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Pandemic Response: 3 Ways Vacation Rentals are Coping as Demand Hits an All-Time Low

Vito Pauletic
Mar 30 · 6 min read
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An Unprecedented Drop in Occupancy

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Demand for vacation rentals plummets by over 90% in Europe (Source — Keydata)
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Data for March showing a stark decline in reservations throughout the world. (Source — STR 2020, CoStar Realty Information, Inc.)

Submarkets Showing Signs of Immunity

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Remote submarkets record a large uptick in bookings. (Source — AirDNA)

1. Joining the Frontlines: Hosting Essential Workers

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Chinese hotels reopening amid the outbreak. (Source — STR 2020, CoStar Realty Information, Inc.)

2. Switching to Long-Term: Targeting Stranded Travelers and Refuge-Seekers

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A quarantine-ready home, as listed on Booking.com

3. Freezing Operations: Weathering the Storm & Preparing for the Future

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An abundance of vacant nights has prompted some vacation rentals to reach for their paintbrushes and power tools.

Is There an End in Sight to All This?

Rentlio

Hospitality empowered by technology.

Vito Pauletic

Written by

Copywriter with a background in journalism — still loyal to the facts. Content contributor @Rentlio

Rentlio

Rentlio

Hospitality empowered by technology. Rentlio is a cloud-based app tailor-made for vacation rentals owners, small hotels,hostels and hospitality property managers.

Vito Pauletic

Written by

Copywriter with a background in journalism — still loyal to the facts. Content contributor @Rentlio

Rentlio

Rentlio

Hospitality empowered by technology. Rentlio is a cloud-based app tailor-made for vacation rentals owners, small hotels,hostels and hospitality property managers.

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