Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cities are still trying to figure out how to tax and regulate this disruptive service 11 years after it was created — but so far most still aren’t doing a good job.

6 days ago

Expedia and Booking Bow to UK Pressure and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Expedia and Booking Bow to UK Pressure and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, two booking sites agree to pull back on "pressure selling" while Expedia still struggles to move beyond its home market. Plus, Airbnb acquires event space booking service Gaest — but the move is unlikely to change the sector much.

1 week ago

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

1 week ago

Airbnb Hires New Transportation Head and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Hires New Transportation Head and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in hospitality, Airbnb picks a former Delta president to lead transportation, budget hotel chain Oyo enters the U.S. market, and Hilton CEO discusses what it means to "own a customer."

1 week ago

Airbnb Hires Aviation Industry Veteran to Lead New Transportation Division

Airbnb Hires Aviation Industry Veteran to Lead New Transportation Division

Deanna Ting, Skift

Did Airbnb just hire the Chip Conley of aviation?

1 week ago

Airbnb’s Event Ambitions Won’t Disrupt Meetings Sector

Airbnb’s Event Ambitions Won’t Disrupt Meetings Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airbnb's acquisition of Gaest makes a ton of sense for the homeshare giant, but doesn't represent any major shift in the overall meetings and events space.

2 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Travel Megatrends 2019: Everything Is Converging in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is the year the hospitality industry starts seeing itself the same way its guests do.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb's move to offer more meetings spaces represents an example of one of Skift's 2019 Megatrends, as many giant online booking companies are looking for their next phases of growth by expanding into new areas.

3 weeks ago

Brands Take Risks to Tap Into Growing Wellness Market

Brands Take Risks to Tap Into Growing Wellness Market

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Keeping up with the demand for wellness isn’t just a good idea — it’s essential for companies that want to continue to lead their respective categories.

4 weeks ago

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg

The author fantasizes that one way to level the playing field between hotels and short-term rentals would be to ban occupancy taxes outright. Well, we all know that's not going to happen.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Talked to HotelTonight About an Acquisition But Would It Make Sense?

Airbnb Talked to HotelTonight About an Acquisition But Would It Make Sense?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Airbnb flailing at a way to build an expansion narrative ahead of an initial public offering? Buying HotelTonight would save some time and effort in making inroads with boutique hotels, but does Airbnb really need HotelTonight to do that? In travel, everyone is always talking to everyone so we're unsure how serious these informal talks ever were.

1 month ago

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Airbnb Claims It Was Profitable in 2018

Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

This would mark the second straight year Airbnb made it into the black but, again, we'll have to take the company's word for it. The company's long-awaited IPO will shed some light on its finances.

1 month ago