The Short Stay Show returns for a second year on Thursday with over 2,000 delegates expected to attend the Excel exhibition centre in east London.
The show will see over 100 exhibitors and speakers promoting and talking about the fastest-growing trend in the world of accommodation, hospitality, travel and tourism.
The show is designed for companies, entrepreneurs, property owners, government representatives and innovators to understand and embrace challenges and opportunities in the industry.
Organisers said the industry shows no sign of slowing down, with seven guests per second checking in to short stay accommodation like a home, apartment or unique place with global OTA giant Booking.com.
“Of course, there are benefits and opportunities that short-term let’s offer, for guests (greater choice), homeowners (extra income) and communities (more visitors where hotels don’t have the capacity),” said the organisers.
“The Short Stay Show is designed to bring all these ideas together, to present innovative opportunities and drive growth, all whilst addressing the challenges and concern that the industry faces.
“The sector has been in the spotlight for many reasons, from beaches of the 90-night limit, to the impact on housing supply and disruption to neighbourhoods and residents, it’s a talking point.
“The 2019 show brought the industry together for the first time, and after almost doubling in size, the 2020 show will jump further into shaping the industry than ever before.”
What to expect at the 2020 Short Stay Show:
- Hear from insightful speakers
Featuring six stages of world class speakers, there is a fantastic learning opportunity and premium curated content at the show for property and accommodation businesses at any stage of their journey.
From accommodation start-ups to long standing industry insiders, the focus is on supercharging businesses. Listen to experts from Booking.com, Expedia, Google, HomeAway, Sykes and many more.
Three senior MPs will also be present, giving their perspectives on the advantages that the sector brings to the UK economy, some of the challenges associated with the sector’s growth, and how best to regulate short-term rentals.
- Be first to know about new launches
The short-term rentals trade body the STAA and digital property management experts Locale have partnered to create Trusted Hosts, a new prototype technology for the short-let industry.
This new online platform will equip hosts (who rent out their properties in multi-occupancy buildings) with the tools they need to provide evidence and security to property owners and managers, councils and visitors.
Trusted Hosts is set to be piloted with selected councils and regulatory bodies in the UK in the coming months and will be available for preview at the Short Stay Show.
GetawayGoGo.com is a New marketplace for last minute vacation rental travel deals, 14 days before arrival. The company’s goal is to maximise property occupancy, support property manager branding, enable direct communication between travellers and property management companies, and provide new search and information to speed property search and booking for last minute travellers.
- Absorb the best business advice
Official presenting partner, Booking.com will lead the discussion on the opportunities and challenges within the industry by sharing insight from a global perspective, discussing regulations and highlighting world-wide solutions to programme integration.
Booking.com’s session on “Being in Business When it Matters” will share insights on the crucial business decisions of when (which days) and how (which price) to set up listings for maximum returns.
In 2020, people of different ages book travel and accommodation in different ways. Sheli Grumet, Guesty’s Business Development Manager, will provide insights on Millennials, Technology, and Bookings will focus on understanding the travel habits of the millennial generation, and provide property management companies tips on how to target this ardent group of travellers.
Every person attending the Learn the Best Buy To Let Strategies for 2020 and Beyond! seminar by Paul Mahoney, founder and managing director, Nova Financial Group will receive a free copy of The Property Pension Plan which is a best-selling book written by Paul Mahoney.
Normally valued at £14 on Amazon. As a special promotion for the Short Stay Show, Nova Financial Group will be waiving their usual advisory fees valued between £500 to £2,500.