Rentals & Shares

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

For those wondering what will likely happen in New York, we need only look at the examples of San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago. The big difference here, however, is the bad blood between Airbnb and New York City: Can both entities work together to develop a registration system as Airbnb has in those other U.S. cities?

2 days ago

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Financing litigation was an inevitable strategy for Airbnb, especially in, arguably, the company's most challenging regulatory market.

2 days ago

Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

Deanna Ting, Skift

The battle between Airbnb and Booking (and everyone else in online travel) is just beginning.

2 days ago

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

If there is a common thread throughout the in-destination journey today, it’s mobile. Even so, gaps exist in mobile usage between parts of the journey and the key players in each part. For those that are behind, it’s urgent to play catch-up.

3 days ago

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor International

We are witnessing an evolution as more traditional hotel companies add alternative accommodations — and homesharing companies such as Airbnb add hotels. This piece gives a good summary of the ways short-term rentals are changing and continuing to grow.

3 days ago

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

We're fairly certain a large online travel agency based in Amsterdam is receiving this news happily.

4 days ago

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Now that the Communications Decency Act is showing its age, what other recourse can Airbnb use to defend itself?

1 week ago

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

From finding things to do, to making spontaneous bookings, and more, mobile has a role to play at each part of the in-destination journey. Travel brands that can add value to this mobile journey have a lot to gain.

1 week ago

Airbnb China Names New President

Airbnb China Names New President

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Airbnb avoid Uber’s fate of being acquired by a rival in China? It seems to be doing everything it can to do so, but is it enough?

1 week ago

Airbnb Believes Homesharing Is Now for a Mass-Market Audience

Airbnb Believes Homesharing Is Now for a Mass-Market Audience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Our Skift Take Studio videos take readers behind the scenes at major events. In the first from Skift Forum Europe, Airbnb's boss in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa discusses the broad appeal of homesharing.

1 week ago

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This isn't your grand aunt's timeshare. Hilton Grand Vacations is making a bet that a timeshare can be an effective product among upper-class travelers by acquiring property in one of Manhattan's most expensive districts.

2 weeks ago

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

With investors seemingly falling over themselves to offer Airbnb cash, the company doesn't really need that headline-grabbing IPO. Sadly, this means we'll have to wait a little more time to find out just how profitable it really is.

3 weeks ago