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Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Makes Modest Progress on Long-Term Corporate Travel Bet

Sonder's growth is slowing by design and because of macroeconomic conditions. It is committed to the promised land of 2023, when it hopes to turn red ink to green.

Sonder Makes Modest Progress on Long-Term Corporate Travel Bet

News Blog

Property Manager AvantStay Lays Off 22 Percent of Workforce in Second Round of Cuts

In a second round of cuts since mid-year, property manager AvantStay laid off 144 staffers, about 22 percent of its workforce, according to a published report from Short Term Rentalz. An Avantstay property in Isle of Palms by Charleston, South Carolina. Source: AvantStay. This followed the Los Angeles-based vacation rental firm eliminating some 43 jobs…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Finally Displays True Costs Up Front

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s new price transparency, why U.S. tourists are spending more than tourists to the U.S., and Choice Hotels’ upgrades.

Airbnb Finally Displays True Costs Up Front

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

Airbnb has responded to years'-long criticism about a lack of transparency in the way it displays its prices. Now, will competitors do likewise?

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

News Blog

Airbnb Data Says Flexible Search Tools Help Combat Overtourism

Airbnb said that the flexible search features it has rolled out since early 2021 have so far diverted bookings from destinations coping with overtourism and peak travel times, according to data it shared on Friday. The short-term rental booking giant has increasingly offered search tools — see Skift's earlier coverage: "Airbnb’s Next Big Change: Search"…

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Airbnb Has Begun to Partly Break Out Its Spending on Brand Marketing

Airbnb executives have talked a lot about how they have reduced their spending on performance marketing (think: buying ads in Google search results) to focus on brand marketing (think: subway posters advertising the company's new "OMG" category of properties). So how much do they spend on brand and how much on performance? The short answer…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Reportedly Will Face New Data Regulations Under European Union Plan

Concern over the spread of short-term rentals in cities with housing crises has spurred a patchwork of local regulation. Can the European Union harmonize the rules in a way that also helps support destinations eager to attract the likes of Airbnb?

Airbnb Reportedly Will Face New Data Regulations Under European Union Plan

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Had a Very, Very Good Quarter

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s record quarter, Colorado’s tourism redirect, and Air Asia X’s leadership change.

Airbnb Had a Very, Very Good Quarter

Online Travel

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says his company can thrive in boom and bust cycles if it keeps innovating. To meet that promise, his company will have to boost its pricing competitiveness and makes it easier for individuals to list properties. And make the case to Wall Street on unfair comparisons to 2021.

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Hotels

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Sees Surge in Resort Condo Usage

Marriott Vacations execs argue that vacation ownership will prove popular during inflationary times because the timeshare model lets you essentially lock in prices for future trips. The company's about to find out if that's true.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Sees Surge in Resort Condo Usage