Vacation Rental Management Association Advocates for Safe Travel, Issues Reopening Guidelines

The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) and its affiliate, the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), have developed recommendations for reopening vacation rental properties in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidelines are part of the VRMA & VRHP SafeCommunity™ campaign, which, in conjunction with the SafeHome™ program, enables members to adopt and enforce comprehensive travel standards to keep their employees, guests and community safe when traveling. the reopening of their properties.

Focused on employee and guest safety during COVID-19, the guidelines include recommendations on:

  • Prevention and protection measures
  • Communication protocols
  • Secure check-in procedures
  • Measures to stay safe at home
  • Safe use of property amenities

Applicable to properties in all U.S. markets, the guidelines were developed with industry experts from across the country, including Island Time Hilton Head’s Dru Brown and the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, who led the comprehensive Path Forward Readiness initiative in South Carolina. .

“As communities reopen and visitors return to professionally managed vacation rentals, it’s critical that our employees, guests and communities stay safe,” said Toby Babich, President of VRMA. “These guidelines provide practical precautions and protocols that every vacation rental manager can implement to ensure safety, and help reaffirm that staying in a professionally managed vacation rental is the most secure lodging option. safe when travelling.”

Because the safety of guests and employees is paramount, VRMA and VRHP will continue their efforts to educate and inform the professional vacation rental manager community of the evolving guidelines and recommendations, enabling property managers to provide a safe environment. and enjoyable to their customers, staff and general public. .

For information on professional vacation rental management organizations that have endorsed the reopening guidelines and the VRMA & VRHP SafeCommunity™ campaign, please visit

The new reopening guidelines are not legal or medical advice and are subject to change as more information becomes available about COVID-19.

About Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals

Founded in 1999, Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing housekeeping professionals in the vacation rental management industry. VRHP offers its members exclusive access to certification programs, webinars, education and networking.

About the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA)

Founded in 1985, the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) is a professional trade association representing the vacation rental and vacation property management and hospitality industries. Based in the United States, the membership includes professional vacation rental managers and industry suppliers in countries around the world. VRMA provides information, education and networking opportunities, promotes the value of the vacation rental experience and drives industry growth and professionalism.

Kevin Hurley
VRMA Marketing Director