Articles tagged “insurance”

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

Airbnb is taking steps to increase its traction with hosts, namely to find new ones and to keep them. Its level of success will depend on how well it executes these changes in practice.

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

News Blog

Pets Are Now Living on Airbnb

Toss out all the cliches about the woes of "a dog's life" because many dogs — and cats and other domesticated animals — are now living on Airbnb. That's because during the first six months of 2022, around 25 percent of the nights booked that included a pet were for stays lasting 28 days or…

Business Travel

Abortion Travel May Land Companies in Legal Trouble, Warn Experts

While there are currently no rules that ban abortion travel, companies may have to navigate a complex patchwork of state laws if they support employees to exercise their reproductive rights.

Abortion Travel May Land Companies in Legal Trouble, Warn Experts

Online Travel

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Hopper's leave-for-any-reason hotel offering would seemingly be attractive to many guests, but can also be a headache for hotels and open to abuse.

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Interesting new attempt by Airbnb to rethink how people search and discover on its product and likely to finally spur some innovation in travel search and booking.

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Airlines

Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Airline insurers want more security and proper air traffic control at Kabul's airport before restarting their coverage of commercial flights there. The concerns are understandable.

Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Online Travel

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Amadeus will distribute Hopper's upsells, such as trip cancellation protection, for consumers to add when buying from airlines and agencies. Seems like B2B2B2C is the new business-to-consumer (B2C).

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

New tech is enabling travel brands to upsell consumers with more targeted trip insurance policies. Think rain cancellation policies for camping or ski trips.

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

Online Travel

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy

Investors are betting that the trend in renting RVs won't run out of gas after the pandemic wanes. They've funded Outdoorsy, an Airbnb-type service for recreational vehicles. Investors think the startup's new private vehicle insurance product will help accelerate the RV trend.

RV Rental Sharing Gets Boost From New $120 Million Investment for Outdoorsy

Airlines

American-JetBlue Deal Draws Scrutiny and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered antitrust concerns about the American-JetBlue partnership, the hospitality industry's insurance woes, a labor shortage as travel rebounds, and we reviewed Kayak's first hotel.

American-JetBlue Deal Draws Scrutiny and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week