Articles tagged “sonder”

Short-Term Rentals

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

The self-proclaimed next-generation hospitality company has a finely tuned strategy, but it may be a slow-burner as profits continue to be elusive.

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

Hotels

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Perhaps the big hotel chains will learn that high tech doesn't have to mean a lack of hospitality and a guest experience devoid of personality.

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Hotels

Hotel Asset Managers Group Expresses Frustration About Labor Shortages

Despite the worst of the pandemic being behind the hospitality industry, executives largely don't see a full recovery this year. It's hard for them to do so when the industry hasn't still solved its labor shortage problem.

Hotel Asset Managers Group Expresses Frustration About Labor Shortages

Hospitality

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, luxury hospitality fails to live up to its longtime grandeur, corporate travel thrives in the first quarter, and Expedia Group appoints a Google executive to plot its advertising strategy.

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Online Travel

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Pressure from regulators and maybe disgruntled partners prompted Google to add free booking links in search results and Maps in travel. Google certainly hasn't leveled the proverbial playing field among advertisers and non-advertisers, but hotels and smaller online travel agencies may see some benefit.

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Short-Term Rentals

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

What performs better financially than a hotel, on average? A hybrid model of lodging that mixes short-term and long-term stays, according to Placemakr. Is the startup genius? Or is it trying to do too much?

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Exec Claims Direct Traffic Is Not a Primary Objective

Just about every travel company — Sonder included — wants more direct bookings because of the lower costs and chance to build customer relationships. Still, Sonder may be at a growth stage where adding distribution channels can be an important hedge against over-reliance on the bigger ones.

Sonder Exec Claims Direct Traffic Is Not a Primary Objective

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Says New Public Company Visibility Helps Close Deals in Premium Locales

Sonder began feeling an adverse impact from the Omicron outbreak in late November 2021, and that spilled over into January and February, hurting its booking numbers. Still, the forecast is for a 2022 revenue jump of 100 to 110 percent as it inks new deals in more lucrative markets.

Sonder Says New Public Company Visibility Helps Close Deals in Premium Locales

Hotels

Inspirato’s Public Debut Receives Investor Endorsement of Subscription Travel

Unlike Airbnb and Vrbo, which have struggled at times to attract ample numbers of hosts to meet demand, Inspirato and its subscription model play in a more focused space. Although there is plenty of competition, there are tons of potential home leases to lay siege for around the world where the monied set want to jet and play.

Inspirato’s Public Debut Receives Investor Endorsement of Subscription Travel