Articles tagged “vacasa”

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking sites' guests reviews on Google have been a highly charged issue for years. The latest is that Airbnb and TripAdvisor are willingly giving Google their guest reviews of vacation rentals, but they are busy figuring out how not to give away the store in the process.

1 week ago

Vacasa Nets $319 Million in Backing for Vacation Rental Management

Vacasa Nets $319 Million in Backing for Vacation Rental Management

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Short-term rental companies can't believe their luck. Private equity and venture capital continue to pour into their sector despite a hot market. Vacasa has remained an investor darling, in part, because it has branched into opening real estate brokerages to help boost the supply of units.

3 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Danni Santana, Skift

The hospitality industry is still working to figure out the vacation home rental market. Vacasa, the market leader in the space with respect to total managed properties, may just have a leg up on the competition.

4 months ago

Google Signals Its Vacation Rental Ambitions With Vacasa Direct-Connect

Google Signals Its Vacation Rental Ambitions With Vacasa Direct-Connect

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We've seen this playbook before. Google isn't making much money off its vacation rental business, and doesn't need to sweat it. With its domination of search, Google will take its time, build its global property numbers, and test what works. Competitors know what's coming.

5 months ago

Vacasa to Acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals for $162 Million

Vacasa to Acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals for $162 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vacasa will roughly double the inventory its team has to manage. That's a lot to chew on. The risk is falling prey to hubris.

6 months ago

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

Deanna Ting, Skift

While most still don't think it's necessarily for them, there are a few who are starting to be open to giving it a try.

11 months ago

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Hotels Finally Embrace Homesharing: Now What?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Just as challenging as it is for Airbnb to offer more hotel-like options, it seems in some ways even more daunting for hotel companies to start offering more Airbnb-like accommodations.

1 year ago

Vacasa Targets Urban Rental Market by Helping Developers Fill Vacant Units

Vacasa Targets Urban Rental Market by Helping Developers Fill Vacant Units

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vacasa's interest in partnering with property developers to put more short-term rentals in multi-family communities is part of a broader trend toward greater professionalization of the market. But not all of the players entering the market may avoid being bruised in an eventual economic recession.

1 year ago

Vacasa Raises $64 Million More for Vacation Rental Management

Vacasa Raises $64 Million More for Vacation Rental Management

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capital has awoken in a big way to the potential of vacation rental property managers.

1 year ago

Vacasa Snaps Up Hyatt-Backed Luxury Rental Brand Oasis

Vacasa Snaps Up Hyatt-Backed Luxury Rental Brand Oasis

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite everyone's happy talk, this deal smells like Hyatt was disenchanted by Oasis' performance and eager to unload its investment stake. That aside, the deal boosts Vacasa in an area where it has been underserved to date.

1 year ago

Vacasa CEO on Why a Recession Could Be Good for His Business

Vacasa CEO on Why a Recession Could Be Good for His Business

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Vacasa CEO Eric Breon doesn't see Airbnb or big hotel companies as competition for his company, which specializes in managing traditional vacation home rentals. But he could use more homes to manage.

2 years ago

Video: Vacasa CEO on Competing in ‘A Ridiculously Fragmented’ Vacation Rental Sector

Video: Vacasa CEO on Competing in ‘A Ridiculously Fragmented’ Vacation Rental Sector

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Competing against the vacation rental incumbents is pretty tough, but Vacasa's CEO believes there is more than enough business to go around, especially if you can offer owners and consumers something different.

2 years ago