Company Overview

Hostaway is a leading vacation rental software for ambitious property managers, helping them automate and grow their business. The company, which was founded by a team from the tech-savvy cities of Toronto and Helsinki, has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, being recognized as a premium software partner of Airbnb, Booking.com, and Vrbo, expanding its marketplace and growing its customer base. In May 2023, Hostaway announced that it has secured $175 million in PE funding, the largest single funding transaction in the short term rental software market to date.


The Challenge

Abode Worldwide has worked closely with the team at Hostaway, including CEO & Co-Founder Marcus Rader, since June 2021. We were first approached by Hostaway because of our team’s industry connections and proven history of providing expert public relations in the vacation rental space.

Their vision was clear: to be the market leader in the short-term rental industry, loved by property managers globally. Our strategy was to establish and grow the company’s reputation as a leading player in the short-term rental sector through communication of Hostaway’s growth trajectory, Marcus’s industry expertise, and sharing quick-fire data insights from the company with target industry press.

“Jessica and Laura both know so much about this industry…I don’t know if there’s anyone more connected than Jessica.”

Mikko Nurminen, Co-Founder, Hostaway

Our Solution

We first announced Hostaway’s marketplace milestone of over 100 integrations to the press, followed by their new direct booking website builder and preferred partnership awards from Vrbo & Airbnb. To gain maximum exposure for Hostaway in the US – their key market – we leveraged data, backed up with comments from Marcus, to successfully land coverage in Forbes, Washington Post, and Yahoo!


Over the last year, we’ve secured over 70 media coverage and speaking opportunities for Hostaway across industry and national press, podcasts, and events, including PhocusWire, Travolution, Vacation Rental Success podcast and Book Direct Show.

Since our partnership began, Hostaway has reached over 1.3 million coverage views and built a strong readership of 580 million, with over 4.2 thousand social shares. Consistent exposure to strategic partners, stakeholders and customers has led to enhanced brand recognition, increased maket share, new partnerships and a global presence – all of which have firmly positioned Hostaway as experts in the short-term rental sector.

Media Results

1.3 million coverage views, 580 million readership, 4.2 thousand social media shares, 64 coverage hits, 16 speaking opportunities & interviews

Coverage & speaking opportunities

Forbes, Washington Post, Better Homes & Gardens, PhocusWire, Travolution, ShortTermRentalz, Get Paid for your Pad podcast, Vacation Rental Success Podcast, Book Direct Show, Short Stay Summit, Collision Conference


Enhanced brand recognition, industry recognition, thought leadership development, regular commentary and speaking opportunities, increased market share, new partnerships, brand cohesion, and global presence.

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