The Sharing Economy Is Becoming Acceptable for Business Travelers, But Many Travel Policies Still Aren’t Clear

Many companies are realizing that they cannot ignore the habits of their business travelers, but approval of the sharing economy is far from universal.

The Business of Hotels Vs. Short-Term Rentals in 4 Charts

Even as CEOs of major hotel chains argue that Airbnb doesn't threaten their bottom lines, the projection that some short-term rental companies will have higher room sales than some hotels by 2020 makes their footing less secure.

Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels

With Airbnb apparently adversely impacting hotels much more than online travel agencies, Hotwire is poised to make some gains as hotels try to fill rooms. But Hotwire also has to fend off Priceline.com, which is emphasizing Express Deals that basically use the same model as Hotwire.

The Vacation Rental Industry is Reaching a Digital Tipping Point

As the vacation rental industry grows up, the gap between those players embracing modern ways of operating and the rest is widening. Given the high expectations of today’s travelers and the leg up provided by digital tools, this divide will widen and the savvier operators will quickly dominate.

Why the Vacation Rental Industry Is Blowing Up Right Now

The $100 billion industry vacation rental sector could be going into over-drive as it attracts growing interest from investors, major hospitality brands and travelers seeking alternate accommodations.

On Demand and in Advance: Lyft Is Testing Scheduled Pickups

We'll be interested to see how riders, drivers, and competitors react to this move by Lyft.

5 Charts Showing Rise of Sharing Economy With Asia-Pacific Travelers

While short-term rentals and ride-sharing are becoming more used and accepted by Asia-Pacific travelers, the survey points out that many of these travelers are also highly brand-sensitive as they want to experience iconic hotel brands when they travel abroad.

Vacation Rental Management Firm Vacasa Attracts $35 Million in Funding

Professionally managed vacation rentals, when done right, offer an increased level of confidence for consumers. Vacasa's $35 million in funding is an endorsement of its growth trajectory and that of a key segment of the industry.

Hertz Investment in On-Demand Car Service Tied to Tech Overhaul

Hertz's investment in on-demand valet-parking service Luxe should be seen in the context of Accorhotels recently acquiring Onefinestay. Car rental companies and hotels are both feeling pressure from the sharing economy and they will be making more such investments and acquisitions as these startup mature.

New Skift Deck: The State of Global Travel 2016

This 137-page Skift deck curates data from every sector of travel and provides a wide sweeping overview of the state of the world’s largest sector and the forces driving it today. This is the State of Travel in 2016.