The Smarthosts community is being retired

ALIVE AGAIN! But different and coming soon!

It was with much regret that a few years ago we decided to retire the Smarthosts community and weekly newsletter, which was originally started by Rentivo. The original experiment grew into a truly objective community for vacation rental news and had a staggering 263,000 link clicks/article opens and over 17,000 subscribers.

The world has moved on phenomenally with hundreds of tech companies, millions of properties, powerhouse OTAs and supermanagers, but the old issues still remain and to a great degree have become more challenging! Guests are new to the sector and want hotel-level service, there are challenges by communities, and regional and national bodies on legislation, licensing and registration. This is just the tip of the iceberg as the industry strains to professionalise at scale.

There are however great companies and hosts who go the extra mile and understand hospitality. With so many professionals in the space who also use rental accommodation regularly, they are well placed to judge where they stay: quality of accommodation, cleanliness, comfort factor, amenities, communication, value for money etc. Smarthosts will adopt a new mantle for the professionals to promote those hosts and managers who go that extra mile!

It’s an exciting prospect where the general public can see where we recommend and stay and can book them directly, saving money and

Check back soon for more information or add your email address above!

Below were some popular posts we’ve kept alive from the old Smarthosts community: