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Future of Lodging

As the lines continue to blur between hotels and short-term rentals, Skift is focused on the technology and the consumer behaviors that are driving this. Follow our coverage across the wide world of lodging, from traditional hotels and motels to urban short-term rentals and traditional vacation rentals.

Short-Term Rentals

Australian Regulator Says Airbnb Misleads on Pricing

Airbnb appears to be happy to rectify the situation, which seems to have been a mistake. But we’d still like to see them work the price of mandatory fees into the displayed nightly price.

Australian Regulator Says Airbnb Misleads on Pricing

Hotels

Hotels Try to Maneuver Past Labor Shortage

Although hotel CEOs did their best to be optimistic, the industry is plagued by post-pandemic issues never seen before.

Hotels Try to Maneuver Past Labor Shortage

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Hotel CEOs Are Optimistic

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, June 7, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hotel CEOs Are Optimistic

Hotels

Lodging Advertisers Love of Video May Persist Through 2022 and Beyond

You can debate the degree to which cities will come back and the future grip of remote work, but it seems clear that video advertising will remain on a new perch for awhile.

Lodging Advertisers Love of Video May Persist Through 2022 and Beyond

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Hopper is deploying an oft-used playbook for getting its homes' business started. But a cancel-for- any-reason feature, still in development, could add a twist.

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Whether it’s via Whimstay or others, the Hotwire-like selling of last-minute inventory for vacation rentals is destined to find a role in this very hot sector.

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Short-Term Rentals

History of Short-Term Rentals Filled With Arrogance and Missed Opportunities

The phrase "listen to the customer" is a cliche. But in the early days of the vacation rental business, the smart move was to listen to what the marketplace was saying rather than force feed it the opposite.

History of Short-Term Rentals Filled With Arrogance and Missed Opportunities

Short-Term Rentals

Podcast: New Lifestyles Are Changing Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Blueground’s Alex Chatzieleftheriou and Selina’s Sam Khazary speak with Skift’s Seth Borko at the Skift Future of Lodging Forum in New York City in May 2022. Listen to the full conversation in our latest Skift Podcast episode.

Podcast: New Lifestyles Are Changing Hotels and Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Despegar Finds Acquisition Bargains in Latin America’s Hard-Hit Economies

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was clear there would be plenty of mergers and acquisition targets. Despegar found at least a couple in Viajanet and Stays.

Despegar Finds Acquisition Bargains in Latin America’s Hard-Hit Economies

Skift Meetings

Future of Lodging Demonstrates How Events Have Evolved Post-Pandemic

Skift threw out the standard conference template during its Future of Lodging Forum and this is what it looked like. Since remote work is the new way of life, the conference was just two half-days. Attendees appreciated the new format as it allowed them time to digest the information shared while indulging in a half-a-day to enjoy as they desired.

Future of Lodging Demonstrates How Events Have Evolved Post-Pandemic