Articles tagged “hometogo”

Short-Term Rentals

The Definitive Oral History of Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb disrupted vacation rentals. Will short-term rentals take a chunk out of the hotel business? History shows that's a distinct probability.

The Definitive Oral History of Short-Term 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

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Sonder's delayed stock market debut came to be, finally. Now with a $310 million injection of proceeds from private investors, and tapping into a $165 million credit line, the company can go about its business trying to build the next household name hospitality brand.

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Online Travel

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Online Travel

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Several travel-oriented, special purpose acquisition companies are out there that have not announced merger partners. A SPAC glut and the lackluster performance of several online travel or short-term rental companies that recently went public could have some of the hunters coming up empty.

Online Travel Faces Lots of Unfinished Business in 2022

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys Amivac in Start of Acquisition Spree

HomeToGo has been outracing rivals and disproving doubters. The metasearch brand runs operations efficiently. For example, it offers a subscription model to property managers who list with it, and that model appears to be more consistently profitable than charging traditional pure commissions.

HomeToGo Buys Amivac in Start of Acquisition Spree

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