The largest event dedicated to the rentalpreneur and holiday rental community will be held for the first time at the Business Design Centre, London, from 31 October to 1 November.
The event will enable novice hosts to meet experienced hoteliers and learn how to expand in the new business of accommodation. Thousands of visitors will be welcomed over the two days to discuss the thriving market of holiday rentals.
HOST is a free-to-attend conference and world-class exhibition centre, created to advise rentalpreneurs and holiday rental operators how to get started in the holiday rental business and make money from their most valuable asset, their home.
Similarly, hosts will learn useful information on how to avoid potential pitfalls and choose the best partners to work with.
Brand new industry
The global revolution in accommodation services has bred a brand new industry of hosts, accommodation owners who invest in and rent out their properties. And that doesn’t include the countless intermediaries, suppliers, platforms and technologies! By 2020, this global market is estimated to be worth an eye-watering US$ 170 billion, a premier market that demands a premier event.
The conference presents the one and only opportunity this year to learn from acknowledged leaders and pioneers in the rentalpreneur and vacation rental community. Consequently, the gathering is ideal for hosts involved in vacation rentals and holiday villas as well as small, medium and big hospitality and hotels.
HOST focuses on increasing returns and creating more profitable management across all key disciplines. For this reason, the event features five free conference streams, dealing with topics such as Sales and Marketing Distribution, Business Strategy and Growth, Finance and Tax, Business Partnerships, Regulation as well as Technology and Innovation.
Furthermore, Google, Homeaway and Marriott are some of the many companies giving keynote addresses at the conference and should not be missed. In addition to the talks, the HOST exhibition features more than 120 expert providers from the hospitality sector, including Airbnb, Keycafe, Guardhog and Luggage Hero.
Focus on innovation and technology
Terrapinn, HOST’s organisers, intend the event to be the go-to experience in Europe that caters exclusively for the rental accommodation industry. A venue where rentalpreneurs and holiday rental operators can discover how to develop and better manage their business.
HOST is a world-class exhibition, the ultimate showcase for technology and radical ideas in the new accommodation industry. A great opportunity for providers and suppliers to front a range of exhibition stalls and display their new state-of-the-art products. A great chance too, for hosts to learn about and try out the latest in start-up technology.
Accordingly, the focus will be on innovation and technology, which will continue to come up with innovative solutions that increase revenue and reduce costs. The processes and related technologies used in the vacation rental market can be overtaken very quickly, so it’s vital to learn of the latest industry trends and adjust business methods appropriately.
As a result, the Start-Up village, with 20 places up for grabs, will provide a stage for the most innovative start-ups in accommodation services, enabling them to connect with the world’s most authoritative companies, investors and media.
Finally, for those eager to learn as much as possible, there will be boot-camp workshops, a once-a-year opportunity to learn the basics from those who have the knowledge and experience.