Airbnb


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Sounding Off: Another major OTA arriving is the least of the hospitality sector's worries
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2019
Understanding and meeting the changing customer is going to become the single most important investment that hotels and chains make in the years ahead, after asset improvements and other infrastructure... Read More
Interview | Online
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2019
The adventures, numbering more than 200 at the outset, are available either exclusively to Airbnb or provided by small local operators. Read More
News | Online
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
News | Online
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
Opinion | Online
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IoT, asset management and transforming the short-term rental experience
By Michael Driedger - Operto  | June 5, 2019
One of the greatest challenges for the international vacation and short-term rental industry today is providing a product with the level of consistency and standardization that guests increasingly... Read More
Opinion | Technology
How Airbnb threatens to disrupt traditional hotel pricing strategies
How Airbnb threatens to disrupt traditional hotel pricing strategies
By Jill Menze | June 4, 2019
A study pitted flexible-capacity Airbnb against the fixed-capacity lodging industry to uncover how the sharing economy has changed hospitality. Read More
News | Distribution
Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
Airbnb signs Shiji distribution deal to bolster China hotel strategy
By Kevin May | May 28, 2019
Airbnb has another distribution partner to help bolster its hotel inventory. But this time it is aimed squarely at boosting its presence in China. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Airbnb plays down competition, says it welcomes new entries into home-sharing
VIDEO: Airbnb plays down competition, says it welcomes new entries into home-sharing
By Jill Menze | May 16, 2019
Speaking at Phocuswright Europe, Airbnb managing director of EMEA Jeroen Merchiers claimed: “We’re not obsessed with any individual company.” Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb on being smart, technology and standing up for sustainable travel
By Linda Fox | May 9, 2019
In Igualada, a small town near Barcelona, Airbnb held its first New Destinations Summit - an event about building sustainable tourism in locations with few hotels. Read More
News | Online
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Jeroen Merchiers
By PhocusWire | May 7, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Next up: Airbnb's Jeroen Merchiers... Read More
Interview | Online
Airbnb RXR develop luxury NYC rentals
Airbnb will convert commercial properties into luxury rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2019
Airbnb is partnering with New York-based RXR Realty to create 200 luxury rentals in a Midtown Manhattan commercial high-rise. Read More
News | Online
Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2019
The capital comes from Stella EOC Capital and Howzat Partners, with existing investors also participating in the round. Read More
News | Distribution
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Transactional emails in travel: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Matt Harris - Dyspatch  | April 19, 2019
Once consumers have booked a trip, the likelihood of receiving a really bad transactional email at some point between booking and departure is far too high.  Read More
Opinion | Online
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Airbnb leads $160M investment in hospitality platform Lyric
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The Series B round will allow the San Francisco-based company to expand its relationships with local real estate developers. Read More
News | Online
GuestReady acquires BnbLord
More expansion for GuestReady with acquisition of competitor BnbLord
By Mitra Sorrells | April 11, 2019
European Airbnb property management company GuestReady has grown its property count to 2,000 with the acquisition of BnbLord, a Paris-based competitor. Read More
News | Online