PR for the short-term rental industry…

Abode PR is a specialist public relations and content marketing agency focusing on partnering with clients in the short-term rental industry – the sector of the travel and real estate industries that is not only growing the fastest – but is the most dynamic and innovating.  

We partner with clients including technology providers, marketing platforms, large property managers, associations and other service providers in the vacation rental, serviced apartment and property technology sectors.


Our focus is niche and targeted. We are considered thought leaders ourselves, ensuring that we are able to provide our clients with unparalleled expertise, insight and strategic direction to help their businesses reach the next level.

Whether you are a travel tech start-up just starting to think about media relations, or are an established property manager looking to improve your current PR activities – we’d love to talk with you.

Our past and current clients include technology solution providers, rental agencies, property management companies, industry associations and marketing platforms.

The core of our solution includes Digital PR, Media Relations, Communications Strategy, Thought Leadership, Reputation Management, Social Strategy and Influencer Relations.

Developing reputations, engaging with the media, and building relationships through integrated PR, social media and content marketing is our business solution.


Abode PR was founded by Jessica Gillingham, a PR and content marketing specialist and former director of Sockeye PR. After working with several clients in the vacation rental industry, Jessica saw there was a real need for a first-class specialist PR and communications agency; with a technical PR background and one that really understands the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly developing vacation and short-term rental industry.

If you are part of the vacation and short-term rental industry; whether you are a technology solution provider, a business representing properties, or are a service provider supporting the industry, then we would love to show you how Abode PR can support you go even further.

For an informal chat, or to begin the process of working together, get in touch.

For an informal chat, or to begin the process of working together,
drop us a line or give us a call 

Jessica Gillingham

Jessica Gillingham


Dream vacation rental: a log cabin on Little Doctor Lake, Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Jessica is the founder and director of Abode PR, an agency she started when she saw that there was a need for a specialist service for the growing short-term rental industry. She has over 20 years’ PR experience, and has worked with many brands in the travel and technology space.

She has been on the other side of the fence as the founder of Triptoes, an award-winning booking platform for accommodation in Canada, and a Guardian Startup of the year. 

Jessica is a non-executive director sitting on the board of Visit Bath, the destination management organisation for the city of Bath and surrounding areas, which is a World Heritage Site and one of the world’s premier tourist destinations. She also writes and speaks regularly on topics related to the short-term rental industry.

Jessica loves nothing more than working closely with her clients and watching their businesses grow.

Helen Wedgewood

Helen Wedgewood

PR Account Manager

Dream vacation rentala house with a sea view on the Costa Brava in Spain

Helen is an Account Manager at Abode PR. She has more than 10 years’ editorial and project management experience in the publishing industry where she specialised in working with big brands.

After a stint living in tech-hub Barcelona, she is now fully immersed in the dynamic short-term rental industry and is specialising in growing Abode’s media relations and content creation. Helen has a keen interest in all things property and loves to keep up with all the latest travel and tech developments.

Joanna Palmer

Joanna Palmer

Partnerships & Content - PillowTalk Media

Dream vacation rentala villa in the South of France with my all my favourite friends

Jo supports us with content & partnerships for PillowTalk Media, our industry insight platform for opinion, analysis (and conversations) on all aspects of hospitality technology, property technology and enterprise property management for the short-term rental industry. Jo looks after our partnerships with other industry leaders, events, influencers and associations and spends the rest of her time writing about tech start-ups, industry leaders and interesting companies making waves in the global lodging industry.


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