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The State of the Short-Term Rental Industry Amid COVID-19

We asked nearly 400 short-term rental property managers from around the world to weigh in on the business impact of COVID-19 and share their recovery strategies. Find out what they had to say.

Guesty Industry report

Key Findings

Get the latest data on revenue projections, the most effective strategies for ensuring business stability and why you should be optimistic about the future.

Guesty Industry report


When comparing revenue from Q1 2020 to Q1 2019, only 5% of respondents experienced revenue loss of less than 10%.


Having a fexible cancellation policy was
voted the most effective strategy for
maintaining business stability during
COVID-19 by nearly a quarter (22%) of

The Future

The vast majority of respondents (70%)
believe short-term rentals are
better-positioned to recover than hotels

What Else is Inside?

A season-by-season analysis of the impact of COVID-19

The tech and strategies property management companies are relying on

Executive commentary on the future of travel and the short-term rental industry

Case studies featuring real responses to COVID-19 from hosts around the world