Articles tagged “sharing”

Co-Working and the Sharing Economy Converge in Short-Term Home Office Rentals

Co-Working and the Sharing Economy Converge in Short-Term Home Office Rentals

Danica Kirka, Associated Press

The growth of short-term home office rentals poses yet another potential threat to hotels' traditional stronghold on meeting and event, or alternative work spaces. Smart hotels should, like Ian Schrager recently suggested, start thinking about getting into the co-working game to convert potentially empty, unbooked meeting spaces.

4 months ago

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Fathin Ungku and Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters

Cities have often been the underdogs when it comes to working with sharing economy brands. It's nice to see them use what they've learned to their own, and their citizens', advantage.

4 months ago

The U.S. Loses Billions of Tax Dollars a Year Thanks to On-Demand Economy

The U.S. Loses Billions of Tax Dollars a Year Thanks to On-Demand Economy

David Kocieniewski, Bloomberg

When you combine the lack of transparency by sharing economy companies with the backwards nature of the IRS, then you have a mess like this.

1 year ago

TripAdvisor Buys European Vacation Rental Site HouseTrip

TripAdvisor Buys European Vacation Rental Site HouseTrip

Jason Clampet, Skift

TripAdvisor, Expedia, and other big booking brands will never have the buzz that Airbnb commands, but they do have the consumers. Whether or not they can get them interested in their urban products is another matter.

1 year ago

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping Promises to Expand in Europe

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping Promises to Expand in Europe

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

We'll go out on a limb and say that as consumers we'd really value a vacation rental booking site that cut out all the superfluous and duplicate listings. Despite expansion, we still see challenges on the metasearch side.

1 year ago

Uber’s $100 Million Settlement With Drivers Opens Door to Tipping, More Job Protection

Uber’s $100 Million Settlement With Drivers Opens Door to Tipping, More Job Protection

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The issue of the gig economy is far from settled here, and we should expect to see more friction in relationships between providers and companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb.

1 year ago

Bangalore Cracks Down on Surge Pricing, Seizes Uber and Ola Cars

Bangalore Cracks Down on Surge Pricing, Seizes Uber and Ola Cars

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Competition in India has led to massive price swings, from free rides to surge pricing that makes New Year's Eve in New York look like bargain fares. Apparently authorities aren't having it anymore.

1 year ago

BMW Challenges Uber with its Own Luxury Ride-Booking Service

BMW Challenges Uber with its Own Luxury Ride-Booking Service

Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

When of the interesting aspects of the new BMW service in Seattle is that it will combine on-demand ride-services with rental and sharing options. We'll assuredly hear about more of this blending in coming years from other auto companies and major car rental firms.

1 year ago

Uber To Pay $10 Million To Settle Driver-Background Suits

Uber To Pay $10 Million To Settle Driver-Background Suits

Justin Pritchard , Associated Presss

Whether it is the amount of discounts travelers can get online or the quality of driver background checks, companies can't make wild, unsubstantiated claims to the public. Uber's claims about the research it did regarding drivers background checks were excessive and now Uber has to pay a hefty fine to settle the matter.

1 year ago

Study Reveals Habits of Highly Successful Airbnb Hosts

Study Reveals Habits of Highly Successful Airbnb Hosts

Jason Clampet, Skift

Whether official or unofficial, the recent studies of Airbnb activity are revealing more and more about the business happening on Airbnb.

1 year ago

Airbnb and Uber Don’t Want Local Laws in Europe to Restrict Their Business

Airbnb and Uber Don’t Want Local Laws in Europe to Restrict Their Business

Rebecca Christie, Bloomberg

We understand the sentiment, but if a town doesn't want your business, they should be able to make their own decisions about what's right for them.

1 year ago

Super Bowl Will Test Travel’s Sharing Economy Super Stars on Their Home Turf

Super Bowl Will Test Travel’s Sharing Economy Super Stars on Their Home Turf

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Both consumers and these brands have reached a level of maturity where they are ready for a challenge like this.

1 year ago