Articles tagged “flipkey”

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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.

5 years ago

Apartment Rentals Are FlipKey’s Fastest Growing Category

Apartment Rentals Are FlipKey’s Fastest Growing Category

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor isn't exactly a wild-eyed daredevil, but the fastest growing category on its Flipkey accommodation site is apartment rentals, a category that flirts with illegality in large, urban markets like New York.

5 years ago

Survey Shows Vacation Rental Owners’ Love-Hate Relationship With HomeAway and Airbnb

Survey Shows Vacation Rental Owners’ Love-Hate Relationship With HomeAway and Airbnb

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The "little guys," in this case owners of a vacation rental property or two, feel powerless and at the mercy of the giant vacation rental sites. The sites have to balance the needs of the professional property managers and the individual owners and guess who is coming out on top.

5 years ago

Florida Is the Most Popular Vacation Rental Destination Yet Again

Florida Is the Most Popular Vacation Rental Destination Yet Again

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This list is only slightly more diverse than last year's suggesting that families within the U.S. remain the vacation rental market's top customer.

6 years ago

Vacation Rental Websites Are Making Payments Easier Thanks to Airbnb

Vacation Rental Websites Are Making Payments Easier Thanks to Airbnb

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Convergence is coming to the vacation and urban rental sector with more direct bookings happening online and sites cross-contaminating inventory. Expect a merger of markets and payment methods on all rental sites.

6 years ago

New York State Senator says Airbnb’s actions “pathologically irresponsible”

Jason Clampet, Skift

Businessweek magazine argued this week that the sharing and peer-to-peer economies need to stop whining about competition and start lobbying. But if they're going to win over legislators like Krueger, the new upstarts are going to need to learn that sharing goes both ways.

6 years ago

NYC’s largest development reminds residents they can be evicted for vacation rentals

NYC’s largest development reminds residents they can be evicted for vacation rentals

Jason Clampet, Skift

PCVST may have a ton of potential customers, but the complex's management is the 800-pound gorilla of New York City rentals and an enemy that's better avoided than attacked head on.

6 years ago

Scammed vacation rental tourists start class action lawsuit against bank

This class action lawsuit may not result in any action, but at least could help the vacation rental sites assume more responsibilities and add more checks and balances.

7 years ago

Vacation rental startup Dwellable taps FlipKey for U.S. coverage in app revamp

Vacation rental startup Dwellable taps FlipKey for U.S. coverage in app revamp

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although bookings are quickly moving to mobile, it’s too early to tell if a clean design and a seamless UI will be the ultimate gateways to success.

7 years ago

Ten booking trends that defined the vacation rental marketplace in 2012

Ten booking trends that defined the vacation rental marketplace in 2012

Samantha Shankman, Skift

There aren’t expectations for major shifts in vacation booking trends in 2013, but the marketplace for the services that offer is becoming more crowded than ever.

7 years ago

How Flipkey plans to get back in the game

Flipkey will continue to try to differntiate itself through reliable user reviews and inbound traffic from TripAdvisor, but it will need to overcome its parent company's propensity to under-invest in its non-TA properties.

7 years ago