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.

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Vacasa to Lay Off 320 – 5% of Workforce; COO to Leave

Vacasa is trying to get cash flow positive in 2024 by almost any means necessary.

Vacasa to Lay Off 320 – 5% of Workforce; COO to Leave

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Capital One Travel Launches Vacation Rentals Through Boutiq and AvantStay

As major credit card companies upgrade their travel footprints, vacation rentals have become a must-have.

Capital One Travel Launches Vacation Rentals Through Boutiq and AvantStay
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NYC Hotels Stand to Gain From Short-Term Rental Crackdown. Here’s How Much

Meanwhile, listings are down and revenue per room is up for short-term rentals.

NYC Hotels Stand to Gain From Short-Term Rental Crackdown. Here’s How Much

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Hostelworld Launches Framework For Sustainability Certification For Its Hostels

The company claims this is a one-of-a-kind certification program for hostels.

Hostelworld Launches Framework For Sustainability Certification For Its Hostels

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Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

With fraud a substantial problem in online travel these days, Airbnb is undertaking the mammoth task of trying to verify listings. The process is easier for professional hosts.

Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

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Sonder to Lay Off 106 Workers – 17% of Corporate Staff

Sonder is cutting its overhead while it works with external advisors to figure out how to handle underperforming units.

Sonder to Lay Off 106 Workers – 17% of Corporate Staff

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Miami Is Set Up For a Surge in Airbnbs

The increase in the past four years is more than what was seen in the 30 years leading up to 2020.

Miami Is Set Up For a Surge in Airbnbs

Online Travel

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

No, Brian Chesky isn't necessarily talking about launching flights on Airbnb when he refers to becoming a "cross-vertical company." Google Flights, relax.

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

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Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Is Airbnb sticker shot a thing of the past? Hardly, and especially when hosts hike up cleaning fees. But Airbnb seems to be moving in a positive direction on affordability.

Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Online Travel

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?

Some hosts left Airbnb during the early part of the pandemic because they lost their incomes and were angry about refund policies. Airbnb's host and listing' numbers show it has turned a corner for now.

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?