Articles tagged “alternative lodging”

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Startup HomeToGo Is Defying Conventional Wisdom in Vacation Rental Search

HomeToGo goes against what is considered a viable business model for metasearch. The startup offers vacation rental property managers a somewhat different way to pay for reaching consumers. Yet Google remains a potentially dangerous rival, depending on how the search giant pursues the vacation rental sector.

Startup HomeToGo Is Defying Conventional Wisdom in Vacation Rental Search

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Booking.com Rolls Out Cleanliness Requirements for Rental Listings

Some rental property managers will appreciate Booking.com providing some resources to help struggling hosts keep up with cleanliness standards and improve their game. But others may question the fairness of the online giant scrutinizing one travel segment exclusively.

Booking.com Rolls Out Cleanliness Requirements for Rental Listings

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Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

Oasis is yet another example of how the travel sector has been testing the subscription model this year. But the company's on-again, off-again investment history with Accor, Hyatt, and Vacasa hints at a broader story. Blended hospitality with leisure travelers is difficult to do at scale.

Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

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Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Venture capitalists rarely bet on Mexico's travel startups. But Casai's 80 percent average occupancy rates in August and September must've helped it woo top-tier investor Andreessen Horowitz.

Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

We like to say there's always a way to create your own white space. HotelRunner is a startup looking at the crowded hospitality sector in fresh ways. Think the budget model of EasyJet or AirAsia, but for a hotel tech stack.

Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

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Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas

The online juggernaut isn't satisfied with dominating urban markets. Airbnb wants to take the beaches and the mountains, too, in the battle for short-term rental bookings. So the company is becoming savvier in how it approaches local property managers.

Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas

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Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions

When Priceline ended traveler fees on airline bookings a decade ago, the other online travel agencies generally followed. Whether Expedia will match Booking.com and start charging hotels commissions on resort fees is a much more complex issue. Part of it depends on how much resistance Booking gets from hotels to its new policy.

Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions