Articles tagged “wyndham vacation rentals”

Airbnb Clone Wimdu to Close Despite Having Raised More Than $90 Million

Airbnb Clone Wimdu to Close Despite Having Raised More Than $90 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

One ripple effect of startups like Airbnb raising enormous sums of funding is that it has become harder for smaller rivals to clone their models elsewhere in the world. While clones get a bad name, they do provide benefits to consumers in added competition.

10 months ago

Wyndham Hotels CEO on Life After Company Split: ‘La Quinta Will Be Transformational’

Wyndham Hotels CEO on Life After Company Split: ‘La Quinta Will Be Transformational’

Deanna Ting, Skift

In the hospitality business, the big are getting bigger — and, we hope, getting smarter about how they communicate that to consumers, and how they keep their hotel owners and franchisees happy. This points transfer and status match between Wyndham and La Quinta is a good start.

1 year ago

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Airbnb Might Buy Wyndham’s European Vacation Rental Business

Ed Hammond, Kiel Porter, and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Can we say we told you so? As Airbnb matures and readies itself for an IPO, scaling up its traditional vacation rental market share will be crucial, and buying Wyndham's European business would give the company a big boost. On the other hand, don't count out AccorHotels. Then again, why is Wyndham selling this. Why not keep it to compete against Airbnb, HomeAway, and AccorHotels?

2 years ago

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Wyndham May Sell Its European Vacation Rental Brands on the Way to a Spinoff

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who's looking to buy up some European vacation rental businesses? Our money's on AccorHotels, Airbnb, and HomeAway, among others.

2 years ago

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Wyndham Is Spinning Off Its Timeshare Business Like Marriott, Starwood and Hilton Before It

Deanna Ting, Skift

We had a hunch this would happen, but who knew it would happen so quickly? And how will Wyndham pursue that "blue thread" of loyalty strategy between its hotel and timeshare businesses? And what will happen to its vacation rental business?

2 years ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

3 years ago

Wyndham Is Betting on the Sharing Economy for Its Success

Wyndham Is Betting on the Sharing Economy for Its Success

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wyndham Worldwide, like its peers, is betting big on loyalty, but unlike its peers, it plans on keeping its timeshare and vacation rental businesses all together, instead of spinning them off like others have.

3 years ago