Articles tagged “airbnb”

Taco Bell Will Open a Boutique Hotel This Summer

Taco Bell Will Open a Boutique Hotel This Summer

Danni Santana, Skift

There is little doubt that a limited-time hotel offering will attract the fast food chain's superfans in droves — and result in some extra revenue for the company.

5 days ago

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Skift Forum Asia: China Is on Track to Be Airbnb’s Top Origin Market by 2020

Dennis Schaal and Deanna Ting, Skift

Will Airbnb be able to break through in China and other parts of Asia Pacific where other Western companies have fallen off their scooters? We'll discuss these issues with Siew Kum Hong, one of Airbnb's earliest employees in the region, at Skift Forum Asia in Singapore.

5 days ago

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Colin Nagy, Skift

ThirdHome just might have the winning formula on what affluent homeowners want when sharing properties. Scaling quality and keeping up a high level of trust will be key as it grows.

1 week ago

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

CEO Hints Booking Holdings Is Ready to Buy More Companies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Falling victim to the so-called law of large numbers, Booking Holdings saw its total revenues for the first quarter drop 3 percent from the prior year. Industry ears perked up when CEO Glenn Fogel mentioned mergers and acquisitions as a possible tactic to reignite growth a few times during an investor conference call.

2 weeks ago

Hawaii Weighs Measures to Curb Airbnb

Hawaii Weighs Measures to Curb Airbnb

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While Hawaii is not the only destination reeling from the impact of short-term rentals from Airbnb and other providers, its already sky-high housing prices and limited land make the problem especially acute. Regulatory measures to control the number of illegal rentals may provide some relief.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt CEO Found Homesharing Experiments ‘Challenging’

Hyatt CEO Found Homesharing Experiments ‘Challenging’

Deanna Ting, Skift

But Mark Hoplamazian didn't say Hyatt would never try it out again.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Experiences Makes Growth a Priority Over All Else, Executive Says

Airbnb Experiences Makes Growth a Priority Over All Else, Executive Says

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airbnb is right to focus on unique experiences. Most younger travelers prefer one-of-a-kind experiences — not cookie-cutter ones.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Says Its Tours and Activities Gamble Is Winning

Airbnb Says Its Tours and Activities Gamble Is Winning

Deanna Ting, Skift

The growth of Airbnb Experiences is impressive, but the company — and the overall tours and activities industry — has a long way to go before it can claim true success.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Airbnb Goes Manhattan Upscale With Apartment-Style Suites at Rockefeller Center

Isaac Carey, Skift

It’s got to be hard to get that “local feel” when you’re staying at one of the biggest tourist destinations in New York City.

3 weeks ago

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

This news will trigger responses from elated to downright furious, whether you're a Bonvoy member, Marriott hotel owner, a property manager, or just someone concerned about the growth of homesharing around the world.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows

Airbnb Is Entering Show Business, Investing in Launching New Shows

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb to the world: "I'm ready for my close-up."

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Airbnb Is Doubling Down on Experiences

Skift Forum Europe: Airbnb Is Doubling Down on Experiences

Deanna Ting, Skift

Doubters may still question Airbnb’s foray into tours and experiences, but say what you will: The growth of the business has been anything but insignificant. The real success, however, will be in making it a quality-driven endeavor.

4 weeks ago