Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sweden is in a unique position to tell a story that few other countries can. While Airbnb may be able to build a new revenue stream in destination marketing, it's also interested in getting bookings from its listings in the country.

4 days ago

Airbnb Has Come to a Vermont Town and Some Residents Are Worried

Airbnb Has Come to a Vermont Town and Some Residents Are Worried

Associated Press

The dichotomy of Airbnb: Money for some residents, higher prices for others.

5 days ago

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Airbnb To Collect Taxes in Mexico City Signaling New Strategy in Latin America

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Has Airbnb learned a lesson about not being overly-confrontational with local authorities? It is too soon to tell but so far Airbnb's actions in Latin America, its fastest growing region, are pointing that way.

2 weeks ago

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, there’s plenty of opportunity out there for third parties or the big players like HomeAway and Airbnb to capitalize on offering more ancillary guest services for professionally managed vacation rentals.

2 weeks ago

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com grew its vacation rental supply at a hyper clip, 51 percent in the first quarter. But vacation rentals are different than hotels, where the company has excelled, and the same formula might not be a slam dunk.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Marriott CEO: Technology Is the Biggest Risk in the Starwood Merger

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'll definitely be keeping our eye on what develops as far as Marriott's decisions for its reservations and loyalty platforms going forward. But we're still not so convinced they're keeping all 30 of those brands over the long term.

2 weeks ago

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Vancouver to Limit Airbnb to Alleviate Housing Crunch

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

You can't blame Airbnb for all your housing problems, but it has the unique ability to make a bad situation worse. It's up to cities to take additional measures beyond bans.

3 weeks ago

Hotels Ready Campaign to Push Trump to Clamp Down On Priceline and Expedia

Hotels Ready Campaign to Push Trump to Clamp Down On Priceline and Expedia

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

The hotel lobby has tried and failed for decades to limit the influence of online booking sites. Why will this time be any different?

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever can be done to prevent discrimination and bias on the Airbnb platform is a good thing. Let's just hope this plan works toward that goal.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Debuts Business Travel Search Tool

Airbnb Debuts Business Travel Search Tool

Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Why hasn't Airbnb rolled this out sooner?

4 weeks ago

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

David Smiley, Miami Herald/Associated Press

This is exactly why it's so difficult to enact regulations on short-term rentals that essentially, well, keep everyone happy.

4 weeks ago