Articles tagged “business models”

Travel Agents

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

Fora Travel has the potential to give impetus to the evolving role of travel agents in an Instagram and TikTok era. It all sounds good in theory, but much depends on whether the agency can deliver on providing adequate training to its burgeoning ranks.

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

Short-Term Rentals

Weaker Short-Term Rental Players Face Mounting Pressures

Softness in occupancy rates, onerous long-term leases, and investor demands for profitability have contributed to a greater strain on the weaker companies in the short-term rental sector.

Weaker Short-Term Rental Players Face Mounting Pressures

Business Travel

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models

There's a lot of rhetoric about the need to find business models that work for everyone, as the viewpoints of Tesla and Microsoft demonstrate, but there has been little action so far.

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models

Hotels

Where Does Oyo Go From Here? The Long View This Week

Acknowledging a company's shortcomings is a first step toward fixing them. But Oyo will really have to transform its practices if it has any hope of mending relations with hotel owners, some of whom feel burned.

Where Does Oyo Go From Here? The Long View This Week

Online Travel

Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups

The startup Life House has a new white-labeled full management service that doesn't require a costly rebrand or renovation. We expect only a few dozen hotels will sign up this year for it. But the new offering underscores the bigger picture, stark choices facing the owners of tens of thousands of independent hotels now.

Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups

Coronavirus

Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

The battle between Booking Holdings, Airbnb, and Expedia is not just about which one will emerge with the thickest wad of cash. It is also about business models, revenue stream diversity, and product offerings meshing the best with traveler behavior that may never be the same.

Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

Hotels

Oyo’s Global Downsizing Hits U.S. as One-Third of Staff Is Fired in Biz Model Shift

If the cliché "no pain, no gain" applies to disruptor Oyo, then the chain is clearly in the pain part of that equation. The brand has definitely taken a huge reputational hit that will play out for months. There are certainly positives in Oyo's renewed value proposition to many properties if the chain doesn't trip over itself.

Oyo’s Global Downsizing Hits U.S. as One-Third of Staff Is Fired in Biz Model Shift