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Why 2020 will be the "Year of Airbnb"
Why 2020 will be the "Year of Airbnb"
By Guy Westlake  | December 17, 2019
With Airbnb’s announced IPO, 2020 is set to be a defining moment in the alternative accommodation industry’s lifecycle. Read More
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VIDEO: What will the travel purchase funnel look like in the future?
By Mitra Sorrells | December 12, 2019
Executives from Skyscanner, HotelTonight, TripTuner and Fareportal discuss the future of the funnel in travel at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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Travel startup investments 2019 - a year in review
By Steven Lerner | December 11, 2019
Investors were pouring money into travel startups in 2019. Here's where that money went.   Read More
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Airbnb part of $55M round for corporate housing platform Zeus Living
By Steven Lerner | December 10, 2019
Funds from the $55 million round will enable Zeus Living to expand its portfolio of furnished homes for stays of 30 days or longer. Read More
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VIDEO: How tech-enabled solutions can improve safety and security of short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2019
Leaders from Vrbo, TurnKey Vacation Rentals and Certistay discuss safety and security solutions for short-term rentals. Read More
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Property management systems "failing" private accommodation owners
By Linda Fox | December 4, 2019
The number of property management systems, including their limitations for offering extras, is an ongoing challenge for vacation rental managers. Read More
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VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
By Steven Lerner | December 3, 2019
Top Wall Street analysts discuss Airbnb going public and other travel stock trends for 2020. Read More
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VIDEO: Kara Swisher on the tech trends shaping the travel industry
VIDEO: Kara Swisher on the tech trends shaping the travel industry
By Jill Menze | November 26, 2019
At The Phocuswright Conference 2019, journalist Kara Swisher said recurring revenue bundles, augmented reality and transportation are trends to watch in the travel industry. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: Short-term rental sector diversifies as traveler and host preferences evolve
By Mitra Sorrells | November 22, 2019
Panelists from Guesty, Vacasa, Inspirato and Airbnb discuss the future of the short-term rental industry at The Phocuswright Conference 2019. Read More
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Hometime raises again, acquires local property management companies
By Linda Fox | November 21, 2019
Consolidation in the short-term rental management market in Australia sees Hometime buy Host My Home and bnb Pal after raising $6 million. Read More
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Airbnb adds checks and balances to Experiences in bid to boost trust
By Linda Fox | November 18, 2019
Further to recently announced initiatives to verify hosts and homes, Airbnb is also planning "trust" upgrades to its Experiences product. Read More
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Airbnb says it will verify all listings, add other safety steps on heels of shooting
By Mitra Sorrells | November 6, 2019
Airbnb will verify every listing on the platform and add other security measures in the wake of a shooting at an Airbnb rental that left five people dead. Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Outside forces may correct travel startup growth
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Outside forces may correct travel startup growth
By PhocusWire | November 1, 2019
The figures are extraordinary, in many respects - there was a 55% increase year-over-year ($5.7 billion) in the amount of money going into travel startups. Read More
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Airbnb leads $60M investment in attraction bookings brand Tiqets
By Kevin May | October 29, 2019
Created in 2014, CEO and co-founder Luuc Elzinga has led the company through a number of investments, including a $23 million Series B almost 12 months ago to the day. Read More
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The search for genuine "disruption" in the travel industry
The search for genuine "disruption" in the travel industry
By Peter Matthews - Nucleus  | October 24, 2019
Now traditional business models have been turned on their heads by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and Google there is a tendency for many brands to believe they need to roll up their sleeves and face... Read More
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