Rentals & Shares

Homesharing Will Take a Bigger Bite of Hotel Market Share: New Skift Research

Homesharing Will Take a Bigger Bite of Hotel Market Share: New Skift Research

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

2 days ago

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Dennis Schaal and Deanna Ting, Skift

Will Airbnb be able to break through in China and other parts of Asia Pacific where other Western companies have fallen off their scooters? We'll discuss these issues with Siew Kum Hong, one of Airbnb's earliest employees in the region, at Skift Forum Asia in Singapore.

7 days ago

Consolidation Sweeps European Short-Term Rental Managers With Altido Launch

Consolidation Sweeps European Short-Term Rental Managers With Altido Launch

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As external capital pours into the vacation rental sector, it makes sense that some property management companies believe they need to merge to thrive. It's also notable that Marriott has already begun working with some of Altido's properties for its new homesharing effort.

1 week ago

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How Airbnb Is Building a Vacation Rental Platform for the Future

How Airbnb Is Building a Vacation Rental Platform for the Future

Airbnb + Skift

Once a cottage industry operated by entrepreneurial property owners, today’s billion dollar vacation rental market is undergoing massive growth, driven by digital platforms that are evolving in tandem with its users' needs.

6 months ago

New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

New Skift Research Suggests Homesharing Will Erode Even More Hotel Market Share

Haixia Wang , Skift Research

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

1 week ago

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Colin Nagy, Skift

ThirdHome just might have the winning formula on what affluent homeowners want when sharing properties. Scaling quality and keeping up a high level of trust will be key as it grows.

1 week ago

Hawaii Weighs Measures to Curb Airbnb

Hawaii Weighs Measures to Curb Airbnb

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While Hawaii is not the only destination reeling from the impact of short-term rentals from Airbnb and other providers, its already sky-high housing prices and limited land make the problem especially acute. Regulatory measures to control the number of illegal rentals may provide some relief.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing

Airbnb Creates Opportunities for Startups That Fill the Gaps in Homesharing

Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

Airbnb is trying to be more things to more people as it positions itself for an IPO. Along the way, it has spawned all kinds of new businesses. Is symbiosis with the homesharing giant healthy?

3 weeks ago

Oyo Makes European Push With $415 Million Vacation Rental Acquisition

Oyo Makes European Push With $415 Million Vacation Rental Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Having raised so much money, it's not surprising to see Oyo splashing the cash. We should expect further acquisitions as it pushes for global scale.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Experiences Makes Growth a Priority Over All Else, Executive Says

Airbnb Experiences Makes Growth a Priority Over All Else, Executive Says

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airbnb is right to focus on unique experiences. Most younger travelers prefer one-of-a-kind experiences — not cookie-cutter ones.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Says Its Tours and Activities Gamble Is Winning

Airbnb Says Its Tours and Activities Gamble Is Winning

Deanna Ting, Skift

The growth of Airbnb Experiences is impressive, but the company — and the overall tours and activities industry — has a long way to go before it can claim true success.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

This news will trigger responses from elated to downright furious, whether you're a Bonvoy member, Marriott hotel owner, a property manager, or just someone concerned about the growth of homesharing around the world.

3 weeks ago