Short-Term Rental and Vacation Rental News

Find news stories, highlighting the latest trends, developments, and opportunities in the vacation and short-term rental markets. Read stories about property management, regulation changes, and the impact of technology on the guest experience. News stories in the archive also analyze the role of major players in the industry, such as Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com, and how their strategies and innovations are influencing the overall market. Furthermore, Skift’s coverage addresses the increasing demand for unique and authentic experiences, with a focus on niche vacation rental offerings. Skift’s stories equip travel industry professionals with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the ever-changing landscape of vacation and short-term rentals, in both urban and traditional vacation destinations.

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Prunes Illegal Short-Term Rental Listings in Quebec After Fire

Airbnb is often willing to look the other way when it comes to unlicensed listings until local governments or tragic events force its hand.

Airbnb Prunes Illegal Short-Term Rental Listings in Quebec After Fire

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Timeshare Companies to Face More Consumer Lawsuits

Litigation against timeshare resorts isn't uncommon. But, even if the lawsuits get class action status, the damages for publicly traded companies including Hilton, Marriott and Travel + Leisure Co. are unlikely to be significant as it is part of "normal course of business."

Timeshare Companies to Face More Consumer Lawsuits

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rental Investment Funds to See More Action This Year

Short-term rentals, including the luxury vacation segment, can expect a cash infusion from high-yield demanding investors this year, especially in the light of rising mortgages and flattening home prices in the U.S.

Short-Term Rental Investment Funds to See More Action This Year

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Sonder’s New Top Financial Exec Has Skin in the Game — 2.7 Million Stock Options

Sonder, the property management company that went public through a blank check merger, or SPAC, found someone to replace its outgoing chief financial officer with the help of 2.7 million stock options as an incentive. The Sonder Europa in Washington, D.C. Source: Sonder It is challenging to recruit a chief financial officer when your stock…

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Skift Expands to Daily Coverage of the Short-Term Rentals Sector

Reporter Srividya Kalyanaraman will help Skift up its game in the always-bustling short-term rental industry.

Skift Expands to Daily Coverage of the Short-Term Rentals Sector

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Turnaround Exec Cites the Need for a Vacation Rental Reset Post-Covid

If ever there was a put up or shut up time for vacation rental tech, it is now. Vacasa and top exec T.J. Clark are bent on improving direct relations with homeowners minus nearly 1,600 employees since October.

Vacasa Turnaround Exec Cites the Need for a Vacation Rental Reset Post-Covid

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Inspirato Will List on Airbnb, Vrbo, Lower Prices for New Phase of Growth

Inspirato hopes to retreat the missteps taken with rapid growth in portfolio with longer leases by lowering rates and using third-party distribution channels. The path to profitability is paved in moderate growth.

Inspirato Will List on Airbnb, Vrbo, Lower Prices for New Phase of Growth

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Short-Term Rentals Can’t Rely on Tech to Solve Its Labor Shortages — Yet

The lack of workforce in hospitality is both the cause and effect for rising costs. But as long as housekeeping and maintenance remain vital to guest experience, the shortage of labor will continue to fester and pester property management companies and owners. Robots won't be folding fitted sheets anytime soon.

Short-Term Rentals Can’t Rely on Tech to Solve Its Labor Shortages — Yet

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Zumper Enters the Vacation Rental Market

Rental platform Zumper is entering the vacation rental market.  The San Francisco-based company has launched Vacations by Zumper, which includes listings Bookings.com, Vrbo, as well as hotels. It has partnered with Evolve and Rentals United — Evolve is providing 27,000 home listings to Zumper, and the site has launched with 50,000 new hotel listings.  The…

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Sees Increase in Properties Leaving Its Platform

Vacasa is trying to achieve profitability in 2023 while homeowners are leaving its platform, and it's forecasting that gross booking values will decline. Tough stuff.

Vacasa Sees Increase in Properties Leaving Its Platform