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The vacation rental industry events tracker

Keeping track of vacation rental industry events is hard – so we’ve done the work for you!

Scroll down to explore our interactive map of vacation rental industry events, or browse through our list of events.

Find out how you can learn from industry pros, and meet people who are passionate about vacation rentals.


Why should you attend a vacation rental event?

From glamping pods on the Isle of Skye and Queenslander rentals in Australia, to Mediterranean villa holidays and RV adventures across the USA, there’s a vacation rental for everyone. And so it’s no wonder that we have such a variety of vacation rental industry events happening throughout the year.

The two themes that emerge from every event are:


Industry events bring people together from every corner of the hospitality profession. They’re an opportunity to meet someone who has faced the exact same challenge you’re facing right now, and figured out a solution. 

In an industry which is all about its people, vacation rental conferences provide the perfect opportunity to meet loads of new ones. 



Alongside learning from the conversations we have with one another, conferences also provide more structured educational opportunities. Short Stay Week, for example, offers specific destination focus days on Italy, France, and Spain. There are endless chances to learn about everything from industry best practices to using your data effectively.

How to decide which events will provide you with the most value

It’s a balance of the time and effort it will take to travel there, the money it will cost, and the knowledge and contacts you’re likely to take away from it. The key factors to consider are:


Industry events take place all over the world, both in person and virtually, so there’s always something within reach.

Entry fees

Most events have an entry fee, which can range from nothing, to more than $2,000. The entry fee is an investment: the knowledge and contacts you gain will help you to grow your business. However, the upfront cost is undeniably a consideration, especially for smaller companies.

Added value

Precisely what value will this event add for you? For example, Expo Renta Vacacional focuses on the vacation rental industry in Mexico and Latin America, so it will have limited value if you run a glampsite in Devon. On the other hand, The Glamping Show gives you access to all of the latest trends and developments on the UK glamping scene.

What resources are available to help you choose?

To save you some time (we know you’re busy!), we’ve put together a map of all the travel industry events happening throughout the year. For a deeper dive into forthcoming holiday rental industry events, click on the pins to see what’s happening in your region. Select an event to find out when it is, where it is, and who’s organising it.

Plus, we’ve got a list of all the events below. Just scroll down, or click on a month to see what’s happening then!

2024 Events

Below are a list of upcoming 2024 events in the vacation rental industry. Find out more about when and where they are taking place, the organisers, as well as a brief overview of the event itself and a link to the event website.

As you’ll see, there are many different events to suit the needs of short-term rental managers, Airbnb hosts, vacation holiday owners, and more!

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Annual Short Term Rental Forum (Winter)

Date: January 9 – 10  2024
Location: Aventura, Florida, USA
Organiser: IMN
Details: IMN's industry-leading event brings together key market participants including residential, short-term rental and vacation, investors, developers, lenders, property managers, and more. Get the most up-to-date insights and strategies driving the industry forward.


Date: January 16 – 17  2024
Location: Virtual (online)
Organiser: Desticon
Details: Desticon delivers insight into all things destination marketing for vacation rental property owners and managers. The event is driven by the believe that small businesses should have the same access to national brand level education and data as larger companies.


Date: January 22 – 23 2024
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Organiser: International Hospitality Media
Details: RECHARGE is for forward-thinking hospitality and real estate leaders with purpose. Forget walking an exhibit hall or sitting through hours of boardroom presentations. Most sessions will be ‘short and punchy,’ curated in debate, workshop and problem solving formats to help stimulate collective conversation, collaboration, innovation and value creation to help drive your business and the sector forward.

Get Geared Up

Date: January 23  2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Organiser: Get Fully Booked
Details: This event combines inspiring case studies, marketing and business growth strategies, panel debates, productive networking sessions with other ambitious hosts, and lunch at a stylish meeting venue.

STR Virtual Summit for Women

Date: January 23 - 25  2024
Location: Virtual (online)
Details: A 3-day virtual conference that’s unlike any online event you’ve been to before. This live virtual summit is tailor-made for you - with interactive sessions from industry leaders for every season of your investing and hosting journey! 

FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair

Date: January 24 – 28  2024
Location: Madrid, Spain
Organiser: FITUR
Details: Fitur is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets in Latin America.

White Stone Brokers

Date: January 27 2024
Location: Virtual (online)
Organiser:  White Stone Brokers
Details: Gain inside knowledge regarding the independent lodging industry with guidance from our expert team along with special guest speakers at this 1 day bed and breakfast seminar workshop hosted by White Stone Brokers. Our in-depth seminars will refine your vision and ensure it lines up with your personal, financial, and operational realities of buying, owning, and operating a successful hospitality business.

Visit West Visitor Economy Conference

Date: January 30 2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Organiser: Visit West
Details: Visit West members are granted an opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry, gain valuable insights and network with peers within the local visitor economy.


STR Wealth Conference

Date: February 5 – 8 2024
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Organiser: Build Short Term Rental Wealth
Details: The Short Term Rental Wealth Conference is not your average hotel ballroom conference. This event is perfect for short term rental hosts and property managers looking for actionable takeaways to help build wealth and the life you want. With high-energy presenters, this conference will be a learning experience. You’ll have plenty of chances for networking in between sessions to build your business or professional connections while getting inspiration from other attendees who are also trying new things!

West Country Tourism Conference

Date: February 6 – 7 2024
Location: Westpoint, Devon, UK
Organiser: West Country Tourism
Details: West Country Tourism Conferences are designed for everyone working in the tourism industry across Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and further afield. This event is for owners, managers and staff at hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, visitor attractions, holiday parks, activity providers, event organisers, transport operators, tourism associations, tourist information centres, self-catering operators, destination organisations, local authorities, and suppliers to the tourism industry.

ShortStay Conference

Date: February 9 – 10 2024
Location: Athens, Greece
Organiser:  STAMA Greece
Details: Short Stay’s annual conference invites hosts and property managers to attend workshops and meet exhibitors offering high-level solutions and services to upgrade and go beyond in your short term rental business.

South Australian Tourism Summit

Date: February TBD 2024
Location: TBD, Australia
Organiser: TiSCA
Details: The South Australian Tourism Summit is held annually in February, bringing together political leaders and tourism stakeholders with a focus on industry advocacy. It provides a platform for discussion on developments and emerging opportunities within the industry, aiming to inspire business confidence, collaboration, opportunity, and a shared focus on key priorities.

Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

Date: February 28 – 29 2024
Location: Cumbria, UK
Organiser: Lakes Hospitality Association
Details: A celebration of the hospitality industry and a hub for both local and national companies to showcase their businesses to the sector. This free trade show is the focal point for the region’s hospitality industry bringing visitors and suppliers together. Innovative technologies, talented artisans, fresh ideas, over 150 brands, free masterclasses, multiple opportunities to network, and an opportunity to find something new for your business. 

Vitrina Turística ANATO

Date: February 28 – March 1 2024
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Organiser:  Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (ANATO)
Details: The Tourist Showcase is one of the most important tourism events in Colombia. The purpose of this conference is to promote all sectors related to tourism such as airlines, hoteliers, tour operators and more, allowing them to showcase their products and services, making it an important event to attend for short term rental operators.


ALP Conference & Marketplace

Date: March 2 – March 6 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Organiser: Association of Lodging Professionals
Details: Whether you are an aspiring lodging professional, a new lodging professional (0-18 months), or an experience lodging professional, ALP ‘s 2024 Orlando 5-day Conference and Workshop has the education, marketplace, networking, and fun for you! ALP is a collaborative community, solving the challenges of independent lodging property owners in a changing travel landscape.

VRMA European Conference

Date: March 4 – 5 2024
Location: Paris, France
Organiser: VRMA
Details: The VRMA European Conference is an exclusive event for the holiday home rental community in Europe. Take advantage of best-in-class education sessions, insightful speakers, and interactive networking events - all geared towards providing members of the holiday rental community with valuable insights and solutions to implement upon returning home.

Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference

Date: March 6 – 7 2024
Location: Westlake Village, CA, USA
Organiser: TIEWN
Details: This event will gather exceptional women in travel, tourism, and hospitality to embrace vulnerabilities, share stories, and rally for an open-minded and open-hearted future for our industry. Attendees can discuss the tools and strategies to thoughtfully and proactively create a space that is authentic, motivating, and beneficial - both personally and professionally.

Level Up Your Listing Summit

Date: March 11 – 13 2024
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Organiser: Tatianna Taylor-Tait & Natalie Palmer
Details: Level Up Your Listing is a short-term rental conference designed with short term rental hosts in mind. Get ready to learn, connect, and be inspired at this 3-day women’s event. Organisers Tatianna Taylor-Tait & Natalie Palmer have gathered the powerhouses of the short term rental industry and invited top brands in hospitality to share how they levelled up their listings, so you can do the same with yours!

STR Innovate

Date: March 17 – 19 2024
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Organiser: STR Innovate
Details: This event will educate, inform, and elevate both aspiring and established short-term rental hosts, presenting them with the most innovative techniques to cash flow and compete in 2024 and beyond. Held at a high-end venue with full lunch, light breakfast, and industry-leading speakers.

STRive to Thrive - Melbourne Edition

Date: March 20 – 21 2024
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Organiser: STRive
Details: An unparalleled two-day extravaganza specifically tailored for short-term rental proprietors owners and managers. Immerse yourself in a transformative gathering of like-minded professionals.


Vacation Rental Design Summit

Date: April 10 – 12 2024
Location: High Point, North Carolina, USA
Organiser: HPXD
Details: Join the industry’s most innovative interior designers, property investors, realtors, and home brands using exceptional design to transform ordinary rentals into extraordinary experiences. Learn to create more than just pretty spaces—craft profit-making, scroll-stopping, memory-making experiences. Elevate your skills, network with the best, and stand out in a sea of rentals.

VRMA Spring Forum

Date: April 15 – 16 2024
Location: New Orleans, USA
Organiser: VRMA
Details: Providing the perfect balance of education, motivation, and inspiration, VRMA’s 2024 Spring Forum is designed to be the most interactive, engaging spring conference in the vacation rental industry for vacation property owners, and short-term rental hosts alike.

Maximum Occupancy

Date: April 16 – 17 2024
Location: Perth, Australia
Organiser: Maximum Occupancy
Details: The inaugural Maximum Occupancy West Coast will be held with the support of the AHAWA (Australian Hotel Association Western Australia). It is suited for all types of hotel and accommodation providers and will feature over 50+ leading industry experts and speakers from around Australia and the globe. This is the event for any hotelier that wants to boost bookings and achieve maximum occupancy month after month.

VITUR Summit

Date: April 17 – 18 2024
Location: Malaga, Spain
Organiser: VITUR
Details: VITUR is the definitive event for professionals working on short-term rentals, serviced apartments and alternative accommodation.

CanStays Rental Alliance 2024 Annual Conference

Date: April 20 – 22 2024
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada
Organiser: CanStays
Details: CanStays Annual Conference will bring together 500 of Canada’s leading Vacation Rental industry operators and suppliers. Connect, network, and learn from industry leaders and legislative and tourism representatives to help protect and support Canada’s vacation rental industry.

SCALE Green 2024

Date: April 23 2024
Location: London, UK
Organiser: EnviroRental
Details:  SCALE Green 2024 is the first sustainability conference dedicated exclusively to short term rentals. It promises a blend of innovation, insight, and inspiration for property managers keen on embracing sustainable business operations.

The Shortyz Awards

Date: April 23 2024
Location: London, UK
Organiser: Short Term Rentalz
Details: Short Term Rentalz will host the fifth annual ‘Shortyz’ Short Term Rental Awards, on 23 April 2024, at The Skyline, London. The Shortyz aim to recognise excellence among industry peers, highlight innovation and industry best practice, reward achievement and celebrate start-up technology.
The afternoon of this event features the Scale Green Conference - the first conference dedicated to STRs and sustainability.

Short Stay Summit

Date: April 24 2024
Location: London, UK
Organiser: VRMA
Details: This year’s topic, "Mind the 'Information' Gap", will see industry leaders and influencers bringing educational, thought-provoking and forward-thinking panel sessions on the main stage, inspiring workshop talks, networking and collaboration sessions for property owners of short term stays.

White Stone Brokers

Date: April 27 2024
Location: Virtual (online)
Organiser:  White Stone Brokers
Details: Gain inside knowledge during this online seminar regarding the independent lodging industry with live expert instruction, physical and downloadable materials and an optional follow-up video consultation. This in-depth virtual seminar will refine your vision and ensure it lines up with your personal, financial, and operational realities of buying, owning, and operating a successful hospitality business.

Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals Annual Conference

Date: April 29 – 30 2024
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
Organiser: NWVRP
Details: This conference has always been an industry favourite among vacation rental professionals, with lots of opportunities for networking, education and revelling in shared experiences in this wild, amazing industry. With informative and inspirational general sessions, and a vast array of breakout classes, there’s something for everyone.


Everything Vacay Expo

Date: May 7 – 9 2024
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA 
Organiser: Everything Vacay
Details: Whether you're a management company or a property owner, Everything Vacay Expo is an exciting way to network with others in the vacation rental industry. Get ready for a dynamic vendor floor, interactive classes and excursions on the second day of the event. 

Scale Rentals Show – International

Date: May 14 – 15 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organiser: Scale Rentals
Details: The Scale Show is the unmissable 2-day conference exclusively dedicated to professional short-term rental businesses managing 20+ properties and looking to scale quickly, profitably and sustainably. Key themes covered at the Scale Show include property acquisition, AI, data trends exit strategies, profitability, property, property management systems, OTAs, owner relationships, regulation changes, technology and much more.

The Book Direct Show – Europe

Date: May 16 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organiser: Damian Sheridan
Details: An unmissable event for short-term rental managers, hoteliers and serviced accommodation providers who want to generate more direct bookings. Dedicated to helping you find opportunities to generate more direct bookings. No OTAs allowed!

Eco Resort Network

Date: May 18 – 22 2024
Location: Turtle Bay, Mauritius
Organiser: Eco Resort Network
Details: Eco Resort Network is an international group of professionals working in the eco resort and glamping sectors. We share ideas, experiences, advice and best practice through our membership and annual in-person networking events.

VRMA Executive Summit

Date: May 29 – 31 2024
Location: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Organiser: VRMA
Details: The VRMA Executive Summit is designed for executive-level leaders focused on business strategy, organisational excellence, sustained growth, and charting a vision for their company’s future and this year’s event was an engaging and intimate networking opportunity for our attendees.


Date: May TBD 2024
Location: TBD
Organiser: Guesty
Details: Guesty’s flagship conference for short-term rental and property management companies, GuestyVal, is returning in 2024! Join us alongside the industry’s leading property management companies, service providers, and everyone in between for our one-of-a-kind conference that perfectly blends insightful learning and meaningful networking, with plenty of fun.


Maximum Occupancy

Date: June 5 – 6 2024
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Organiser: Maximum Occupancy
Details: New Zealand’s leading hotel and accommodation industry conference, Maximum Occupancy brings together some of New Zealand’s most influential owners, operators, CEOs, investors and suppliers. Together we embrace the alignment of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), manaakitanga (hospitality), and providing a platform for whanaungatanga (sense of belonging) for the industry.

Phocuswright Europe

Date: June 10 – 12 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organiser: Phocuswright
Details: Join senior travel industry professionals for networking, curated roundtable discussions, educational breakouts, exposure to the most innovative technologies and companies impacting our industry, and Phocuswright’s compelling Centre Stage sessions, at Phocuswright Europe 2024.

