Articles tagged “alternative accommodations”

Online Travel

Big 3 Online Travel CEOs Each Push Back Against Their Own Critics

Please don't let us be misunderstood, the Big Three online travel CEOs proclaimed in recent interviews. Airbnb has great cash flow, Booking.com's Europe advantage over Expedia is not unmovable, and Booking is improving in the U.S. So there.

Big 3 Online Travel CEOs Each Push Back Against Their Own Critics

Tourism

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

At a time when every destination in the world is throwing its doors open to foreign tourists, accommodation-strapped Qatar may have to deny entry to ticketless tourists when the World Cup kicks off in the country in November.

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

Online Travel

Booking Gets in Expedia’s Face With Billboards Near Las Vegas Conference

The vacation rental industry often touts the esprit de corps among industry lifers. Greeted with Booking.com ads for hosts at an Expedia partner conference in Sin City this week, Expedia officials weren't feeling that vibe.

Booking Gets in Expedia’s Face With Billboards Near Las Vegas Conference

Short-Term Rentals

The Rise of Short-Term Rentals in Asia Pacific: New Skift Research

The STR industry in APAC is at a nascent stage with promising growth prospects. It is to be seen how the STR market matures to find its demand-supply equilibrium and market leaders.

The Rise of Short-Term Rentals in Asia Pacific: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

Hopper aims to be a big player in short-term rentals, and it's still under development cancel-for-any-reason feature could draw a ton of positive attention from hosts and guests. It could either mean a ton of red ink for Hopper or, if successful, spur competitors to scurry to offer knock-offs.

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

Business Travel

Airbnb-Like Startup for Blue Collar Workers Boosted by U.S. Infrastructure Spend

Millions more essential workers could be hitting the road in the coming years, thanks to Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. And that’s a lot of bookings for all travel companies, if they're prepared to do their homework early on.

Airbnb-Like Startup for Blue Collar Workers  Boosted by U.S. Infrastructure Spend

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality

Sonder doesn't need to put Hilton or Airbnb out of business to be a winner. But it has to has to cope with the market's displeasure with unprofitable companies, and to prove that its guest experience will deliver on its promises, starting with millennials and Gen Zers.

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality

Short-Term Rentals

U.S. Short-Term Rental Rate Sticker Shock Will Sting More in 2022

Short-term rental owners in locked-down countries undoubtably suffered or went out of business in 2021. But for many owners in the U.S., it was the best of times, and their revenue soared. One wakeup call — there may not be an adequate number of listings to meet demand.

U.S. Short-Term Rental Rate Sticker Shock Will Sting More in 2022

Short-Term Rentals

Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

AvantStay's move into brokerage services sets it apart from most of its peers. But as Zillow's experience of flipping houses and getting burned highlights, real estate can be a very risky sector.

Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut

Vacasa's market cap comeuppance in its first day of trading doesn't have huge significance. Are many private valuations inflated these days? For sure. But Vacasa's debut in a SPAC deal is a milestone for a bevy of startups seeking similar paths.

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut