Articles tagged “flipkey”

Hotels

Tripadvisor Is Trying to Sell Its Vacation Rental Businesses

Some might consider it ironic that there's been a lot of talk about the possibility of Expedia Group shedding assets, but Tripadvisor is the one actively trying to sell its vacation rental businesses. There has been speculation for some time that Tripadvisor would make such a move — and now it's actually happening.

Tripadvisor Is Trying to Sell Its Vacation Rental Businesses

Short-Term Rentals

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding. Beyond key platforms in this sector, there is a growing ecosystem of property managers, startups and vendors that are competing to commercialize this space as regulators consider the rules and who's responsible for enforcing them. Find out who's joining Airbnb at this house party.

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

Hotels

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

For years, Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia's HomeAway, and TripAdvisor have been scrambling for market share in vacation rentals to drive consolidation. But TripAdvisor says it is now focused on "quality" listings, rather than quantity.

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

Hotels

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

The U.S. alternative accommodations market remains a one-horse race with Airbnb leading its rivals, but the brand's smart first-mover advantage has also turned it into the whipping boy for local tax authorities and hotel lobbies. This turbulent landscape leaves plenty of room for new consumer-facing brands but also opportunities across the broader alternative accommodations ecosystem.

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

Hotels

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

Can such a thing exist? Yes, but if we want it to work, we need short-term rental platforms and local governments to cooperate with each other.

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

Hotels

Most San Francisco Airbnb Hosts Operate Illegally, Says New City Report

Does regulating short-term rental platforms like Airbnb really work? Well if Airbnb and its peers would cooperate instead of passing the buck to taxpayers regulation could have a fighting chance.

Most San Francisco Airbnb Hosts Operate Illegally, Says New City Report

Hotels

Survey: Comparing Consumer Preferences for Airbnb and Hotels

We don't think the situation is as grim as the author of this article states: Consumers in each category prefer hotels over peer-to-peer options.

Survey: Comparing Consumer Preferences for Airbnb and Hotels

Hotels

Will Booking.com Alter Its Vacation Rental Business Model in 2016?

It is very attractive for Booking.com to abstain from charging travelers a booking fee on vacation rentals. But the lack thereof means Booking.com's commissions may not be competitive and shareholders will likely demand that Booking.com maximize the revenue opportunity and impose the booking fee.

Will Booking.com Alter Its Vacation Rental Business Model in 2016?

Hotels

TripAdvisor Apologizes Again to Vacation Rental Property Managers

Given their size, TripAdvisor and its FlipKey brand will weather this storm but they have some serious fence-mending to do with vacation rental property managers. It's not just airlines that sometimes cause a lot of pain when they make big technology changes.

TripAdvisor Apologizes Again to Vacation Rental Property Managers