Articles tagged “homesharing”

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

It’s Not Just Airbnb — HomeAway Starts Adding Hotels Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

While Airbnb has been brashly adding independent hotels, HomeAway has been quietly doing the same — although it has been using an entirely different business model given its ties to parent Expedia. Curation may have its place, but all of these companies realize that the more inventory and choice they give consumers, the more likely they are to spend on a stay.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s Plans for Homesharing, Malls, and All-Inclusive Resorts

Marriott’s Plans for Homesharing, Malls, and All-Inclusive Resorts

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott is already dabbling in tours and activities, homesharing, and cruising and soon, potentially, all-inclusive resorts. So, what's next? Aviation?

3 weeks ago

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

Marriott CEO Fires a Salvo: ‘We Can Deliver a Better Homesharing Product’

Deanna Ting, Skift

Marriott — and well, any company wanting to get into private accommodations — should heed the advice of AccorHotels CEO and pay close attention to how they manage those rentals and how they can leverage their existing hospitality labor force to do it.

1 month ago

Marriott Experiments With Homesharing

Marriott Experiments With Homesharing

Deanna Ting, Skift

Leave it to Marriott to figure out a way to make homesharing work for the hotel industry. But as we've noted before, this space has its challenges, and figuring out the logistics and differences between managing homes and hotels will be crucial.

2 months ago

Homesharing Is on the Rise in China as Real Estate Market Cools

Homesharing Is on the Rise in China as Real Estate Market Cools

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

China's sharing economy is growing rapidly. How long will that growth be able to sustain itself — and what new complications will come with the increase in alternative accommodations?

2 months ago

Airbnb Makes Its Battle Against Booking and Expedia Official With New Hotel Campaign

Airbnb Makes Its Battle Against Booking and Expedia Official With New Hotel Campaign

Deanna Ting, Skift

The battle for online travel dominance began long ago, but now it's really getting serious. Count this as Airbnb's official opening shot toward Booking and Expedia.

3 months ago

This Is How Airbnb Plans to Win Over Hotels

This Is How Airbnb Plans to Win Over Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Oh, how times have changed. Instead of feeling threatened by Airbnb, some hotels are being wooed by the company. Online travel agencies, on the other hand, are about to get a taste of what it feels like to be disrupted by the likes of Airbnb.

4 months ago

Airbnb Struggles to Balance Its Past and Future

Airbnb Struggles to Balance Its Past and Future

Deanna Ting, Skift

In which we try to make some sense out of what we know Airbnb is doing now — and what it hopes to be doing over the next 10 years.

4 months ago

Airbnb Plus and Everything CEO Brian Chesky Just Announced

Airbnb Plus and Everything CEO Brian Chesky Just Announced

Deanna Ting, Skift

To be honest, we weren't very surprised by Thursday's launches. In fact, we wondered why they haven't been launched sooner. But for the most part, all of them certainly seem in step with Airbnb's plans for being much more than just about any other travel brand or company out there.

4 months ago

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Airbnb Is Set to Launch a New Tier of Select Properties

Deanna Ting, Skift

You know the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"? When it comes to Airbnb's new endeavors in the accommodations space, it is certainly being inventive, but the company is also borrowing heavily from what hotels have been doing for centuries.

4 months ago

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Airbnb Strikes Deal to Make a Bigger Hotel Push

Deanna Ting, Skift

Anyone willing to bet that you may find your favorite "mass-produced" hotel chains on Airbnb in the not-too-distant future?

4 months ago

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, don't expect AccorHotels to be vying for Wyndham's European vacation rental business anytime soon.

7 months ago