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Short-Term Rentals

Comprehensive coverage of vacation rentals and short-term rentals in both urban and traditional vacation destinations. Get breaking news, original reported stories, trends, interviews, and more.

Online Travel

RVshare Looks to New Uses Beyond Camping With an Airbnb-Type Model

The appeal for RVs diminishes when you think about driving such huge vehicles but RVshare is thinking of ways to circumvent that even if it is to convince you that you don't need to drive it, you can just sleep in it.

RVshare Looks to New Uses Beyond Camping With an Airbnb-Type Model

Hotels

Vrbo Adds Hotels to Fill In Vacation Rental Gaps

Vrbo was leaving money on the proverbial table by sticking with whole homes. That seems to be changing, but it remains to be seen how far Vrbo will meander into hotels and other inventory types.

Vrbo Adds Hotels to Fill In Vacation Rental Gaps

Hotels

Airbnb Sees Opportunities in Smart Homes in Partnerships With Apple, Amazon and Google

In the long term, it's clear that Airbnb will revisit recalibrating its focus beyond stays and experiences, and will dabble in flights, hotels, and smart-home technology. It would be silly not to.

Airbnb Sees Opportunities in Smart Homes in Partnerships With Apple, Amazon and Google

Coronavirus

Hotel Marketing in U.S. May Be Easy for This Summer But Then What?

Hotel rooms and short-term rentals will sell themselves this summer as U.S. travelers rush to take long-delayed vacations. Bookings look strong enough through the fall for industry leaders to think the recovery is real and lasting.

Hotel Marketing in U.S. May Be Easy for This Summer But Then What?

Coronavirus

Digital Nomads — U.S. Market Analysis: New Skift Research

Remote work is here to stay and will have a dramatic impact on the travel industry as Americans rethink their relationship between work and travel.

Digital Nomads — U.S. Market Analysis: New Skift Research

Hotels

Video: Can Vrbo Keep the Momentum Going?

Watch a full session from our recent online event devoted to the short-term rental and outdoor industries.

Video: Can Vrbo Keep the Momentum Going?

Short-Term Rentals

Professionalizing Short-Term Rental Sector Offers Opportunities for Operators: New Skift Research

Short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo are increasingly reliant on professional property managers to provide quality inventory. This considerably closes the gaps of service standards and reliability between the rental and hotel industries, which brings key opportunities for rental operators.

Professionalizing Short-Term Rental Sector Offers Opportunities for Operators: New Skift Research

Hotels

The Professionalization of Short-Term Rentals at Apartment Complexes Is Speeding Up

When residents of an apartment complex are away, Orion Haus lists and rents the units on their behalf as short-term rentals. A major new deal makes Orion Haus the largest of the apartment management companies, such as Daydream and Natiivo, that are professionalizing the short-term rental sector.

The Professionalization of Short-Term Rentals at Apartment Complexes Is Speeding Up

Short-Term Rentals

Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit Video: The New Playbook for Short-Term Rental Managers

In this video from the Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit, we hear from Julie Brinkman, CEO of Beyond, about how the company is helping short-term rental owners and managers develop a new playbook to run their properties more successfully and profitably.

Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit Video: The New Playbook for Short-Term Rental Managers

Short-Term Rentals

Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit Video: The Evolution of Flex Multifamily Buildings

In this conversation with Will Lucas, founder and CEO of Mint House, we hear more about the Mint House concept, what flex multifamily buildings are, and why they're an investable asset class. 

Skift Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit Video: The Evolution of Flex Multifamily Buildings