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Articles tagged “short-term rentals”

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Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth

U.S. hoteliers are finding their pricing options constrained because of an influx of both short-term rental supply during peak periods, and because of hotel construction. Hoteliers may decide to get into the short-term rental market or not, but they increasingly have to take it into account when fine-tuning pricing strategies.

Short-Term Rentals a Key Factor in Sluggish Hotel Rate Growth

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Sonder Adds Former Starwood Hotels CEO to Board

Adding someone as experienced as Frits van Paasschen to its board is a sure sign that Sonder is serious about making a big leap forward in 2020.

Sonder Adds Former Starwood Hotels CEO to Board
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6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality, then it could emerge looking pretty good compared with many established travel industry companies offering just lip service.

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

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Latest Funding for The Guild Showcases New Housing Model for Business Travelers

The Guild, a hospitality startup, is not quite a hotel but not quite Airbnb. It's betting on $25 million in new funding to expand its apartment-like accommodations to urban centers to attract more business travelers.

Latest Funding for The Guild Showcases New Housing Model for Business Travelers

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The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

The tug-of-war between hotels and short-term rentals intensified in 2019, with both sides making strategic moves to display their strength. There were wins and losses for everyone, and the result so far has been a deeper blurring of the lines between the two sectors.

The Most Important Story in Hotels in 2019

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Airbnb Will Roll Out Policy That Aims to Protect Hosts From Scheming Guests

Many Airbnb hosts of the mom-and-pop variety — yes, there are a few left — feel aggrieved when they welcome guests into their homes and have to bear the consequences of hostile reviews penned with the worst intentions. Airbnb is trying to tip the balance back toward hosts — and is probably making neither party totally happy.

Airbnb Will Roll Out Policy That Aims to Protect Hosts From Scheming Guests

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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