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Our top five podcasts of 2023

Since launching the #HCHPodcast in September, we have published 17 episodes, earned thousands of downloads, and attracted listeners in 45 countries.


Here are the five most popular episodes of the year:


1. Simon Lehmann: A storm is coming for the short-term rentals industry


Industry guru Simon Lehmann, CEO and Co-Founder of AJL Atelier, made a storm warning back in October. The episode quickly rose to the top of the charts and has stayed there ever since. Simon will be returning to the podcast on Friday 5 January and sharing the five new year resolutions that every host and property manager should be making.



2. Thibault Masson: The future for Airbnb and Booking.com


Thibault Masson, the Founder of Rental Scale-Up and Product Director at PriceLabs, shared his extensive knowledge of the industry during this episode. He was particularly enlightening about two of the biggest online travel agencies in the world: Airbnb and Booking.com.



3. Merilee Karr: Prepare for legislation in the short-term rentals sector


Our very first episode remains popular among investors, hosts, and property managers keen to learn more about the prospect of legislation in the short-term rentals industry. As Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO of UnderTheDoormat Group and Chairperson, UK Short-Term Accommodation Association, explains, it's coming!



4. Jane Mack: Top 10 tips for setting up a holiday rental


Informative and actionable tips always go down well with our audience – including this brilliant episode featuring Jane Mack. Check out Jane Mack Consulting if you need a holiday let coach or mentor.



5. Amanda Stecker: One-on-one coaching for short-term rental hosts


Amanda Stecker, who runs Holiday Letology, shared a host of tips to help property managers to scale their operations and significantly boost the guest experience. As well as being a coach and consultant, Amanda also runs Unique Cotswold Cottages.



Interested in appearing on the #HCHPodcast? Email james@holidaycottagehandbook.com.

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