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Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Airbnb is currently engaged in battles across the globe over its home sharing platform and it makes sense to make concessions where it can. We'll have to wait and see whether this latest change is enough to satisfy politicians in the UK and the Netherlands — or if Airbnb provides enough transparency to know if they are actually delivering on their promise.

2 days ago

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech

Uber in the restaurant business, Airbnb in the tours business — some say natural expansions, others say side hustles.

2 days ago

3 Charts Showing Growth of Short-Term Rentals vs. Hotel Online Bookings

3 Charts Showing Growth of Short-Term Rentals vs. Hotel Online Bookings

Dan Peltier, Skift

Online hotel bookings remain much more valuable than online short-term rental bookings and will see larger long-term online growth as more travelers use their devices to book a room and move away from alternative booking methods.

3 days ago

This Is Why Airbnb Is Doing What It’s Doing With Trips and More

This Is Why Airbnb Is Doing What It’s Doing With Trips and More

Deanna Ting, Skift

If you want a deeper dive into Airbnb's larger strategy and vision, given the company's big product launch earlier this month, read on.

4 days ago

Video: Airbnb and the New Hospitality Mindset

Video: Airbnb and the New Hospitality Mindset

Deanna Ting, Skift

What can Airbnb learn from hotels and what can hotels learn from Airbnb? Watch this video to find out.

5 days ago

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

6 days ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

1 week ago

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Lulu Yilun Chen and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb doesn't want to follow in Uber's footsteps when it comes to growing its business in China. Making an acquisition like this one could help, but is it enough to topple home-grown Tujia?

1 week ago

Hyatt Wants to Make a Bigger Push into ‘Adjacent Spaces’

Hyatt Wants to Make a Bigger Push into ‘Adjacent Spaces’

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We like Hyatt's willingness to think outside the hotel box, and we're interested to hear how the company plans to move forward.

1 week ago

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope both sides can eventually reach a compromise in this ongoing saga between Airbnb and lawmakers in New York.

2 weeks ago

What Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow Really Think About Airbnb

What Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow Really Think About Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

While Kutcher played defense, Paltrow gushed — and revealed similar plans for her own newly launched travel app.

2 weeks ago

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Travelers are increasingly demanding control for their leisure trips, so why not for their business trips too? It will not be long before this becomes the norm.

2 weeks ago