Research from Skift has analysed what the latest wave of travel startups shows about disruption within the hospitality industry, with the latest report focusing on the large number of startups developing professional, branded vacation rental property management businesses.

Previously difficult to manage due to scale and variation in custom, new entrants are attracting a lot of investment to bring order to the millions of vacation properties worldwide.

Wyndham estimates that there are 1.4 million vacation rental properties across the US, but the largest vacation rental property manager there operates only 10,600. The report outlines mergers and partnerships between various players, including Vacasa, Evolve Vacation Rental Network, Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental and smaller real estate owners experimenting with mixing short- and long-term rental units within apartment buildings.

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