Our CEO, Paul Waldschmidt, recently sat down with Zach Busekrus from Behind The Stays Podcast to discuss the past, present, and future of vacation rental software.
Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date!
During the podcast, Paul and Zach discuss:
- The history of PMSes in the vacation rental space.
- Why Airbnb invests tens of millions of dollars each year on UX/UI design.
- Why so many direct booking websites suck.
- The opportunities that exist to build new software and tooling in the industry.
- And much more.