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MAY 18, 2022


We’re taking the VRM Intel Live! Conference to the Ozark region for the first time next week to learn more about the area’s explosive growth in vacation rental activity. In Branson, alone, the number of vacation rentals catapulted from 2,002 homes in 2020 to 4,566 in 2022, according to AirDNA, with hundreds more new vacation homes in development. And Branson is not alone. The Broken Bow, Hot Springs, and Lake Ozark markets have doubled since April 2020, with average daily rates up over 30 percent across the region.

The conference, presented by Generali Global Assistance, will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri, and will bring together cabin rental companies, condo rental companies, short-term rental companies, real estate agents, investors, developers, and destination marketing organizations to discuss the latest information about the $13 billion vacation rental industry. Local speakers include Jonas Arjes, Jeramie Worley, Bill  Dunton, Dan Boone, Valerie Budd, Cameron Jones, Micah Scott, and Cole Currier.

Take a look at the VRM Intel Live Ozarks Conference Agenda.

In 2022, vacation markets in the Ozarks, including Branson, are seeing some of the highest growth rates in the entire US. From Broken Bow and Hot Springs to Branson and Lake of the Ozarks, the entire Ozark region is seeing explosive growth in every category, including new construction. As a result, we’ve decided to host a regional event in the area to discuss professional vacation rental management, new technology advancements, recent development, and the data we’re seeing about future performance and booking activity.

A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry, so join us as we get face-to-face and discover exactly how vacation rental management has evolved in the last two years.

About VRM Intel Live!

Presented by Generali, VRM Intel Live is a jam-packed day filled with relevant education, new information, the latest in technology, great food, and fun networking for vacation rental management teams.

This year, we’re bringing 27 sessions presented by some of the industry’s top writers, contributors, and thought leaders. We are also traveling with 30 industry vendors to meet with vacation rental management teams to discuss the industry’s recent transformation, address hot-button topics, analyze the latest industry and regional data, look at performance forecasts, and share new advancements in technology.

Who Should Attend VRM Intel Live?

Generally, topics are geared towards executives/owners, upper- and mid-level managers, supervisors, IT, human resources, marketers, revenue managers, and new employees who would like to get a broader view of the vacation rental industry.

In Branson, because of all the recent development, we've added a special track for real estate agents, investors, and developers. 

Topics include:

  • Regional and national performance data and forecasts
  • Chamber updates
  • Special sessions for buying, selling, developing, and investing in vacation rental properties
  • Regulatory discussions
  • A full track for marketing and revenue management
  • Owner/inventory acquisition
  • The latest in technology from the leading tech companies
  • A full HR and risk mitigation track with info on hiring and retaining employees, using remote teams, travel insurance, business insurance, and chargebacks
  • Executive strategy discussions


While it can be costly to take a team to the national conferences, this is a great alternative to give your team members a broader look at the industry, see how important their roles are in the ecosystem, and generate a ton of new ideas to meet the most pressing challenges and capitalize on opportunities in our fast-growing and rapidly changing vacation rental industry. Early registration is $149.


Pro Tip: Consider attending a Live event at a destination that is similar to your own. For example, if you’re in Oregon, Blue Ridge, Asheville, or Tennessee, consider checking out the Branson event to investigate how like-minded destinations are meeting challenges and addressing opportunities.


There is a saying that we should “support what we want to continue.” And we would like to show the industry that bringing education and information directly to VRMs is worthwhile, not only to learn from presenters, but to have the presenters learn from you.

We hope you’ll join us at one of the upcoming 2022 VRM Intel Live! events. We promise new info, new ideas, great food, and a lot of fun!