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Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Could Get Boost From Home Sales Softness

If they can't sell their homes, vacation rental owners tend to stay with their property managers. Making the proverbial lemonade out of lemons.

Vacasa Could Get Boost From Home Sales Softness

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Confidence Push

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, May 13, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Confidence Push

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Strives to Give Travelers More Confidence in What They Book

Airbnb has recognized that it needs to bolster the confidence of many travelers that short-term rentals and vacation homes are exactly as advertised. It's taken a big stride in that direction, said Catherine Powell, global head of hosting at the online travel agency.

Airbnb Strives to Give Travelers More Confidence in What They Book

Short-Term Rentals

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

The self-proclaimed next-generation hospitality company has a finely tuned strategy, but it may be a slow-burner as profits continue to be elusive.

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

Short-Term Rentals

Marriott’s Homes & Villas Taps Bonvoy Loyalty Pool to Supercharge Growth

Marriott Bonvoy members account for about 90 percent of bookings on the company's Homes & Villas short-term rental platform, and access to that pool of customers is a strength, the unit's leader said. This pool of potential customers helped fuel Homes & Villas' 30-fold growth since its 2019 launch.

Marriott’s Homes & Villas Taps Bonvoy Loyalty Pool to Supercharge Growth

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Flexibility Is the Future of Lodging

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, May 12, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Flexibility Is the Future of Lodging

Short-Term Rentals

Bosses of Futurestay and Evolve Split Over Best Strategies for Short-Term Rental Owners

Myriad ways exist for hosts to build their short-term rental businesses. And if the choices are complex today, just wait for the rush of new vendors and operators seeing gold in them hills.

Bosses of Futurestay and Evolve Split Over Best Strategies for Short-Term Rental Owners

Hotels

Short-Term Rentals Gain Big Share on Hotels in Europe’s Shifting Lodging Sector

The pandemic boosted the growth of the already flourishing short-term rentals sub sector of the European accommodation market. It is still to be seen how the various sub sectors will compete to define the market landscape.

Short-Term Rentals Gain Big Share on Hotels in Europe’s Shifting Lodging Sector

Online Travel

Airbnb CEO: I Don’t See a Travel Recession Coming and We Won’t Freeze Hiring

Famous last words? Well, for travel industry’s sake coming from this brutal period, we hope not!

Airbnb CEO: I Don’t See a Travel Recession Coming and We Won’t Freeze Hiring

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories

Interesting new attempt by Airbnb to rethink how people search and discover on its product and likely to finally spur some innovation in travel search and booking.

Airbnb Reorganizes Its Search Around Curated Categories