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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.

Hotels

Are Airbnb Hosts Becoming the Travel Agents of the Sharing Economy?

The idea of having an authentic local travel experience is what drives many travelers to use Airbnb. That could be ruined by recreating a traditional travel cycle in which hosts and agents receive perks for their recommendations.

Are Airbnb Hosts Becoming the Travel Agents of the Sharing Economy?

Business Travel

Hyatt CEO on Why Airbnb Is Going to Go Way Beyond Its Core Business Now

Hoplamazian's remarks on Airbnb and the larger sharing economy are surely some of the most well-formed public comments we've heard from a hotel CEO.

Hyatt CEO on Why Airbnb Is Going to Go Way Beyond Its Core Business Now
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Hotels

Survey Shows Vacation Rental Owners’ Love-Hate Relationship With HomeAway and Airbnb

The "little guys," in this case owners of a vacation rental property or two, feel powerless and at the mercy of the giant vacation rental sites. The sites have to balance the needs of the professional property managers and the individual owners and guess who is coming out on top.

Survey Shows Vacation Rental Owners’ Love-Hate Relationship With HomeAway and Airbnb

Hotels

Starwood, IHG Execs Worried About Losing Market Share to Airbnb

The claim that Airbnb has taken some demand away from major hotel groups is indisputable, but the significance and depth of its long-term impact on the industry is yet to be determined.

Starwood, IHG Execs Worried About Losing Market Share to Airbnb

Hotels

Airbnb and New York Attorney General Reach Agreement

This is exactly the type of agreement Airbnb was looking for it will give them enough time to make necessary changes while also not leaving users feeling used.

Hotels

New York Attorney General Issues New Subpoena to Airbnb

With requests narrowed down to satisfy the judge, Airbnb will need to make new arguments to battle the subpoena.

New York Attorney General Issues New Subpoena to Airbnb

Hotels

Airbnb’s Conflict With New York State Attorney General Isn’t Over

Airbnb will need to come up with new arguments if it wants to prevent a second subpoena from being successful.

Airbnb’s Conflict With New York State Attorney General Isn’t Over

Hotels

Judge Rules New York Airbnb Subpoena Too Broad, Attorney General Will Narrow Request

A more narrowly tailored request from the Attorney General will strip away some of the fishing expedition elements and focus on the information it does have from the data dive.

Judge Rules New York Airbnb Subpoena Too Broad, Attorney General Will Narrow Request

Hotels

Booking.com’s New Vacation Rental Site is HomeAway’s Worst Nightmare

It remains to be seen what Booking.com does with its new Villas.com and how heavily it gets promoted, but Booking.com clearly is committed to the vacation rental sector, and will likely make many more moves. HomeAway has to do much more to get its digital act together.

Booking.com’s New Vacation Rental Site is HomeAway’s Worst Nightmare

Hotels

12 Menu Items from Airbnb’s Cafeteria That Reveal an Appetite for Disruption

Airbnb's real innovation? The office cafeteria.

12 Menu Items from Airbnb’s Cafeteria That Reveal an Appetite for Disruption