Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 21 2017

Would the lodging tax be retroactive?

We’ve been getting calls and emails from some homeowners who aren’t sure how to handle their 2018 bookings in light of the potential lodging tax.  If and when it’s passed, is it going to affect previously signed contracts? Or do they need to inform potential or pending guests that they could be impacted? I have …

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Dec 08 2017

Celebrating 20 years!

A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry in 20 years, but one thing has remained the same – WeNeedaVacation.com’s commitment to personalized customer service.  Listen as founders Joan and Jeff Talmadge reflect on the early days in the industry, how their company has grown and evolved, and what they attribute their success …

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Dec 08 2017

Lodging Tax Update

Although Beacon Hill lawmakers are still intent on extending the 11.7% lodging tax to vacation home rentals, there has been no action on the bill yet. Joan Talmadge has been in touch with State Senator Julian Cyr, who represents the Cape and Islands. In our latest podcast, Joan and I sit down to discuss some …

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Dec 01 2017

Record-breaking start to the 2018 C&I booking season – Are you ready?!

We’re happy to report exceptionally high numbers this fall in three key areas: vacationer traffic to our site, email inquiries received by homeowners, and actual bookings for 2018. 

Vacationer TRAFFIC to our website

There is, of course, a strong correlation between vacationer traffic and email inquiries and bookings.  So it’s no surprise that we have seen a …

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