Airbnb


Has Airbnb booked its place at the top of the accommodation hierarchy?
Has Airbnb booked its place at the top of the accommodation hierarchy?
By Lucia Juliano - Harris Interactive | August 14, 2018
Airbnb celebrates its 10th birthday this year - a decade after its founders first rented out an air mattress in their living room to help pay the rent. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2018
Airbnb is reporting a sizable increase in bookings via its corporate travel platform - so much so that Airbnb for Work is now “one of the most significant growth drivers” for the company’s Homes sector. Read More
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Under-30 traveler survey
What under-30 travelers want when researching, booking and experiencing trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2018
Younger travelers – those under 30 years old – represented 23% of all international arrivals in 2017, creating a market valued at more than $280 billion.  Read More
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Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
Evolution warning: Are hotel owners in danger of becoming the new taxi drivers?
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School | August 1, 2018
Just as the taxi industry responded to new competition by trying to manipulate governments in their favor, hotel chains are ganging up on travel industry innovators such as Airbnb and online travel... Read More
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Guesty Clearbanc partnership
Guesty eases funding process for vacation rental clients
By Mitra Sorrells | July 31, 2018
Property management companies that use Guesty can now apply for financing directly in the software platform.   Read More
News | Startups
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We need to talk: Conversational hospitality and the guest experience
By Jordan Parsons - Benbria | July 18, 2018
In 2016, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, published a post on Medium dubbing a new trend called “Conversational Commerce.” Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Airbnb told to get in line with European consumer law
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Airbnb has been told by the European Commission to clean up its pricing as well as commercial terms. Read More
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Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
By Kevin May | July 16, 2018
France secured their second FIFA World Cup in two decades last weekend - but victory also came to the private accommodation sector during the tournament. Read More
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Airbnb boosts Chinese leadership team with Tao Peng appointment
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2018
Chinese entrepreneur Tao Peng is joining Airbnb to become its president in China. Read More
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QOTW: Something about a gap in accommodations
By PhocusWire | July 6, 2018
Quote from Sleepbox, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Travelers waiting to book tours and activities, prefer local experiences
Travelers waiting to book tours and activities, prefer local experiences
By Jill Menze | June 27, 2018
Summer is a busy season for tours and attractions operators, with the vacation-heavy months bringing with them an influx of people looking for things to do. But how - and when - are travelers booking... Read More
News | Online
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Quartz (and others) are wrong about tours and activities: Here's why
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | June 22, 2018
In March of this year, Quartz proclaimed that somebody should let Airbnb know that travelers don't like booking tours and activities online. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Travelers losing interest in home-sharing, Google gaining ground as travel resource
By Jill Menze | June 20, 2018
For all the chatter of Airbnb stealing scene time away from hotels, traveler interest in home-sharing seems to be waning. Read More
News | Online
OTA Insight parity tool and report
OTA Insight launches new parity tool for revenue management
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2018
Hoteliers have a new tool to help them analyze and optimize distribution costs.   Read More
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Report says timeshare failed to evolve against rise of Airbnb
Report says timeshare failed to evolve against rise of Airbnb
By Kevin May | June 11, 2018
The "sharing economy" in travel didn't arrive on the scene with the advent of global mega-brands such as HomeAway or, more recently, Airbnb. Read More
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