Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

Online Travel

Oyo Still Keen on Long-Anticipated IPO in Early 2023

While Oyo plans to go ahead with its initial public offering, the hospitality company is yet to share the current valuation it is looking at. For sure, it would be nowhere close to its original hoped-for valuation of $12 billion.

Oyo Still Keen on Long-Anticipated IPO in Early 2023

Short-Term Rentals

Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

The region is already seeing soaring demand for long-term winter stays because of rising energy costs in the north. The impact on traditional vacation pricing could be huge.

Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb considers eliminating cleaning fees as a separate charge for guests, IHG unveiled its 18th brand, and Abu Dhabi Airport expects a surge in passengers.

Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

Business Travel

Blueground Sees Short-Term Rental Boost From Those Fleeing Political Turmoil

The proptech startup says its latest Miami opening highlights demand for shorter stay accommodation from those traveling for political reasons, not just contract workers and digital nomads.

Blueground Sees Short-Term Rental Boost From Those Fleeing Political Turmoil

Online Travel

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

The online travel duopoly is dead — if it ever existed. New travel brands from sectors like banks and rideshare services are running amok.

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

Tourism

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Destinations in the Middle East are not just turning to tourism in an effort to diversify their national economies but positioning themselves to compete on a larger scale globally.

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

News Blog

Dubai-Based Silkhaus Raises $7.7 Million Seed Funding to Digitize Short-Term Rentals

Silkhaus, a United Arab Emirates-based platform for short-term rentals, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $7.75 million in a seed funding round. Following this investment, Silkhaus has said it will accelerate its expansion across Middle East and North Africa region, as well as in South Asia and Southeast Asia. The company had earlier identified…

Startups

Car Rental App Kyte Raises $60 Million

Kyte wants to simplify car rentals, while yet another short-term rental platform, this time in Germany, raises millions.

Car Rental App Kyte Raises $60 Million

Hotels

New Marriott Apartment Brand Bets on Blended Leisure and Business Travel

Marriott International is debuting an extended-stay brand in the U.S. and Canada. Why buy a startup like Placemakr or Limehome when you can build your own brand?

New Marriott Apartment Brand Bets on Blended Leisure and Business Travel

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing