Articles tagged “sharing economy”

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As more affordable sharing economy, serviced apartment, and mid-scale hotel options have become popular with business travelers, high-end hotels have taken a hit.

2 weeks ago

Bikesharing in China Lacks a Sustainable Business Model

Bikesharing in China Lacks a Sustainable Business Model

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Bikesharing in China could use more structure, and that could help cities like Beijing meet their air quality goals, which is key for tourism. Racing to the bottom on price can't be the main priority.

3 weeks ago

Home-Sharing Surge in Singapore Is a Quandary for Policy-Makers

Home-Sharing Surge in Singapore Is a Quandary for Policy-Makers

Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg

Despite restrictions, services like Airbnb are flourishing in Singapore. Stricter laws could be on the way, however, limiting the ability of residents to share their homes for short periods of time.

2 months ago

Denmark Moves to Integrate the Sharing Economy Into Its Legal System

Denmark Moves to Integrate the Sharing Economy Into Its Legal System

Peter Levring and Christian Wienberg, Bloomberg

Denmark has had some rough-going with the sharing economy, but now it seems a potential for economic growth. Its attitude seems to be, if you can't beat 'em, then regulate 'em.

2 months ago

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruising is already one of the cheapest ways to travel, but this yacht rental startup could be giving cruises a run for their money.

3 months ago

Ousted Uber CEO Plots a Comeback But it Is Not the Steve Jobs Kind

Ousted Uber CEO Plots a Comeback But it Is Not the Steve Jobs Kind

Brad Stone, Bloomberg

Can Kalanick mend his ways and reform Uber's toxic culture? Highly doubtful. Does he even want to? Uber's product teams are still functioning in a business-as-usual manner, but this mess won't get cleaned up until the CEO mess gets cleaned up.

4 months ago

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No one knows what Airbnb's impact is. But our contrarian take is that it's greater than what most hoteliers think -- and accelerating by the day. Yet it's manageable if hotels act strategically.

4 months ago

Uber Fires 20 Employees in First Step of Ongoing Sexual Harassment Probe

Uber Fires 20 Employees in First Step of Ongoing Sexual Harassment Probe

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The hammer just came down at Uber but what steps are being taken to rebuild the company culture in a sustainable way based on respect and dignity? And what about Uber's drivers? When will they be viewed within the company as more than worker bees?

6 months ago

China Is Likely to Become a Test Bed for Sharing Economy Innovation

China Is Likely to Become a Test Bed for Sharing Economy Innovation

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Don't let Airbnb's struggle in China throw you. The country shows all the signs of being an innovative laboratory for sharing businesses, says Adam Minter, a journalist covering the country.

7 months ago

Business Travelers Are Stressed About Safety and Work-Life Balance

Business Travelers Are Stressed About Safety and Work-Life Balance

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

At the same time that many companies are implementing more traveler-friendly policies in order to make life better for their business travelers, fear and anxiety caused by politics and safety issues may be undercutting those gains.

8 months ago

Airbnb Is Making More Deals to Become a Travel Industry Giant

Airbnb Is Making More Deals to Become a Travel Industry Giant

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

As Airbnb attempts to become the "super brand of travel," it's realizing it needs to make some acquisitions along the way.

10 months ago

Paris Is a Testing Ground for Uber’s Global Ambitions

Paris Is a Testing Ground for Uber’s Global Ambitions

Marie Mawad, Bloomberg

As Uber pushes for expansion around the world, the company is finding it must be open to local needs and demands.

10 months ago