Articles tagged “hosts”

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com wants to service professional managers while going after individual vacation rental owners, too. Airbnb wants to tap into the professional-manager set while branching out into resort areas, and HomeAway wants to get more urban. These companies' offerings will converge, and it's likely their business models will, too.

7 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?

10 months ago

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Financing litigation was an inevitable strategy for Airbnb, especially in, arguably, the company's most challenging regulatory market.

10 months ago

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Deanna Ting, Skift

With these new features, it's clear Airbnb wants to reduce discrimination on its platform, sign on more vacation rental managers, and generate more bookings. But is this enough to keep hosts happy?

2 years ago