Articles tagged “regulation”

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals Emerging as a Preferred Lodging Choice Across Asia

As the short-term rental market grows rapidly in Asia-Pacific, all of the stakeholders involved will grow along with it. The sector is expected to remain fragmented for now, but in the coming few years as the market matures and its demand-supply equilibrium gets defined, market leaders will emerge.

Short-Term Rentals Emerging as a Preferred Lodging Choice Across Asia

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Hotels Housing Ukrainian Refugees

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, March 1, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hotels Housing Ukrainian Refugees

Online Travel

Booking.com Faces $17.5 Million Competition Fine in Russia

These sorts of fines, like the one in Russia, are almost inconsequential to a company the size of Booking.com. Still, the company wants to be in good standing in a country as large as Russia.

Booking.com Faces $17.5 Million Competition Fine in Russia

Online Travel

There Is A Good Chance Google Travel’s Ambitions Are About To Be Reined In, Legislatively

There is a long lobbyist-filled journey ahead for this House committee-backed bill to cut Google Travel down to size. But it's an important step that was almost unthinkable a few years ago.

There Is A Good Chance Google Travel’s Ambitions Are About To Be Reined In, Legislatively

Online Travel

Booking Holdings CEO’s Complicated Messaging in Light of EU Scrutiny

For any regulators listening, Booking.com is a powerful force in the European hotel industry. So is Google. There's no way around it, despite the spin from the CEO.

Booking Holdings CEO’s Complicated Messaging in Light of EU Scrutiny

Online Travel

Booking.com and Google Clash in Europe as Regulators Target Both

Booking.com's message to European regulators? Don't lump us in with Google when you go after Big Tech. It's so rare to see any public dustup between Google and Booking.com even though there have long been competitive tensions behind the scenes.

Booking.com and Google Clash in Europe as Regulators Target Both

Hotels

Airbnb Mulls Trendy, Non-Traditional Way to Take Itself Public

Special purpose acquisition company, direct listing or an initial public offering — Airbnb's choice mostly matters to big-name investors and employees, past and present. But nothing is ever certain about a stock market listing — especially during a pandemic.

Airbnb Mulls Trendy, Non-Traditional Way to Take Itself Public

Hotels

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date aren't very meaningful.

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Online Travel

What the Reappointment of the EU’s Top Antitrust Regulator Means for Travel

Margrethe Vestager has been a thorn in the side of Google in the past. Will she use her next term to go after the technology giant's travel vertical?

What the Reappointment of the EU’s Top Antitrust Regulator Means for Travel

Hotels

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws