Top European short-term rental conferences to attend in 2024

As 2024 is in full swing, it’s time to plan your calendar around short-term rental conferences!

If among your goals this year is to scale your business and level up your skills, vacation rental events are stellar opportunities to connect with industry peers and learn about the future of short-term rentals.

With so many options worldwide, it can get overwhelming which conferences to prioritize. That’s why, in this guide, we’ve rounded our top European recommendations to make your planning a breeze. Let’s dive in!

Short-term rental conferences for vacation rental professionals

Best vacation rental conferences for property managers

1. Property Investor Show

Date: 19-20 April 2024
Location: Excel, London
Price: FREE

One of the UK’s leading events for individuals looking to generate income from properties. If you’re an active landlord or are looking to invest in properties as vacation rentals, this conference is the perfect place for networking and learning updated market information.

Two days packed with over 100 exhibitors* and 80 live panels from worldwide industry leaders will equip you with everything you need to know to invest your money wisely. And the best part? It’s free of charge! Just make sure you pre-register to skip the large queues.

*Hosthub will join the Property Investor show. Visit us at Stand 440 and discover our innovative solutions.

Serviced accommodation providers and vacation rental property owners

2. Short Stay Summit

Date: 24 April 2024
Location: London, UK
Organizer: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) & UK Short-Term Accommodation Association (STAA)
Price: Standard rate at £199 + VAT. 8 weeks Pre Event Rate: £249.00+VAT.

Picture industry leaders and influencers in one room, bringing thought-provoking ideas in short-term rental panel discussions. The word for Short Stay Summit, an intense vacation rental conference tailored for property owners and managers.

This workshop is a must if you want to grow your vacation rental business with the new technologies, tools, and skills that’ll set you apart from the competition. Although the theme of this year’s conference is yet to be determined, you can provide your input through their website to shape the context.

Vacation rental property managers attending a conference

3. Vitur Summit

Date: 8-9 May 2024
Location: Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain
Price: Early-bird daily rate for owners and property managers at 67€ + VAT. Business plans at 175€ + VAT. Full pass at 270€ + VAT.

The ultimate European event for short-term rentals, alternative accommodations, and serviced apartments returns for the ninth year. Over 120 speakers and panelists will join forces to connect and celebrate the dynamic short-term rental industry.

Discussions range from marketing to guest experience, property investments, and legislation. Visitors will get the chance to network with other vacation rental professionals in between sessions. Expect to be educated, inspired, and engaged with state-of-the-art ideas for your short-term rental business.

Vacation rental industry professionals networking

4. Scale Show

Date: 14-15 May 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organizer: Damian Sheridan and Gianpaolo Vairo
Price: 149€ individual ticket

Scale offers a number of short-term rental events worldwide, with Scale Show being the most prominent. It’s dedicated solely to property management companies with 20+ units looking to scale their businesses sustainably. Some of this year’s topics are:

  • Profitability
  • Property acquisition
  • AI systems and tools
  • Owner relationships
  • Eco-friendly solutions

Here are some additional short-term rental conferences by Scale to take note of:

If you’re an individual host or a small property owner, you can attend the Scale Open, a one-day short-term rental conference taking place on 16 May in Barcelona. That’s a great chance to network with the global short-term rental community, scale your business, and build your brand. Prices start from 59€.

Gain valuable insights from vacation rental conferences

5. The Book Direct Show

Date: 16 May 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Organizer: Damian Sheridan
Price: €299 individual ticket

This is the only short-term rental conference for direct bookings. Aimed at hoteliers, property owners, and short-term rental managers, it draws attention to increasing direct bookings and skipping the large OTAs.

Through various keynote speakers, workshops, and networking events, attendees will leave knowing exactly how to take their vacation rental business into their own hands.

Your ticket will give you access to the Scale Open event by the same organizers in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Accommodation industry conference

6. Vacation Rental World Summit

Date: 3-4 October 2024
Location: Porto, Portugal
Organizer: Antonio Bortolotti
Price: Early bird rate at 297€, standard price at 497€

One of the most popular short-term rental conferences taking place since 2014 in Europe’s most stunning cities, the Vacation Rental World Summit is a must-attend for all professionals.

Globally seasoned veterans come together for two days packed with presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to discuss the industry’s future.

What we love about this conference is the 50-minute round table sessions, where each participant receives support from other industry experts. Super meaningful and valuable!

Short-term rental hosts attending a short-term rental conference

7. Scale UK

Date: 6-7 November 2024
Location: London, UK
Organizer: Damian Sheridan and Gianpaolo Vairo
Price: Early Bird Rate at £79 for one day or £119 for two days.

This is one of the most recent Scale vacation rental conferences additions. Scale UK is solely dedicated to UK property managers with over 20+ units interested in scaling their businesses further.

Amongst vacation rental industry events, this is a must-attend if you live in the UK, as you’ll learn relevant industry insights from like-minded professionals.

Tickets are only available for property managers, so no service providers are allowed. That’s a prime opportunity to get educated without being sold to.

Learning about the future of the hospitality industry

As you can see, the options are endless when it comes to vacation rental conferences in 2024. We know you’re busy, but these events are worth attending for your professional and personal growth.

So whether you’re an industry newbie or a settled pro, we highly recommend joining at least one. Hopefully, this guide will be your stepping stone to adding more conferences to your agenda and snap those early-bird prices. Don’t forget that most of these events will give you a great excuse to travel to a new country and unwind a bit.

Stay in sync about Hosthub‘s participation in accommodation industry conferences, and join us for another exciting year in the vacation rental industry!



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