Articles tagged “homeaway”

Hotels

Video: The Short-Term Rental Acquisitions and Investments Landscape

Watch a full session from our recent online event devoted to the short-term rental and outdoor industries.

Video: The Short-Term Rental Acquisitions and Investments Landscape

Coronavirus

Travel Helps to Fuel the Record-Setting $100 Billion in SPAC Deals Announced This Year

Travel companies increasingly looked to go public via SPACs this year, but the exuberance might be short-lived as a slowdown is likely in the U.S. Regulators are already looking into the explosion of activity.

Travel Helps to Fuel the Record-Setting $100 Billion in SPAC Deals Announced This Year

Hotels

Short-Term Rental Sector Could Be Headed for Its Own Dotcom Bubble Burst: HomeAway Co-Founder

It's a dire warning from one of the sector's most experienced founders and investors — but just don’t talk about trends until 2023, HomeAway's Carl Shepherd made a point to add.

Short-Term Rental Sector Could Be Headed for Its Own Dotcom Bubble Burst: HomeAway Co-Founder

Hotels

European Vacation Rental Business Awaze Targets More Acquisitions

The vacation rental sector is still pretty fragmented with plenty of single destination specialists still around. Awaze, with its private equity backing, wants to change this.

European Vacation Rental Business Awaze Targets More Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Expedia Group’s Conundrum: Acquisitions or Share Repurchases?

Expedia Group doesn't intend to hoard piles of cash for a rainy day. The company purports to favor share repurchases over acquisitions, all things being equal, but if a rainmaker of a deal comes along, then Expedia may pounce.

Expedia Group’s Conundrum: Acquisitions or Share Repurchases?

Hotels

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

With so many hotel rooms in the pipeline, a turnaround of slower revenue-per-room growth in New York City is not expected until after 2020. It's a classic supply-and-demand problem, making it a delicate balance to get pricing power back in a city where tourism remains hot.

Tourism Is Up: So Why Is New York City’s Hotel Room Revenue Slumping?

Hotels

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

After years of standing on the sidelines, the world's largest hotel chain has committed to growing its all-inclusive portfolio organically. Keep an eye on Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be huge test markets for whether Marriott goes global.

Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

The short-term rental ecosystem, from property managers and platforms to business-to-business vendors, is rapidly expanding. As this continues, there is a fine balance to be struck where the sector professionalizes — without commercializing beyond recognition.

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

Short-Term Rentals

Capturing the Short-Term Rental Ecosystem Beyond Airbnb: New Skift Research

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding, and it is not just Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com that benefit from this. A growing ecosystem of property managers and B2B vendors are professionalizing the sector, while making a decent penny.

Capturing the Short-Term Rental Ecosystem Beyond Airbnb: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Expedia Faces Stiff Headwinds in Rebranded Short-Term Rental Business

When Expedia announced the acquisition of HomeAway in 2015, then-CFO Mark Okerstrom called it "a huge opportunity on a go-forward basis." Today, it still is, but now-CEO Okerstrom said the short-term rental business must strive to gain "harder yards." The ground game is tougher than anyone realized.

Expedia Faces Stiff Headwinds in Rebranded Short-Term Rental Business