Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

Tripping Sheds Most Staff After ‘Ugly’ Conflict Between Founders and Board

Tripping Sheds Most Staff After ‘Ugly’ Conflict Between Founders and Board

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rental metasearch isn't necessarily ahead of its time, although it certainly isn't easy given the complexity of the inventory and the required backend technology. Still, any company needs to execute to make a go of it, and that appears to have been a quality in short supply at Tripping.

2 weeks ago

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did Hotels.com co-founders Bob Diener and Dave Litman do it again with Getaroom? Certainly not on the same scale, but Court Square's acquisition of Getaroom looks like a winner for the duo, who self-funded their latest venture in travel.

2 weeks ago

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Buys Leavetown to Enroll Multi-Unit Properties

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Buys Leavetown to Enroll Multi-Unit Properties

Sean O'Neill, Skift

RedAwning's acquisition of Leavetown suggests that marketing and distribution technology built separately for rentals and hotels may one day blend into all-purpose software for all types of lodging.

3 weeks ago

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you thought hotels had a lot of soft brands, wait until you see what's emerging in the vacation rental sector. The early success of the 25-year-old co-founder of Sonder is inspiring others.

4 weeks ago

Evolve Raises $80 Million for Vacation Rental Management Tech

Evolve Raises $80 Million for Vacation Rental Management Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vacation rental management is becoming professionalized, and the gold rush is on.

4 weeks ago

RedAwning Deal With Google Gives Vacation Rental Managers Tools for Paid Search

RedAwning Deal With Google Gives Vacation Rental Managers Tools for Paid Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In online travel, Google always gets a cut.

1 month ago

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Tapping Into Hotel Suites to Compete in an Era of Airbnb

Tapping Into Hotel Suites to Compete in an Era of Airbnb

Suiteness + Skift

Hotels have long underutilized their high-value inventory, which means losing out on a huge opportunity to compete with vacation rental platforms. Suiteness, a new solution to the hotel marketplace, helps guests get the space they need and helps hotels increase their average booking value.

2 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 months ago