Articles tagged “hometogo”

Coronavirus

Why 2021 Is the Year of the Travel IPO

So far this year, a dozen travel companies went public or made plans to do so. A couple of them may shine. But the odds are stacked against this year's IPOs, on average, over the long term. Find out why.

Why 2021 Is the Year of the Travel IPO

Online Travel

Lakestar Will Take HomeToGo Public in $1 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

HomeToGo's move to go public is a validation of the booming vacation rental sector. It's also a rare accomplishment for a German-based startup. Europe had been playing a catchup game with Silicon Valley, but no longer.

Lakestar Will Take HomeToGo Public in $1 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

Business Travel

Hawaii Tourism Comes Back Strong and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hawaii's domestic U.S. tourism roared back, Accor's CEO said the biggest hotel investment bargains are yet to come, and HomeToGo could go public in a blank-check-company deal.

Hawaii Tourism Comes Back Strong and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

How Google Plans to Make Money in Travel — and Everything Else

Google eventually will monetize its vacation rental listings, but paid advertisements in its Things To Do vertical will happen sooner. Conscientious objectors Airbnb, Expedia/Vrbo and Booking, which aren't participating with Google in vacation rentals for now, will likely have something to say about the shape of that money grab.

How Google Plans to Make Money in Travel — and Everything Else

Online Travel

Lakestar Plans to Take HomeToGo Public in $1.2 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

Who said investors no longer want to bet on consumer-facing travel startups that compete with Google? HomeToGo is in talks to go public via a blank-check company owned by Lakestar. It'll be an approximately $1.2 billion deal, sources tell Skift.

Lakestar Plans to Take HomeToGo Public in $1.2 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

Business Travel

Alternative Lodging for Corporate Travelers Evolves With New Booking Tool

Hotels have clearly fallen out of favor with most business travelers, but they'll be back at some point. Monaker's focus on alternative accommodations may be a long shot.

Alternative Lodging for Corporate Travelers Evolves With New Booking Tool

Online Travel

Startup HomeToGo Is Defying Conventional Wisdom in Vacation Rental Search

HomeToGo goes against what is considered a viable business model for metasearch. The startup offers vacation rental property managers a somewhat different way to pay for reaching consumers. Yet Google remains a potentially dangerous rival, depending on how the search giant pursues the vacation rental sector.

Startup HomeToGo Is Defying Conventional Wisdom in Vacation Rental Search

Online Travel

HomeToGo Buys a Near-Death Tripping in Vacation Rental Rollup

The acquisition of once-high-flying Tripping.com as a distressed asset was a losing deal for investors. It's not clear what the payoff will be for HomeToGo acquiring a Silicon Valley rival at vacation rental price-comparison. HomeToGo faces daunting expectations now, having raised $150 million.

HomeToGo Buys a Near-Death Tripping in Vacation Rental Rollup