Founder of Vacation Rental Secrets and the Fully Booked Formula online training program, Antonio Bortolotti is a successful ‘Rentalpreneur’, speaker, consultant and coach. His award winning rental properties have been featured in several national and international newspapers, magazines and on TV. The British ‘Observer’ named his Casa Teulada ‘One of the Best 20 Holiday Villas In The Mediterranean” and the ‘Sunday Times’ recommended it as ‘The Best Deal-For-Two’ in the Italian summer.
He started his VR Business with nothing more than a big passion for beautiful living spaces, almost no money to begin with and no experience in buying and renovating properties yet he had a strong determination to succeed paired with an incredibly creative approach to business and a very clear vision of where he wanted to be with his wife in ten years from the start of their incredibly rewarding journey, which led them to live the life they always wanted.
Alongside managing his properties remotely with just a laptop and an internet connection while traveling around the world for business and for pleasure, Antonio regularly speaks at major industry Vacation Rental conferences sharing his strategies for maximizing rental income.
The Vacation Rental World Summit is his way to bring real value to the whole community of likeminded Rentalpreneurs worldwide.
Entries by Antonio
Today is my birthday…
Not something I normally share with the world, but as I sat in my patio last night thinking about this special day to me and my wife Cristina, I thought of something for you to celebrate with me…
Have wondered why you sometimes don’t get any reply from travelers who sent you an inquiry? Why is that?
Maybe they booked something else already.
Maybe they changed their mind.
Maybe they didn’t like your offer or the way you responded.
Now that for the 9th year in a row, I have plenty of time to focus on what I do best and what I love most, besides hosting guests from around the world in our rentals, I can share how I do what I do, so you can model and achieve better results.
Download the prioritization matrix used by Matt Landau for determining your main action plan. A pretty useful matrix to keep at hand at all times.
What is a Mastermind Group? What if you could rely on a small group of likeminded, super committed peers to help you out? This is what this article explains
Three areas will drive innovation and the industry in the near future of Vacation Rentals. Andrew McConnell shares them at VRWS2015.
There is way more than just a good photo to encourage viewers to click on Your advert over the dozens they see on the same page of your listing site. Tyann Marcink shares her secrets to win over your competitors.
How do I get on Page 1 of Google with my Vacation Rental without necessarily relying on advertising on Listin Sites? VR World Summit talk with Kirk Biglione
Mark your calendar for November 6-8, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Eastern (NY Time) and if you can’t make it don’t worry, because you can always get unlimited access to all recordings, each speaker, the community and all the other goodies that make the Vacation Rental World Summit the best online learning experience in the VR industry.
Would you give your property to an inquiring guest for free? Last year we gave the Summit away to 15,472 property owners and managers that way. This year we’re running an even better edition of what is considered by many the most important online learning experience of the year in the industry.
If you rely heavily or solely on listing sites to bring you business and bookings I would strongly recommend that you read this open letter to AirBNB written by a SuperHost who saw his business literally go bust overnight without any explanation.
Happy Vacation Rental Owners & Managers Say:
Antonio helped me turn my vacation rental property - Casita Sitges - into a profitable business. He has shifted my vacation rental knowledge from amateur to professional level. I achieved that through the two modules of the Fully Booked Formula training program he teaches and I attended online, through some individual consulting and through the design of the web for Casita Sitges (http://www.casitasitges.com)
Besides the subject matter of vacation rentals that he masters extremely well, Antonio has a very strong work ethic and he gets things done quickly sticking to the deadlines formerly agreed. I do recommend Antonio's work or products if you want to stand out from the crowd and you want to stretch your profits further.
Antonio is an excellent public speaker, trainer, and event organizer. I attended the Vacation Rental World Summit that he produced this year and it was a fantastic learning experience. I was very impressed with the high-tech applications he used for the event, the seamless delivery of every facet of the program, and the ultra-rich content that was provided by the experts who he invited to participate in the Summit. I gained scores of sales, marketing, and management tips that have already helped my vacation rental business, and I have been able to successfully apply some of what I learned to another one of my businesses, too. Before the end of the Summit I decided to purchase Antonio's Fully Booked Formula training program, and I am equally impressed with that. I look forward to whatever Antonio offers up next -- I am very sure that whatever it is, it will be exceptional.
Wow, thank you for putting together this wonderful resource of information and knowledge from the industry leaders to help all VR owners alike. What a line-up of events you had. Got on to watch the first sessions on day 1. Boy did I feel cheated, I wanted my guest/s to go home so I could continue to watch the video's but that was not an option. So I spent the whole weekend trying to get a minute to watch another 5 minutes. Anyway by the time they left Sunday night, I had managed to watch the first 2 sessions on day 1 and thought it was that good I just will have to buy the program.
I am SO glad to have come across your Vacation Rental World Summit - you have opened my eye to so many things!!! And I have to give you my thanks for introducing me to such valuable learning tools, gurus etc.
I absolutely loved the Vacation Rental World Summit this year and I am so happy to know that there will be another in 2015.
Kudos for your Summit. Very well done. Excellent seminar. Much to think about. Much to do. Because I'm new to taking a professional approach to managing my 3 properties in Guatemala, I have much to see, learn, and absorb. My notes make up a pile of paper 1/2 inch thick. I ran my computer out of ink, and finished off a brand new gel pen! Ten days ago I returned to Guatemala for the half year, and brought all those notes and copies with me. United Airlines was pleased too: $40 for the extra luggage. Still there is much to process and to implement in building my rental business. Again, Muchas Gracias Señor for this opportunity.