Articles tagged “sharing economy”

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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

More Companies Are Allowing Travelers to Use Sharing Economy Services

More Companies Are Allowing Travelers to Use Sharing Economy Services

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Now that half of corporate travel policies allow ride-sharing services, at least according to this survey, we have to wonder: What is the holdup with the other half? And will alternative accommodations eventually make similar inroads?

4 weeks ago

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market. The investments in Veeve and Wimdu are just the latest indications of how seriously it is taking this segment.

3 months ago

The Regulatory Landscape of Alternative Accommodations

The Regulatory Landscape of Alternative Accommodations

Dave Montali, Skift

While regulation is catching up with the Alternative Accommodations scene, the sector itself is still booming thanks to its social and tech-savvy consumers.

5 months ago

A Data Dip Into the Alternative Accommodations Landscape

A Data Dip Into the Alternative Accommodations Landscape

Dave Montali, Skift

While regulation is catching up with the alternative accommodations scene, the sector itself is still booming thanks to its social and tech-savvy consumers.

5 months ago

Is Trust Enough in The Sharing Economy?

Is Trust Enough in The Sharing Economy?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

By tackling the issue of trust, not only will companies in the sharing economy be able to raise standards, they might also be able to keep regulators off their backs.

5 months ago

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

6 months ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Metasearch sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Tripping have a lot of heavy lifting to do because consumers will increasingly be demanding better ways to comparison-shop for alternative accommodations that are often unique and difficult to define. All things being equal -- and they aren't -- that's a big market opportunity for these sites.

7 months ago

Demand Surges For Creative Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Demand Surges For Creative Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

2016 is shaping up to be the year that everyone revolts against boring meetings, and many event owners, meeting planners, and hospitality executives are paying attention.

7 months ago

Peek Raises $10 Million, JetBlue Invests in Ride-Sharing in Travel Startup Funding This Week

Peek Raises $10 Million, JetBlue Invests in Ride-Sharing in Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Peek boasts that it provides a great booking experience on both desktop and mobile devices, which at this stage in the game is a must if tours and activities platforms hope to keep pace with consumer demands and behavior.

7 months ago

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

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

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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

8 months ago