Rentalpreneur Summit

Date: June 21 – 22 2024
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Organiser: Rentalpreneur
Details: Unlock the gate to your freedom after attending the Rentalpreneur Summit! This year's summit theme is 'Cash Flow to Freedom'! Featuring two days of value-packed presentations and workshops from industry-leading speakers teaching various strategies. Get ready for a high-energy, fully-immersive two-day journey that will leave you smarter than 99% of your peers by the time it's over!

STR Summit By The Real Estate Robinsons

Date: June 23 – 25 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Organiser: The Real Estate Robinsons
Details: An event dedicated to helping short term rental hosts buy, manage, and scale their short term rental portfolio. It’s an event for somebody looking to escape the 9-5 and own the highest-returning, cash flowing properties.

IMN Short Term Rental Forum (Summer)

Date: June 24 – 25 2024
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Organiser: IMN
Details: IMN’s Short Term Rental (STR) Forum not only provides exclusive educational content and industry insights, but also presents a unique opportunity for senior-level attendees to network with residential, short-term rental and vacation, investors, developers, lenders, property managers and more.


Urban Living Festival

Date: July TBD 2024
Location: London, UK
Organiser: International Hospitality Media
Details: Urban Living Festival is for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living. Curated with an intense focus on collaboration and debate, the festival brings CEOs, ‘best of breed’ speakers and attendees, sponsors and solution providers to collectively share best practice, network, map the industry’s future.

Maximum Occupancy

Date: July 23 – 24 2024
Location: Sydney, Australia
Organiser: Maximum Occupancy
Details: Maximum Occupancy Sydney is one of East Coast Australia's leading hotel and accommodation industry conferences, designed for and by the hotel industry's leaders. It is suited for all types of hotel and accommodation providers and will feature over 50+ leading industry experts and speakers from around Australia and the globe. 


Out Coast

Date: August 12 – 14 2024
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Organiser: Out Coast
Details: The Florida Out Coast Convention (FLOCC) will return in 2024 as the only conference focused on the Florida LGBTQ+ tourism industry. If you are a DMO, hotel, attraction, business owner, LGBTQ+ organisation, travel planner, influencer, media member or chamber and have a vested interest in supporting and learning about Florida’s inclusive tourism, then this convention is for you!


Streamline Summit

Date: September TBD 2024
Location: TBD
Organiser: Streamline VRS
Details: This exclusive gathering of STR industry leaders and professionals offers you a unique opportunity to network with peers, build relationships with partners, and learn best practices. Whether you’re just getting started or a veteran short-term rental professional, the Streamline Summit is your ticket to succeeding in today’s short-term rental market.

FAVR Xtravaganza

Date: September 9 – 11 2024
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Organiser: Florida Alliance of Vacation Rentals
Details: Formerly FVRMA, the FAVR Xtravaganza is the largest vacation rental conference in Florida. FAVR are once again organising their vacation rental extravaganza for 2024,  facilitating community, connection, and education.

NoVacancy Expo & Conference

Date: September 18 – 19 2024
Location: Sydney, Australia
Organiser: National Media
Details: NoVacancy Expo & Conference is the biggest and most important annual event for professionals in the hotel and accommodation industry. Access big developments in new brands and product launches, essential education and industry insights, crucial networking, and serious deal-making.

Holiday & Leisure Park Development Forum

Date: September 12 – 13 2024
Location: Cirencester, UK
Organiser: HLPD
Details: The holiday and leisure park development forum is a must-attend event for owners, operators, architects, designers, contractors, and project teams in the UK. Discover the latest developments, innovations, and trends in the industry, network with peers, and meet innovative suppliers in one place.

NoVacancy Expo & Conference

Date: September 18 – 19 2024
Location: Sydney, Australia
Organiser: NoVacancy
Details: The biggest and most important annual event for professionals in the hotel and accommodation industry. Access big developments in new brands and product launches, essential education and industry insights, crucial networking, and serious deal-making. 

