Rentals & Shares

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.

4 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.

4 weeks ago

Marriott Now Has Eight Luxury Brands and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott Now Has Eight Luxury Brands and 9 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

4 weeks ago

Alain Ducasse’s Châteaux & Hôtels Collection Partners With Airbnb on Trips and Rooms

Alain Ducasse’s Châteaux & Hôtels Collection Partners With Airbnb on Trips and Rooms

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will other hotels or more established travel companies follow suit?

1 month ago

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Prices now are certainly high, especially if you want to book a stay on Airbnb. Whether or not consumers pay an exorbitant rate to stay at someone else's apartment is another matter. Because as the president-elect's campaign song told us, you can't always get what you want.

1 month ago

Airbnb Transforms Into a Super Brand and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Transforms Into a Super Brand and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

1 month ago

Airbnb Is in the Hunt for a $1 Billion Round of Funding

Airbnb Is in the Hunt for a $1 Billion Round of Funding

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

On one hand extra cash in the bank helps when your IPO is hampered by regulatory challenges. On the other it's a testament to investors' faith in a great product. And sometimes it is both.

1 month ago

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping.com Raises $35 Million

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping.com Raises $35 Million

Bloomberg

There's some big money flowing into online booking, and big money is what they all need to compete in a world where Google placement is often the leading indicator of success.

1 month ago

Airbnb Is Betting Big on Its New Trips Product, But Can It Really Deliver?

Airbnb Is Betting Big on Its New Trips Product, But Can It Really Deliver?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Here's our deep dive into all the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as Airbnb transforms itself into a super brand of travel.

1 month ago

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

The mayor was one of the leads on the existing Airbnb law that hasn't worked for the city, so this was expected. But we'll see what the city does next.

1 month ago

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

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

1 month ago

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb says it is willing to work more closely with cities on crafting commonsense short-term rental regulations and policies, but is this enough? And what's preventing the company from helping to enforce existing laws while it works with cities to craft new ones?

2 months ago