Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

2 weeks ago

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

Short-Term Rentals: How Professionalized Should They Become?

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

The short-term rental ecosystem, from property managers and platforms to business-to-business vendors, is rapidly expanding. As this continues, there is a fine balance to be struck where the sector professionalizes — without commercializing beyond recognition.

1 month ago

Capturing the Short-Term Rental Ecosystem Beyond Airbnb: New Skift Research

Capturing the Short-Term Rental Ecosystem Beyond Airbnb: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding, and it is not just Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com that benefit from this. A growing ecosystem of property managers and B2B vendors are professionalizing the sector, while making a decent penny.

1 month ago

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg

Regulatory battles about short-term rentals are inextricably tied to the growing problem of overtourism in cities like Amsterdam.

6 months ago

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Airbnb, HomeAway Lose a Key Regulatory Battle in Southern California

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

What happens in Santa Monica could have serious implications for what ultimately happens in other cities throughout the U.S., New York City included.

6 months ago

Taj Hotels to Enter Homesharing With New Amã Brand

Taj Hotels to Enter Homesharing With New Amã Brand

Sean O'Neill, Skift

On March 1, Taj Hotels will start taking bookings for its official foray into homesharing with its new brand, Amã, with nine bungalows. It's further proof of the Skift Megatrend that in hospitality, "everything is converging."

7 months ago

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Just as challenging as it is for Airbnb to offer more hotel-like options, it seems in some ways even more daunting for hotel companies to start offering more Airbnb-like accommodations.

9 months ago

Airbnb Ranks Its Top Up-and-Coming Destinations for 2019

Airbnb Ranks Its Top Up-and-Coming Destinations for 2019

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

Quieter locales in Scotland, New Zealand, China, and Mexico lead Airbnb’s trending destinations for the coming year. Note that these statistics show gains in search interest from small base numbers and so they're somewhat misleading. Paris hasn't lost its status as a popular spot, for instance.

9 months ago

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com wants to service professional managers while going after individual vacation rental owners, too. Airbnb wants to tap into the professional-manager set while branching out into resort areas, and HomeAway wants to get more urban. These companies' offerings will converge, and it's likely their business models will, too.

11 months ago

Expedia Buys Two Startups to Help Landlords Turn Apartments Into Short-Term Rentals

Expedia Buys Two Startups to Help Landlords Turn Apartments Into Short-Term Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

When it comes to the acquisition game, Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom is one of the travel industry's savviest players. It's fun to see him back at it, after a mostly quiet period of him settling into the company's top job.

11 months ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Judge Scrutiny in Santa Monica Over Short-Term Rental Laws

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Slowly but surely, Airbnb and HomeAway are finding that their previous defenses for failing to comply with short-term rental regulations are no longer cutting it.

11 months ago

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Airbnb lists about 14,000 ads for properties in Sao Paulo. New zoning rules may add to the supply, as the city allows mixed-use buildings near transport hubs, which will mean more short-term rentals.

12 months ago