Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb’s Buy of Luxury Retreats Is Latest of a Dozen Acquisitions

Airbnb’s Buy of Luxury Retreats Is Latest of a Dozen Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As a growing company with global ambitions and a $3 billion stockpile, Airbnb wants to buy stuff. You can expect that more acquisitions are on the way as Airbnb expects to branch out into related sectors.

5 days ago

Airbnb Acquires Vacation Rental Company Luxury Retreats, Officially Moves Into Luxury

Airbnb Acquires Vacation Rental Company Luxury Retreats, Officially Moves Into Luxury

Deanna Ting, Skift

... And here comes Airbnb Lux.

5 days ago

Onefinestay CEO: The Vacation Rental Market Is Fragmented and Ripe for Disruption

Onefinestay CEO: The Vacation Rental Market Is Fragmented and Ripe for Disruption

Deanna Ting, Skift

Onefinestay's parent company, Accor, and homesharing juggernaut, Airbnb, aren't the only companies interested in the traditional vacation rental market.

6 days ago

Airbnb Is Making More Deals to Become a Travel Industry Giant

Airbnb Is Making More Deals to Become a Travel Industry Giant

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

As Airbnb attempts to become the "super brand of travel," it's realizing it needs to make some acquisitions along the way.

1 week ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Professionally-managed and do-it-yourself rentals are two very different types of hospitality businesses. Airbnb lit the spark, but there's still plenty of room to grow and to gain market share.

1 week ago

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

Leigh Gallagher, The Airbnb Story

We love to argue about Airbnb here, but one thing we're in agreement about is how the company's approach to design and the user experience has had a radical and incredibly positive impact on how brands sell travel now.

1 week ago

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Luxury Retreats, Aiming for High-End Vacation Rentals

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Luxury Retreats, Aiming for High-End Vacation Rentals

Scott Deveau, Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

First, AccorHotels announced its intentions to buy Travel Keys earlier this week and now, Airbnb is in talks to acquire Luxury Retreats. It's clear there's an intense desire to acquire and expand the luxury vacation rental business on the part of traditional hoteliers and alternative accommodations providers alike.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Says Its Business in Canada Is Growing Even as Regulations Loom

Airbnb Says Its Business in Canada Is Growing Even as Regulations Loom

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Why wouldn't Airbnb have its sights on growing its business in Canada? It makes perfect sense but, if its regulatory battles in other global cities like New York and Barcelona are any indication, dealing with regulations in that country will also be a challenge.

2 weeks ago

Barcelona Authorities Rebuff Airbnb’s Peace Offering

Barcelona Authorities Rebuff Airbnb’s Peace Offering

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Airbnb’s spat with Barcelona looks like it has the potential to turn into a long-term issue. The question now, is whether the homesharing platform stands its ground, or gives in to the city’s demands.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Seeks Truce With Barcelona in Battle Against Overtourism

Airbnb Seeks Truce With Barcelona in Battle Against Overtourism

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Overtourism existed before Airbnb but there is no doubt that the home-sharing platform has made things harder for certain destinations like Barcelona. Cities are increasingly having to weigh the benefits of tourism against the pressure it puts on people actually living there.

2 weeks ago

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Accor’s Sharing Economy Investments Will Help in the Battle Against Airbnb

Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg

Accor's plan to acquire Travel Keys may be a small move financially, but the announcement represents a big commitment to evolving along with consumer habits.

2 weeks ago

Sharing Economy Goes Mainstream in Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Sharing Economy Goes Mainstream in Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like travel managers are finally embracing the sharing economy in both ground transportation and lodging. Expect the growth of the sharing economy to continue in corporate travel, but it will be interesting to see if there will be a ceiling on adoption in coming years.

3 weeks ago