Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

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.

1 day 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.

5 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

2 months ago

Vacation Rental Owners Turn to Noise-Monitoring in Instant Booking Era

Vacation Rental Owners Turn to Noise-Monitoring in Instant Booking Era

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rental owners and property managers are using technology solutions to mitigate their risks in an era when they face the prospect of getting pushed into irrelevancy by the large distribution platforms if they don't agree to instantly confirmable bookings. Buck the instant booking trend? The penalty is seeing their listings drop toward the bottom of the heap.

4 months ago

The Sharing Economy Startups That Put a High-End Spin on Airbnb

The Sharing Economy Startups That Put a High-End Spin on Airbnb

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

While there are a number of these startups primed for luxury second homes, it's too soon to count out Airbnb with making a push in this arena, especially as it ramps up its own vacation rentals business. And let's not forget about other alternative accommodations providers that offer similar services, such as onefinestay and Oasis, both of which have been funded (or bought) by AccorHotels.

5 months ago

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again it is consumer behavior that is driving change in online travel -- this time for vacation rental bookings and instantly confirmable online bookings. OK, Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway and Airbnb's goal to curb racism on its platform are also pushing things in the instantly bookable direction. When companies are sluggish in adapting to consumer trends, as HomeAway was to a certain extent in its standalone incarnation, they suffer.

5 months ago

How Wyndham Plans to Tackle Vacation Rental Disruptors

How Wyndham Plans to Tackle Vacation Rental Disruptors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With the likes of Airbnb playing up the sheer number of properties available, it makes sense for Wyndham to make a point of some of the advantages you get when booking direct with a company.

7 months ago

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Priceline Group CEO Sees Changing Consumer Search Behavior on Alternative Accommodations

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Metasearch sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, Trivago, TripAdvisor and Tripping have a lot of heavy lifting to do because consumers will increasingly be demanding better ways to comparison-shop for alternative accommodations that are often unique and difficult to define. All things being equal -- and they aren't -- that's a big market opportunity for these sites.

7 months ago

Priceline CEO to Hotels: We Can Offer Discounted Rates, Too

Priceline CEO to Hotels: We Can Offer Discounted Rates, Too

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Priceline Group Interim CEO Jeffery Boyd is too much of a gentleman and a professional to get into a public shouting match with his hotel-chain partners. Still, behind the scenes, he doesn't intend to sit back and let hotel chains withhold their lowest rates without taking retaliatory steps.

7 months ago

Beyond TripAdvisor Hotel Bookings: Its Tours and Restaurants on Track to Become $500 Million Business

Beyond TripAdvisor Hotel Bookings: Its Tours and Restaurants on Track to Become $500 Million Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Don't miss the forest for the trees: TripAdvisor is evolving into a well-rounded travel planning AND booking site. If hotel bookings on TripAdvisor eventually fall short of expectations it would be a big blow, but then tours and activities, restaurant reservations, vacation rentals, hotel metasearch and reviews can all play a role in taking up some of the slack.

8 months ago