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Articles tagged “skift short-term rental summit”

Online Travel

Did Airbnb’s Contrarian Narrative Just Get Messed Up?

Airbnb is on a path toward spending as much as $2 billion in sales and marketing in 2019. When you consider that Airbnb will likely have to start spending more with Google as it adds more hotels onto its platform, then the company's supposed competitive advantage over Booking Holdings and Expedia Group on that front appears a little less attractive.

Online Travel

Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas

The online juggernaut isn't satisfied with dominating urban markets. Airbnb wants to take the beaches and the mountains, too, in the battle for short-term rental bookings. So the company is becoming savvier in how it approaches local property managers.

Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas

Announcements

Announcing the First Round of Speakers for Skift Short-Term Rental Summit

We’re diving deeper into the fast-changing world of the short-term rental sector with this first-ever Skift Summit. Here’s what you can expect to learn and who you'll hear from at our inaugural event.

Announcing the First Round of Speakers for Skift Short-Term Rental Summit

Hotels

Booking.com’s New Star Ratings for Short-Term Rentals Shake Sector

If you believe internet ratings, you’d think everything sold online is above average. Booking.com appears to be trying to combat that problem in the short-term rentals sector by rolling out a rating system. The company risks upsetting some property managers by acting as self-appointed judge and jury of unit quality. But some travelers may like the additional context.

Booking.com’s New Star Ratings for Short-Term Rentals Shake Sector

Hotels

Marriott Drives Deeper Into Luxury Short-Term Rentals as a Loyalty Play

Airbnb has nothing to worry about. Marriott is mainly interested in using rentals as a tool to build brand loyalty. So the Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant won't threaten the established players in short-term rental booking.

Marriott Drives Deeper Into Luxury Short-Term Rentals as a Loyalty Play

Online Travel

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

The Booking.com flight partnership with eTraveli doesn't seem particularly seamless because travelers still have to hop over to a third-party site, Gotogate, to complete their reservations. Still, the deal is another step in Booking.com's evolution from hotel-only provider in its early days to well-rounded online travel company.

Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

Hotels

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Behind the scenes, there may be abundant reasons that Booking Holdings and Airbnb, for that matter, won't be dabbling in Google's vacation rentals business for the time being. Perhaps they are seeking to boost direct traffic or are unhappy with the economics and user experience. Expedia may be positioned to take some advantage.

Booking Holdings Is Withdrawing From Google Vacation Rentals

Hotels

Does Airbnb Really Need to Join Google’s New Vacation Rental Business?

Do or die? Test and learn? Now or never? As Airbnb marches toward going public in 2020, a key question in many minds will be how Airbnb deals with Google — and at what price. There are no slam-dunk answers.

Does Airbnb Really Need to Join Google’s New Vacation Rental Business?

Short-Term Rentals

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding. Beyond key platforms in this sector, there is a growing ecosystem of property managers, startups and vendors that are competing to commercialize this space as regulators consider the rules and who's responsible for enforcing them. Find out who's joining Airbnb at this house party.

Announcing Skift Short-Term Rental Summit on December 5, New York City

Hotels

Google Elevates Vacation Rentals With Hotel-Like Treatment in Search

Google is following its hotel playbook in giving its own vacation rental and apartments business preferential treatment in Google search. As antitrust regulators take a look at Google's practices, and if travel is part of the review, this twist will be high on the agenda.

Google Elevates Vacation Rentals With Hotel-Like Treatment in Search