Rentals & Shares

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Signs of HomeAway becoming more aggressive about Asia expansion are evident but there is much much to do. Putting in place a new leadership team is just the beginning.

4 hours ago

Airbnb Loses Top Exec and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Loses Top Exec and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

1 day ago

Airbnb’s Chip Conley to Leave Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy Role

Airbnb’s Chip Conley to Leave Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy Role

Deanna Ting, Skift

We've always seen Conley as the adult in the room at Airbnb, someone who can explain the meaning of hospitality to the upstarts while also having enough creative entrepreneurial experience to fit in at a startup.

3 days ago

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is the beginning of year two for HomeAway within the Expedia portfolio, but rival Airbnb is also getting aggressive in its digital marketing of vacation rentals and Booking.com is no slouch, either. Perhaps to the chagrin of hotels, the vacation rental category is getting a ton of more exposure.

5 days ago

Luxury in 2017 and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Luxury in 2017 and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

1 week ago

Nashville Residents Grapple With Their Own Airbnb Challenges

Nashville Residents Grapple With Their Own Airbnb Challenges

Associated Press

Nashville's short-term rental debacle shows that Airbnb and other short-term rental sites still have a lot of ground to cover in 2017 to further legitimize themselves in the minds of residents and city governments alike.

1 week ago

Luxury Hospitality in 2017: Simplicity, Wellness and Integrated Experiences

Luxury Hospitality in 2017: Simplicity, Wellness and Integrated Experiences

Greg Oates, Skift

Luxury hospitality groups and tour operators are saying that their guests today are craving more simplicity, better wellness options, and a greater convergence of experiences combined together in one place.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Becoming an Even Bigger Threat to Hotels Says a New Report

Airbnb Is Becoming an Even Bigger Threat to Hotels Says a New Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Although much focus as of late has been on Airbnb's ability to become a new kind of online travel agency, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a major disruptor to the traditional hotel industry, too.

2 weeks ago

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

Patricia Sullivan, Associated Press

WhyHotel and its corporate operators are taking advantage of the flexibility of listing services like Airbnb and HomeAway, while keeping the lion's share of the revenue for themselves as operator of the units. It's a bigger revolution for old-school real estate companies than it seems at first.

3 weeks ago

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Airbnb has proven it can innovate better than nearly any other travel brand. But we keep coming back to this issue over and over.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb’s CEO Asks Twitter Users What Airbnb Should Launch in 2017

Airbnb’s CEO Asks Twitter Users What Airbnb Should Launch in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

Not many CEOs would spend Christmas evening engaging in hundreds of conversations with fans and critics alike — and on Twitter no less. But Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is not your average CEO, and what he revealed in his Noel-time tweets gives us a much clearer understanding of where Airbnb is headed in 2017.

3 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

3 weeks ago