Articles tagged “homeaway”

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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

3 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?

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

6 months ago

Expedia Looks to Trivago and HomeAway to Propel Future Growth

Expedia Looks to Trivago and HomeAway to Propel Future Growth

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia isn't overlooking its core online travel agency brands such as Expedia.com and Hotels.com, but Trivago and HomeAway are clearly rising stars. Trivago hardly ever saw a TV commercial it didn't like but increased profits in Q1, and HomeAway is in the midst of a multi-year digital-booking transition.

6 months ago

How Extended Stay Hotels Are Pivoting Towards a New Generation of Travelers

How Extended Stay Hotels Are Pivoting Towards a New Generation of Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

The extended stay portion of the lodging business continues to see strong demand. But are extended stay brands doing enough to keep up with travelers' evolving tastes and needs? And what about Airbnb?

6 months ago

HomeAway to Home Owners: It’s Online Booking or Nothing at All

HomeAway to Home Owners: It’s Online Booking or Nothing at All

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rental bookings are increasingly going online but there is still a dichotomy in models -- instant confirmations versus a 24-hour fail-safe vetting period. Because of the fragmented nature of the vacation rental market, one-size-fits all doesn't seem to be in the offing.

6 months ago

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

We've yet to see a market where the carrot approach works better than the stick, and we're not optimistic about Hawaii’s hopes either.

7 months ago