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Articles tagged “vacation rentals”

Online Travel

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says his company can thrive in boom and bust cycles if it keeps innovating. To meet that promise, his company will have to boost its pricing competitiveness and makes it easier for individuals to list properties. And make the case to Wall Street on unfair comparisons to 2021.

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Lays Off 280 Employees as New CEO Sets Sights on Profits

It's tough for a new boss, like Vacasa CEO Rob Greyber, to come into a job and then have to make significant layoffs. It's tougher for impacted employees, however.

Vacasa Lays Off 280 Employees as New CEO Sets Sights on Profits

News Blog

Veteran Vrbo Exec Jeff Hurst Is Leaving as Expedia Poaches Another Googler

Longtime Vrbo executive Jeff Hurst, who was chief operating officer of Expedia brands and formerly Vrbo's president, is leaving the company. Jeff Hurst, a former Vrbo president, at an Expedia Group conference in Las Vegas in 2019. Source: Expedia Group. This follows the exit in September of John Kim, who was president of Expedia Marketplace,…

Online Travel

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

Tourism and short-term rentals can be highly beneficial to some communities, but tourism boards and research firms for hire shouldn't view them as sacrosanct.

Tourism Economics Study Boosts Vacation Rentals and Downplays Local Concerns

News Blog

Vacasa Appoints TurnKey Co-Founder as Chief Operating Officer

Just five weeks after Rob Greyber became CEO of Vacasa, the board has shaken up the leadership ranks anew, including naming TurnKey co-founder John Banczak chief operating officer, effective immediately. Vacasa vacation home in Camp Connell, California. Source: Vacasa TurnKey was Vacasa's main rival among property management companies in North America until Vacasa bought Turnkey…

Short-Term Rentals

Limit Short-Term Rentals to Improve Affordable Housing, Argues Philadelphia Fed CEO

Those who scoff at the linkage between the rise of short-term rentals and the affordable housing crisis are denying the obvious, although the dynamics are complex.

Limit Short-Term Rentals to Improve Affordable Housing, Argues Philadelphia Fed CEO

Online Travel

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

Online travel giant Booking Holdings looks a lot like it did in 2019, only with a better ground game in vacation rentals and more product innovation.

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO at Skift Global Forum 2022

Short-Term Rentals

JetBlue Technology Ventures Joins Property Manager Frontdesk’s $13 Million Financing Round

JetBlue's corporate venture capital wing has already picked some winners in the short-term rental sector. That's some progressive thinking for an airline, and Frontdesk wouldn't mind bolstering that record.

JetBlue Technology Ventures Joins Property Manager Frontdesk’s $13 Million Financing Round

News Blog

Google Is NOT Going to Kill Airbnb

"Google will kill Airbnb," tweeted Nick Huber, who writes about business and real estate, owns a self-storage company, and has 247,000 followers on Twitter. Two people independently messaged me about the tweet, which has generated a few thousand "likes," and hundreds of retweets since Sunday. One Skift colleague said of the tweet: "Everything this guy…

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals

Hopper will eventually be a force to be reckoned with in vacation rentals. There, we said it.

Hopper Signs Property Managers Evolve and Vtrips for Vacation Rentals