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.

Short-Term Rentals

Barcelona to Ban All Short-Term Rentals by 2029

Many destinations in seeking to regulate short-term rentals try to balance the needs of locals with the benefits of tourism. Barcelona has had enough.

Barcelona to Ban All Short-Term Rentals by 2029

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Varying state laws on price transparency may become confusing for consumers and a more complex issue for short-term rental providers.

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Short-Term Rentals

NYC Has Approved Just 2,242 Short-Term Rental Host Registrations

New York City has only approved a couple of thousand host registrations, and all for reservations where the host is present during the stay. That's great news for neighborhoods sick of house parties and illegal hotels, and dour news for tourists and short-term rental platforms.

NYC Has Approved Just 2,242 Short-Term Rental Host Registrations

Podcasts

Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit discussed a very wide variety of topics, and we talked about some of them in this week's episode of the Skift Travel Podcast.

Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Exited 60 Buildings, Gains $10 Million in Refinancing Deal

Sonder is on a painful drive to rid itself of bad leases, to renegotiate others, and then it has to restate two years of earnings. This isn't easy stuff.

Sonder Exited 60 Buildings, Gains $10 Million in Refinancing Deal

Short-Term Rentals

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

Several executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit offered predictions for the future of the sector, and here are some noteworthy ones.

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

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‘People are Losing Their Homes’ — Ex-Host on NYC’s Short-Term Rental Ban 

Some New York City homeowners believe they should still be allowed to list their homes on Airbnb despite the city's ban, and they're not letting up in their demand for reinstatement.

‘People are Losing Their Homes’ — Ex-Host on NYC’s Short-Term Rental Ban 

Short-Term Rentals

Inspirato Appeals Nasdaq Delisting Decision

This is another proof point that much of the SPAC trend of a few years ago was a dud.

Inspirato Appeals Nasdaq Delisting Decision

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Guesty CEO on a Future IPO: ‘We’ll Be Ready’

Guesty CEO Amiad Soto said an initial public offering would fund more acquisitions.

Guesty CEO on a Future IPO: ‘We’ll Be Ready’

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb on NYC Regulation: ‘This Is What You Don’t Want to Do’

Skift reported last week that hotel rates in NYC were up 6.7% in the first quarter. And Airbnb says that's one sign regulations aren't helping.

Airbnb on NYC Regulation: ‘This Is What You Don’t Want to Do’