Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, the fact that it's earnings season is just the beginning. Airbnb is launching a new tier of select properties and Wyndham is selling its European vacation rental business.

4 days ago

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

Sarah Enelow, Skift

HotelTonight made a smart move by expanding beyond last-minute bookings. So far, the company's willingness to tweak its product and roll with the punches is paying off with profitability.

6 days ago

Airbnb Lobbying Contributed to Its Cuba Win as Hotels Came Up Short

Airbnb Lobbying Contributed to Its Cuba Win as Hotels Came Up Short

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

While the U.S. hotel industry took its lumps when the Trump administration revised U.S. Cuba policy in November, Airbnb spent $250,000 to lobby everyone from the Senate to the National Security Council and got a concession to maintain the viability of U.S. travelers staying in Airbnb rentals on the island. The company's lobbyists even worked with disgraced former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

7 days ago

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Deanna Ting, Skift

You know the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"? When it comes to Airbnb's new endeavors in the accommodations space, it is certainly being inventive, but the company is also borrowing heavily from what hotels have been doing for centuries.

1 week ago

Airbnb Hedge Fund Report Is a Sign That This Unicorn Is Growing Up

Airbnb Hedge Fund Report Is a Sign That This Unicorn Is Growing Up

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Headlines can often miss a key point: Airbnb has a positive and growing cash flow. Airbnb was already in a small club of highly valued startups, but there's an even more elite group, those that can turn a profit.

1 week ago

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Deanna Ting, Skift

Anyone willing to bet that you may find your favorite "mass-produced" hotel chains on Airbnb in the not-too-distant future?

2 weeks ago

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Small Luxury Hotels CEO: Soft Brands Aren’t Hurting Our Business

Deanna Ting, Skift

There's nothing better than a travel CEO, like Filip Boyen of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, who isn't afraid to speak his mind.

2 weeks ago

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

The Inside Story of Airbnb’s Management Shakeup and Battle to Stay Private

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Who needs an IPO when you can control the limits of space and time on an "infinite time horizon" like Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky? Also, if two-thirds of the company's profits were being generated by ex-CFO Tosi's hedge fund within the company, how will the company fare without him?

2 weeks ago

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb CFO Out in Management Shakeup, No IPO Planned for 2018

Airbnb CFO Out in Management Shakeup, No IPO Planned for 2018

Deanna Ting, Skift

In Airbnb's battle of Silicon Valley versus Wall Street, it appears that Silicon Valley has won this fight — for now.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has sold investors on a growth story based, in part, on adding flights and other products. But selling flights is extremely complicated.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Signals Big Changes With the Appointment of American Express CEO to Its Board

Airbnb Signals Big Changes With the Appointment of American Express CEO to Its Board

Deanna Ting, Skift

In short, Airbnb’s message is: “We’re not an Uber, guys. And we haven’t forgotten about the people who made us a $31 billion company.”

4 weeks ago