Top 7 Apps You Need To Run Your Vacation Rental, Hotel or Hostel Business

Nataša LakićTourism Marketing
16 min read

In the first quarter of 2019, the number of unique mobile phone users grew to 4 billion, and 48% of the website visits across the world are coming from mobile phones. An average person has around 80 apps installed on their smartphones and uses them for at least two to three hours daily.

Even though the most popular apps are social media and games, there are plenty of apps that help us make our lives easier and better. Among those are applications that support the hotel, hostel, or vacation rental owners and managers improve their businesses. Here is a list of recommended apps you should try. 


App Store, Google Play

We all know that the organization is only as strong as its people. Employees need to be well informed about all of their tasks and understand their goals and key targets. High-quality feedback from their superior is the key to success. The application AssessTEAM helps employees get the right information about their efficiency and expectations at the right time while allowing their managers to do an excellent realistic evaluation of their teams. These operations can be done for separate projects or on a company level within the application.


App Store, Google Play

Whether you are about to refurbish your hotel rooms or main lobby, organize an event, decorate apartment rooms, Pinterest is the right place to find inspiration. Create your mood board, save photos that inspire you, and find ideas and solutions for your challenges through an app that’s now used by more than 200 million people worldwide. 


App Store, Google Play

Mediatoolkit is a powerful yet simple tool that allows brands to track their mentions in real-time across social networks, media articles, or blog comments. Analyze what people say about you, when they say it and why and use it to your advantage. Mediatoolkit is a web app primarily, but there are similar mobile apps that will allow you to be on top of your game while on the go. 


App Store, Google Play

Trello is an application that will allow you to have your business under control while successfully managing all ongoing projects. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way. You can use Trello to organize, plan, and cooperate with other users, or integrate it with other popular applications such as Google Drive or Slack. 


App Store, Google Play

Today, without social networks, there is no marketing. Whether you are running your social networks by yourself or you have a dedicated team employed – Hootsuite will help you keep everything under control. Join 18 million people around the world and track all of your social media activity within a single dashboard. Some of the perks are that you can schedule your posts in advance, communicate with your team quickly, or read results thanks to automated reports. 


App Store, Google Play

How many times have you stumbled upon an interesting article you can’t read at that precise moment and then couldn’t find it later or remember where you saved it? From now on, every time you find something interesting you want to read or explore later, save it to your Pocket – mobile or web application that allows you to save an article or web page to remote servers for later reading. Don’t let potentially important information slip through your fingers.


App Store, Google Play

In Rentlio, we help boutique hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals manage their properties successfully while on the go. Repetitive tasks you would lose hours on are now part of history because you can do them much faster and speed up your business. Adding new reservations, checking daily occupancies, managing rates, and accessing an intuitive Calendar from the comfort of your smartphone is only a couple of taps away.

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Nataša is our customer support team lead. She enjoys reading good books and work-related blogs. Golden age movies fan, occasionally taking road trips with friends, great at geography, and learning different languages in her free time. P.S. She ❤️ avocados.