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News / Online
Will standardized rentals work for business travelers?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2021
A subset of alternative accommodations - ones that provide a standardized experience for travelers - could become more popular with business travelers coming out of the pandemic. Read More
Vacasa plots public listing through SPAC merger
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Vacasa plots public listing through SPAC merger
By Kevin May | July 30, 2021
Trading under the ticker VCSA, publicly listed Vacasa is forecast to have a valuation of $4.5 billion as a result of the IPO and will generate $485 million in cash proceeds. Read More
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News / Distribution
Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
Airbnb partner Migo taps NoiseAware for noise-monitoring solution
News / Technology
Airbnb partner Migo taps NoiseAware for noise-monitoring solution
By Jill Menze | July 7, 2021
Migo, developed by real estate software provider RealPage, offers property managers a suite of integrated services that enable smart access control, cleaning services and noise monitoring. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Dori Stein of Fornova
By Mitra Sorrells | July 1, 2021
Dori Stein is one of the founders of hotel distribution intel service Fornova and has been CEO since 2015. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 70 - Jeremy Gall of FlipKey
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How I Got Here, episode 70 - Jeremy Gall of FlipKey
By PhocusWire | June 25, 2021
There are not many startups that manage to sign a partnership agreement with a big brand before they even launch, but the Tripadvisor-FlipKey deal was a smart one on many levels, as Jeremy Gall... Read More
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News / Technology
Number of companies managing vacation rentals grows to more than 140,000
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2021
Property management systems continue to be the preferred tech for vacation rental management companies. Read More
The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
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The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
By Jill Menze | June 14, 2021
The alternative accommodations market is headed for a record summer, but as people return to work and school, can that trajectory be sustained? Read More
Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
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Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
By Kevin May | June 11, 2021
The two giants of the short-term rental world have decided to come together to try and address a specific element of the problem, when repeat offenders get delisted on one platform and then materialize... Read More
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News / Online
Can travel platforms find ways to regulate themselves?
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
The European Purpose Project - launched by a number of brands including ground transport specialist Bolt - is putting together a code of conduct for platforms. Read More
Sounding Off: There's no masking mainstream ambitions in travel
Interview / Online
Sounding Off: There's no masking mainstream ambitions in travel
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2021
It's worth remembering that Airbnb has been attempting to place itself in the mainstream for quite some time, rather than it trying to do so as part of some kind of new strategy now. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb unveils “most comprehensive update ever,” offering new flexibility, easier host signup
By Jill Menze | May 24, 2021
Airbnb has introduced more than 100 platform innovations and updates to capture travel demand and increase its pool of and support for hosts. Read More
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News / Distribution
Awaze boosts rental portfolio through further acquisitions in Europe
By Linda Fox | May 21, 2021
Acquisitions in the U.K. and Denmark have added about 1,000 new homes to Awaze's existing porfolio. Read More
Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
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Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb differ on marketing tactics as recovery begins
By Kevin May | May 19, 2021
Three giant brands in online travel are attempting to capture the pent-up demand for trips as lockdowns ease in some markets around the world. Read More
Short-term rental demand surpasses 2019 levels
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Short-term rental demand surpasses 2019 levels
By Jill Menze | May 17, 2021
In the U.S., April marks the first month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to surpass 2019 performance, though other regions lag behind. Read More