Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Laura Powell, Skift

Everyone is talking about experiential travel these days. But Tourism Australia is upping the ante, using experiences to drive a premium strategy aimed at attracting more affluent visitors.

1 month ago

Vacation Rental Search Site Tripping Lays Off 15 Employees and Restructures

Vacation Rental Search Site Tripping Lays Off 15 Employees and Restructures

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Metasearch is hard, and comparison-shopping for vacation rentals and apartment shares is even harder. Tripping and others are having a hard time building their brands in the face of competition from larger players with more ample resources.

2 months ago

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Exploring Vacation Rental Tech Must-Haves

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Exploring Vacation Rental Tech Must-Haves

Seth Borko, Skift Research

More consumers than ever are using vacation rentals. But as the line with hotels blurs and the industry enter a new growth phase, it faces unique challenges in delivering the hospitality guests expect. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience and will help determine who sees the most success.

3 months ago

Interview: Stay Alfred CEO on Building the Future of Vacation Rental Tech

Interview: Stay Alfred CEO on Building the Future of Vacation Rental Tech

Seth Borko, Skift Research

There's a new generation of property managers trying to bring hotel-like professionalism and scale to the vacation rental market. Their tech chops will play a large role in determining if they succeed or fail.

3 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

New Skift Research Report: Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Vacation rentals are grappling with how to meet and exceed guest expectations across a fragmented market. As the industry grows, this challenge only gets tougher. A new generation of fast-evolving technologies could be part of the solution.

3 months ago

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Booking Targets Urban Apartments in Vacation Rental Land Grab

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking.com now wants to sign up all types of alternative accommodations, even short-term rental apartments that face increased regulation in many cities. CEO Glenn Fogel seems to think that the ultimate winner of the online travel game will be whoever has the most beds in the end.

3 months ago

TurnKey Raises $31 Million as Vacation Home Rental Management Stays Hot

TurnKey Raises $31 Million as Vacation Home Rental Management Stays Hot

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Does yet another big funding round signal that the vacation rental property market is over-heated? Nah. It's reasonable given the huge size of the opportunity and how much investment will be needed to digitize and automate the sector.

3 months ago

Wyndham Sells Its European Vacation Rental Business to a Private Equity Firm for $1.3 Billion

Wyndham Sells Its European Vacation Rental Business to a Private Equity Firm for $1.3 Billion

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sorry, Airbnb. Those who follow the vacation rental business closely had a hunch that the business would be gobbled up by private equity and they were right.

4 months ago

Vacation Rental Search Startups Face Intensifying Rivalry

Vacation Rental Search Startups Face Intensifying Rivalry

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tripping, a leader among vacation rental price-comparison startups, is facing fierce competition from rivals like HomeToGo, Holidu, and Hundredrooms thanks to a flurry of fundings in the past year.

5 months ago

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

A Look Back at What the Hospitality Industry Taught Itself in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

In 2017, the hotel industry took stock of the prior year's major mergers, focused on putting them all together, and worked on figuring out a path into the future.

6 months 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.

6 months ago

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Luxury Travel’s Next Phase Could Be in Vacation Rental Consolidation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Luxury travelers are increasingly looking to vacation rentals for a different type of experience. This presents opportunities for both established players and newcomers.

6 months ago