Articles tagged “homeaway”

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's CEO says his company has momentum moving into 2017, although we heard him express similar sentiments over the last two quarters and any surge wasn't particularly noticeable. This will likely be another transition year as Expedia's HomeAway gets more digital and Trivago feels its oats as a public company.

2 weeks ago

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

How Expedia Is Transforming HomeAway Asia and the Sector

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Signs of HomeAway becoming more aggressive about Asia expansion are evident but there is much to do. Putting in place a new leadership team is just the beginning.

1 month ago

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

WhyHotel Experiments With a Pop-Up Luxury Hotel During Trump Inauguration

Patricia Sullivan, Associated Press

WhyHotel and its corporate operators are taking advantage of the flexibility of listing services like Airbnb and HomeAway, while keeping the lion's share of the revenue for themselves as operator of the units. It's a bigger revolution for old-school real estate companies than it seems at first.

2 months ago

What Family Travelers Really Think About Alternative Accommodations

What Family Travelers Really Think About Alternative Accommodations

Dave Montali, Skift

Family travelers mostly prefer the upper-class hotel range when traveling, yet when it comes to alternative accommodation they are much more open-minded.

2 months ago

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

The mayor was one of the leads on the existing Airbnb law that hasn't worked for the city, so this was expected. But we'll see what the city does next.

2 months ago

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

3 months ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

3 months ago

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Joshua Brustein and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

New York legislators wrote this law with Airbnb's legal response in mind. We think arguing on these grounds will prove difficult for the company.

4 months ago

Trivago IPO Gets the Attention But HomeAway Could Be a Bigger Expedia Profit Generator

Trivago IPO Gets the Attention But HomeAway Could Be a Bigger Expedia Profit Generator

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rentals and guest-booking fees aren't particularly sexy or headline-grabbing but 11-year-old HomeAway could have a far-reaching impact on parent Expedia's profit numbers. Trivago is a very nice plaything, too.

5 months ago

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again it is consumer behavior that is driving change in online travel -- this time for vacation rental bookings and instantly confirmable online bookings. OK, Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway and Airbnb's goal to curb racism on its platform are also pushing things in the instantly bookable direction. When companies are sluggish in adapting to consumer trends, as HomeAway was to a certain extent in its standalone incarnation, they suffer.

5 months ago

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

Luke Bujarski, Skift

The U.S. alternative accommodations market remains a one-horse race with Airbnb leading its rivals, but the brand's smart first-mover advantage has also turned it into the whipping boy for local tax authorities and hotel lobbies. This turbulent landscape leaves plenty of room for new consumer-facing brands but also opportunities across the broader alternative accommodations ecosystem.

5 months ago

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

6 months ago