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Articles tagged “vrbo”

Hotels

Precedent-Setting or a Footnote? Expedia and Union Reach Pact on Short-Term Rentals

Expedia Group, and its Vrbo unit, are willing to take a significant hit to their property listings in San Diego in exchange for an ongoing path to crystal clear legality in an important business and convention market. With other jurisdictions undoubtedly looking on, Airbnb has to decide if it will play hardball.

Precedent-Setting or a Footnote? Expedia and Union Reach Pact on Short-Term Rentals

Hotels

Vacation Rental Brand Vrbo Emerges as Expedia Star With Pandemic-Era Bookings

Vrbo has been in the right place(s) at the right time, somewhat reversing a very challenged 2019. Is the changed trajectory a momentary blip in the throes of a pandemic, or will it be sustainable?

Vacation Rental Brand Vrbo Emerges as Expedia Star With Pandemic-Era Bookings

Coronavirus

Expedia Launches a $275 Million Partner Recovery Plan That’s Very Different From Airbnb’s

Airbnb would have been eviscerated had it focused on a relief package for hosts that was primarily marketing credits. Expedia's recovery plan for partners isn't philanthropy, but although the company will likely take a revenue hit, it will benefit from increased partner engagement as the travel industry bounces back.

Expedia Launches a $275 Million Partner Recovery Plan That’s Very Different From Airbnb’s

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Details Anti-Google Game Plan

Can Expedia Group wean itself away from Google, and avoid performance marketing spending when it doesn't hit return on investment targets? New CEO Peter Kern said the coronavirus crisis presents an opportunity to chase these goals. Kern will be judged on what progress he can make toward achieving such previously elusive ambitions.

Expedia CEO Details Anti-Google Game Plan

Coronavirus

Short-Term Rental Firms Face Backlash Over Sharply Different Coronavirus Cancellation Policies

It's a decisive moment for short-term rental companies. When it comes to coronavirus-addled short-term rental cancellation and refund policies, Airbnb sided with guests while Vrbo shrugged its shoulders to soothe property managers and owners. Who has the longer memory?

Short-Term Rental Firms Face Backlash Over Sharply Different Coronavirus Cancellation Policies

Short-Term Rentals

Travel Megatrends 2020: Short-Term Rental Winners Emerge

The short-term rental ecosystem is getting bigger, which means many winners are set to emerge from the pack. Expect further brand-driven professionalization, more outside investment, and vendor consolidation. Those getting on board will benefit, but is a backlash in the cards?

Travel Megatrends 2020: Short-Term Rental Winners Emerge

Online Travel

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

The straight talk from Diller and Kern will likely delight Wall Street and rankle former management and current employees. Employees will have to buy into the new vision if there's any hope it will become reality.

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller Rips His ‘Bloated’ Company as ‘All Life, No Work’

Hotels

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Booking sites' guests reviews on Google have been a highly charged issue for years. The latest is that Airbnb and TripAdvisor are willingly giving Google their guest reviews of vacation rentals, but they are busy figuring out how not to give away the store in the process.

Google Vacation Rental Partners Diverge on Whether to Name Guests in Reviews

Online Travel

Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

When you consider Mark Okerstrom's performance, which will lead to a golden parachute substantially less than what might have been, he can take a bunch of blame — but not for everything. The integration of the Vrbo acquisition was clearly messed up, as was the reorganization. Conversely, he inherited a very tough competitive environment.

Expedia’s Payout to Its Ousted CEO Could Be Nearly $12 Million

Online Travel

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group's life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but rest assured that the company line for the time being will be stability to keep the peace.

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses