With the widespread and uncertainty of the coronavirus, the travel industry is taking a hit. Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc reported 77,000 cancellations during the first week of March, accounting for $40 million in lost revenue (Source: Bloomberg). While companies such as Ryman and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc are reporting financial loss, they emphasize this is a temporary situation. In the meantime, we encourage short-term vacation rental owners to take steps to prepare their rentals and keep guests informed. Here is what we recommend:
Let your guests know that you are taking every precaution to clean and disinfect your vacation rental. Also provide your guests with the tips and tools needed to stay healthy. The CDC and World Health Organization have ample resources for you to share with your guests.
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