Happy Friday everyone! In many places around the world, bookings are surging back strong and we're glad to see it.
If you haven't seen it already, check out the To Guests, With Love campaign. 💓 Great video from vacation rental leaders around the globe. OwnerRez was a sponsor on it (which basically means we went "that's awesome, please put our logo on it too"), but many others did the heavy lifting.
Most of you already support the #DirectBooking movement. Looks like COVID has kicked that into overdrive. CNBC talks about how Airbnb hosts are building their own booking websites in revolt. By the way, have you ever noticed how the press always refers to all VR people as "Airbnb hosts"? HomeAway's gotta love that.
We're keeping our eye on Florida vacation rentals. Very strange that hotels are allowed to operate but short-term rentals aren't?? There's a lot of very upset people wondering the same thing. Lawyers are having a field day.
Speaking of lawsuits, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Stays-At-Home orders are unlawful. It will be interesting to see the implication of this with other states. Monkey see, monkey do? Or the normal heavily-politicized angry name-calling that happens instead.
Have a great sunny May weekend! 🌞