Articles tagged “sharing economy”

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

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

1 month ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

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.

2 months ago

Demand Surges For Creative Business Events — Meetings Innovation Report

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.

2 months ago

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

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.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago


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.

4 months ago


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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago