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Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who are the biggest casualties of Airbnb's latest battle with New York City? For now it's the hosts.

1 day ago

3 Charts That Better Explain Airbnb in New York City

3 Charts That Better Explain Airbnb in New York City

Dave Montali, Skift

Airbnb dropping their NYC lawsuit is the latest move in its rocky relationship. The burden now lies on New York hosts to understand their exposure.

1 day ago

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market. The investments in Veeve and Wimdu are just the latest indications of how seriously it is taking this segment.

2 days ago

SBE Finally Buys Morgans and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

SBE Finally Buys Morgans and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

4 days ago

Airbnb Drops NYC Lawsuit But Hosts Still Face Huge Fines

Airbnb Drops NYC Lawsuit But Hosts Still Face Huge Fines

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

The settlement with New York City amounts to a defeat for Airbnb in its largest market in the U.S.. If it were a public company, its stock would have just taken a nosedive. Now it remains to be seen how aggressively NYC enforces penalties against hosts who aren't present during a rental.

4 days ago

Hyatt Invested $15 Million in Cash-Burning Onefinestay Before Accor Acquisition

Hyatt Invested $15 Million in Cash-Burning Onefinestay Before Accor Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Most start-ups lose money, at least in the early stages. Before it was acquired by Accor, Onefinestay's most recent set of accounts show that it was burning through cash at a considerable rate and that its business was suffering as a result of attacks in Europe.

5 days ago

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Airbnb is currently engaged in battles across the globe over its home sharing platform and it makes sense to make concessions where it can. We'll have to wait and see whether this latest change is enough to satisfy politicians in the UK and the Netherlands — or if Airbnb provides enough transparency to know if they are actually delivering on their promise.

6 days ago

3 Charts Showing Growth of Short-Term Rentals vs. Hotel Online Bookings

3 Charts Showing Growth of Short-Term Rentals vs. Hotel Online Bookings

Dan Peltier, Skift

Online hotel bookings remain much more valuable than online short-term rental bookings and will see larger long-term online growth as more travelers use their devices to book a room and move away from alternative booking methods.

1 week ago

This Is Why Airbnb Is Doing What It’s Doing With Trips and More

This Is Why Airbnb Is Doing What It’s Doing With Trips and More

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you want a deeper dive into Airbnb's larger strategy and vision, given the company's big product launch earlier this month, read on.

1 week ago

Video: Airbnb and the New Hospitality Mindset

Video: Airbnb and the New Hospitality Mindset

Deanna Ting, Skift

What can Airbnb learn from hotels and what can hotels learn from Airbnb? Watch this video to find out.

1 week ago

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

1 week ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

2 weeks ago