Articles tagged “someway”

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Japan's new law emphasizes professionally managed properties, a development that HomeAway argues gives it a new advantage over Airbnb, which is the stronger of the two companies in the country.

2 years ago

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Expedia Is Already More Aggressively Marketing HomeAway in 2017

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is the beginning of year two for HomeAway within the Expedia portfolio, but rival Airbnb is also getting aggressive in its digital marketing of vacation rentals and Booking.com is no slouch, either. Perhaps to the chagrin of hotels, the vacation rental category is getting a ton of more exposure.

2 years ago

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

HomeAway president John Kim, after a manner, is trying to turn HomeAway into the type of company that Airbnb is -- one that is focused on technology improvements and a great user experience. In many ways, Kim has the tougher job. He isn't starting from scratch, as Airbnb did, but is attempting to spur changes in a company that has been around since 2005 and grew through a flurry of acquisitions.

2 years ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Metasearch sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Tripping have a lot of heavy lifting to do because consumers will increasingly be demanding better ways to comparison-shop for alternative accommodations that are often unique and difficult to define. All things being equal -- and they aren't -- that's a big market opportunity for these sites.

2 years ago

The Inside Story Behind Expedia’s Purchase of HomeAway

The Inside Story Behind Expedia’s Purchase of HomeAway

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Although five companies other than Expedia expressed an interest in investing in HomeAway or proposed an alternative transaction, only one, Expedia, made a full-blown acquisition proposal. That may say something about HomeAway's prospects, the very competitive marketplace in the vacation rental space and the broader sharing economy.

3 years ago

Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership

Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's launch of vacation rentals in the U.S. in partnership with HomeAway has been a relative dud as Expedia hasn't shown much commitment to the effort. But Expedia has higher hopes for Europe, where vacation rentals are more commonly in travelers' consideration set.

3 years ago

Airbnb’s Growth Doesn’t Scare Priceline at All

Airbnb’s Growth Doesn’t Scare Priceline at All

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb, with its roughly $24.5 billion valuation, would likely be too big for most of the online travel agencies to acquire but if they are forced to enter the sharing economy in a bigger way several years from now they always have the resources to buy their way in.

4 years ago

HomeAway Enlists Rapper Prince Ea for Moving Vacation Manifesto

HomeAway Enlists Rapper Prince Ea for Moving Vacation Manifesto

Dennis Schaal, Skift

HomeAway, we didn't know you had it in you. Well done.

4 years ago

Judge Dismisses HomeAway’s Lawsuit Against the City of San Francisco

Judge Dismisses HomeAway’s Lawsuit Against the City of San Francisco

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The judge's ruling tossing out HomeAway's suit against the City of San Francisco's short-term rental law may not be the end of the story. HomeAway could still be liable for collecting occupancy tax under the city's pre-existing ordinance.

4 years ago