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Direct Booking Success Podcast

In her podcast, Jenn shares her vacation rental business knowledge and marketing expertise in solo episodes and interviews with leading experts and her fellow owners and managers.

Put your hands up if you believe that sustainability should be a core part of your business. Now keep your hand up if you are already implementing sustainable actions. How did you do? This is just a snippet of my conversation with Bob Garner, another speaker at this year’s Direct Booking Success Summit, starting on...
Ever thought of what it would be like to start your own B&B business in a foreign country, virtually on your own with children? That is what today’s guest, Yvonne Halling did. And that’s only the start of her amazing story of reinvention.  Yvonne Halling is a speaker at this year’s Direct Booking Success summit...
Hello and welcome to episode 9. Today I am chatting with another returning Direct Booking Success Summit speaker, it’s Kelly Odor; Marketing Director at Bookster. Kelly is an accomplished leader with 22 years of experience in the areas of marketing, business development, product development, and strategic planning within multiple industries.  She is frequently recognised for...
Welcome to episode 8, in this episode I speak with my good friend and fifth-generation Texan, Jodi Bourne (no relation to Jason!). We delve into Jodi’s specialisations in the rental industry plus a quick peek into what Jodi will be delivering in the Direct Booking Success Summit in September. Jodi helps busy and frustrated hosts...
Do you like the idea of adding additional services to your rental offer or perhaps you want to provide some activities for your guests but aren’t sure what you can deliver? Then this episode is for you. I spoke with Di Hammill, one of the Direct Booking Success Summit returning speakers from last year and...
Think about a goal you would like to achieve in your business …. but you only had 24hrs to do it. Do you think you could achieve it? Or would you be completely overwhelmed?  This week, not only do I tell you about the rest of the amazing speakers at this year’s Direct Booking Success...
This week we are asking the question, Why? Why did I start the Direct Booking Success Summit last year? Well, it’s quite simple, we all work for ourselves and it can get a little lonely out there. I just knew it would be a great idea to pull together a collection of experts in one...
It’s happening again, after my crazy idea to hold an online summit in 2021 the Direct Booking Success Summit is back for a second year – 27th to the 29th of September 2022. I was so grateful for the amazing responses from people around the world for the last summit, that I had to do...
Today’s episode is all about using marketing to guide your guests on their booking journey. The similarities between dating and marketing and creating a waffle-free strategy for your guests to know, like, and trust you; allowing them to take action and book direct with you. Topics discussed Marketing is just like dating You can compete...
Growing up in the hospitality industry gave me a unique insight into its ups and (smelly 😊 ) downs! In today’s episode, I give you some insight into my background, growing up in hospitality, my creative education, and managing properties around the world. I let you in on some of the things I wished I...
Hello and welcome to the very first episode of the Direct Booking Success Podcast. Today’s episode is all about why Direct bookings can be the best way to take control of your property and profits but not necessarily for everyone. I am your host Jenn Boyles and I am so looking forward to sharing lots...
Hi! I’m Jenn Boyles. If you are looking to achieve more direct bookings to decrease your dependency on the OTAs and increase your profits and control over your business, then this is the podcast for you!   Whether you are an Airbnb host, short-term rental owner, property manager, or investor, each week I will share business...