Rezfest 2017: What Not To Miss At This Year’s Conference!

Sep 6, 2017 | Marketing

As the vacation rental industry continues to evolve, the are a few ways to easily keep up with the latest trends.  Attending the 2017 Rezfest conference, is one of the best things you can do to build a better rental business. You’ll learn best practices for marketing, how to improve your guest experience and of course how to improve your listing quality to ensure you get more bookings in 2018.

The 2017 Rezfest Summit is a next week and to make sure everyone is prepared to get the most out of their time in Las Vegas we put together a list of a few things we’re keeping our eyes on. Keep reading to see our recommendations for top sessions, top attractions and the best restaurants to visit while you’re in town.

Top 5 Sessions to Attend at the 2017 Rezfest Conference:

With all that is going on at RezFest, TripAdvisor Rentals want to make sure that you get the most out of being at the conference. As you make your way around the conference center, keep an eye of for these 5 “must-see” sessions.

5 Guest Experience Trends You Can Use Next Week

Join Matthew Loney from Xplorie on Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Matthews will be discussing easy tips and tricks that you can use to improve the quality of stay your guests have in your properties. After all we know that, the better the stay the better the review. 

How to Make Your Properties Stand Out in The Crowd

Join Carla D’Orsi from TripAdvisor Rentals on Wednesday at 3:30PM to learn how to get more eyes on your listings. Carla will be covering the best tips and tricks for building the perfect listing and increase conversions. 

Turn Qualified Leads into Lifelong Guests

At 4:30 on Wednesay you can join Peter Scott from Bluetent for a panel discussion on how to build meaningful relationships with your guests. The panelists will be sharing their stories about challenges and successes that they have had to keep their guests (hopefully) coming back for more.

Tools and Tips That Actually Make a Difference

As we get into Thursday, our recomendation would be to join Lynell Eaddy from LSI Tools by Local Social for a riveting panel discussion on how to streamline your business. This group of panelists will be discussing best practices on how to cut down on time and improve their business in the VR industry. 

How to Properly Vet Your Guests

At 2:15 Kaley Stonebarger of VacationRentPayment will give us a look into easing the tension of having strangers staying in your home. Come join Kaley as she discusses how to avoid chargebacks from occuring by vetting your guests before hand. 

Didn’t see a session you liked? Click here for the full RezFest Agenda.

Must see attractions while you’re in town:

While the conference is going on, you’re constantly on the go, from walking around the expo hall to meeting with industry friends to discuss business. Don’t forget that you are staying in Las Vegas – go out and enjoy yourself!

Besides for the lavish casios along the Vegas strip, there are a million things to do and see while you are in town. Here are 3 activities you won’t want to miss.

  • For the fearless ones: Take a ride on High Roller as it takes you up 550 feet above the Las Vegas strip. Enjoy the view and a drink in a Happy Hour cabin.
  • For the artistic ones: Las Vegas has some of the best shows in the world. Buy yourself a ticket to see The Beatles – Love – Cirque du Soleil performance. Watch the performers jump and flip around the stage in beautifully choreographed moves to classic Beatles songs.  
  • For the history and nature lovers: Take a tour out into the desert to see Red Rock Canyon National Reservation. With the vast open land and the magnificent natural rock formations, be sure to have your camera on hand. The views are truly awe-inspiring.

Our top picks for restaurants while in the area:

When it comes to restaurants, Las Vegas is no short supply. If you’re feeling hungry, check out these top 3 delicious restaurants .

  • For a Mexican fiesta: Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina will sizzle your taste buds. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere while you drink margaritas and indulge in delicious Mexican cuisine.
  • For a Thai twist: Arawan Thai Bistro and Dessert is a must go to spot. With a modern twist on your favorite Thai dishes, you are certainly in for a treat. Be sure to save room for the real treats; the desserts are sensational.
  • For a trip to Tokyo: Raku will transport you from Las Vegas to Japan with just one bite. Sip on sakes imported directly from Japan and enjoy an authentic Japanese meal.

Rezfest is sure to be another stellar conference this year, with two fully packed days,  having a gameplan is key to making the most out of your time there. There will be sessions all around the conference center with very interesting topics. Stop by one of our recommended “must see” sessions or come visit the TripAdvisor Rentals booth in the expo hall.

The team will be available all day and would love to meet with you. But don’t forget to have a little fun while you’re in sin city, enjoy one of our recommended activities and restaurants or visit TripAdvisor to find even more recommendations.

Review your experiences on TripAdvisor for travelers all over the world to see.

See you in Las Vegas!

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