Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months 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.

4 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago