Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airlines

A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

Old school travel companies still largely dominate in terms of stock market valuation, but there is no denying the disruption sparked by Airbnb’s debut on the stock market.

A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

Announcements

Free Livestream of Skift Global Forum Opening Night Event With Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Our opening evening for Skift Global Forum 2021 will now be livestreamed free to anyone who wants to tune in. Expect compelling conversations around the future of human movement in coming years and decades.

Free Livestream of Skift Global Forum Opening Night Event With Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Tourism

European Union Pulls U.S. From Safe Travel List and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, the European Union recommends further restrictions be placed on U.S. travelers, two major companies go public, U.S. travel brands turn to TikTok to attract younger travelers, and Radisson's CEO explains why the company split in two.

European Union Pulls U.S. From Safe Travel List and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Remember When Expedia Wanted to Reduce Its Reliance on Google? Big 180-Degree Shift Now

Critics blasted Airbnb for relying too heavily on Google advertising to obtain customers in 2019. But in the beginning of 2021, Expedia outspent all of its rivals on paid marketing and made some gains. Expedia and its Vrbo brand are making no apologies for it.

Remember When Expedia Wanted to Reduce Its Reliance on Google? Big 180-Degree Shift Now

Hotels

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

As happened with major online travel agencies, there will eventually be several winners in short-term rentals beyond Airbnb. But will these come from the independent property managers trying to build consumer brands, or will the larger players take them out as is customary?

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

Hotels

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Will Vacasa and Sonder have the wherewithal as public companies to build their own brands independent of relying on Google and Airbnb, and will their business model challenges be surmountable? There's a ton of potential and so much work ahead for each of the companies.

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements

Consider Tripadvisor's excruciating marketing decisions: It wants to shout to the world that travelers can save hundreds of dollars on a Hilton or Marriott booking for their next trip when enrolled in the subscription program, Tripadvisor Plus. But that's going to piss off Hilton and Marriott.

Tripadvisor Plus Offers Plenty of Chain Hotels Even If It Is Short on Brand Agreements

Hotels

Airbnb Set to Provide Temporary Housing for 20,000 Afghan Refugees

While it's uncertain where the Afghan refugees will eventually be resettled, Airbnb's decision to house them temporarily will undoubtedly give them a new lease on life after being evacuated — and the homesharing giant PR bonafides.

Airbnb Set to Provide Temporary Housing for 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Online Travel

Expedia and Airbnb Split on Travel’s Future and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered the Expedia CEO's take on Airbnb, the Hyatt-Apple Leisure deal, two online travel veterans launching a hotel distribution network, the unpaid fines of unruly flyers, among other topics.

Expedia and Airbnb Split on Travel’s Future and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Startups Now Spend More on Airbnb Than on Office Rent

Hosts of those bigger houses on Airbnb could very well retire early based on the spending habits of 400 startups over the past few years.

Startups Now Spend More on Airbnb Than on Office Rent