Embracing Technology to Build a Solid Holiday Let BusinessJoin me on the podcast as I talk to Richard Vaughton, Richard is the Managing Director of Discovery Holiday Homes. Based in Devon in the UK, Discovery Holiday Homes is a holiday rental business, operating internationally but with a focus on their home ground and other key locations they have grown to know and love! Discovery have accumulated many years’ experience in the marketing of self-catering apartments, houses, cottages and villas and despite the rapid changes our Industry faces, they have developed a personal service business that is rich in technology and is very much forward thinking. In this episode shares how his company have risen from humble beginnings back in 2000 in Torquay in Devon, to be a provider of quality Holiday Homes, and great memories, to guests internationally. And a provider of top quality marketing for Holiday Home Owners too, helping them to understand how to provide excellent service to guests and create a solid business that works for them.
With a strong team around him and embracing technology, Richard shares his vast experience of marketing Holiday Homes
- Richard shares his background and where he’s based
- We chat about how Richard got started in the Holiday Let Industry and how Discovery Holiday Homes came about and when it got started
- Having started out in Torquay in the Devon – we look at the expansion that Discovery has seen and why it happened the way it did
- We look at the service a that a Discovery offers to Holiday Home Owners and to guests
- The importance of aftercare to the guests and how to go about it
- Richard is a founder of Rentivo.com so we take a look at what technology it provides to it’s owners.
- We look at how Richard thinks owners can get started today with technology to help them run their individual businesses based on his vast experience of using and developing technology for this industry
- We chat about where it is key for owners today to market their businesses today and the importance of having your own website
- We talk about the evolution of the Holiday Let Industry and focus on the most significant changes the Holiday let Industry has seen and how these changes have affected us and owners
- Plus where Richard predicts the future of the Holiday let | Vacation rental industry is headed
Get in touch with Discovery Holiday Homes here:
Discovery Holiday Homes Website
Discovery Holiday Homes Blog
Discovery Holiday Homes on Twitter
Discovery Holiday Homes on Facebook
Let me know how this episode has helped you with Marketing your Holiday Home – are you already using the technologies we discussed? What will you implement after listening or are you already using elements we discussed? What is your most effective way of marketing Holiday Homes so far?