Articles tagged “alternative accommodation”

New Research Report: U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018

New Research Report: U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

Given their huge spending power, it’s no wonder affluent Americans are an attractive and strategic segment for travel brands to target. Our U.S. Affluent Traveler Survey 2018 reveals key insights into their travel behaviors, attitudes, and preferences, while further segmentation paints a more nuanced picture of this diverse and lucrative group.

3 months ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

7 months ago

AccorHotels Has a Lot of Work to Do With Onefinestay

AccorHotels Has a Lot of Work to Do With Onefinestay

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Onefinestay is a nice idea but like so many other nice ideas it isn’t a profitable one, at least not yet. AccorHotels has a lot of work to do to turn the business around and justify the millions of dollars it has already spent.

11 months ago

The Mainstreaming of Alternative Accommodations — Digital Marketing News This Week

The Mainstreaming of Alternative Accommodations — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Airbnb tends to get most of the credit when consumers talk about "alternative accommodation." But ultimately it may be efforts undertaken by online travel agencies like Expedia and Priceline that truly bring short-term and whole-home rentals into the travel mainstream.

1 year ago

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The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

The Boom of Social Travel and New York’s Lost Opportunity

Hostelworld + Skift

Across the United States, hostel markets are growing. With new locations popping up in major cities like Miami and Chicago, it’s time to take a look at what’s holding New York City back.

1 year ago

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

Dave Montali, Skift

TripAdvisor's power to leverage vast amount of data and traffic, alongside the acquisitions of multiple companies, has already positioned the company as the one of the largest marketplaces in the industry.

1 year ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Professionally-managed and do-it-yourself rentals are two very different types of hospitality businesses. Airbnb lit the spark, but there's still plenty of room to grow and to gain market share.

1 year ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

1 year ago

What Family Travelers Really Think About Alternative Accommodations

What Family Travelers Really Think About Alternative Accommodations

Dave Montali, Skift

Family travelers mostly prefer the upper-class hotel range when traveling, yet when it comes to alternative accommodation they are much more open-minded.

1 year ago

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market. The investments in Veeve and Wimdu are just the latest indications of how seriously it is taking this segment.

2 years ago

A Data Dip Into the Alternative Accommodations Landscape

A Data Dip Into the Alternative Accommodations Landscape

Dave Montali, Skift

While regulation is catching up with the alternative accommodations scene, the sector itself is still booming thanks to its social and tech-savvy consumers.

2 years ago