Articles tagged “flipkey”

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

Luke Bujarski, Skift

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.

2 years ago

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Survey: Comparing Consumer Preferences for Airbnb and Hotels

Survey: Comparing Consumer Preferences for Airbnb and Hotels

Julie VerHage, Bloomberg

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor Apologizes Again to Vacation Rental Property Managers

TripAdvisor Apologizes Again to Vacation Rental Property Managers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 years ago

TripAdvisor In Tiff With Vacation Rental Managers Over FlipKey Changes

TripAdvisor In Tiff With Vacation Rental Managers Over FlipKey Changes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor/FlipKey's challenges with the vacation rental industry aren't only technical ones. They also reflect increased supply available from individual homeowners and apartment renters. TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Airbnb are going after this sector and professionally managed properties are feeling the lumps.

3 years ago

Airbnb Faces Big Fines in Portland if Hosts Don’t Get City Permits

Airbnb Faces Big Fines in Portland if Hosts Don’t Get City Permits

Dan Peltier, Skift

While hosts have to shell out the permit fee, it's sites like Airbnb who stand to lose more, at least for now, from hosts' unwillingness to comply as these sites face fines unless they force hosts to obey local laws.

4 years ago

New Insurance Policy for Airbnb Hosts Reveals Cracks in the Sharing Economy

New Insurance Policy for Airbnb Hosts Reveals Cracks in the Sharing Economy

Jason Clampet, Skift

Always read the fine print.

4 years ago

TripAdvisor’s Flipkey Raises the Fees It Charges Vacation Rental Property Managers

TripAdvisor’s Flipkey Raises the Fees It Charges Vacation Rental Property Managers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Property managers using Flipkey have three business models to choose from: pay per lead, pay an annual subscription fee for an unlimited quantity of leads, or pay a commission per confirmed booking. Lots of choice, depending on each owner's situation.

4 years ago