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Articles tagged “homeaway”

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.

Hotels

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

This news will trigger responses from elated to downright furious, whether you're a Bonvoy member, Marriott hotel owner, a property manager, or just someone concerned about the growth of homesharing around the world.

Marriott Is Officially Getting Into the Homesharing Business

Hotels

Airbnb, HomeAway and Others Form International Vacation Rental Group in Japan

The big vacation rental players have formed an association in Japan, with the blessing of the Japan Tourism Agency. It may be a model for other Asian countries to follow.

Airbnb, HomeAway and Others Form International Vacation Rental Group in Japan

Hotels

Expedia to Hoteliers: Vacation Rentals Won’t Steal Your Business

Expedia officials can try to assure hoteliers that the rise of alternative accommodations is no big deal for their businesses. But you can be certain that figuring out how to manage this changing dynamic is of paramount concern for all parties involved.

Expedia to Hoteliers: Vacation Rentals Won’t Steal Your Business

Hotels

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Booking.com wants to service professional managers while going after individual vacation rental owners, too. Airbnb wants to tap into the professional-manager set while branching out into resort areas, and HomeAway wants to get more urban. These companies' offerings will converge, and it's likely their business models will, too.

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Hotels

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

Voice has tremendous potential to transform the vacation rental or private accommodation experience as we know it — but are we there yet? And if not, how do we get there?

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

Mergers and Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over

The biggest knock on the online travel agencies these days is that the competition is intense and that their golden years are done. Expedia's Mark Okerstrom counters that his company has a single-digit share of a $1.6 trillion market, and he's going wide and deep to pick up more. The jury is still out.

Expedia CEO Insists That Online Travel Agencies Aren’t Over