Articles tagged “airbnb”

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Dave Montali, Skift

Booking.com has long experimented with vacation rental inventory. Its inventory has been growing rapidly, but vacation rentals still remain a small part of Booking.com's business.

1 day ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

4 days ago

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Deconstructing Airbnb’s Full Value For Corporate Travel Managers

Deconstructing Airbnb’s Full Value For Corporate Travel Managers

Airbnb + Skift

The next generation of business travelers is clearly interested in home-sharing accommodations, based on the value they provide both in terms of cost and traveler satisfaction.

5 days ago

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the latest court ruling loosening restrictions on short-term rentals in Berlin, there are still plenty of questions left regarding what the city's laws on home-sharing really mean.

1 week ago

The 6 Big Trends That Are Reshaping Luxury Travel

The 6 Big Trends That Are Reshaping Luxury Travel

Greg Oates, Skift

In the luxury travel space, at a macro level, demand is growing for the accumulation of travel memories drawn from transformative moments that resonate deeply with the individual traveler’s ideal of personal fulfillment, and his or her best aspirational version of themselves.

3 weeks ago

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

Dan Kraker, Associated Press

There really is an Airbnb — or a sharing-economy service, that is — for almost everything these days.

4 weeks ago

8 Takeaways on Airbnb’s Road to an IPO

8 Takeaways on Airbnb’s Road to an IPO

Deanna Ting, Skift

Consider this your CliffsNotes on all things Airbnb as the company continues to mature.

4 weeks ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

1 month ago

Airbnb Rentals Surge in Path of Solar Eclipse

Airbnb Rentals Surge in Path of Solar Eclipse

Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

The solar eclipse is highlighting one of Airbnb's biggest strengths: a flexible and highly elastic supply model, perfect for adding more inventory just when you need it.

1 month ago

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Hotel CEOs Say They’re Cautiously Optimistic About Corporate Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

But shouldn't hotel executives be a bit more concerned? At least that's what one analyst is wondering, and we are too.

1 month ago

Airbnb Gets More Serious About China With Tech Investments

Airbnb Gets More Serious About China With Tech Investments

Yoolim Lee and Haslinda Amin, Bloomberg

Airbnb clearly doesn’t want to exit China in failure like Uber. Making investments based on the habits of locals rather than importing ideas from abroad is the key to competing here.

1 month ago

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No one knows what Airbnb's impact is. But our contrarian take is that it's greater than what most hoteliers think -- and accelerating by the day. Yet it's manageable if hotels act strategically.

1 month ago