Articles tagged “homeaway”

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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 months ago