Articles tagged “airbnb”

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Hotel CEOs’ Views on Homesharing Evolve Even as Industry Remains Critical

Deanna Ting, Skift

Now that AccorHotels, Hyatt, and Marriott have started getting into homesharing, what does that mean for the hotel industry's crusade against it? Can AH&LA continue to fight Airbnb when some of its members are now actively participating in the short-term rental space?

3 days ago

Norway Backs Limits on Airbnb for the Good of the Neighbors

Norway Backs Limits on Airbnb for the Good of the Neighbors

Peter Levring, Bloomberg

Why should Norway be different than any place else? The government wants to ensure that neighborhoods don't get disrupted and that professionals don't nab the housing stock to devote to rentals.

2 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott — and well, any company wanting to get into private accommodations — should heed the advice of AccorHotels CEO and pay close attention to how they manage those rentals and how they can leverage their existing hospitality labor force to do it.

2 weeks ago

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

On one hand, Delta's frequent flyers have a less-effective loyalty program. But on the other, they're flying a great airline.

2 weeks ago

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

Christine Maurus, Bloomberg

The truth is that rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in any city is never the result of one single factor, and blaming those crises on one business alone doesn't do enough to figure out the real, multiple reasons behind those problems.

3 weeks ago

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

Dennis Schaal, Deanna Ting and Patrick Whyte, Skift

There is no set formula on how to do it, but it's clear that the most progressive companies in travel are intent on reinventing their businesses, and value propositions. On the other hand, certain things that still work, like customer service and personalized hospitality, will survive the cut.

3 weeks ago

Why the Hotel Lobby Is the Perfect Antidote to Airbnb

Why the Hotel Lobby Is the Perfect Antidote to Airbnb

Colin Nagy, Skift

The power of a great lobby is a huge differentiator in hospitality. Hotels shouldn't forget its power. In fact, they should double down.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Won’t Launch Flights Anytime Soon

Airbnb Won’t Launch Flights Anytime Soon

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can Airbnb become a superbrand of travel, as it has stated as a goal? Probably not without launching flights. On the other hand, Booking.com has done fairly well for itself without offering flights until now.

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Airbnb’s Jeroen Merchiers on the Battle With Booking

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Airbnb’s Jeroen Merchiers on the Battle With Booking

Deanna Ting, Skift

You won't want to miss what Merchiers has to say about the battle for online travel dominance, as well as Airbnb's growth plans for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa this week at Skift Forum Europe.

1 month ago

Homesharing Is on the Rise in China as Real Estate Market Cools

Homesharing Is on the Rise in China as Real Estate Market Cools

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

China's sharing economy is growing rapidly. How long will that growth be able to sustain itself — and what new complications will come with the increase in alternative accommodations?

1 month ago

Airbnb’s New Events Tool Is a Major Missed Opportunity

Airbnb’s New Events Tool Is a Major Missed Opportunity

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb has formally entered the meetings and events sector with a simple widget and landing page. It will be much more interesting when Airbnb decides to use its platform to sell actual meeting space to organizers, since a global race is on among technology platforms to crack the online booking market for small and simple meetings.

1 month ago

A Case for Stronger Partnerships Between Global Cities and Airbnb

A Case for Stronger Partnerships Between Global Cities and Airbnb

Noah Smith, Bloomberg

This columnist notes the connection between Airbnb and gentrification in cities across the world, but it is probably naive to say that a stronger relationship between the two will result in a positive impact on local communities. Cities should care more about their residents than the whims of bargain-hungry travelers or the growth goals of a hospitality company.

1 month ago