About This Webinar
The hot topics passionately discussed in the industry put a spotlight on a competition that has started a long time ago. Hoteliers argue that their services and amenities are standardized and superior; cleaning standards and licenses ensure a safe and secure stay. Vacation rentals want to appeal to travelers looking for unique experiences where social distancing is perfected.

What does the data say behind these arguments?
What segment are customers searching for and booking?

The leading benchmarking and data insights providers: STR & AIRDNA will share their perspective on the current state of the industry as well as a future outlook. Additionally, both will dive into specific, global markets for a side by side comparison.

Join this webinar to gain valuable insights into the performance and critical trends of millions of Vacation Rentals and Hotels worldwide.
  • :00 Welcome & Introductions
  • :05 STR State of Hospitality & Outlook
  • :15 AIRDNA State of VR & Outlook
  • :25 Market side by side comparisons
  • :35 Q&A
  • :50 Wrap up
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    Scott Shatford
    Founder & CEO of AirDNA, LLC
    Building on his 15 years of experience as a data analyst at Korn Ferry and an Airbnb real estate investor, Scott founded AirDNA, the world's leading provider of short-term vacation rental data and analytics, to help hosts, investors and property managers use data to make the most of the short-term rental market.

    Long considered to be an industry expert in vacation rentals, Scott is a vocal short-term rental advocate who regularly speaks at ULI, ALIS, and NYU Hospitality Conference, and is cited as a leading authority on the global impacts and opportunities created by Airbnb in Forbes, WIRED, The Guardian and The New York Times.
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    Robin Rossmann
    Managing Director, STR
    Robin Rossmann is Managing Director of STR, leading its operations across EMEA, APAC and LATAM. Robin is focused on continuing to improve the way STR provides the hotel industry with robust and insightful performance benchmarking that enables stakeholders to make better decisions.
    Robin has over 15 years' focussed hotel sector experience, including 13 at Deloitte where he advised on hotel strategy, business planning, investment appraisal, market reviews, financial and commercial due diligence, IPOs, debt advisory, valuation, financial assurance, controls improvement and risk management.
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    Sebastien Leitner
    Vice President Strategic Partnerships at Cloudbeds
    Sébastien Leitner, VP Partnerships at Cloudbeds, heads up strategic initiatives, global partnerships and industry relations.

    Sébastien’s team partners with solution providers, guest experience and engagement tools, distribution partners, and new technologies that enhance the guest stay. These partnerships compliment and upgrade Cloudbeds’ value proposition while automating and simplifying hosts and hoteliers workflows. His team also oversees Cloudbeds public appearances, relationships with industry partners and associations.

    Sébastien has been a board member of HEDNA since January 2014. He is currently serving as President for HEDNA. Sébastien speaks English, German, and French. He is based in Montreal, Canada where he lives with his family and his black labrador.