Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb’s Strategic Advisor Never Saw Homesharing Coming

Airbnb’s Strategic Advisor Never Saw Homesharing Coming

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Chip Conley mixes some self-promotion into his predictions, but these insights from a longtime hospitality insider warrant attention.

3 days ago

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The regulatory environment for Airbnb is becoming increasingly more restrictive, but completely wiping out Airbnb as an alternative for travel accommodations via regulation won't necessarily be beneficial from an economic standpoint.

5 days ago

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In initial public offering land, it's a long time until 2019. The markets are turbulent at the moment and there are big regulatory headaches that stubbornly persist, but investors are salivating at the prospect of dropping some money into Uber and/or Airbnb. These IPO plans could be very impactful.

6 days ago

Expedia CEO: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Always on the Table

Expedia CEO: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Always on the Table

Dennis Schaal, Skift

An Expedia acquisition of Thomas Cook? While problematic on many fronts, including buying all of those offline agents, it isn't out of the question. Consider that Expedia would gain access to a customer base in Europe that it hardly touches. Expedia's Barry Diller has made a ton of acquisitions. He and Okerstrom are hardly done yet.

6 days ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Slowly but surely, Airbnb and HomeAway are finding that their previous defenses for failing to comply with short-term rental regulations are no longer cutting it.

7 days ago

5 Things We’ve Learned About Airbnb From Its UK Accounts

5 Things We’ve Learned About Airbnb From Its UK Accounts

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airbnb is clearly growing very fast. But before it goes public, it will have to sort out regulatory issues like the one it faces in the UK.

2 weeks ago

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

What is hurting Airbnb’s ability to see true success? Increasing regulation, the company’s potential impact on local housing markets and the traditional hotel sector, and the company’s increasing role in hospitality and accommodation distribution. In this report, we attack all three.

2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Is Debuting Tours and Activities TV Ads in the Sector’s Breakout Year

TripAdvisor Is Debuting Tours and Activities TV Ads in the Sector’s Breakout Year

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both TripAdvisor and Booking.com are newly emphasizing tours and activities in their TV advertising. You can expect a lot more of this from myriad players in the years to come. There will be variations, though. While these two companies push mainstream, touristy attractions, Airbnb will likely highlight curated experiences, although that could change, as well.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Claims New York City Law Requiring Host Information Is Too ‘Murky’ to Understand

Airbnb Claims New York City Law Requiring Host Information Is Too ‘Murky’ to Understand

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Again, how is New York City's law that much different from the agreements Airbnb has made with cities that include San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans with regard to sharing host information?

2 weeks ago

Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hopper's survival is a testament to the perseverance of its founders, though it's an understatement to say it takes them a long time to scale their products up. The startup is also now overpriced, based on its funding, for most potential acquirers — except maybe for Airbnb.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Not Launching Its Much-Anticipated Loyalty Program Anytime Soon

Airbnb Is Not Launching Its Much-Anticipated Loyalty Program Anytime Soon

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Frequent Airbnb customers have been waiting for some kind of program to reward them for their loyalty. They'll have to be patient.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Facing a Backlash Among Parisians

Airbnb Is Facing a Backlash Among Parisians

John Leicester, Associated Press

Residents in cities like Paris are growing increasingly frustrated with what mass tourism is doing to urban areas. Regulation can only go so far. It's going to be pretty much impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.

4 weeks ago