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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.

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Minnesota city manages vacation rentals with new regulations

Duluth's regulations don't permit Airbnb-style rentals by renters, but its vacation rental rules could provide a framework for such rentals by other municipalities in the future.

Minnesota city manages vacation rentals with new regulations

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Florida beach community fills in visitor unknowns with data

Panama City Beach appears to have recovered from the 2010 Gulf oil spill, and it's vital for the tourist board to have the data to show it.

Florida beach community fills in visitor unknowns with data
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Get breaking news, analysis and data from the week’s most important stories about short-term rentals, vacation rentals, housing, and real estate.

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Vacation rental startup Dwellable taps FlipKey for U.S. coverage in app revamp

Although bookings are quickly moving to mobile, it’s too early to tell if a clean design and a seamless UI will be the ultimate gateways to success.

Vacation rental startup Dwellable taps FlipKey for U.S. coverage in app revamp

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HomeAway CEO sees tough short-term rental laws as a “nuisance”

We'll almost inevitably see a convergence between the vacation homes of HomeAway and Flipkey, and the apartment rentals of Airbnb, and that will highlight how these companies share common interests when local legislators try to curb their activities.

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American Express takes stake in luxury vacation club Inspirato

Inspirato's rebranding and partnership with American Express puts it on the map. The companies still have to prove; however, that there is a large enough market for Inspirato's luxury services.

American Express takes stake in luxury vacation club Inspirato

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HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

HomeAway's Brian Sharples isn't worried about online travel agencies getting into vacation rentals. InterContinental, Marriott and Hilton have the OTAs on a relatively tight leash, and won't stand for a serious flirtation with those dreaded vacation rentals.

HomeAway isn’t worried about Booking.com’s vacation rental challenge

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How HomeAway’s CEO tapped into Kayak’s mobile “genius”

This is a big year for HomeAway: It is retooling its business model, and will attempt to get its mobile products in order. Good thing it has experts to lean on.

How HomeAway’s CEO tapped into Kayak’s mobile “genius”

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SkiftSeedlings: Five travel startups hack rentals, layovers, and gym passes

SkiftSeedlings: Five travel startups hack rentals, layovers, and gym passes

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Video: HomeAway’s CEO on why Airbnb isn’t really competition

In contrast to the opaque balance sheet of its more hyped peers, HomeAway's CEO can confidently point to six strong quarters as a public company.

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How Booking.com and its ad campaign may change your lodging options

Where Booking.com leads, other online travel agencies tend to follow. Don't be surprised if you start seeing more apartment hotels and hostels appearing on Expedia sometime soon.

How Booking.com and its ad campaign may change your lodging options