The world of travel is opening again. With COVID-related restrictions lifting and vaccine distribution expanding, the public is hungry for travel—and they’re booking vacation rentals. Our industry is seeing record numbers of reservations. To ensure your brand is in front of today’s eager audience, you need a strong marketing strategy. But to address our new economic climate, you also need to shift your marketing message.
Ryan Austin, Bluetent’s Director of Email Marketing, and his expert team have helped clients successfully pivot their email strategy for the new challenges presented in 2021. Austin has identified two marketing concepts that all vacation rental brands should consider implementing for the summer—and beyond.
SHIFT YOUR FOCUS TO BOOK REMAINING INVENTORY AND PROMOTE ENGAGEMENT.
In recent months, Austin’s team has worked with many managers whose inventory is almost fully sold out. Often the remaining inventory has been lower tier: properties that aren’t particularly photogenic or suitable to feature in an email newsletter. However, having only little (and possibly unattractive) inventory left to book doesn’t mean you should stop sending emails; it’s important to continually keep your brand in front of potential guests.