Articles tagged “airbnb”

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Why Short-Term Rentals Are Mainstream and Booming

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor International

We are witnessing an evolution as more traditional hotel companies add alternative accommodations — and homesharing companies such as Airbnb add hotels. This piece gives a good summary of the ways short-term rentals are changing and continuing to grow.

19 hours ago

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

EU Issues Ultimatum to Airbnb Over Pricing Transparency

Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

We're fairly certain a large online travel agency based in Amsterdam is receiving this news happily.

1 day ago

New Agoda CEO Prioritizes Challenging Airbnb for Rentals in Asia

New Agoda CEO Prioritizes Challenging Airbnb for Rentals in Asia

Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

Agoda has been a quiet giant steadily growing stronger. This year it has begun to throw its weight around more publicly. Airbnb and others need to be on guard.

4 days ago

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Now that the Communications Decency Act is showing its age, what other recourse can Airbnb use to defend itself?

6 days ago

Airbnb China Names New President

Airbnb China Names New President

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Airbnb avoid Uber’s fate of being acquired by a rival in China? It seems to be doing everything it can to do so, but is it enough?

1 week ago

Airbnb Believes Homesharing Is Now for a Mass-Market Audience

Airbnb Believes Homesharing Is Now for a Mass-Market Audience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Our Skift Take Studio videos take readers behind the scenes at major events. In the first from Skift Forum Europe, Airbnb's boss in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa discusses the broad appeal of homesharing.

1 week ago

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Why Airbnb Isn’t in a Rush to Go Public

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

With investors seemingly falling over themselves to offer Airbnb cash, the company doesn't really need that headline-grabbing IPO. Sadly, this means we'll have to wait a little more time to find out just how profitable it really is.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb’s Partnership Strategy in Japan May Serve as Global Model

Airbnb’s Partnership Strategy in Japan May Serve as Global Model

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb's moves in Japan are smart for its future growth. But again we can't help but wonder: Why is the company so willing to fully comply with local laws in certain regions, like Japan, but so reluctant to do the same in others, like New York City?

1 month ago

Tours and Activities Sector Still Faces Challenge of Moving Bookings Online

Tours and Activities Sector Still Faces Challenge of Moving Bookings Online

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Everybody wants a piece of the tours and activities sector, but how easy is it going to be to migrate all those businesses that currently operate offline to online?

1 month ago

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We wonder whether Airbnb's community spirit will survive its growth plans and impending IPO.

1 month ago

Airbnb Drops 80 Percent of Its Japan Listings Ahead of Tighter Laws

Airbnb Drops 80 Percent of Its Japan Listings Ahead of Tighter Laws

Yuki Furukawa and Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Airbnb is the biggest of many companies affected by Japan's decision that owners must register their rentals. This move may partly lend support to some predictions that Airbnb will have fewer users worldwide this year than had been expected.

1 month ago

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While Airbnb has been brashly adding independent hotels, HomeAway has been quietly doing the same — although it has been using an entirely different business model given its ties to parent Expedia. Curation may have its place, but all of these companies realize that the more inventory and choice they give consumers, the more likely they are to spend on a stay.

1 month ago