By 2020, the global short term rentals market will be worth US$170 billion. The market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 6.89% up to 2022.

Since the launch of Airbnb in 2008, more than five million property owners have become hosts. HomeAway estimates that the overall local host market is growing up to four times faster than the
global economy and that 82% of users plan to stay in local host rentals again.

HomeAway, Airbnb and others paved the way for the short-term rental market to go digital, and by 2022, it is estimated that 60% of bookings will be made online, either direct or via an intermediary. The success of short term rentals has forced the hotel and hospitality industry to adapt whilst an entire eco-system of products offering hosts and guests new services has sprung up.


Why Short Term Rental
Awards powered by is the go-to website for news and informed comment. The Shortyz brings leaders together to recognise individual and company best practice and achievement to help drive
the sector forward.


Why enter?

• Recognise excellence amongst industry peers
• Highlight innovation and industry best practice
• Reward achievement
• Celebrate start-up technology


Nomination and judging process

  • Nominations period open November 2019 – 31st Jan 2020
  • Sponsors announced November 2020
  • Shortlist announced February 2020
  • Voting commences on
  • Winners announced March 11th 2020

Who attends?

• Rentalpreneurs and accommodation owners
• Vacation rental operators
• Technology providers – home automation, security, distribution & guest amenities
• Channel Managers
• PMS and RMS providers
• OTAs & accommodation booking platforms
• Property professionals
• Interior designers
• Payment system providers
• Insurance companies
• Media
• Investors


Event format

The Shortyz will take place on 11th March in Central London, the evening prior to the Short Stay Show

The format will be as follows:-

• 2 – 2.5 hours duration
• Informal dress code
• Food stations serving finger-bowl food served at poseur tables
• Entertainment between tranches of awards (2 x sets of 6 awards each)

Boarding time    18:00pm
Depart                  18:30pm
Disembark           21:30pm

How to enter

The short-term rentals sector is changing. Traditional hotel companies are adding alternative accommodations, homesharing companies are adding hotels and homeowners now have easy entry into the business of hosting. The Shortyz is your opportunity to be recognised as a leader in this exciting and booming market.

The shortlist for the Shortyz award categories will be decided by an independent panel of judges before readers of vote for the award winners. Each award will be presented at a unique party in Central London on March 11th 2020.  To buy a table, or  individual tickets, please click here.

Nominating is as easy as 1-2-3! No limit to the amount of nomination submissions and there’s no cost.

To submit your individual and company nomination(s), email with your name, details of who you are nominating, the category/ies you are nominating an individual / company for, and why that individual or company deserves to win each category ( 200 words max). Alternatively, video submissions [e.g. filmed on mobile phones] lasting no longer than 90 seconds with the same requirements will also be accepted.

You’ve got to be in it to win it, good luck!


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