Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

Online Travel

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

With Marriott Bonvoy making loyalty inroads, and subscription programs having a moment, Expedia Group is consolidating its far-flung loyalty programs in a move that coincides with its strategy to simplify its operations.

Expedia Consolidates 3 Loyalty Programs With New Rewards for Vacation Rentals

Hotels

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Will Vacasa and Sonder have the wherewithal as public companies to build their own brands independent of relying on Google and Airbnb, and will their business model challenges be surmountable? There's a ton of potential and so much work ahead for each of the companies.

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Hotels

Private Equity Looks to Challenge Vacasa by Backing VTrips Vacation Rental Firm

The vacation rental market is big enough to accommodate multiple players with digital and operational savvy, including both Vacasa and VTrips.

Private Equity Looks to Challenge Vacasa by Backing VTrips Vacation Rental Firm

Coronavirus

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific

Oracle and Skift’s 2021 Back to Hospitality: Getting Smarter and More Profitable in a Post-Covid World report offers a playbook for the industry to come back better and stronger. In this article, we take a closer look at the report’s findings regarding the hotel environment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific
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New Report: Back to Hospitality — Getting Smarter and More Profitable in a Post-Covid World

After a dramatic year for the hospitality ecosystem, the lead-in to summer 2021 is revealing signs of recovery. Global travel demand is at its highest since the beginning of the pandemic, as the industry finds itself at a promising turning point. The impacts have been widespread. After a year of limitations and stay at home…

New Report: Back to Hospitality — Getting Smarter and More Profitable in a Post-Covid World

Mergers and Acquisitions

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

While much of the talk these days is about digital nomads and remote workers, both Expedia Group and Booking Holdings have doubled down on commitments to brick and mortar headquarters. Which could mean that there may be real offices again after the pandemic.

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

Coronavirus

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Europe

Oracle and Skift’s 2021 report, Back to Hospitality: Getting Smarter and More Profitable in a Post-Covid World, offers a playbook for the industry to come back better and stronger. In this article, we take a closer look at the report’s findings regarding the hotel environment in Europe.

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Europe

Coronavirus

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Latin America

Oracle and Skift’s 2021 report, Back to Hospitality: Getting Smarter and More Profitable in a Post-Covid World, offers a playbook for the industry to come back better and stronger. In this article, we take a closer look at the report’s findings regarding the hotel environment in Latin America.

Strategies for Hospitality Recovery: Spotlight on Latin America

Hotels

Oyo Takes Step Toward Initial Public Offering

It's clear that Oyo will try to go public in some fashion. But will investors buy the story — and the shares?

Oyo Takes Step Toward Initial Public Offering

Online Travel

Startup Casai Buys Its Way Into Serviced Apartments in a Play for Brazilian Business Travel

The conventional wisdom in the U.S. and Europe has been that business travel will be slow to recover easing out of the pandemic and that emerging markets in Latin America, such as Brazil, will have a snail-like rebound, too. Travel startup Casai is gambling that both ideas are wrong.

Startup Casai Buys Its Way Into Serviced Apartments in a Play for Brazilian Business Travel

Business Travel

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Sonder has been misunderstood by some. It offers both short-term rental and traditional hotel lodging, and it has mostly appealed to leisure travelers, not business people, so far. The startup's outreach to business travelers could change all that.

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Hotels

U.S. Travel’s Great Summer of Shortage

Some sectors will feel the labor shortfall versus surging travel demand more acutely than others. Solutions will be complex — and protracted.

U.S. Travel’s Great Summer of Shortage