Articles tagged “homesharing”

Business Travel

Home Swapping Platforms Return With Strategies Targeting Remote Work

Growing numbers of remote workers and soaring travel and accommodation costs represent favorable conditions for house exchange platforms to thrive in, but are people ready to trust strangers during a time when confidence is low?

Home Swapping Platforms Return With Strategies Targeting Remote Work

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Hopper is deploying an oft-used playbook for getting its homes' business started. But a cancel-for- any-reason feature, still in development, could add a twist.

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Other than at exception-to-the-rule Google, metasearch has been on a downward spiral in vacation rentals for years. HomeToGo is turning itself into a series of booking sites instead, which just might work in that holiday home sector.

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Hotels

Airbnb Among 2020’s Red-Hot IPOs

The year-end data is mostly in on initial public offerings in 2020 and Airbnb did not disappoint. Nobody could have anticipated this back in the spring when things were looking gloomy for the homesharing giant. Let's see how investors feel about ABNB in the new year.

Airbnb Among 2020’s Red-Hot IPOs

Online Travel

Airbnb Co-Founder on Life After the IPO

It's hard to be reflective when so many levers are being pulled to prepare for one of the most anticipated IPOs in recent years, but Nathan Blecharczyk shares his thoughts, from the company's scrappy beginnings to wrestling with the burdens of success to Wall Street's watchful eye.

Airbnb Co-Founder on Life After the IPO

Hotels

Airbnb Fell Flat Last Year on a Marketing Plan Inspired by Booking.com, CEO Chesky Reveals During IPO Roadshow

Airbnb played the Booking.com-like performance marketing game in 2019, and got burned as losses piled up and revenue growth didn't keep pace. A centerpiece of Airbnb's roadshow is to show that its brand advantage and repeat visitor dynamics mean it doesn't have to deploy the same strategy as its peers.

Airbnb Fell Flat Last Year on a Marketing Plan Inspired by Booking.com, CEO Chesky Reveals During IPO Roadshow

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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?

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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