I’m so excited to announce that VRMA, the Vacation Rental Managers Association, has chosen Salt Lake City, Utah for it’s next Western Seminar April 28-29, 2014. Professional management of vacation rental homes requires more than an internet listing. Professional managers protect the destinations reputation by ensuring professional and memorable guest services throughout the reservation booking, on site services, and community involvement.

How do managers learn how to do this? By attending educational conferences targeted at their industry. Visitors to Salt Lake choose vacation homes rentals and hotels for their accommodations. And despite some concern of competition for hotel occupancy, vacation rental homes allow additional groups to visit Salt Lake than otherwise would. Vacation Rental Homes compliment hotels in providing a variety of lodging options for diverse profiles of visitors. Increased awareness and occupancy for the city brings additional visitors, rather than reducing visitors. And unlike some individuals trying to rent homes on their own, professional management companies have the same vested interest in managing both the community and guest experience as local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers, and tourist attractions.

The VRMA educational seminars help professional management companies excel in their profession. And Salt Lake is an ideal location for both convention and leisure visitors due to it’s amazing transportation options from the airport and the city, world class attractions, proximity to world class natural mountain setting, and world class ski and summer resorts. Ski Resort General Managers have even verified that financial sustainability for the ski resort is dependent on lodging options in Salt Lake City and other Salt Lake Valley accommodations. Outdoor Retailers and other conventions also depend on the additional rooms provided by professionally managed vacation rental homes. Utah Vacation Homes is proud to support the ski resorts, conventions, and other travel enterprises in Utah. And we are proud to take part in the Vacation Rental Managers Association seminar in Salt Lake City.