Are Sevier County Businesses Opening May 1 2020 April 26th, 2020

Are Sevier County Businesses Opening May 1, 2020?

We believe more clarity and updates in regards to guidelines and restrictions will be released between Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by local and state officials. This will help our industry make clear, concise decisions for our businesses and tourists during the coronavirus. The content from this page gas been removed due Read More »

Indicators the Tourism Market is Back April 26th, 2020

Indicators the Tourism Market is Coming Back Post COVID-19

Below is a list of the top indicators to watch to determine when the tourism market will come back post COVID-19. 1. Stay-At-Home Orders Lifted in your Top 10 Feeder Markets 2. Search Volume People have to look before they book and we will see an increase in people searching online before they book. This Read More »

6 Core Shifts in Travel Behavior Post COVID-19 April 25th, 2020

6 Core Shifts in Travel Behavior Post COVID-19

Below are what we predict will be the top shifts in travel and tourism market. 1. More Flexible Cancellations & Refunds With the uncertainty of whether or not there will be another round of COVID-19, coupled with the media’s coverage of businesses not giving refunds or cancellations in a crisis, the consumer is aware and Read More »

Smoky Mountain Update April 14th, 2020

Smoky Mountain Tourism Webinar Transcript & Replay / April 13, 2020

On April 13, 2020 we held a live webinar where we updated the Smoky Mountain market on the changes in travel and tourism since the COVID-19 outbreak. In this live webinar, we will give updates on the Smoky Mountain area including Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. We’ll be talking about what the data looks like Read More »

what marketing will work for vacation rental industry after coronavirus April 13th, 2020

What Marketing Will Work for the Vacation Rental Industry After the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Vacation Rental Marketing Then and Now Like all things in life, change occurs. Marketing is one of them. In a good economy, it changes daily and in a challenging economy, it changes even faster. Marketing is one of the most powerful sources in the vacation rental industry to grow your business, but can also waste Read More »

Updates on Vacation Rentals during COVID April 11th, 2020

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 10, 2020 – Business Protection Plan

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 10, 2020 – Major Changes In Merchant Accounts for Vacation Rentals. April 10, 2020 Updates on COVID-19 / Corona Virus updates for the Vacation Rentals / Hospitality industry from Micah Berg Founder & CEO of https://www.thevru.com/ and Justin Jones Founder and CEO of https://imegonline.com/ and Daniel Evans Read More »

13-Week Cash Flow Forecast during COVID April 11th, 2020

13-Week Cash Flow Forecast

Below is an email I received from a member of IMEG’s board of directors, a man that knows so much about true business. This has so much value all the time but for sure right now when cash is so important to stay alive. If you do not follow Keith I highly advise you do Read More »

Micah Berg and Justin Jones vacation rental COVID update April 10th, 2020

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 9, 2020 – Major Changes In Merchant Accounts

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 9, 2020 – Major Changes In Merchant Accounts for Vacation Rentals. Be sure and read this article we talk about in this podcast on VRM Intel as well: https://www.vrmintel.com/covid%e2%80%9019-and-vacation-rental-payment-risk-the-big-picture/ April 9, 2020 Updates on COVID-19 / Corona Virus updates for the Vacation Rentals / Hospitality industry from Read More »

Navigating the Pandemic in Vacation Rentals April 9th, 2020

Navigating the Pandemic in Vacation Rentals

Hello from your friends at IMEG. The tourism industry accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP and jobs.The World Travel and Tourism Council has warned the COVID-19 pandemic could cut 50 million jobs worldwide in the travel and tourism industry. The truly difficult part of the current problem is estimating the depth and length of Read More »

Micah Berg and Justin talk about payroll protection during COVID April 9th, 2020

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 7, 2020 – Payroll Protection – Layoffs

COVID-19 Vacation Rentals / Hospitality Industry Update April 7, 2020 – How to manage your rates during COVID-19 April 7, 2020 Updates on COVID-19 / Corona Virus updates for the Vacation Rentals / Hospitality industry from Micah Berg Founder & CEO of https://www.thevru.com/ and Justin Jones Founder and CEO of https://imegonline.com/ In this update we Read More »