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Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

How would you like to be a Sonder exec boasting that your free cash flow margin improved from negative 127 percent a year ago to negative 37 percent in the second quarter? Well, that's one measure of progress.

Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

Short-Term Rentals

Analysis: Vacasa Has a Growth Story Neatly Tailored to Wall Street Sensibilities

Vacasa is adding homes to manage in 2022 at half the pace of 2021 in the name of profitability. Without the big mergers and acquisitions of years past, Vacasa is pressuring its sales force to get more productive or hit the road.

Analysis: Vacasa Has a Growth Story Neatly Tailored to Wall Street Sensibilities

Hotels

Global Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022: New Skift Research

The global accommodation sector is witnessing a fast-paced recovery with 2022 revenue levels not far from reaching pre-pandemic levels. A closer look into the industry performance shows interesting variations in the pace of recovery as we review regions and sub-sectors.

Global Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022: New Skift Research

Short-Term Rentals

4 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Second Quarter Report

Airbnb's revenue stream wasn't as internationally diverse in the second quarter as it was pre-pandemic, but it is slowly creeping back to that level as international markets open.

4 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Second Quarter Report

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s Big Increase for Host Cancellation Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb ups host penalties for unjustified cancellations, a travel agent describes this summer's chaos, and Uber launches a new travel service.

Airbnb’s Big Increase for Host Cancellation Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Touts Its Resilience to Any Kind of ‘Economic Shock’

Companies like Airbnb might be diversified enough to hedge against certain challenges. Still, no company is immune from economic downturns and calamities.

Airbnb Touts Its Resilience to Any Kind of ‘Economic Shock’

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Increasing host penalties for unjustified cancellations isn't necessarily a bad thing unless innocent hosts get caught up in the dragnet.

Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia to Exit Company But Remain on the Board

With Airbnb's backing, Joe Gebbia is pursuing new ventures. He — and his voting power — is still very much involved with the Airbnb board.

Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia to Exit Company But Remain on the Board

Short-Term Rentals

Shuttered Property Manager WanderJaunt Is Trying To Sell Its Assets

WanderJaunt claims in its sales pitch to sell its assets that it had industry-leading unit economics. It doesn't explain, however, why it closed operations on short notice leaving employees, guests, and creditors hanging.

Shuttered Property Manager WanderJaunt Is Trying To Sell Its Assets

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Eliminates 25 Sales Jobs After Hiring Binge

Property management companies such as Vacasa and others in the short-term rental sector are under pressure and have been forced to reorganize.

Vacasa Eliminates 25 Sales Jobs After Hiring Binge