Articles tagged “valuations”

Travel Technology

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

For the best exit strategy, hold on for a couple of years until the market stabilizes. For the deal, buy now.

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

News Blog

SoftBank Slashed Oyo Valuation 20 Percent

SoftBank Group has reportedly cut the valuation of Indian hotel-booking platform Oyo by more than 20 percent, Bloomberg reported on Thursday quoting people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the Japanese investor, who owns 45 percent of Oyo, cut its estimated value for initial public offering-bound Oyo to $2.7 billion in the June…

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut

Vacasa's market cap comeuppance in its first day of trading doesn't have huge significance. Are many private valuations inflated these days? For sure. But Vacasa's debut in a SPAC deal is a milestone for a bevy of startups seeking similar paths.

Vacasa’s Value Falls 10 Percent on Stock Market Debut

Airlines

A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

Old school travel companies still largely dominate in terms of stock market valuation, but there is no denying the disruption sparked by Airbnb’s debut on the stock market.

A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

Hotels

Airbnb CEO Dodges Question Over Whether Company Is Overvalued at $113 Billion

Airbnb is smart to focus on its core accommodations' business, if that is indeed what it is really doing. The company has time to deal with all of the other stuff, from flights to hotels and experiences, once a real-life travel recovery has a pulse.

Airbnb CEO Dodges Question Over Whether Company Is Overvalued at $113 Billion

Hotels

Airbnb Share Price More Than Doubles in First Day of Historic Public Debut

Kudos to Airbnb for a dramatic comeback in its initial public offering. But the valuation, propelled by euphoric investors in a hot IPO market, was divorced from reality.

Airbnb Share Price More Than Doubles in First Day of Historic Public Debut

Hotels

Airbnb Aims for $35 Billion Valuation — Double Its Worth in April

Airbnb's investors are pushing its bankers to get the market to accept a premium valuation — one that is higher than its $31 billion valuation in 2019, and the $18 billion mark at the height of the pandemic. But the question lingers: After the big public market payoff, then what? Is it sustainable?

Airbnb Aims for $35 Billion Valuation — Double Its Worth in April

Coronavirus

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

Oyo and its founder have long been accused of being heavy on spin even though all acknowledge that the hotel chain has been a category creator. This interview is excellent because Agarwal faced tough questioning. We know a politician who would have walked out.

What’s Going On With Oyo, 10 Months Into the Pandemic

Coronavirus

Airbnb’s Valuation Almost Halved to $18 Billion

Love it or hate it, you can hardly blame Airbnb for a deflated valuation, although not all of the plunge is coronavirus-related. The pain that is infecting travel and other companies at this moment is boundless.

Airbnb’s Valuation Almost Halved to $18 Billion

Hotels

Airbnb Mulls Cash Infusion From New Investors, Explained

Many of Airbnb's previous funding rounds were oversubscribed. But if Airbnb indeed taps new venture capital funding, it won't have trouble finding benefactors. Still, the company's valuation will be considerably lower than the prior $31 billion.

Airbnb Mulls Cash Infusion From New Investors, Explained