Articles tagged “hosts”

Short-Term Rentals

4 Airbnb Takeaways From the Third Quarter

We are just asking the question: With all of the disruption in the travel industry over the past 12 months, is it reasonable to believe that the number of hosts on Airbnb hasn't changed an iota?

4 Airbnb Takeaways From the Third Quarter

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Airbnb to Introduce Host Improvements and Flexible Search Tools for Guests

Airbnb is pledging to make improvements to hosts' tools, some of which the company merely announced because implementation will take several months. Hosts will be looking to see if there is substance beyond public relations exercises.

Airbnb to Introduce Host Improvements and Flexible Search Tools for Guests

Online Travel

Airbnb Keeps Solid Marketing Advantage as Competitors Line Up

Airbnb seemed to be disciplined about its marketing spend during the first quarter, and didn't return to the bad old days of 2019 in terms of freewheeling spending. The true test will be this summer when rivals crank up their performance marketing campaigns.

Airbnb Keeps Solid Marketing Advantage as Competitors Line Up

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Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit: The Sector’s Winning and Losing Strategies

Which short-term rental companies and strategies are building momentum, and can they maintain it when a full travel recovery takes hold? The Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit will feature executives who'll have much to say about these issues May 19, and beyond.

Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit: The Sector’s Winning and Losing Strategies

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Airbnb Posts $1.2 Billion Loss and Turns Attention to Expected Supply-Demand Mismatch

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said the company expects to add millions of new hosts in the next few years, and it has plans to simplify the host signup process. But Airbnb has to be concerned that over the last six months that strategic growth imperative has been tough going.

Airbnb Posts $1.2 Billion Loss and Turns Attention to Expected Supply-Demand Mismatch

Online Travel

Spunky Vrbo Is Outpacing Airbnb in Listings Growth

Vrbo indeed seems to be stealing a bit of market share from Airbnb in the U.S. in recent months, albeit from a much smaller base. Vrbo's aggressive marketing campaign earlier this year appears to be paying off.

Spunky Vrbo Is Outpacing Airbnb in Listings Growth

Mergers and Acquisitions

Booking Holdings CEO: We Can Replicate European Short-Term Rental Success in U.S.

Booking.com faces tough-going in U.S. short-term rentals. Its business model has hosts perceiving they pay lower commissions to Airbnb, and the latter is has a big brand advantage. At the same time, Booking.com needs to defend Airbnb incursions on its own European turf.

Booking Holdings CEO: We Can Replicate European Short-Term Rental Success in U.S.

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Airbnb CEO Got $120 Million in Stock Grants in 2020, Post-Blockbuster IPO

Brian Chesky's $120 million stock grant may rankle many, but he's pledging to contribute $100 million of it to a host endowment fund.

Airbnb CEO Got $120 Million in Stock Grants in 2020, Post-Blockbuster IPO

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Vrbo Explicitly Trashes Airbnb in New Host Recruitment Campaign

It's never any fun when companies are reluctant to speak ill of competitors. But, when it comes to wooing hosts, little Vrbo believes it needs to explicitly tell hosts what it can do that giant Airbnb can't. The pitch may be useful in attracting a segment of hosts.

Vrbo Explicitly Trashes Airbnb in New Host Recruitment Campaign

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8 Takeaways on How Airbnb Lost Hosts During the Pandemic

Airbnb sees recruiting new hosts as vital to its future growth but it hasn't reversed a significant decline in its ranks. Macroeconomic trends will likely reverse the trend, but the competition to win hearts and listings is getting intense.

8 Takeaways on How Airbnb Lost Hosts During the Pandemic