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Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

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5 Smart Insights for the Short-Term Rental Industry

The short-term rental market is a long-term growth sector. Yet its dynamics are being upended as professional management becomes popular and online travel companies seek smarter ways to sell the lodging. Here are several takeaways from Skift's first event to focus on the sector's opportunities.

5 Smart Insights for the Short-Term Rental Industry

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Marriott’s Foray Into Short-Term Rentals No Longer an Experiment — It’s a Business: Exec

Hospitality giants moving into the short-term rental space hasn't always gone smoothly. But Marriott's vice president of Homes & Villas said that the company isn't getting its feet wet anymore — it's found a business model that works and wants to grow it.

Marriott’s Foray Into Short-Term Rentals No Longer an Experiment — It’s a Business: Exec
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Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

It's all about its anticipated public offering at Airbnb these days. Shore up the plethora of safety issues, make peace with regulators, and bring in seasoned operational executives that the Wall Street crowd will look favorably upon. Was Belinda Johnson a casualty in that push?

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

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Airbnb Hosts Will Be Able to Pay to Fast-Track Verification of Their Listings

Airbnb — and other players in the short-term rental space — have a daunting task in trying to verify millions of home listings, along with an expanded array of tours and activities. With this push, it might just open up more players to liability from content offered on their platforms.

Airbnb Hosts Will Be Able to Pay to Fast-Track Verification of Their Listings

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Expedia’s Vrbo to Reposition Itself Beyond Vacation Rentals as a Family Travel Business

In a very crowded and highly competitive short-term rental field, it makes sense that Expedia Group's Vrbo would try to stand out, albeit as a travel business serving families. Why go after the backpackers and younger generation when that isn't your core customer anyway?

Expedia’s Vrbo to Reposition Itself Beyond Vacation Rentals as a Family Travel Business

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Vrbo Shuffles Leadership as Latest Expedia Group Reorganization Moves Take Shape

No pain, no gain, right? Expedia's Vrbo unit, which is almost an afterthought when it comes to discussions about Airbnb, Booking.com, and Google, has been undergoing a difficult transition. In itself, changing the leadership isn't the answer, but along with other changes, perhaps it won't hurt.

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Airbnb Finally Embraces Verified Listings After Halloween Deaths

Airbnb has avoided these policies under the guise of being just a platform, much like the rest of the tech platform companies. We just hope at some point that tragedies are not the only way to propel change that lots of stakeholders have been asking for all along.

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Airbnb Attempts to Ban Party Houses After Multiple Deaths in California Shooting

House parties and out-of-control guests are the scourge of Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms. The industry has to fix this — fast.

Airbnb Attempts to Ban Party Houses After Multiple Deaths in California Shooting

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Facebook Removes Airbnb Host Group That Ridiculed Guests

When guests stay in short-term rentals, they shouldn't have to worry that hosts might be sharing their intimate photos and personal information on Facebook, whether it be in nominally private groups or not. Airbnb, Vrbo, Facebook, and others need to be more vigilant so that their hosts aren't violating privacy policies on their platforms or elsewhere.

Facebook Removes Airbnb Host Group That Ridiculed Guests

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Small Luxury Rental Companies Seek Differentiation From the Big Guys

Luxury short-term rentals sit at the intersection of old-world hospitality, expert-led curation, and innovative new-world tech, but they'll need unique models to stand apart in the rapidly growing alternative accommodations sector.

Small Luxury Rental Companies Seek Differentiation From the Big Guys