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Airbnb Has a Golden Moment at the Rio Olympics

For all the challenges facing this year's Summer Games, chief among them a lack of hotel rooms, the beauty of Airbnb's flexible supply scheme makes it ideal for major events like the Olympics.

How Wyndham Plans to Tackle Vacation Rental Disruptors

With the likes of Airbnb playing up the sheer number of properties available, it makes sense for Wyndham to make a point of some of the advantages you get when booking direct with a company.

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Metasearch sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Tripping have a lot of heavy lifting to do because consumers will increasingly be demanding better ways to comparison-shop for alternative accommodations that are often unique and difficult to define. All things being equal -- and they aren't -- that's a big market opportunity for these sites.

Airbnb Valuation Soars to $30 Billion With New $850 Million Funding

Airbnb may have its regulatory difficulties here and there but this isn't stopping investors from pouring money into the company so it can pick off a new market or two.

Airbnb Tries to Lure New Hosts With Discounts on a Fathom Cruise

We're not sure if this promotion alone will prompt anyone to sign up as an Airbnb host or take a cruise. But Fathom, which is still an up-and-coming brand, may earn some attention — and hipster cred — for partnering with the high-profile company.

Airbnb Rentals for Rio Olympics Are Very Expensive Right Now

What many people don't understand about Airbnb is that it's not really about the price, it's about the product.

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

Can such a thing exist? Yes, but if we want it to work, we need short-term rental platforms and local governments to cooperate with each other.

Airbnb Sues Another City Using Freedom of Speech Argument

When you are the merchant of record, take a commission, and manage reservations it seems like there's more than just "speech" taking place.

Airbnb’s Lawsuit Against San Francisco Moves Forward Amidst Debate

Between San Francisco and New York's actions, we're going to end up with some real rules. We hope.

Yotel’s Business Model and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

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