

From exceptional hosts to innovative properties, forward-thinking property management companies and on-the-ground suppliers and providers, the Skift Short-Term Rental Awards have been designed to shine a light on those who are driving unparalleled innovation and growth across the sector.

For our inaugural year, we’ll name finalists and winners in 17 categories across five distinct criteria groups: Individual Hosts, Best Properties, Responsible Travel, Guest Experience and Property Management.

2024 Categories

This year’s program has 17 categories across five criteria groups. Unless noted in the description, any organization may be eligible for an award, regardless of company type or sector.

Best Properties

Luxury Vacation Rental: Short-Term rental properties that deliver luxury amenities and experiences.

Long-stay Rental: Properties that offer accommodations and experiences for guests seeking extended stays.

Business Travel: Properties that are committed to providing a productive environment for business travelers.

Unique and Unusual Stays: Accommodations that offer extraordinary and unconventional lodging experiences.

Responsible Travel

Initiatives that prioritize environmental stewardship, community engagement and inclusivity.

Sustainability: Accommodations that prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Community Impact: Properties that have a positive impact on their local communities.

Accessibility & Inclusion: Properties that prioritize accessibility and inclusion to ensure an inclusive stay for guests.

Guest Experience

Innovations that enhance traveler satisfaction and deliver exceptional guest experiences.

Best Booking Platform: Initiatives that provide a seamless and user-friendly experience for travelers worldwide.

Guest Communication & Support: Initiatives that excel when providing support and communication to guests throughout their stay.

Best Digital Product: Products that enhance the user experience through digital innovations.

Best Use of Technology: Initiatives leveraging the power of technology to streamline operations, improve guest satisfaction, and drive business growth.

Property Management

Initiatives that contribute to efficient and successful property management.

Property Management Solution: Solutions demonstrating innovation when addressing the unique challenges of managing short-term rentals.

Property Marketing & Promotion: Creative strategies that demonstrate effectiveness in showcasing properties to potential guests.

Operational Efficiency: Solutions that excel in streamlining and optimizing workflows for property owners and managers.

Why Enter the Skift Short-Term Rental Awards?

  1. Exposure to the Skift’s global audience, Skift editors and our VIP judges
  2. Coverage on Skift.com and Skift marketing channels
  3. Complimentary ticket to the Skift Short-Term Rental Summit 2025, plus 25%-off additional tickets
  4. Digital brand exposure at Skift Short-Term Rental Summit 2025
  5. Personalized branding kit for shortlist and winners to celebrate their achievements through their own channels, to customers, and the press
  6. Credit towards Skift’s premium subscription products

Entry Dates and Fees:

  • Early Deadline: August 6, 2024 – $150 per entry
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2024 – $175 per entry

Sound like something you might be interested in entering? Don’t delay – Early Bird submission rates end August 6, 2024.

Pro tip: Get the best of both worlds when you register early – the lowest entry cost, plus the ability to edit through the final deadline.

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