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Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

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Will Airbnb Flip the Initial Public Offering Playbook Yet Again?

In this tragic and topsy-turvy year, market conditions can change before the end of this sentence. As of this writing, Airbnb seemingly has a path to go public at a valuation that it can likely live with.

Will Airbnb Flip the Initial Public Offering Playbook Yet Again?

Hotels

Airbnb Plus Is All But Abandoned as a Grand Dream That Never Met Expectations

The Airbnb Plus vision to have a portion of its listings meet hotel-like standards was sound. But the execution was lousy, and the exclusivity requirement was a big barrier.

Airbnb Plus Is All But Abandoned as a Grand Dream That Never Met Expectations
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Expedia Shuts a Short-Term Rental Biz It Created From 2 Acquisitions

Expedia Group is trying to simplify its far-flung operations, and its multifamily, short-term rental business wasn't a core endeavor. That's especially true when you consider how Covid-19 has decimated demand for such properties in urban areas.

Expedia Shuts a Short-Term Rental Biz It Created From 2 Acquisitions

Airlines

The Travel Industry Refunds Conundrum: Survival Versus Doing the Right Thing

If you ordered a book and it never arrived, you'd expect a refund. Simple. But if you booked a hotel and couldn't get there because of lockdowns, you'd probably have to fight with the hotel or online travel agency for your refund — unless the government required cash back.

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Are the Views of the CEOs of Tripadvisor and Booking Holdings Sage or Stale for Travel Post-Pandemic?

Surprises will inevitably pop up that Glenn Fogel, Steve Kaufer, and others can't envision now about what the travel industry may look like in 2022 and beyond. So the duo, both 20-year travel industry veterans, may be wrong about some crystal ball assumptions, but that doesn't mean their companies won't be able to adapt.

Are the Views of the CEOs of Tripadvisor and Booking Holdings Sage or Stale for Travel Post-Pandemic?

Coronavirus

How Short-Term Rentals Are Faring Better Online Than Hotels During Crisis: New Skift Research

Many short-term rentals offer extra space and control over your living environment. Both attributed highly valued during this time of pandemic. Nothing's decided yet, but some early evidence suggests that short-term rentals might be doing less worse than traditional hotels peers.

How Short-Term Rentals Are Faring Better Online Than Hotels During Crisis: New Skift Research

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Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

The battle between Booking Holdings, Airbnb, and Expedia is not just about which one will emerge with the thickest wad of cash. It is also about business models, revenue stream diversity, and product offerings meshing the best with traveler behavior that may never be the same.

Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

Short-Term Rentals

The Bull Case for Airbnb’s Future From Here On

Airbnb opened up the mainstream travelers to a whole new way to travel. That is an achievement no one can take away from them. Even in these bad times, it has a chance to build out its bigger promise here.

The Bull Case for Airbnb’s Future From Here On

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Airbnb Blocks Bookings in UK Except for Key Workers

By taking action at the urging of UK's tourism minister, Airbnb has rightly been forced to assume responsibility for the bad behavior of its hosts.

Airbnb Blocks Bookings in UK Except for Key Workers

Coronavirus

Airbnb’s Valuation Almost Halved to $18 Billion

Love it or hate it, you can hardly blame Airbnb for a deflated valuation, although not all of the plunge is coronavirus-related. The pain that is infecting travel and other companies at this moment is boundless.

Airbnb’s Valuation Almost Halved to $18 Billion