Policies Related To This Event
Please Note! Allied members (vendors) are not eligible to attend the Xtravaganza unless they have secured a marketplace booth.
Covid 19 policies and procedures will be implemented for this event for the safety of our exhibitors and attendees. This will follow CDC guidelines.
We are acutely aware of the ongoing reports of the Covid 19 virus. If the event status should change we will notify all attendees and exhibitors. According to our policies, we will not be issuing refunds but will apply 100% of your credits to a rescheduled conference at another time and date.
Meet Our Speakers & Presenters
Conference Agenda Items as of February 2021 (Subject To Change)
Marketplace Exhibitor Floor Is Open All Day
September 15th 2021
5 AM – 9 AM Conference set up, pipe and drape being installed
9 am to 12 noon set up for exhibitors in Marketplace
1:00 PM – 5 PM Xtravaganza opens for attendees and Exhibitor Marketplace open all day. Stroll through our exhibitor marketplace and meet our 65 Marketplace exhibitors from all over Florida and the US. Marketplace access is FREE but you must register. (Marketplace access badge is for exhibit area only, no food, beverage or education sessions)
1:00 Digital Marketing Tools & Strategies to Increase Bookings, Occupancy & Revenue with ITI Digital.
Learn how quality and automated content on your website will:
1:45 Theatre Presentation with CiiRUS Software
2:00 PM Legislative Panel Discussion, Nick Iarossi from Capital City Consulting and 2 guest elected officials join us. The legislative landscape, the 2020 legislative session and vacation rental regulations. Hear from our panel of speakers all about recent activity at the Statehouse and what this means for you as a vacation rental owner or manager.
2:50 Q4 launch joins us for a Theatre Presentation in the Marketplace.
3:25 Theatre Presentation with VRBO
4:00 The Data Behind the Guest Experience Movement. A Glimpse into Why AirBnB, Booking.com, and Expedia are investing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars into Experiences. Join Susie Cross, Destination Manager of Xplorie, as she explores the data and reasoning behind the growing emphasis by online travel sites on guest experience, what it means for our industry, and how you can leverage your local tours and attractions to stay ahead of the competition.
4:30 Theatre Presentation
(5:15 PM Xtravaganza floor closes).
6:30 PM – 9 PM Reception & Entertainment In pre-function area or (outside weather permitting)
September 16th 2021
8 AM to 5 PM full day of conference. Marketplace Exhibit Hall Open All Day
Breakfast 7:30 am – 9 am
8:30 AM General Session Speaker
10:00 VRM Pain Management! The open discussion with vacation rental owners and managers on the daily operations and what pain's you the most? Housekeeping, owner relations, inspections, handling technology, staff training and education, guest services and anything else that pop's up during the day. This session will be interactive and informative for every industry professional that manages vacation rentals.
11:00 Meet Chad Crawford, TV personality and our keynote speaker this year. Chad hosts the wildly successful "How To Do Florida" and other broadcasts on the Discover Florida Channel. Chad will present to our attendees this year on "Sustainable Eco Tourism and Your Guests". Don't miss this awesome session which will help you boost bookings and activities for your future travelers.
Lunch 12 noon, Election of Officers and Directors, Annual Meeting. Association Announcements.
1:00 Save The Rates 2.0, Fluctuations in booking rates got you down? Get the low down from our panel of professionals on the tips and tricks to getting a handle on your rates to maximize profits from every booking. Understanding the use of data, trends and good old fashion ingenuity.
2:00 Your money, their money and OUR Money! Best practices for trust accounting, handling guest deposits and all homeowner accounting practices. Get the legal and financial perspective on how to handle this area of property management. Knowing the ground rules can save you time and money while also keeping you out of hot water. Hear direct from our panel of professionals.
2:45 Theatre Presentation Marketplace
3:15 The Great Vacation Giveaway Drawings. Win amazing vacations.
5 PM Conference Closes