Articles tagged “sonder”

Online Travel

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Are special purpose acquisition companies losing their shine? We'll find out more in the coming months as other travel startups plan to go public.

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Hotels

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

As happened with major online travel agencies, there will eventually be several winners in short-term rentals beyond Airbnb. But will these come from the independent property managers trying to build consumer brands, or will the larger players take them out as is customary?

Airbnb’s Short-Term Rental Challengers Double Down on Brand-Building

Hotels

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Will Vacasa and Sonder have the wherewithal as public companies to build their own brands independent of relying on Google and Airbnb, and will their business model challenges be surmountable? There's a ton of potential and so much work ahead for each of the companies.

Vacasa and Sonder Face Challenges as They Get Ready to Join Airbnb as Public Companies

Coronavirus

Why 2021 Is the Year of the Travel IPO

So far this year, a dozen travel companies went public or made plans to do so. A couple of them may shine. But the odds are stacked against this year's IPOs, on average, over the long term. Find out why.

Why 2021 Is the Year of the Travel IPO

Hotels

Sonder Discovers Growth Comes at a Price as Losses Widen to $54 Million

The technology-focused hospitality company is feeling upbeat on future growth, as occupancy moves in the right direction, but its touted "stellar" results follow a quiet first quarter.

Sonder Discovers Growth Comes at a Price as Losses Widen to $54 Million

Airlines

England Opens U.S. Travel and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, England welcomes fully vaccinated tourists, hotels are focusing on conversions rather than mergers, and Brazil is setting itself up to become a travel tech hub in Latin America.

England Opens U.S. Travel and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Sonder has been misunderstood by some. It offers both short-term rental and traditional hotel lodging, and it has mostly appealed to leisure travelers, not business people, so far. The startup's outreach to business travelers could change all that.

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Online Travel

Sonder Sees Its U.S. Short-Term Rental and Hotel Business Stabilizing

Sonder's financial results underscored how the momentum in the U.S. domestic travel rebound has continued to intensify. But if you want a glimpse of what investors really think of this startup's business, you'll have to wait until it starts trading publicly later this year.

Sonder Sees Its U.S. Short-Term Rental and Hotel Business Stabilizing

Online Travel

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Behind the scenes, China's competition crackdown on internet platforms could eventually have a larger impact on Trip.com Group's partnerships, business practices, and mergers than is generally appreciated. Although a reversal is unlikely, even Trip.com's 2015 acquisition of Qunar has drawn scrutiny.

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Hotels

Video: What’s Next for Urban Vacation Rentals?

Watch a full session from our recent online event devoted to the short-term rental and outdoor industries.

Video: What’s Next for Urban Vacation Rentals?