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Articles tagged “vacasa”

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Takes Next Step Toward Stock Market Listing in Mid-January

Will Sonder be a household name brand in accommodations in five years? The company hopes its Nasdaq debut in January, and a nifty $310 million in proceeds, will be the next stage in that evolution.

Sonder Takes Next Step Toward Stock Market Listing in Mid-January

Online Travel

Evoking Travel Inspiration Online to Combat Covid Anxieties

Trip.com Group, Airbnb, and other online travel agencies have all made commitments to up their travel inspiration games. Pandemic uncertainties and anxieties will bolster their efforts.

Evoking Travel Inspiration Online to Combat Covid Anxieties

Short-Term Rentals

Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

AvantStay's move into brokerage services sets it apart from most of its peers. But as Zillow's experience of flipping houses and getting burned highlights, real estate can be a very risky sector.

Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

Tourism

Fiji’s Clueless New Tourism Campaign and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Fiji's new tourism campaign resurrects old colonial tropes and ignores its host communities, Vacasa goes public with, well, meh results, and Marriott puts a fresh coat of paint on its Courtyard Hotels, but so much more, too, in an overdue refresh.

Fiji’s Clueless New Tourism Campaign and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut

Vacasa's market cap comeuppance in its first day of trading doesn't have huge significance. Are many private valuations inflated these days? For sure. But Vacasa's debut in a SPAC deal is a milestone for a bevy of startups seeking similar paths.

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa to Go Public Tuesday With $340 Million in Proceeds to Spur Growth

Omicron won't deter Vacasa's debut as a publicly traded company as it takes advantage of the pandemic-era surge in vacation rental growth.

Vacasa to Go Public Tuesday With $340 Million in Proceeds to Spur Growth

Business Travel

Long-Term Remote Working Gets a Thumbs Down and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, a new report delves into the downsides of remote work, the U.S. implements new travel requirements to combat the Omicron variant, and hotels express concern about how governments might impact their recovery.

Long-Term Remote Working Gets a Thumbs Down and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Hotwire Ties Run Deep Through Vacasa SPAC Deal

The old boys network is still as strong as can be in online travel and elsewhere. It shows up in several ways, although it was far from a decisive factor, in the pending Vacasa SPAC deal. But those decades-old ties sure didn't hurt, either.

Hotwire Ties Run Deep Through Vacasa SPAC Deal

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Riding the hot vacation rental market, TurnKey Vacation Rentals did well for its investors — especially if the Vacasa stock price holds up in its pending public market debut.

Vacasa Paid $619 Million for TurnKey Vacation Rentals in Mostly Stock

Online Travel

Amazon Ads Wants to Help Travel Outfits by Sharing Its Customers’ Buying Habits

It's not just all about Amazon Web Services anymore when Amazon reaches out to travel industry customers. It is still early days but Amazon Ads may one day crimp travel brands' spending on Google and Facebook.

Amazon Ads Wants to Help Travel Outfits by Sharing Its Customers’ Buying Habits