Articles tagged “regulations”

Online Travel

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Booking.com doesn't want affiliates or other partners to make unsubstantiated promotional claims about the online travel agency having the "best," meaning the lowest prices, which it admits it doesn't have. With regulators in Europe and elsewhere watching its every move, Booking.com doesn't want to play like that.

Booking.com Warns Car Partners About Using Over-the-Top Promo Lingo

Hotels

Airbnb to Block Listings in France When Hosts Haven’t Registered

Airbnb has been slow to clamp down on rogue listings, but the company has long had conflicts with French regulators so being a good citizen would be in Airbnb's long-term interests.

Airbnb to Block Listings in France When Hosts Haven’t Registered

Online Travel

European Union Antitrust Boss Cites Booking and Google in Regulatory Remarks

Booking.com has prided itself on being a household name in its European home base, but will have a tough time avoiding a European Commission designation of gatekeeper. Such stature could bring increased restrictions.

European Union Antitrust Boss Cites Booking and Google in Regulatory Remarks

Hotels

The Future of Short-Term Rentals After the Pandemic and an Airbnb IPO

The entire hospitality industry would agree that short-term rentals led the tentative recovery in the spring and into the summer in many parts of the world. But a key question will be how will they respond when hotels and cities come back in earnest — and with vaccines a real possibility, they certainly will.

The Future of Short-Term Rentals After the Pandemic and an Airbnb IPO

Hotels

Airbnb Well-Positioned Versus Peers Despite Pandemic Setback, IPO Filing Reveals

Despite the Covid-19 hit, Airbnb stands above its fellow travel rivals due to its ability to continue to book sales during the crisis and turn those stays into cash flow.

Airbnb Well-Positioned Versus Peers Despite Pandemic Setback, IPO Filing Reveals

Online Travel

Online Travel Innovation May Emerge From Big Tech Crackdown on 3 Continents

Regulators in China, Europe, and the U.S. can certainly screw up on execution of their goals with over-regulation, under-regulation, or initiatives that are off-target. But there's something happening around the globe that points to a new and potentially hopeful era for competition and innovation.

Online Travel Innovation May Emerge From Big Tech Crackdown on 3 Continents

Hotels

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

If the future of travel will tilt toward non-urban destinations, which are not Airbnb's strength, its stock market registration papers will have to show how the company is addressing that weakness.

7 Vexing Questions About an Airbnb IPO

Hotels

Precedent-Setting or a Footnote? Expedia and Union Reach Pact on Short-Term Rentals

Expedia Group, and its Vrbo unit, are willing to take a significant hit to their property listings in San Diego in exchange for an ongoing path to crystal clear legality in an important business and convention market. With other jurisdictions undoubtedly looking on, Airbnb has to decide if it will play hardball.

Precedent-Setting or a Footnote? Expedia and Union Reach Pact on Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Get Delisted If They Don’t Consent to Information-Sharing

If Airbnb will ever succeed in easing New York's stringent short-term rental regulations, a precursor would be the type of hosting-information-sharing pact that it reached with the city. It doesn't guarantee lighter regulation, but many things could be on the table in the new normal of a post-coronavirus New York City.

Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Get Delisted If They Don’t Consent to Information-Sharing

Coronavirus

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments

Short-term rental hosts are turning to traditional apartment rentals during the coronavirus crisis, but no one knows how they will react when tourists eventually return.

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments