Articles tagged “vacation rental”

Online Travel

Vacasa to Go Public in $4.5 Billion SPAC Merger on Heels of Vacation Rentals Surge

Vacasa has reached a remarkable milestone with its plan to go public, having parlayed the booming interest in vacation rentals during the pandemic. Yet the full-service property management sector is crowded, and going public is only the start of the journey.

Vacasa to Go Public in $4.5 Billion SPAC Merger on Heels of Vacation Rentals Surge

Short-Term Rentals

Professionalizing Short-Term Rental Sector Offers Opportunities for Operators: New Skift Research

Short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo are increasingly reliant on professional property managers to provide quality inventory. This considerably closes the gaps of service standards and reliability between the rental and hotel industries, which brings key opportunities for rental operators.

Professionalizing Short-Term Rental Sector Offers Opportunities for Operators: New Skift Research

Hotels

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Optimism about recovery, a wariness about the tricky nuances of each sector, and suppliers demanding respect from online brands were among the themes at the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit. Plus: the past year's boom isn't a one-off.

4 Key Takeaways From Skift’s Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit

Short-Term Rentals

Skift Summit Video: Short-Term Rentals and The New Era of Online Distribution

In this Skift Online Travel and Distribution Summit video we hear from Julie Brinkman, CEO of Beyond Pricing, about how short term rental owners, managers, and key stakeholders can optimize their short term rental distribution strategy for the rapidly changing travel environment of 2021 and beyond.

Skift Summit Video: Short-Term Rentals and The New Era of Online Distribution

Hotels

These Are the Most Lucrative Vacation Rental Markets in the U.S.

Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway hosts, take note.

These Are the Most Lucrative Vacation Rental Markets in the U.S.

Hotels

Airbnb Offers New Tech Support to Entice More Professional Hosts

This move makes plenty of sense but we — presumably like those very people who want to use Airbnb to list their properties — wish Airbnb was a bit more forthcoming with actual new tools.

Airbnb Offers New Tech Support to Entice More Professional Hosts

Hotels

Airbnb Plus’ Risky Bet to Push Homesharing to a New Level

If Airbnb is successful with Airbnb Plus, it will ensure that alternative accommodations are no longer seen as an alternative. But making it a success will be easier said than done.

Airbnb Plus’ Risky Bet to Push Homesharing to a New Level

Hotels

Maui Is Considering a 29 Percent Tax Increase for Vacation Rental Owners

Vacation rentals in the Aloha State are a big business so it's no wonder the government wants a cut.

Maui Is Considering a 29 Percent Tax Increase for Vacation Rental Owners

Hotels

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Booking.com has long experimented with vacation rental inventory. Its inventory has been growing rapidly, but vacation rentals still remain a small part of Booking.com's business.

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals
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Hotels

Tech Solutions, Guest Experience, and Customer Touchpoints for an Evolving Vacation Rental Market

There’s more opportunity than ever in the fast-growing vacation rental business, but staying competitive now takes much more than providing a great property — owners and managers must continually upgrade everything from their technology to their guest experience.

Tech Solutions, Guest Experience, and Customer Touchpoints for an Evolving Vacation Rental Market