Upcoming Webinars

VRMA is committed to providing accessible education, resources and tools for vacation rental managers. Unable to participate in the live webinar? Don't worry, all past webinars are archived and available to members for free in the Webinar Archives.

What Vacation Rentals Can Learn from the OTA Wars

Date: Tuesday, July 24th
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Free for members | $50 for non-members 

You must login to your VRMA account to register.  If you do not have an account, you can Become a Member or Create a Guest account. If you are unsure whether or not your company has an account, please email vrma@vrma.org.


Listing sites have been hard at work this year implementing changes that have far reaching effects on VRMs. The Vacation Rental Industry is poised to take advantage of lessons learned from the hotel industry around distribution strategies. Come learn actionable strategies to insure you remain profitable and thrive with the recent change in the distribution landscape.

  • Learn how changes in listing sites will affect your business now and in the future.
  • Leave with 5 actionable strategies to reduce your listing site dependency and increase profitability.

Presenter: Jack Newkirk, Territory System Consultant, NAVIS

Jack has wide-ranging experience in both hotel management as well as vacation rental management, from operations all the way to up to the corporate director level.

After earning his degree in international hospitality from Oregon State University, Jack began a hospitality career that would take him to Australia, South America, and eventually back to the United States.

His proudest achievement was during his tenure as GM of the OXFORD hotel in downtown Bend, OR, which he and his team were able to establish as the #3 hotel in the entire nation on Trip Advisor.

Jack's laser-like focus on guest experience and revenue maximization has proven invaluable to both his employers as well as the NAVIS clients with whom he consults on a daily basis. He has two gorgeous dogs and a well-cultivated sandal tan line from spending every available moment outside on the trails and lakes of beautiful Central Oregon.