Articles tagged “homesharing”

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Another month, another lawsuit in the ongoing battle between Airbnb and New York City. We foresee much more wrangling to come.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Appoints First Woman to Its Board

Airbnb Appoints First Woman to Its Board

Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

We were wondering when Airbnb would get around to bringing a little diversity to its board. Good first step. Keep going.

4 weeks ago

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Hyatt’s $22 Million Charge Underscores Hotels’ Homesharing Struggles

Deanna Ting, Skift

Seems like both Hyatt and AccorHotels are struggling to find ways to make private accommodations work with their current business models. But we don't think they should give up hope just yet.

2 months ago

Expedia’s HomeAway Bet Is Starting to Pay Off

Expedia’s HomeAway Bet Is Starting to Pay Off

Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

The battle between Expedia, Booking, and Airbnb has only just begun, and it won't just be over short-term rentals.

2 months ago

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

Apart-Hotels Vie For Higher Profile in Airbnb Era

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The truth is that this isn't a new lodging concept in any way. The apart-hotel, or serviced apartment, sector has been around for even longer than Airbnb. Apart-hotels and Airbnb can work together. Apart-hotels need the visibility Airbnb can give them, and Airbnb needs their reliable and quality listings to move more into the mainstream.

2 months ago

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

For those wondering what will likely happen in New York, we need only look at the examples of San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago. The big difference here, however, is the bad blood between Airbnb and New York City: Can both entities work together to develop a registration system as Airbnb has in those other U.S. cities?

2 months ago

Project-Based Business Trips Are More Expensive Than Traditional Corporate Travel

Project-Based Business Trips Are More Expensive Than Traditional Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Project-based business trips are more costly than other types of business travel in the U.S., but account for only a small percentage of the overall trips taken each year. This may rise, though, as the manufacturing and construction sectors continue to grow.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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?

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 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?

5 months ago