Articles tagged “homeaway”

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com wants to service professional managers while going after individual vacation rental owners, too. Airbnb wants to tap into the professional-manager set while branching out into resort areas, and HomeAway wants to get more urban. These companies' offerings will converge, and it's likely their business models will, too.

2 weeks ago

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

Voice has tremendous potential to transform the vacation rental or private accommodation experience as we know it — but are we there yet? And if not, how do we get there?

2 weeks ago

Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over

Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The biggest knock on the online travel agencies these days is that the competition is intense and that their golden years are done. Expedia's Mark Okerstrom counters that his company has a single-digit share of a $1.6 trillion market, and he's going wide and deep to pick up more. The jury is still out.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Slowly but surely, Airbnb and HomeAway are finding that their previous defenses for failing to comply with short-term rental regulations are no longer cutting it.

4 weeks ago

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.

2 months ago

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

2 months 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?

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

8 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.

8 months ago