Aidaptive Celebrates Early Adopters’ Growth in the Vacation Rental Industry

The history of vacation rentals is lengthy. French King Louis XIII established the first vacation home in 1624 – a hunting lodge now known as none other than the Palace of Versailles. In the 1950s, conventional vacation rentals began to pop up across the US.

In 1995, technology assumed a prominent role, as VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) was founded, followed by AirBNB in 2008 and others.

In 2022, ChatGPT launched, enabling everyday people to leverage large language models (LLMs) and artificial intelligence (AI) in a convenient chatbot interface. AI began sweeping through industries, fundamentally changing workflows and outputs. The travel industry was cited by many experts as one of the first industries ripe for disruption.

Concurrently in 2022, AI early-adopters in the vacation rental industry embraced a new Predictive Hospitality paradigm from Aidaptive. Aidaptive’s innovative AI platform allowed vacation rental managers (VRMs) to apply predictive and adaptive AI on their direct booking sites. Powered by first-party data and real-time customer interaction, this technology enabled the personalization of booking experiences for each web visitor (known or anonymous), delivering seamless customer experiences and driving revenue.

Fast forward to 2024, and the vacation rental market is now a $20 billion industry in the United States alone. It is incredibly competitive and as dependent as ever on technology and digital channels for online sales and bookings. The AI early-adopters are enjoying growth through their forward-thinking use of cutting-edge technology.

A Growing Community of Forward Thinkers

The AI technology that was initially championed by brands like Twiddy and Company and Brett-Robinson is now trusted by over 50 vacation rental management companies around the world. This innovative community collaborates with Aidaptive to address their individual business goals and to stay on the cutting edge of AI technology and development.

Applications of AI vary from predictive analytics to predictive search & property recommendations to personalized marketing campaigns and pricing strategies. Since inception, this community has leveraged Aidaptive’s Predictive Hospitality platform to generate over 2 billion personalized recommendations covering over 30,000 properties around the world.

A Proven Path to Growth

By embracing and endorsing the AI-driven transformation of the travel industry, Aidaptive’s community of forward-thinking vacation rental managers have seen significant increases in engagement and revenue. 

On average, a vacation rental management company within this community sees a +28% increase in attributed revenue and a +12% boost in property engagement.

The secret to the success of the Predictive Hospitality platform lies in its ability to understand and anticipate guest preferences. By analyzing vast amounts of data, including browsing behavior, booking history, and real-time interactions, the AI algorithms tailor the booking funnel to each individual user. This level of personalization not only enhances the user experience but also significantly increases the likelihood of conversion.

Seamless Integrations

The Aidaptive community recognized the opportunity to leverage AI and understood the impact the technology is poised to have on hospitality in the future. By incorporating AI into their strategic roadmaps and partnering with Aidaptive, the early-adopters are ensuring their profitability for the future.

Through native integrations with a growing list of 20 enterprise PMS and marketing clouds (including Track, Streamline, Guesty, Barefoot, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Hubspot & Klaviyo, and more), virtually any VRM can apply AI from Aidaptive to their current technology stack right away.

Investment in the Industry

The Aidaptive community’s curiosity and dedication to educate themselves has sparked constructive dialogue on the overlap of travel, innovation, and technology. As a result of this desire to learn, grow, and adapt businesses to an AI-first world, this community of early-adopters has contributed to the growth of industry awareness and to the growth of other VRMs looking to understand the impact of AI.

Aidaptive’s team has been privileged to lead and/or participate in speaking sessions & panels at over 25 industry events and conferences (including VRMA, VRNation, FAVR, Book Direct, Streamline Summit, etc.). Through these sessions, it’s become clear that the innovation, experiences and results of this community of AI early-adopters is turning into a broader movement as the overall vacation rental community is looking to find ways to leverage their first-party data to orchestrate better guest experiences and build brand loyalty.

The AI-First Future

The vacation rental industry will continue to evolve alongside technology. But by continuing to embrace a forward-thinking approach and leveraging the predictive hospitality platform, Aidaptive’s community will continue to distinguish themselves as leaders in the hospitality industry. 

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Katie Keyser
Katie is part of the marketing team at Aidaptive. She's a key strategic resource for the go-to-market execution.

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