The Death of Our Industry?

Written on June 15, 2020 by Dave

Existential threats are unpredictable, but our response doesn’t have to be. The dinosaurs probably never saw the meteor coming (and if they did they had no way to respond). Napster saw their meteor (legal and regulatory restrictions) and did nothing as it smashed them into a footnote in musical history. Netflix saw their meteor (online […]

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Staying Safe in a COVID World

Written on March 10, 2020 by Dave

We have all watched China, then Italy and Spain facedown the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 has devastated families and communities, and will continue to impact the travel business for the foreseeable future.  We are unsure of so many things, but here at Party Squasher we join in the global refrain that ‘we are in this together’ […]

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Did You Know: Party Squasher Texts You When Your WiFi Is Down

Written on September 25, 2019 by Web

Party Squasher knows when there are too many people in your home by counting the number of mobile devices in the vicinity—but you already knew this. What you might not know is that this little black box can also tell when your WiFi is down or your power is out. No more uncomfortable back-and-forth with […]

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To Instant Book or Not to Instant Book? That Is the Question.

Written on November 14, 2017 by Bart

To Instant Book or Not to Instant Book? That Is the Question. The pressure to turn on Instant Book on Airbnb is higher than ever. Hosts often feel that in order to appeal more to guests—and therefore secure more bookings—they need to simplify the process of booking their property. They should be making it easier […]

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Homeowners: Stay On Top of Your Tenants

Written on September 18, 2017 by Web

Remember this recent story of Miami homeowners who were slapped with stacks of fines from Miami Beach City? It’s a homeowner’s nightmare. They had leased out their properties under one-year contracts, only to discover that their tenants were breaking one very important—and illegal—rule in their lease: no subletting. But how could the owners ever find out? […]

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Top 5 mistakes to avoid making as an Airbnb host

Written on April 3, 2017 by Guest

There are now more than 100 million Airbnb users registered on the platform. Out of these, almost 650,000 are hosts who have a whopping 2.3 million listings between them. However, that’s not to say they’re all doing it right. So if you want your Airbnb to stand out from the crowd, get your booking calendar […]

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7 tips and tricks for Airbnb hosts considering Instant Booking

Written on December 19, 2016 by Web

1 –  Require a verified ID The best way to filter awesome guests from iffy ones is to require a verified ID. To set up, go to Your listing –> Reservation Requirements. You can also customize your instant booking requirements so that only highly rated guest(4 stars or more) can book your place without prior approval. Where possible, I add a […]

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How the trashing of my home led to a tool for the sharing economy

Written on November 1, 2016 by Web

As an Airbnb SuperHost for nearly 4 years ,  here’s my party disaster story with lessons learned. Don’t let it happen to you! With a marketing and tech background, I became very excited to participate in the sharing economy back in December 2012, and quite quickly expanded my listings in the Silicon Valley. Two years ago, we […]

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Party Squasher on the road!

Written on October 12, 2016 by Web

Following our debut in Sunnyvale, Party Squasher continues the conference tour in the U.S. this Fall. First up is VRMA (Vacation Rental Managers Association) National Conference, taking place October 16-19 in Arizona. The VRMA Conference is the perfect place to gain valuable insights and discover the latest products and services in the Vacation Rental Industry. At a […]

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Airbnb owner plans to sue hedge funder after 1,000 party guests in ‘sprayathon’ allegedly trash $20 million Hamptons mansion

Written on July 8, 2016 by Web

A furious Airbnb owner of a $20 million Hamptons mansion is planning to sue a hedge funder after he threw a giant party complete with champagne guns and thousands of revelers, Page Six reports. The owner claims Brett Barna, a portfolio manager at Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management, said he was holding a fundraiser for […]

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