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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.

Online Travel

Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Is Airbnb sticker shot a thing of the past? Hardly, and especially when hosts hike up cleaning fees. But Airbnb seems to be moving in a positive direction on affordability.

Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Online Travel

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?

Some hosts left Airbnb during the early part of the pandemic because they lost their incomes and were angry about refund policies. Airbnb's host and listing' numbers show it has turned a corner for now.

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?
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Short-Term Rentals

Finnish Short-Term Rental Brand Bob W Raises $45 Million 

Proceeds will be used for more expansion in Europe and improving its tech stack.

Finnish Short-Term Rental Brand Bob W Raises $45 Million 

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Agrees To Collect and Pay Tourist Taxes in Italy

This collection and remittance is separate from Airbnb’s tax settlement of $620 million with Italy in December 2023.

Airbnb Agrees To Collect and Pay Tourist Taxes in Italy

Short-Term Rentals

Vacation Rental Veteran: Tech Tools Are Great – But Clean Rooms Win

In the world of contactless check-ins and AI plugins, vacation rental veteran urges the industry to not forget the basics: Cleanliness and safety.

Vacation Rental Veteran: Tech Tools Are Great – But Clean Rooms Win

Short-Term Rentals

Super Bowl and Short-Term Rentals: Rates Surge for the Big Game

It’s Superbowl season and short-term rentals are winning in Vegas.

Super Bowl and Short-Term Rentals: Rates Surge for the Big Game

Short-Term Rentals

Florida Vacation Rental Bill: Next Move Is in the House

The Florida House and Senate would still have to agree on two slightly different vacation rental bills before the measure becomes law.

Florida Vacation Rental Bill: Next Move Is in the House

Hotels

Accor Sells Timeshare Business to Travel and Leisure

The deal will let the Paris-based hotel giant continue to get a slice of vacation ownership revenue as a licensing fee.

Accor Sells Timeshare Business to Travel and Leisure

Short-Term Rentals

Vrbo Ads Take Aim at Airbnb During NFL Games

Vrbo can pick its spots to compete with Airbnb. But it's not a zero-sum game and parent company Expedia has no expectation of "beating" Airbnb.

Vrbo Ads Take Aim at Airbnb During NFL Games

Short-Term Rentals

French Lawmakers Debate Short-Term Rentals Clamp Down

If passed, local authorities would have more power to regulate rentals.

French Lawmakers Debate Short-Term Rentals Clamp Down