Articles tagged “homesharing”

Airbnb to Activist Investor Bill Ackman Offering to Help It Go Public: Thanks, but No Thanks

Airbnb to Activist Investor Bill Ackman Offering to Help It Go Public: Thanks, but No Thanks

Anirban Sen, Joshua Franklin and Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Reuters

Airbnb has options for going public, and anything can change, but the roadmap currently points to a traditional public offering as the most-likely scenario.

4 weeks ago

The Unlikeliest Comeback of This Pandemic Poised to Happen: Airbnb’s Long-Awaited IPO

The Unlikeliest Comeback of This Pandemic Poised to Happen: Airbnb’s Long-Awaited IPO

Tom Lowry, Skift

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said last year he could see his company going public in 2020. What he didn't see was a world turned upside down by a pandemic. If Airbnb ends up trading as a public stock in the coming months, it will be a story for the ages.

2 months ago

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Expedia Group’s Advertising Platform Welcomes Vrbo to Its Portfolio

Expedia Group’s Advertising Platform Welcomes Vrbo to Its Portfolio

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

Vrbo is one of the only major short-term rental platforms with advertising opportunities. This, combined with its valuable, high-spending audience of family and group travelers, will likely make it an appealing offering to brands.

3 months ago

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Is Airbnb’s Stock Market Debut in 2020 Still On Track?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sporting some red ink in its financial results doesn't spell doom and gloom for Airbnb's prospects of going public in 2020. On the other hand, the question for employees and investors becomes — at what valuation?

8 months ago

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality, then it could emerge looking pretty good compared with many established travel industry companies offering just lip service.

9 months ago

Airbnb Goes Hollywood to Amp Up Party House Crackdown

Airbnb Goes Hollywood to Amp Up Party House Crackdown

Danielle Hyams, Skift

Airbnb chose Tinseltown to audaciously begin cracking down on party houses. Good PR. Expect to see more adjustments in Airbnb policy as it moves forward with an emphasis on community safety and standards.

9 months ago

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The tug-of-war between hotels and short-term rentals intensified in 2019, with both sides making strategic moves to display their strength. There were wins and losses for everyone, and the result so far has been a deeper blurring of the lines between the two sectors.

9 months ago

Airbnb Now Completely Overwhelms Some U.S. Cities

Airbnb Now Completely Overwhelms Some U.S. Cities

Luke McGrath, Bloomberg

It's not all bad news, though. Some smaller cities, looking to grow their local tourism market, have developed a good working relationship with the startup.

11 months ago

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Homesharing Vote in Landslide Despite Massively Outspending the Opposition

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Homesharing Vote in Landslide Despite Massively Outspending the Opposition

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

Jersey City, a large New Jersey municipality on the outskirts of New York City, where Airbnb faces stiff regulation, handed Airbnb a huge defeat by adopting sensible homesharing restrictions. Is this a trend in the making?

11 months ago

Marriott Continues to Bang the Bonvoy Drum Ahead of Planned Brand Expansion

Marriott Continues to Bang the Bonvoy Drum Ahead of Planned Brand Expansion

Danni Santana, Skift

Can a loyalty program outlast the ups and downs of economic uncertainty in key markets? That's what Marriott is banking on by making sure Bonvoy offers everything customers want.

1 year ago

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has always been an optimistic person, but financial markets aren't always so positive thinking.

1 year ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Skift Global Forum Preview: Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Airbnb going to eat Expedia's lunch? The brand name Vrbo, really? Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom faces some real challenges as the online travel agency pecking order will likely be disrupted in coming years.

1 year ago