Vacation Rental Industry Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration at KigoWorld U.S.

By Staff Writer Posted June 11, 2019

Vacation Rental Industry Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration at KigoWorld U.S.

U.S. vacation rental property managers and owners have an opportunity to network, learn about new innovations and explore vacation rental industry trends just like their European peers do each year at KigoWorld across the Pond. And they won’t have to go as far as Spain, like many did earlier this year.

KigoWorld U.S. in Orlando will unite property operators and channel partners July 23 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando. The conference is hosted concurrently by RealPage at its signature annual gathering, RealWorld.

Vacation rental operators have attended a short program at past RealWorld conferences, but KigoWorld U.S. is reaching a new level. The top vacation rental players from North America will connect with one another and enjoy expanded content related to a range of areas within vacation rental management.

The conference will feature a keynote, concurrent sessions, peer-to-peer networking lunches and an invitation to an exclusive conference party. Attendees will hear from others who are using Kigo to grow their portfolios and get one on one time with Kigo leadership.

Strategic insights into the vacation rental market

Headlining KigoWorld U.S. in Orlando is Matt Landau, who spoke in Barcelona about how 2019 will be the most influential year in the history of the vacation rental industry.

A leading industry expert, Landau, hosts “Sense of Place,” a travel show which highlights the vacation rental movement. In Barcelona, he told leaders that the convergence of mainstream travelers with the vacation rental industry is a call for operators to establish sound business fundamentals.

He is the architect of five frameworks that will position vacation rental operators on all levels for success in the present and the future. Landau has assembled case studies of industry leaders who have applied the concepts and established successful portfolios.

At the conference, Landau will discuss vacation rental concepts relating to today’s marketplace as part of the “Ideas. Innovation. Inspiration.” conference theme.

Training for leaders on cultivating a strong company culture

Hannah Lau, Kigo’s Vice President of Operations, will host “Building a Dynamic Company Culture,” expanding on insights she presented at the industry’s inaugural Vacation Rental Women’s Summit in New Orleans earlier this year.

She is a believer that everyone from the top down is responsible for creating a culture of hospitality. Investing in staff that personally conveys the message, with technology to support it, makes this possible.

It’s a story much like the one of Lau experienced when she first joined Kigo. Lau came on board to help captain the development of Kigo Marketplace, an all-in-one property management platform that creates exceptional experiences for vacation rental managers and guests.

The company, she said, couldn’t have excelled in the last four years to become a leader in the global vacation rental industry without creating an environment that promotes success, regardless of gender.

“We’ve focused on building a culture that empowers men and women fully and effectively,” Lau said. “Utilizing the strengths and weaknesses of both men and women, and bringing that empowerment to the table, is what we’ve found to bring us the most success.”

Equipping teams to offer world-class hospitality

Last year, Lau joined Kigo Senior Vice President Matthew Hoffman in the webcast, “Deliver Exceptional Guest Experiences Every Time,” to discuss what vacation rental operators need to offer the experiences that distinguish your business from the competition.

“Your expectation of staying in a hotel is the same if you’re traveling to New York or Los Angeles,” Hoffman said. “The expectations that you have as a vacation rental guest cannot be standardized because every experience is slightly different. That’s what’s changing with technology.”

Hoffman expands upon that theme in “7 Best Practices that Create a World-Class Hospitality Experience.”

Exploring industry-leading technology

At KigoWorld ’19 in Barcelona, major Kigo product innovations were announced. This included a brand new Channel Manager, designed to create channel-centric vacation rental listing strategies and drive bookings.

“Kigo’s mission is to empower every short-term rental professional with the innovative technology needed to achieve more,” said Kigo’s Head of Short-Term Rentals Matthew Hoffman during the unveil.

At KigoWorld U.S., attendees will get a firsthand look into the product and how it can help them achieve more for their businesses. Product experts will share how to maximize its potential to achieve booking growth across channels like Airbnb, HomeAway and

See these presentations, network and learn at KigoWorld U.S. in Orlando! Reserve your spot today.