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Articles tagged “sharing economy”

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New 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.

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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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

6 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

6 months ago

Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels

Why Hotwire Loves It When Airbnb Puts Pressure on Hotels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

6 months ago

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The Vacation Rental Industry is Reaching a Digital Tipping Point

The Vacation Rental Industry is Reaching a Digital Tipping Point

LeisureLink + Skift

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.

6 months ago