Articles tagged “homeaway”

Thomas Cook Looks to Expedia For Vacation Rental Access

Thomas Cook Looks to Expedia For Vacation Rental Access

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Offering vacation rentals to customers might be some way off, but it shows Thomas Cook is at least thinking creatively about its place in the travel industry. If it is something people want — and they clearly do — then the company needs to at least consider it.

5 hours ago

Booking Holdings’ Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals

Booking Holdings’ Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals

Dan Peltier, Skift

3 days ago

Expedia CEO to Airbnb and Booking: Not So Fast

Expedia CEO to Airbnb and Booking: Not So Fast

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

HomeAway, like Airbnb, has started courting hotels to list their rooms on its platform, but is it too little, too late at this point? Will success in homesharing equate to having the most listings, or is it going to be something even bigger than that?

2 months ago

Expedia’s HomeAway Bet Is Starting to Pay Off

Expedia’s HomeAway Bet Is Starting to Pay Off

Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

The battle between Expedia, Booking, and Airbnb has only just begun, and it won't just be over short-term rentals.

2 months ago

Expedia Marketing Spend Levels May Reflect a Changing Advertising Environment

Expedia Marketing Spend Levels May Reflect a Changing Advertising Environment

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Has the worm turned? Have Expedia and Booking.com found a way to trim the growth of their bloated advertising spend? That would not be great news for some advertising platforms, and would be a significant change in the way the largest players conduct their marketing operations.

2 months ago

Every One of Expedia Group’s 23 Brands, Explained

Every One of Expedia Group’s 23 Brands, Explained

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Check out our Skift Takes on Expedia Group's brands for consumers and businesses. Time for some #realtalk.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

New Skift Research Report: Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Vacation rentals are grappling with how to meet and exceed guest expectations across a fragmented market. As the industry grows, this challenge only gets tougher. A new generation of fast-evolving technologies could be part of the solution.

6 months ago

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com now wants to sign up all types of alternative accommodations, even short-term rental apartments that face increased regulation in many cities. CEO Glenn Fogel seems to think that the ultimate winner of the online travel game will be whoever has the most beds in the end.

7 months ago

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Expedia Stock Price Tumbles on Worries Over Increased Spending

Gerrit De Vynck and Jing Cao, Bloomberg

If anyone thought that the difficulties online travel agencies faced in the third quarter were an anomaly, then guess again. It might be wrong to generalize that Expedia's issues will be Priceline's issues, but we wouldn't be shocked to see increased marketing costs and technology spend hanging over Priceline, too.

8 months ago

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners Despite Talk of Blowback

HomeAway to Hike Rates for Rental Owners Despite Talk of Blowback

Sean O'Neill, Skift

HomeAway’s fee hike spotlights the shifting economics of the vacation rental business. Property owners are weighing how much of a cut technology companies deserve when making it easier for them to put heads in beds.

9 months ago

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's HomeAway unit isn't as profitable as the parent company initially envisioned, and Booking.com rained on Trivago's parade. Still, Expedia itself — and financial analysts — are optimistic about Expedia's long-term prospects. Regardless of the promise, these are very challenging days in online travel.

10 months ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Natalie Wong and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Vancouver isn't banning short-term rentals, but is trying to take carpetbagger investors running quasi-hotels out of the game. Airbnb and HomeAway are playing their own game — trying to make nice with regulators to avoid outright prohibitions.

10 months ago