The Glamping Show UK

Date: September 19 – 21 2024
Location: NAEC Stoneleigh, UK
Organiser: The Glamping Show
Details: The Glamping Show UK features an exciting lineup of robust sessions covering everything your new or established outdoor hospitality business needs to thrive. Learn about funding, elevating your outreach efforts, creating a more attractive offering to keep your guests coming back, leveraging new tech and so much more from a team of experts.


The Glamping Show USA

Date: October 1 – 2 2024
Location: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Organiser: The Glamping Show USA
Details: This show has it all for the glamping industry! Are you a veteran operator or just getting ready to hang out your shingle? Either way, The Glamping Show USA will equip you with the knowledge you need to take your business to the next level.

Vacation Rental World Summit

Date: October 3 – 4 2024
Location: Porto, Portugal
Organiser: Antonio Bortolloti
Details: The Vacation Rental World Summit aims to encourage mutual support and knowledge-sharing between vacation rental property owners and short term rental managers.


Date: October 3 – 4 2024
Location: Medellín, Colombia 
Organiser: Expohost
Details: South America's top event for the short-term and vacation rental industry. Expohost brings together technology, real estate, industry suppliers, property managers, hosts, government representatives, and experiences in one space. This event offers a fantastic opportunity to meet sector experts, create alliances, and explore new industry trends.

The Avantio Partnership

Date: October TBD 2024
Location: Valencia, Spain
Organiser: Avantio
Details: Vacation rental professionals will meet to connect with recognised industry leaders, build collaborations, and immerse in inspiration to take your vacation rental business to the next level.

The Direct Booking Success Summit

Date: October 8 –10 2024
Location: Virtual (online)
Organiser: Direct Booking Success
Details: The only FREE, accessible, sustainable, educational, online summit for holiday/vacation/short-term rental property managers, owners and hosts who want to increase their direct bookings.

Here To Stay Conference

Date: October 9 – 10 2024
Location: Sydney, Australia
Organiser: ASTRA
Details: With top-notch speakers, experts from the local and global travel and hospitality industry, plus more valuable content than ever before, Here To Stay 2024 is set to be the most innovative and thought-provoking event yet. 

VRMA International Conference

Date: October 14 – 17 2024
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Organiser: VRMA
Details: As the biggest and most comprehensive event in the vacation rental space, the VRMA International Conference is your one-stop-shop for industry education and networking—regardless of your experience or the size of your business.


The Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo

Date: November 4 – 7 2024
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Organiser: OHCE
Details: The Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo is the industry’s premier show focused on possibility-driven professional development and networking to help you grow your business. Learn from industry-leading experts, network with your peers, engage with the best in the business on the expo floor – and so much more.

Expo Renta Vacacional 2024 Conference Summit

Date: November TBD 2024
Location: Cancún, Mexico
Organiser: Expo Renta Vacacional
Details: EXPORV – International Conference is where independent property owners and managers, short stay specialists, accommodation businesses, property management companies and more attend to discuss, learn and regulate the vacation rental industry in Latin America.

WIIN Annual Conference

Date: TBD
Location: London, UK
Organiser: Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network
Details: A platform for the gathering of ingenious minds that stimulate investment, celebrates, motivates and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship

Vermont Short-Term Rental Conference & Trade Show

Date: November TBD 2024
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Organiser: Vermont Short Term Rental Alliance
Details: The Vermont Short Term Rental Conference and Trade Show is dedicated to advancing Vermont’s vacation rental and homestay industry. Attendees typically include Vermont’s short-term rental (STR) owners, vacation rental managers, industry service providers, government officials, and the many local businesses connected to this growing part of Vermont’s tourism economy.

ISCF Conference

Date: November TBD 2024
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Organiser: Irish Self-Catering Federation
Details: Join the Irish Self-Catering Federation for this one day conference to discuss the future of self-catering in Ireland! The ISCF represents members who market 5,000 holiday homes in Ireland and who employ 7,000 people both on a full time and seasonal basis throughout Ireland in the tourism sector.

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