US: The world premiere of the docuseries’Homerunners‘ will take place on Sunday, October 23 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as part of the Vacation Rental Management Association [VRMA] International conference.
More than 750 property managers and industry professionals are expected to attend the event which will be sponsored in part by VTrips and TravelNet Solutions and will include red carpet interviews by Alex Husner and Annie Holcombe of ‘Alex and Anne‘Vacation Rental Podcast fame.
Hosted by Vacation Rental Marketing blog founder Matt Landau, the ‘HomerunnersThe docuseries takes a behind-the-scenes look at the $78.6 billion vacation rental industry and the leaders who are paving the way for future growth. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.3% through 2030, according to Grandview Research.
The first episode will highlight the work of the founder and CEO of VTrips, Steve Milowhich explains how he scaled his growing business from a handful of properties to thousands, to help vacationers create memories that last a lifetime.
Milo, along with its team at VTrips, manages over 7,000 vacation homes in resort destinations across the United States, making it the second largest vacation rental company in North America.
“With travelers choosing vacation rentals over hotels more than ever and with the rise of platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo, one would assume that hosting these travelers is easy and cost effective,” Landau says in the post. opening sequence of the film. “But no one knows if they can do it on a large scale without losing the personal touches that make vacation rentals unique.”
Production agency Mangofish Studios, which also produces Landau’s’Vacation Rental Fair‘ YouTube with over a million views, chose Milo and VTrips for the first episode to explore industry issues such as short-term rental regulation and advocacy.
Mangofish Studios director Stuart Hooper said: ‘Judging by the popularity of docu-series like ‘Chef’s table‘ and ‘Drive to survive‘, it is clear that there is a growing demand for these kinds of stories. We believe that looking behind the scenes at a story like that of Steve and VTrips is compelling for a wider audience and additionally the success of educational media like ‘Homerunners‘ suggests that the public is ready and interested in a deeper examination of complex issues. »
Madeline List, senior research analyst at Phocuswright and the event’s inaugural winner, will open the Las Vegas premiere, with insights from Phocuswright’s Consumer Travel Report and Short Rental Market Sizing Study. term of 2022.
The first one ‘Homerunners‘ features thought leaders from the vacation rental industry, including VRMIntel founder Amy Hinote, Vacasa co-founder Cliff Johnson, Jackson Mountain Homes’ Miriam Ramsey, StaySense co-founder David Angotti and TravelNet Solutions CEO Ryan Bailey.
Phocuswright will interview some of the cast from the first episode onstage before the premiere, as well as Casago co-owner Ryan Dame, who will be featured in the second episode of ‘Homerunners‘.
Attendees of the event will also be the first to publicly view a preview of the second episode.