Originally from New Jersey, Matt Landau graduated from Princeton High School in 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in international economics at the University of Richmond, Virginia in 2005. Matt also received a Spanish diploma from the University of St. Louis, Madrid, Spain
Vacation Rental Background
Matt is an experienced writer, online marketer, and has owned and operated vacation rentals in the historic district of Panama City, Panama for 6 years. He has been featured on CNN, BusinessWeek, and US News & World Report among other publications. His Los Cuatro Tulipanes property is ranked as the #1 B&B in Panama by Trip Advisor, and was nominated by the World Travel Awards as the “Best New Hotel in Central America and the Caribbean for 2011.”
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He is also an accredited member of the Association for Place Branding & Public Diplomacy and a regular columnist with both FlipKey and the HomeAway group: the two largest vacation rental marketplaces in the world. He has dedicate himself to constantly researching new, best practices for increasing vacation rental occupancy.
To make a living for his work, he offers a bundle of digital products that are proven to inspire vacation property owners to new highs via his sales platform VRLeap.com.
Matt practices all of the techniques that he preaches: in fact, that’s how he determines whether they work or not. His philosophy on vacation rentals versus hotels can be found here. Everything he endorses is industry tested so you don’t have to waste your time seeing what works and what doesn’t.
Matt operates a Vacation Rental Marketing Blog, where readers can stay up to date on all of his latest vacation rental marketing related experiments, advice, rants, and other industry news.
Other Entreprenurial Endeavors
Matt founded The Panama Report, LLC with Casey Halloran, an entrepreneur from Pennsylvania. The Panama Report is one of the most read, and well known online publications by real estate insiders in all of Panama. The company was subsequently acquired by the nation branding syndicate The Country Report, a management agency for the reputations of nations. He is a member of the Association for Nation Branding and Public Diplomacy, specializing in the fields of online reputations and destination branding.