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Vacasa Slashes Workforce and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Vacasa makes another round of layoffs, Accor's CEO defends its major corporate overhaul, and more Americans plan to cut travel spending.

Vacasa Slashes Workforce and Other Top Stories This Week

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Airbnb Warns a Puerto Rico Bill Would Essentially Ban Short-Term Rentals

Pending legislation in Puerto Rico would limit the use of short-term rentals in residential areas to 30 percent of the property, a move that an Airbnb official characterized as a "defacto prohibition." An Airbnb in Rincón, Puerto Rico. Source: Dennis Schaal/Skift "Thousands of properties in Puerto Rico could be deleted or eliminated, which provide this…

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Vacasa Slashes 17 Percent of Workforce in Second Recent Round of Layoffs

It's clear that Vacasa's ranks were bloated, and that the company was not very well-run in recent years. Like several other now-struggling, newly public companies, Vacasa faces a challenging road ahead.

Vacasa Slashes 17 Percent of Workforce in Second Recent Round of Layoffs

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HomeToGo and Other Newly Public Companies on Track in 2023 to Reverse Losses

A bunch of companies that pledge to break even or better on an adjusted EBITDA basis this year will actually be in the red using more standard financial measures. These financial makeovers are very much in vogue.

HomeToGo and Other Newly Public Companies on Track in 2023 to Reverse Losses

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Airbnb Combats Child Trafficking With Expanded Law Enforcement Portal

Sex trafficking and child exploitation is a travel industry problem, and companies need to be activists in fighting these abuses.

Airbnb Combats Child Trafficking With Expanded Law Enforcement Portal

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Greater Price Transparency in Short-Term Rentals Will Catch Fire

After years of delay, guest sentiment pushed Airbnb into more transparent pricing. It’s great for the short-term rental sector, and many competitors large and small will have little choice but to follow.

Greater Price Transparency in Short-Term Rentals Will Catch Fire

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Sonder Eliminates Cleaning Fees in Short-Term Rentals and Hotel Rooms

Sonder will have to see if it can make its pricing competitive while eliminating cleaning fees as a separate guest charge. There could be some reputational upside if the financials work out.

Sonder Eliminates Cleaning Fees in Short-Term Rentals and Hotel Rooms

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Airbnb Feels Google Gets a Pass on New Short-Term Rental Data Rules in Europe

What's good for the goose is good for the Google. Or so Airbnb thinks.

Airbnb Feels Google Gets a Pass on New Short-Term Rental Data Rules in Europe

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Airbnb Ordered to Provide Rental Info and Withhold Tax in the European Union

The European Union's top court seemingly doesn't buy the argument that Airbnb is merely a marketplace. Hence, Airbnb will have to withhold and remit occupancy tax in Europe.

Airbnb Ordered to Provide Rental Info and Withhold Tax in the European Union

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Puerto Rico Short-Term Rental Growth Exacerbates Housing Crisis: Report

Puerto Ricans aren't merely imagining that Airbnb and Vrbo have transformed their neighborhoods — sometimes negatively. Here's a report that quantifies the housing impact.

Puerto Rico Short-Term Rental Growth Exacerbates Housing Crisis: Report