Rentals Recovery Roadmap: What Industry Trends Will Prevail?
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US economy—specifically, the hospitality industry—has gone through an unprecedented contraction and recovery. Jamie Lane, vice president of research at AirDNA will outline how government stimulus, easing lockdowns and travel restrictions, and pent-up demand for travel allowed certain sectors and markets of the vacation rental industry to recover and outperform other segments of the US lodging industry. He will present an updated economic forecast and outlook of
the VR industry for a variety of U.S. locations. Lane will then provide an overview of industry trends including historical and future demand pacing, how record occupancy is impacting ADRs, and where supply is growing fastest. Other topics include a review of the host wars (how successful Airbnb and VRBO have been at attracting new hosts), how exclusivity of supply has changed over time, the overlap between platforms by location type, and if/when international travel will return.