LeisureLink to Sell Consumer Mountain Brands to Ski.com

Sale enhances partnership with Ski.com and consolidates LeisureLink’s focus on its distribution business
Salt Lake City, UT— August 10, 2016— LeisureLink, the Global leader in vacation rental technology and distribution, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sell VacationRoost.com and its other mountain consumer brands and operations to Ski.com.

Ski.com is North …Read More

Trends & Strategies for New Guest Acquisition

Where New-Guest Opportunity Knocks

Worldwide online travel sales are robust, with continued growth projected through 2019; however, the pace of growth is slowing. Last year in the U.S., online travel sales grew 11.2%. This year’s growth is projected at 7.4% and next year’s at 5.1%.[1] For ambitious Property Management Companies (PMCs) striking while the iron is …Read More

Rethinking The Cost of Guest Acquisition

NetRevPAR & Profitable Channel Strategies for Guest Acquisition
-By Julian Castelli, CEO, LeisureLink

The cost of guest acquisition through direct bookings is rising. Virtually every aspect of marketing for a direct booking is increasing in price. The above-the-fold results in Google have been continually monetized with price increases and competing ad models. As a result, the cost …Read More

Ski.com Chooses LeisureLink for Lodging Distribution Partnership

Alliance of leading travel brands creates global distribution opportunities for mountain vacation rental properties
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – April 1, 2016 – LeisureLink™, the world’s leading distributor of vacation rental lodging today announced a strategic partnership with Ski.com, North America’s foremost mountain travel tour operator. Under the agreement, lodging suppliers on the LeisureLink platform will …Read More

LeisureLink Returns to Mountain Travel Symposium 2016 as Sponsor, Exhibitor and Presenter

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 29, 2016) – Attendees at this year’s Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) are invited to meet with the team from LeisureLink®, at their booth located in the Mountain Marketplace. As the global leader in vacation rental technology, LeisureLink has been selected to exhibit, sponsor, and present at the upcoming event in …Read More

Direct vs. Third-Party: How Much Did That New Guest Cost?

Balancing the Growing Cost of Direct Channels with Third-Party Visibility
A recent eHotelier article suggested that the reason OTAs have gained market share in recent years is because hotels have been lazy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The hospitality industry contends with one of the most complicated acquisition processes of any industry. To call …Read More

The “Right” Vacation Rental Channel Mix

The “Right” Vacation Rental Channel Mix For Acquiring New Customers
The vacation rental industry has a default setting programmed to sound something like Online Travel Agency (OTA) commissions are too costly; direct bookings are our only salvation. While OTA commissions were an understandable shock to the travel industry psyche, this year marks Expedia’s twentieth anniversary and …Read More

Listing on Airbnb is Made Simple with LeisureLink

LeisureLink Opening an Untapped Market for Vacation Rentals
Launched in Summer 2015, LeisureLink was the first technology partner to integrate on the Airbnb vacation rental API.  The integration between LeisureLink and Airbnb seamless and tested by hundreds of PMCs and thousands of properties.

Airbnb, a household name for some time now, represents a rapidly growing niche of …Read More

Make More Money: Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services: Essential in the 2016 Hospitality Industry

Total revenue management, where revenue goals focus on guest potential rather than rooms potential, has gained momentum among hoteliers the past few years, in part because it offers expanded revenue opportunity, but more so because hotels are strategizing ways to offset the rising cost of guest acquisition. Total …Read More