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...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

AirBnB Verified ID : Things to Know

AirBnB has put forward a new system for verifying the users online as well as offline called Verified ID. They are claiming it as a system to improve trust among the AirBnB community. Now the company is verifying already existing use...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

What Is Expedia Virtual Card And How To Use It – Everything You Need To Know

What is Expedia Virtual Card?  When a customer reserve a room in hotels, Expedia sends a reservation confirmation to the hotel in which they summarize customer data and the specification of the reservation. After the guests check out, th...

November 2019, 06 | By admin

Pricing terms everyone should know in vacation rental industry

Listed below are explanation of few pricing terms everyone should know in the vacation rental industry! #1.Rate Plans or Pricing: Rate Plans is the means to define the rate of a property for a particular day. Rate can be defined per da...

November 2019, 06 | By admin

4 Killer tips to increase your vacation rental revenue

Below are four tips to obtain maximal vacation rental revenue from  your property by ideal use of 'length of stay'. In my opinion, proper use of the length of stay controls during high-demand periods enables us to control customer demand...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Dockerization – A world of containers

Docker is an open platform to build -> Ship -> Run distributed application. A common toolbox for development, testing, deployment and operation team. The lightweight containers are here to stay and make a difference to the proprietary...

November 2019, 06 | By Binu

Vacation Rental Owners, Now you can accept payments Online! – Online payments for Vacation Rentals

One of the big questions and concerns about vacation rentals is how to accept payments from guests. Asking a guest to send a check in the mail can often cause users to feel uncomfortable about their reservation and/or delay in payment. Wait...

November 2019, 05 | By Binu

Make your rentals standout! Display Visual and Engaging Videos with YouTube

As YouTube is the SECOND largest search engine in the world and the mother of all video sites, a lot of people uses YouTube to find what they want and need. More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month!Showcasing your vacation ...

November 2019, 05 | By Binu

13 Tips & Queries to ensure your rental website makes google happy.

Google in the past focused mainly on the inputs such as the content on your site, the structure of your site and the profile of links coming into your site. Over the years people have tried to game this system, which made it necessary for G...

November 2019, 05 | By Binu

A hunting lodge to a $85 billion industry, Vacation Rental History – [Infographic]

Here's how the story began, from a hunting lodge to 85 billion dollar industry. The 400 year journey of vacation rental industry was astonishing. Find the infographic on the vacation rental industry history as you scroll down. It was sh...

November 2019, 05 | By Binu

Advantages of working with OTA Channels

The major advantages of working with OTA Channels is that it helps you in expanding your property’s global reach and increase online bookings. A logical move is to integrate your OTA with your PMS. Direct integration between your PMS a...

November 2019, 05 | By Binu

8 secrets to effectively market your vacation rentals using keywords.

Here in this blog we consider how important it is to understand the power of right keywords and how they can effectively market your vacation rentals using keyword strategy. For this it is important to think in the beginning itself about S...

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