Articles tagged “sharing”

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Buys European Vacation Rental Site HouseTrip

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.

TripAdvisor Buys European Vacation Rental Site HouseTrip

Online Travel

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping Promises to Expand in Europe

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.

Vacation Rental Metasearch Site Tripping Promises to Expand in Europe

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Rental Cars

BMW Challenges Uber with its Own Luxury Ride-Booking Service

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.

BMW Challenges Uber with its Own Luxury Ride-Booking Service

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Hotels

Study Reveals Habits of Highly Successful Airbnb Hosts

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

Study Reveals Habits of Highly Successful Airbnb Hosts