Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

TripAdvisor’s Experiences and Restaurants Businesses Outpace Vacation Rentals

TripAdvisor’s Experiences and Restaurants Businesses Outpace Vacation Rentals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor faces a quandary: It needs to have an alternative accommodations business to round out its hotel offerings, but rentals revenue declined and slowed the otherwise-positive trajectory of its non-hotels segment. While TripAdvisor is a market leader in experiences and restaurants, its rentals business is muddying up the works.

5 days ago

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Booking Unveils Host Tools as Short-Term Rental Rivals Address Their Weaknesses

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com wants to service professional managers while going after individual vacation rental owners, too. Airbnb wants to tap into the professional-manager set while branching out into resort areas, and HomeAway wants to get more urban. These companies' offerings will converge, and it's likely their business models will, too.

2 weeks ago

Vacasa Raises $64 Million More for Vacation Rental Management

Vacasa Raises $64 Million More for Vacation Rental Management

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capital has awoken in a big way to the potential of vacation rental property managers.

4 weeks ago

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The regulatory environment for Airbnb is becoming increasingly more restrictive, but completely wiping out Airbnb as an alternative for travel accommodations via regulation won't necessarily be beneficial from an economic standpoint.

4 weeks ago

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

The Roadblocks Airbnb Must Tackle on Its Way to Possible IPO: Skift’s Latest Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

What is hurting Airbnb’s ability to see true success? Increasing regulation, the company’s potential impact on local housing markets and the traditional hotel sector, and the company’s increasing role in hospitality and accommodation distribution. In this report, we attack all three.

1 month ago

Airbnb Is Facing a Backlash Among Parisians

Airbnb Is Facing a Backlash Among Parisians

John Leicester, Associated Press

Residents in cities like Paris are growing increasingly frustrated with what mass tourism is doing to urban areas. Regulation can only go so far. It's going to be pretty much impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.

2 months ago

Private Equity Firm Upper90 to Invest $50 Million in Apartment-Style Hotels

Private Equity Firm Upper90 to Invest $50 Million in Apartment-Style Hotels

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

Upper90's joint venture hospitality developer Domio is further testament to the transformation of the hotel industry as new money goes into apartment-style properties rather than boxy, chain hotels. Investments like these will also contribute to urban gentrification.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook Looks to Expedia for Vacation Rental Access

Thomas Cook Looks to Expedia for Vacation Rental Access

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Offering vacation rentals to customers might be some way off, but it shows Thomas Cook is at least thinking creatively about its place in the travel industry. If it is something people want — and they clearly do — then the company needs to at least consider it.

2 months ago

Booking Holdings’ Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals

2 months ago

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 months 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 months 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.

2 months ago