Welcome to The Holiday Rental Marketing Blog

The holiday rentals industry is a fast-paced, ever changing beast! On the Rental Tonic blog we aim to keep you up to date with the latest tips, tricks and marketing insights to help you fill that calendar in no time!

How Vacation Rental Management Is Changing Following COVID-19

Four key ways the vacation rental management sphere has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to adapt your rental business.
September 26, 2020/by Louise Brace

Why you should buy a UK holiday home in 2020

We look at reasons why a UK holiday rental investment is a great option.
September 12, 2020/by Louise Brace

Who wants to be a Destinationaire? We do!

Wil Slickers of the Slick Talk Podcast talks about his vision for a new era of Destinationaires. What the heck is that you ask? Read on to find out
July 16, 2020/by Louise Brace

What we can learn from the Coronavirus Crisis

Direct bookings mean more sustainable short-term rental businesses.
March 23, 2020/by Louise Brace

The power of a consistent rental brand

Rental Tonic delves into the subject of branding and we share our four tips for creating the perfect rental brand.
March 17, 2020/by Louise Brace

Four interiors tips for styling your holiday rental

March 11, 2020/by Louise Brace

How to rent out your house as a holiday let

January 24, 2020/by Louise Brace

The Thinking Traveller: The story behind the World’s Top Villa Company

December 10, 2019/by Louise Brace

What makes a good website homepage?

On average web users will only read between 20-28% of any webpage during their visit. Read our top ‘scannable’ tips to better homepage content.
November 16, 2019/by Louise Brace

How to create the perfect Welcome Pack for your holiday rental

In a crowded holiday lettings market, how can you make your property stand out from the crowd?
August 13, 2019/by Louise Brace

8 Common Apartment Rental Scams in Europe – and How to Avoid Them

The vast majority of apartment rentals in Europe are trouble-free, but scams unfortunately do exist – especially in the bigger cities. We’ve identified eight of the most common scams for travellers to watch out for.
May 7, 2019/by Louise Brace

A Proven Checklist to get A 5-Star Airbnb Guest Review

October 17, 2018/by Louise Brace

Starting a Bed & Breakfast Business? Things you need to know

January 20, 2018/by Louise Brace

Tips for becoming an Airbnb Superhost

October 16, 2017/by Louise Brace

Featuring… Business travellers, guest experience and how to personalise your VR marketing

February 16, 2017/by Louise Brace

Wave goodbye to your last guests of the season, but don’t relax just yet!

High season is over. You’ve said farewell to the last guests…
September 12, 2016/by Louise Brace

Love thy neighbour and make sure your guests do too!

Working in the holiday rental industry and living in a tourist…
August 30, 2016/by Louise Brace

How to present guest information with the police in Andalucia

After months of uncertainty with little information about how…
June 3, 2016/by Louise Brace

Help us shape the future of YOUR holiday rental marketing

Rental Tonic has been working with holiday rental owners since…
May 30, 2016/by Louise Brace

Convert more holiday rental bookings with floor plans and virtual tours

Have you ever considered adding a 2D or 3D floor plan to your…
May 19, 2016/by Louise Brace

The Complete Guide to Registering Your Holiday Rental in Andalucia

In line with many other regions in Spain, the Junta de Andalucía…
February 24, 2016/by Louise Brace

How to sell your holiday rental as a film location

Kate Winslet’s cottage in The Holiday, the Chicago mansion…
February 7, 2016/by Louise Brace

How guests search and book holiday rentals

At Rental Tonic we love it when companies share data and statistics…
September 1, 2015/by Louise Brace

Applying for your holiday rental licence in Spain

 The world of holiday rentals is changing and growing at a super…
July 9, 2015/by Louise Brace

Welcoming Guests this Summer Holiday Season

I know many owners here in Europe are preparing to welcome their…
March 20, 2013/by Louise Brace

Adding something special to your family friendly holiday property

By now, many owners have realised that targeting your holiday…
February 27, 2013/by Louise Brace

Buying a property to rent overseas – video guide

This is the time of year when people inevitably start thinking…
January 31, 2013/by Louise Brace

The Secret Sauce to a Thriving Gourmet Holiday Business

Every time I go back to visit friends in England there seems…
November 20, 2012/by Louise Brace

Pinning your way to more bookings

There can be no doubt that Pinterest is taking the world of social…
November 14, 2012/by Louise Brace

Revealed: The Extras Your Holidaymakers Want

Self-catering holidays used to be simple affairs: rudimentary…
October 30, 2012/by Louise Brace

What Happens When You Aim for A Holiday Niche… And Deliver!

A couple of weeks ago I received a lovely email from one of our…
October 23, 2012/by Louise Brace

How To Ensure Your Holiday Property Appeals to The ‘New Middle Class’

A report in The Sunday Times at the weekend stated that 7 out…
October 9, 2012/by Louise Brace

5 Easy Ways to Run a More Eco Friendly Rental

I'm writing this weeks blog from Barcelona, on a trip checking…
October 3, 2012/by Louise Brace

Do You Have a Wear and Tear Fund for your Holiday Rental?

Are you a non-resident holiday rental owner? If so it’s likely…
September 25, 2012/by Louise Brace

Does Your Holiday Rental Need a Spruce Up?

The Holiday Lettings industry has a very seasonal nature, that's…
September 18, 2012/by Louise Brace

Security Deposits – do you or don’t you?

When starting a holiday rental business setting up a security…
August 28, 2012/by Louise Brace

The 2 Pillars of Running a Holiday Property from Afar

Do you own, or are you thinking of owning a holiday property…
August 14, 2012/by Louise Brace

Holiday Letting Case Study Part 2: Action Plan

Part #2: Holiday Lettings Action Plan

We saw in part 1 of…
July 24, 2012/by Louise Brace

Make Hay While The Sun Shines (or not)

We've all had periods of 'feast' when the phone doesn't stop…
July 17, 2012/by Louise Brace

Holiday Lettings Case Study: Zero to Booked in 12 Weeks

Part #1: A Holiday Lettings Dilemma

For owners of second homes…
July 10, 2012/by Louise Brace

Useful Tips for Greeting Holiday Rental Guests

Greeting your holiday rentals guests in the right way can make…
July 3, 2012/by Louise Brace

5 Ways to Make Your Garden Pay Its Way

Many holiday rental owners wonder about how they can reduce their…
June 26, 2012/by Louise Brace

Move your Holiday Property into the Luxury League

Luxury might be an over-used word, what does it conjure up for…
June 14, 2012/by Louise Brace

10 Reasons Why Niche Marketing Can Help Your Holiday Lettings

Whilst browsing around on Twitter with my morning coffee an interesting…
June 12, 2012/by Louise Brace

Holiday Property Marketing Ideas – Dull and Boring

It's always good to be thinking of new ideas and ways of marketing…
June 6, 2012/by Louise Brace

Want to run a successful holiday rental business? Find a niche!

So the Rental Tonic website is up and running, and we are looking…
June 5, 2012/by Louise Brace