Articles tagged “apartments”

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Behind the scenes, there may be abundant reasons that Booking Holdings and Airbnb, for that matter, won't be dabbling in Google's vacation rentals business for the time being. Perhaps they are seeking to boost direct traffic or are unhappy with the economics and user experience. Expedia may be positioned to take some advantage.

3 months ago

Google Elevates Vacation Rentals With Hotel-Like Treatment in Search

Google Elevates Vacation Rentals With Hotel-Like Treatment in Search

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is following its hotel playbook in giving its own vacation rental and apartments business preferential treatment in Google search. As antitrust regulators take a look at Google's practices, and if travel is part of the review, this twist will be high on the agenda.

3 months ago

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

No Shock or Awe at Booking Holdings About Airbnb’s Buy of HotelTonight

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings' Glenn Fogel, whose background is in mergers and acquisitions, was undoubtably not surprised when Airbnb bought HotelTonight. We'd be shocked if he and others hadn't kicked the tires.

10 months ago

Expedia Buys Two Startups to Help Landlords Turn Apartments Into Short-Term Rentals

Expedia Buys Two Startups to Help Landlords Turn Apartments Into Short-Term Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

When it comes to the acquisition game, Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom is one of the travel industry's savviest players. It's fun to see him back at it, after a mostly quiet period of him settling into the company's top job.

1 year ago

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com now wants to sign up all types of alternative accommodations, even short-term rental apartments that face increased regulation in many cities. CEO Glenn Fogel seems to think that the ultimate winner of the online travel game will be whoever has the most beds in the end.

2 years ago

Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Associated Press

Negative publicity for a destination is always going to hurt tourism, so the downturn shouldn't come as a surprise. The biggest about-face in terms of visitation drops came from Japanese, Russian and Chinese tourists.

3 years ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Metasearch sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Tripping have a lot of heavy lifting to do because consumers will increasingly be demanding better ways to comparison-shop for alternative accommodations that are often unique and difficult to define. All things being equal -- and they aren't -- that's a big market opportunity for these sites.

3 years ago