Articles tagged “vrbo”

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Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

Hosts may be sabotaging their own bookings by levying excessively high cleaning fees. It is turning off many people to Airbnb, which is a concern for the company.

Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

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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,…

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

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Expedia Vet John Kim Leaving to Be PayPal Chief Product Officer

Expedia's John Kim is stepping down to take a new role at PayPal as executive vice president, chief product officer, beginning Sept. 26. Kim, who was once in the running to replace CEO Mark Okerstrom after his shock departure in 2019, leaves after a stint of more than 10 years at the travel brand. He…

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Expedia’s Increased Focus on Its Partner Business Is Starting to Pay Off

Expedia Group's strategy to reshape the company is starting to come together, as shown in its partner business. But the grand master plan is a multiyear endeavor.

Expedia’s Increased Focus on Its Partner Business Is Starting to Pay Off

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Google Travel Grabs Larger Share of U.S. Desktop Traffic During Pandemic

Google Travel's flight and hotel offerings gained the most desktop traffic market share in the U.S. during the pandemic while Tripadvisor lost the most on a percentage basis, according to Similarweb's June data. "Google Travel now owns one-fourth of all (U.S.) desktop visits to top travel sites," Similarweb said. Similarweb In its earnings call about…

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Online Travel Faces Key Questions Heading Into Earnings

They will be telling signals about where travel demand will be heading for the rest of 2022. That's why we will be closely following Alphabet and Meta's earnings calls this week.

Online Travel Faces Key Questions Heading Into Earnings

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7 Takeaways From Online Travel Agencies Slugging It Out on Mobile

Once dismissed as a commission-free loss leader, flights are a new battleground as Expedia and Hopper compete over keywords and customers on mobile.

7 Takeaways From Online Travel Agencies Slugging It Out on Mobile

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U.S. Short-Term Rental Nightly Rates Push Even Higher in Record Summer

Despite the fears of recession and soaring fuel prices that have retreated somewhat in recent weeks, average daily rates for short-term rentals in the U.S. this summer jumped 7 percent year over year — and that's nearly 30 percent higher than the summer of pre-pandemic 2019. Airbnb short-term rental stay. Source: Airbnb Those conclusions were…

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Airbnb and Expedia Momentum Slowed in June While Booking.com Showed Strength

Booking.com, with its hotels, vacation rentals, flights and wider array of brands, is a larger and more well-rounded company than Airbnb. Booking seems to be making gains at the expense of both Airbnb and Expedia.

Airbnb and Expedia Momentum Slowed in June While Booking.com Showed Strength