When you're up against unicorns the challenge is steep if you're competing on price or coverage, two things that you can't win on.
We love disruptive businesses, but unless they have deep, deep pockets the sin first, ask forgiveness later approach isn't a winning strategy.
Airbnb: potential distribution partner or industry threat? Some hotel companies and booking sites say neither, while others are keeping a watchful eye on both the positive and negative effects Airbnb may create.
With globalization comes huge opportunities, but also challenges on every single front, even if you're quick to the game. And with services that can be replicated locally (sometimes better), the challenges are even more acute.
The real sharing economy from the land of the kibbutz.
With technology innovation and a thriving online distribution landscape, vacation rental owners are taking their businesses to new heights. Technology is revolutionizing the vacation rental at a multitude of touchpoints.
We're eager to see Uber, Lyft and their sharing economy peers like Airbnb meet the accessibility standards that other businesses are required to abide by.
Agreed: There are some fun things about making money from Airbnb and Uber, but it's no way to make a living — unless you're an executive or early stage investor at either one.
Drivers must play a delicate game to stay employed by any of the on-demand car services and the consequences of failing are worse than any other loss typical contract workers feel since the marketplace is so limited.
Big brand hotels have evolved a long way to being more locally connected, but they should look toward the sharing brands to align themselves better with guest expectations.