Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool

Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In tests involving about 7,000 property listings in Europe, Google is checking if travelers would like to use it to search and book vacation rentals. Online travel rivals should be on the alert.

1 month ago

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

Vacation Rentals Are a Bright Spot at TripAdvisor

Sean O'Neill, Skift

For years, Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia's HomeAway, and TripAdvisor have been scrambling for market share in vacation rentals to drive consolidation. But TripAdvisor says it is now focused on "quality" listings, rather than quantity.

3 months ago

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Vacation Rental Managers Don’t Have the Tools to Scale Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, there’s plenty of opportunity out there for third parties or the big players like HomeAway and Airbnb to capitalize on offering more ancillary guest services for professionally managed vacation rentals.

3 months ago

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group Focuses on Expanding Its Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com grew its vacation rental supply at a hyper clip, 51 percent in the first quarter. But vacation rentals are different than hotels, where the company has excelled, and the same formula might not be a slam dunk.

3 months ago

Hawaii Lawmakers Try to Settle Differences Over Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Lawmakers Try to Settle Differences Over Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

In destinations like Hawaii where tourism is a top industry, managing the balance between the needs and wants of visitors and the needs of residents is a constant struggle that's being reflected in the state's current battles over vacation rental regulation.

4 months ago

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

We've yet to see a market where the carrot approach works better than the stick, and we're not optimistic about Hawaii’s hopes either.

5 months ago

Vacation Rental Company TurnKey Raises $21 Million

Vacation Rental Company TurnKey Raises $21 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Just as entrepreneurs once sold pickaxes to prospectors in the California gold rush, TurnKey is one of many companies selling services to property owners in today's vacation rental gold rush.

5 months ago

RedAwning Adds a Struggling VaycayHero to Its Branded Vacation Rental Network

RedAwning Adds a Struggling VaycayHero to Its Branded Vacation Rental Network

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb, Booking.com, and other giants in vacation rental bookings aren't providing the branding and technology needed by professional property managers in resort destinations. RedAwning's model points to one of several ways to fill the gap.

6 months ago

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

Dave Montali, Skift

Wyndham Destination Network has positioned itself as the largest property management company in vacation rentals, and is now using its size to optimize performance by rolling out company-wide yield management and cross-selling abilities.

6 months ago

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

TripAdvisor’s Journey Into the Vacation Rental Industry

Dave Montali, Skift

TripAdvisor's power to leverage vast amount of data and traffic, alongside the acquisitions of multiple companies, has already positioned the company as the one of the largest marketplaces in the industry.

6 months ago

Onefinestay CEO: The Vacation Rental Market Is Fragmented and Ripe for Disruption

Onefinestay CEO: The Vacation Rental Market Is Fragmented and Ripe for Disruption

Deanna Ting, Skift

Onefinestay's parent company, Accor, and homesharing juggernaut, Airbnb, aren't the only companies interested in the traditional vacation rental market.

6 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Professionally-managed and do-it-yourself rentals are two very different types of hospitality businesses. Airbnb lit the spark, but there's still plenty of room to grow and to gain market share.

6 months ago