Articles tagged “homeaway”

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.

6 days 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.

1 month ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

1 month ago

Trivago Looks to HomeAway Vacation Rentals to Regain Some Mojo

Trivago Looks to HomeAway Vacation Rentals to Regain Some Mojo

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This move could be a modest win-win for Trivago and HomeAway, which both fall within the broader Expedia Inc. orbit. But Airbnb and Booking.com remain fierce competitors for rental search, with Google waiting in the wings.

1 month ago

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It should be no surprise that the new Expedia CEO, who Barry Diller claims to have selected without conducting a wider candidate search, would have his own ideas about where to take the $22 billion company. Okerstrom is even talking about a path for Expedia becoming number one in online travel. That's definitely something we haven't heard publicly articulated in awhile.

2 months ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

3 months ago

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Leave Company With Unfinished Business

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Leave Company With Unfinished Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We can't blame Khosrowshahi for seizing a nearly once-in-a-lifetime challenge to right the trajectory of a unicorn, Uber, but this is also a very awkward time to leave Expedia. Now there will be two big-time CEOs under the gun: Priceline's new top guy, Glenn Fogel, and Khosrowshahi's successor at Expedia.

4 months ago

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

A smart move by Airbnb to grow its presence in Asia, especially in Japan, where tourism has been at record highs in the past few years, with few signs of slowing down.

5 months ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

Vancouver, like many other cities worldwide, is getting tougher on short-term rental regulations. But will this be enough to combat rising housing prices in the city, or to deter people from renting out their investment homes?

5 months ago

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, there’s plenty of opportunity out there for third parties or the big players like HomeAway and Airbnb to capitalize on offering more ancillary guest services for professionally managed vacation rentals.

7 months ago

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com grew its vacation rental supply at a hyper clip, 51 percent in the first quarter. But vacation rentals are different than hotels, where the company has excelled, and the same formula might not be a slam dunk.

7 months ago

Expedia CEO: Our 2 ‘Supercharger’ Brands Are Leading the Way

Expedia CEO: Our 2 ‘Supercharger’ Brands Are Leading the Way

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to growing brands -- or at least buying companies with capable management teams -- Expedia knows what it's doing. You can count on Trivago and HomeAway both becoming more formidable than they are today.

8 months ago