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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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AirBnB Rolls out API into Australia

Over the past couple of days Airbnb has begun the rollout of  API specs to progressive property manager software companies for holiday rental management. We are very pleased to confirm that Genkan is the first of these companies and what this means is that if your a Genkan users […]

You have no search engine presence !!

I had an email this morning from a client in NSW Australia requesting more information on a new website we were about to start build. It went….
“Hi Glen,
Thank you for your patience. It has been a busy week. The good thing we noticed about your websites is they rank really […]

Is your Holiday Rental Management business the next corner shop?

 
Is your Holiday Rental Management business the next corner shop?
Is your Holiday Rental Management business the next corner shop?

From corner stores to independent bottle liquor stores, from local hardware to independent caravan parks and independent hotels, a toughening market and vicious competition have wrought change. Many independents have disappeared […]

MasterCard Internet Gateway Service – UAE

MIGS in Dubai !
Great news for the 3 Dubai genkan customers with the introduction of the MasterCard Internet Gateway Service – MIGS gateway into the region through Mashreq Bank. The MasterCard Internet Gateway Service (shortened to MiGS) is a payment gateway  system that allows banks to accept card not present […]

Future-Proofing Principles for the Holiday Rental Property Management Sector

 That light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not the future waiting patiently in the distance. Instead, it’s a future on high beam speeding towards us, bearing down on us, and if we’re not ready, we’ll be trampled.
What does it mean to be ready?
In our business as in […]

Genkan offers Live availability calendars with AIR BnB

Genkan offers Live availability calendars with AIR BnB.

 

3.9 BILLION REASONS TO RE-THINK YOUR HOLIDAY RENTAL MANAGEMENT BUSINESS STRATEGY

If you’re a manager of holiday rental properties I am certain that you have caught up with the news that Homeaway ( including Stayz and all the other subsidiaries ) has been purchased by Expedia. If you haven’t maybe you have been out of internet range or perhaps living […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Marketing|0 Comments|

How much is your holiday rental property management business worth ?

How much is your holiday rental business worth?

Business owners everywhere want their businesses to be worth something! Those in the property management business are no different. After all the long hours, investments, risks, keeping up with changes in technology and customer needs, and a long list of miscellaneous hard […]

The Cost Change in Customer Acquisition

From a $25 newspaper ad to 15 % and rising….
I have been in the holiday rental industry now for some 20 years, for some that’s not that long but for many / most in this very quickly changing business I am a grandfather. Well a grandfather since the arrival […]

By |September 19th, 2015|Marketing|1 Comment|

Finders Keepers in the world of Holiday Rental Management

 Finders Keepers
As a property manager, part of your job is to attract, convert and keep customers.
Here, I provide some tips for winning and keeping customers.

Bear in mind that the short-term holiday rental market is fierce, and you’re a player in it – one of many. How do you win […]

Is an OTA blocking your organic search result ?

Your Holiday Rental Website and SEO
This question was put to me the other day when visiting their holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula.

The person in question was complaining bitterly to me about the level of direct rentals being attained by her Holiday Rental Management Agency. That is, all enquiry […]

Marketing in the world of Holiday Rental Management

The Requirements of the Holiday Rental Marketeer

In order to keep up with increasing competition, outside pressures and more, the expectations of a marketing person for 2015 and beyond are astonishingly high in any industry.

Since the introduction of the internet in the late 1990’s the skill set required of a ” marketing manager” […]

Holiday rental reservation requirements for the modern day property manager

Holiday rental reservation requirements for the modern day property manager
In a busy holiday rental business like yours, installing a new reservation system is all about one thing – increasing productivity through automation.
Property managers that don’t make a move to all-in-one reservation and marketing platforms will limit not only their […]

New Accommodation Website

New accommodation website
New accommodation website from Genkan Creative for Thredbonet Marketing.

ThredboNet Marketing are one of the leading property management companies in the Australian snowfields

Visit the site at www.accommodationthredbo.com.au

By |January 31st, 2015|Genkan Blog|0 Comments|

Digital Sharecropping

Are you putting all your energy and hard work only to build someone else’s business?
Are you tilling the soil and helping grow profits for the Stayz, Wotif, Homeaway, Rentahome, Takeabreak, FlipKey ….only to build their digital dynasties?
If you are a business making itself habitually dependent on another company, you […]

The True Impact of the Internet on Holiday Rental Property Management

“Every act of creation is the first act of destruction “ – Pablo Picasso
As the balance of control and profits in the short-term holiday rental market continues to change for the players in this market: the owners, property managers, internet marketing channels and the clients, the response we make […]

Holiday and Short Term Rental Management in Australia

Holiday and Short Term Rental Management in Australia has changed and is changing so more at a rapid rate. The impact of the world wide web, social media, Google, Adwords and numerous accommodation portals all vying for a piece of your business and is determining your business structure and […]