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European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2018
The short-term rental (STR) industry has been the target of finger pointing and bad press in recent years as the pressure on housing grows in cities. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... David Holyoke
In the green room at Phocuswright with... David Holyoke
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2018
As global head of Airbnb for Work, David Holyoke oversees the strategic direction and operation of the company's business travel vertical.  Read More
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Shifts in European vacation rental as HomeToGo acquires Casamundo and Wimdu closes
By Linda Fox | October 8, 2018
Vacation rental metasearch specialist Hometogo buys Casamundo, with terms of the deal undisclosed. Read More
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Airbnb says nothing "off-limits" with Experiences
Airbnb says nothing "off-limits" with Experiences
By Kevin May | September 28, 2018
Airbnb would consider expanding its currently hyper-focused take on tours and activities in order to grow its market. Read More
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Airbnb adds boutique hotels in Thailand via local trade partnership
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2018
Airbnb partners with local trade association in Thailand to add boutique properties Read More
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Why hotels should take cues from home-sharing, stop "obsession with direct booking"
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2018
Though traditional hotel operators have been beleaguered by the march of brands such as Airbnb, they have taken steps to embrace the trend in recent years. A good example is the Marriott... Read More
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Are mainstream tour and activity operators welcome on Airbnb?
Are mainstream tour and activity operators welcome on Airbnb?
By Alex Kremer - Arival | September 14, 2018
Airbnb shook the travel world when it launched Experiences in the fall of 2016. Read More
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Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2018
In April, PhocusWire uncovered details of Touring Bird, the hush-hush tours and activities app Google was developing inside its Area 120 incubator. Now Touring Bird has officially launched 25,000... Read More
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Airbnb for Work expands, looks beyond core business travel market
Airbnb for Work expands, looks beyond core business travel market
By Jill Menze | September 5, 2018
Airbnb, in its tenacious quest to engage with one billion guests by 2028, is ramping up its efforts to court the professional community by expanding its Airbnb for Work offerings. Read More
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Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
By Kevin May | August 29, 2018
It's worth remembering that Airbnb was the feisty little upstart of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry not too long ago - before it became a power player. Read More
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Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
By Mike Putman - Custom Travel Solutions | August 23, 2018
The accommodations market has expanded over the past decade, in part due to the growing vacation rental sector. However, nobody quite knows how vacation rentals will fit into the larger travel ecosystem... Read More
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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
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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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