Articles tagged “fees”

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

Hosts may be sabotaging their own bookings by levying excessively high cleaning fees. It is turning off many people to Airbnb, which is a concern for the company.

Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

Airbnb has responded to years'-long criticism about a lack of transparency in the way it displays its prices. Now, will competitors do likewise?

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

News Blog

Pets Are Now Living on Airbnb

Toss out all the cliches about the woes of "a dog's life" because many dogs — and cats and other domesticated animals — are now living on Airbnb. That's because during the first six months of 2022, around 25 percent of the nights booked that included a pet were for stays lasting 28 days or…

News Blog

Google Is NOT Going to Kill Airbnb

"Google will kill Airbnb," tweeted Nick Huber, who writes about business and real estate, owns a self-storage company, and has 247,000 followers on Twitter. Two people independently messaged me about the tweet, which has generated a few thousand "likes," and hundreds of retweets since Sunday. One Skift colleague said of the tweet: "Everything this guy…

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

How would you like to be a Sonder exec boasting that your free cash flow margin improved from negative 127 percent a year ago to negative 37 percent in the second quarter? Well, that's one measure of progress.

Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Increasing host penalties for unjustified cancellations isn't necessarily a bad thing unless innocent hosts get caught up in the dragnet.

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Tourism

Bhutan’s Reopening at Long Last May Be Spoiled by Higher Tourist Fee

You know travel is back when even the most-cautious country announces a no-quarantine reopening, even if it is three months down the line in September. But not before making it amply clear it wants to concentrate on quality tourists, rather than attracting droves to the destination.

Bhutan’s Reopening at Long Last May Be Spoiled by Higher Tourist Fee

Hotels

Hopper’s New Leave-For-Any-Reason Option and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hopper's decision to allow customers to leave for any reason will have consequences, hotels are increasingly accommodating electric vehicles, and Denver is becoming a new tech hub.

Hopper’s New Leave-For-Any-Reason Option and Other Top Stories This Week

Airlines

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

The long-running case revolved around practices that the leading U.S. provider of airline fare data to travel agents imposes on nearly all airlines. If the verdict stands, it doesn't make Sabre change, well, anything. Except maybe a smaller tip for a barista.

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

Hotels

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges