Short Stay Show Podcast – Evolving With The Industry – Karen Mullins – Homeaway

Karen Mullins joins me from HomeAway, where she is Regional Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. HomeAway is a holiday rental marketplace offering more than 2,000,000 holiday rentals globally and was one of the very first listing sites to the Short Stay Industry

We are introducing new features that make it even easier for families to book their ideal stay in your property

Karen Mullins, Homeaway

Homeaway have been a well known brand in the Short Stay Industry for many years – and they’re constantly evolving with the times to ensure they remain that way moving forwards

We’re all about families, families, families so we will continue to make it easier for them to use our platform

KAREN MULLINS
@homeaway our platform is constantly evolving to attract & improve the guests booking experience – Hear the full episode with Karen Mullins Regional Managing Director for the UK www.hlspodcast.com/homeaway #holidaylet #shortstay… Click To Tweet

We are making it easier for families to book on our platform and helping holiday home owners better serve families who come to stay

We’ve created a new tool to make planning a stay easier for guests – The Tripboard allows several people from various locations to see the favorite properties from all the people who they need to be part of the booking process

Karen Mullins – Homeaway

QUICK FIRE Q’S:

WE KICK OFF WITH SOME FUN QUICK FIRE Q’S TO GET TO KNOW A BIT MORE ABOUT karen mullins

  • Tell us a little about you and your background and how you started out in this Industry ?
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • Dream destination?
  • Best Short Stay Property you’ve ever stayed in and why ?
  • Favourite business book?

karen mullins shares the homeaway lowdown

HOW WE AS SHORT STAY PROVIDERS CAN GET THE BEST OUT OF THE PLATFORM FOR OUR BUSINESSES
  • We talk about Homeaway from a Short Stay perspective and learn who Homeaway serves primarily, and what type of property is ideally suited to the platform 
  • Karen shares the key benefits for Short Stay Professionals and Hosts from joining Homeaway and what they can expect from partnering with Homeaway
  • Homeaway is part of the Expedia group – we look at what other brands that listeners might know that are under the Homeaway umbrella
  • There are more changes afoot for Homeaway – we look at what can we expect as Short Stay Professionals and Hosts moving forwards
  • Karen outlines the potential costs involved to advertise with the Group
  • Karen shares why holiday makers would choose Homeaway over another platform
  • We cover how owners can learn more about getting started advertising with your Group – see the links below to their website and social media

homeaway & the short stay show

Karen talks about The Short Stay Show & the importance of this event to the Industry as a whole
  • Homeaway are a key partner of the 2020 Short Stay Show at London ExCel on the 12th March, we talk about what we can look forward to as visitors to the Homeaway stand at the show
  • We draw on Karen’s own experience and ask what she feels we as holiday home owners do to ensure we are ahead of the curve and truly stand out 
  • Karen shares her guiding philosophy/principal
  • We talk about Karen’s unique take on where she sees the future of the holiday let industry headed

You’re going to be attending The Short Stay Show at London Excel – What can we expect from your team on the day?

Karen shares what we can expect from their team at The Short Stay Show

listen to episode 90 – the short stay show in review

You recently attended the Short Stay Show at London Excel – How important is this event to the development of the Short Stay Community and Industry?

KAREN MULLINS SHARES HER EXPERIENCE WITH THE SHORT STAY SHOW SO FAR

Get In Touch with THE TEAM AT HOMEAWAY

Visit the Homeaway Website

Find Homeaway on Facebook Here

Find Homeaway on Twitter Here

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