iTrip Vacations Galveston Featured in Franchise Journal Magazine

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Minority and Veteran Business Owners Find Success in Short-Term Rental Space

Winter and Lonnie Bush own iTrip Vacations Galveston

The vacation rental industry has had an amazing trajectory over the last 10 years and continues to grow even during these unpredictable times.

iTrip Vacations Galveston owners Winter and Lonnie Bush were featured in the February 2021 issue of Franchise Journal magazine. This dynamic duo was showcased among leading franchise business owners across the world and has enjoyed steady growth since launching in 2017. The article focuses on the couple's journey as minority and military veteran business owners, and how they have grown their short-term rental property management business – even during the pandemic.

“The vacation rental industry has had an amazing trajectory over the last 10 years and continues to grow even during these unpredictable times,” says Winter Bush, co-owner of iTrip Vacations Galveston. “As traveler confidence increases, we anticipate active spring and summer seasons and look forward to serving more short-term rental property homeowners.”

iTrip Vacations Galveston, a short-term rental property management franchise in Texas, launched in 2017, when Winter and Lonnie Bush decided to start a new venture and leverage their professional and business experience. With a corporate background in brand marketing and sales, Winter Bush runs the local marketing and business development while Lonnie Bush, a U.S. Navy Veteran and licensed home inspector, handles the operations and management aspects.

iTrip Vacations Galveston provides world-class short-term rental management services to homeowners that include: free light maintenance, competitive management fees and worldwide marketing exposure. The team professionally manages all bookings, cleanings, inspections and guest service – all while helping owners increase their revenue. In addition, the franchisees use sophisticated technology, award-winning software and strategic processes as part of a full-service rental property management program.

“Now more than ever, we see people looking for a new chapter in their career and their life,” says Vickie Storm, V.P. of Franchise Development for iTrip Vacations. “Our franchise model offers a way to own a business without starting from scratch. Our franchisees receive training, technology, processes and marketing – all of which have been successfully duplicated and proven over time. iTrip Vacations provides a fresh start for your new chapter with hundreds of exclusive territories available.”

About iTrip Vacations

iTrip Vacations is a national leader in short-term rental property management. iTrip provides full-service rental property management programs to more than 80 destinations in North America, while enhancing experiences through affordable luxury accommodations and custom programs.

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