Biggi Weischedel works in Marketing … for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, iTravex as well as teaching marketing and online marketing to university students. Never one to sit down for very long, she enjoys traveling the world, skiing, hiking, trail running, open water swimming, triathlon training and coffees. Her travel pictures can be found on




Not a skier? No problem!

by Biggi / / Sport Travel
Sure, many of us love skiing. But there are so many other fun activities for people to do during a winter vacation, even when you are not a skier and regardless of age and skills. While you are planning your white getaway, check which one(s) of our recommended snow activities the ... Read More
November 27, 2014Biggi
Use Facebook to promote your vacation rental


A great resource for marketing your vacation home! There are many great ways to promote your vacation rental. Besides listing it on Owner for the highest and most targeted traffic, you might have a property manager who offers some marketing of your rental, or you might also rely on Word ... Read More
November 3, 2014Biggi
Decorating – The right way


Sure, it can be hard to decorate your own house. But at least you only have to worry about your own and maybe your family's tastes, needs and preferences. Because a vacation rental is expected to appeal to a large number and variety of guests, it is therefore even harder ... Read More
October 20, 2014Biggi
Keyless Entry Solutions


You might have already changed the locks on your vacation property to keyless entry pads, enjoying all the benefits for yourself and your renters that this convenient solution provides. If not, this is definitely something to consider in our post pandemic world. ... Read More
October 6, 2014Biggi
Most critical: Reviews from your guests!


I am stating this as a personal opinion but I really do believe that reviews and testimonials are the most important details you can provide about your vacation rental (besides the basic information on where, what, how big and how much). If you are anything like me, after finding a ... Read More
September 22, 2014Biggi
Greece at its finest



Industry Outlook

by Biggi / / Vacation Home Owners
We have done the research for you! Interested in reading up on developments in the vacation rental industry? Consider the following sources and reports: Private Vacation Rentals on the Rise (especially luxury accommodation).... Read More
September 8, 2014Biggi
Accept pets – Increas your bookings


It really works: Yes to Fido means Yes to $$$! The fact that pet owners often encounter obstacles vacationing with their pets while staying in hotels or resorts means that you can gain a huge advantage by accepting pets into ... Read More
September 2, 2014Biggi


A few suggestions to increase your bookings Once you have a vacation rental and want to generate income, you will be looking for ways to book as many available nights as possible. Even if your property is being viewed often online, you might not be getting the bookings you expect. Here ... Read More
August 10, 2014Biggi
Water activities


If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to review the travel trends and predictions for 2014, and update your property listings and descriptions to reflect them. Two of the more comprehensive reports are listed here. First off, Trip Advisor’s travel ... Read More
July 28, 2014Biggi
Details do make a difference – Pay attention to delight your guests!


Details matter when preparing your vacation home for guests. Sometimes those details are noticed consciously, such as an inviting bed with the corner of the comforter folded open, a welcome basket of treats or a cozy blanket draped over the couch. Sometimes, details ... Read More
June 30, 2014Biggi
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