June 2020, 03 | By admin

Sustainable Tourism to Community Tourism

Travel and tourism industry creates more and more jobs. Developing tourism leads to more and more employment opportunities and greater economic growth. A staggering 10 percent of the world’s GDP lies in tourism. But still many tourist are...

May 2020, 22 | By admin

AirPool – A social distancing solution in the sky

Carpooling gets a modern day makeover with a set of wheels and wings: Airpooling is one of the most economical and practical solution. Aviation industry is one of the most affected due to COVID 19. The industry is in great need for a qui...

April 2020, 07 | By admin

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis – The Future State of VR Industry

No travels…No bookings…No hotels…No vacation rental…No humans- All are staying home.... Covid-19 has turned most of the industries upside down. The worst affected are the travel and hospitality. Yes, it is a complete lockdown for t...

November 2019, 08 | By Binu

How to install Docker on Windows and Mac Os?

Everyone around you is talking big mouth on Docker, What is Docker really?Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to develop, ship, and run applications. Docker lets you quickly assemble applications from components and eliminates...

November 2019, 07 | By admin

Different types of API integration for Vacation Rental system

There are three different types of integration API implementation for any Vacation Rental system: Property Manager Import API Implementation: In this type of integration we used to fetch the property information from the Partner's syste...

November 2019, 07 | By admin

7 Reasons why vacation rental is better than a hotel?

As vacation rentals continue to grow in popularity, many people are wondering what all the fuss is about. To help out, we came up with few reasons on why choosing a vacation rental will be a better choice. #1. Hotelization of Vacati...

November 2019, 07 | By Binu

5 Reasons to update your Java7 to Java8.

  In this article, I have pointed and discussed about five features of Java 8 by which seems more interesting for me.  Stream and other special features  Lambda expressions  Parallel operations  JavaScript engine ...

November 2019, 07 | By admin

Scalability in microservices architecture

Microservices Architecture This is one of the pattern languages used in the application development. A pattern language is a method of describing good design practices within a field of expertise. The Scale Cube This is the three dimen...

November 2019, 07 | By Binu

Knowing the SparkJava Framework

I would like to share some of my knowledge in Spark Java in this article. I will carry my article in a way of answering the following questions What, Why, Where,When and How ? With some code examples. I will cover the rest of the things in ...

November 2019, 07 | By Binu

Kerala – A potential vacation rental hotspot

We had a long weekend, as usual we were off to our village which is about 60 KM from Kochi, a place full of rubber plantations, pineapple, pepper, coffee, Jack fruit and all tropical plants and trees. While I was chit chatting with a...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

9 stunning places to be in the bucket list of every Kerala traveler !

This is a list of  stunning places, to be in the bucket list of every Kerala traveler, planning for a India vacation next time.  1. Ranipuram  Ranipuram is a hill station located within Kasargod district of Kerala state, south ...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Example Of Simple REST Client Using CXF WebClient API

Vafion is a  Preferred Vacation Rental Technology Partner. We focus on travel and more specifically on vacation rental suppliers, integration of property management systems, OTA channel integrations etc. API Integrations is a thing which...

November 2019, 06 | By admin

Things to know before buying vacation rental insurance

It's important to do some research on vacation rental insurance when insuring your vacation rental. Vafion is a hospitality technology partner and has been helping organisations in implementing the same. Have a read on a thing or two you sh...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

HOW vREST API CAN BE USED FOR REST TESTING

Vafion is a preferred vacation rental technology partner and  API integrations are what we do every day. I would like to share with you on: HOW vREST  API CAN BE USED FOR REST TESTING? vREST is an online API testing tool for Automa...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Earned Media Vs OTA Ranking?

Let me start by stating this issue which most vacation rental property owners are facing: How to improve the OTA ranking? “On Booking.com, we seldom found ourselves in the top five pages, and on Expedia and Airbnb we typically r...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Congratulations, Kerala tourism on winning the travel Oscars!

Congratulations, Kerala tourism on winning the Golden Gate award at 14th ITB Berlin, AKA the travel Oscars! The Golden Gate award also known as the ‘Oscar in tourism communication’ was won by Kerala tourism for the second time, con...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

What is Cross-site request forgery or CSRF/XSRF ?

Cross-site request forgery CSRF / XSRF : CSRF is a security threat which was available on many crucial websites like banks, government etc. It allows the unauthorized user to make requests to the application, without the knowledge of actual...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

An ‘incredible’ giant sleeping – Indian vacation rental industry

If you believe in being at the right place at the right time is crucial for any business to be successful, I must say India is the right place and this is the right time for vacation rental business in India. This is  evident from the fact...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Why do we use Class.forName() for loading JDBC Drivers?

I have blogged about The Class & The ClassLoader here and in that blog entry I have mentioned about different ways of getting Class instances. May be I will repeat it. Class<?> c = ClassName.class; Class<?> c = objec...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Are you “the Perfect Vacation Rentals Channel”?

So, is your VR channel, be it PMS, OTA or a Website “the perfect”? Let us find out: To get there, let us first find out what aspects makes an application perfect? These include Richness of Data, Usability, Responsiveness, Scala...

November 2019, 06 | By admin

Commission Matters: Typical Commissions in Vacation Rental Industry

If you as a property owner wants to list your VR property on PMS or OTA channel, then the following commissions comes into play PMS Commission: This commission is for listing the property in a PMS (Eg: HomeAway, BookingPal, Airbnb...

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