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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
According to AirDNA, about 150,000 new short-term rental listings were added in Q3 2021, while bookings for Thanksgiving weekend are pacing 65% higher compared to 2020. Read More
Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
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Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2021
Zeus Living, which counts Airbnb as a previous investor, is looking beyond the corporate travel market. Read More
VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
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VIDEO: Imagining a new world for rentals
By PhocusWire | October 13, 2021
The emerging trend around digital nomads and the combining work with leisure trips has forced many companies to emerge or rethink how they service customers with new requirements. Read More
Sounding Off: Everything Airbnb does becomes mainstream
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Sounding Off: Everything Airbnb does becomes mainstream
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2021
In bringing alternative experiences into the mainstream, Airbnb has seamlessly made them accessible to all - a concept that the fragmented tours and activities industry has grappled with for years. Read More
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2021
Not only is the sector now a mainstream form of accommodation but it has proven to be one that is at center of fundamental discussions around what is hospitality. Read More
Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
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Airbnb’s limited foray into experiences helps everyone else
By Yiannis Maglaras - Ticknovate | October 6, 2021
Airbnb may have given the industry the jolt it needed to compete in today’s market, with new platforms and sales channels, but field is wide open for other travel businesses to take advantage Read More
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Online giants grasp recovery momentum via marketing mix
By Linda Fox | October 5, 2021
The three giants looked to what they already had in terms of their existing customer bases and continued to prudently put marketing dollars elsewhere, hopefully to bring in new travelers. Read More
VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | September 30, 2021
The promise of convenience and not having to rub shoulders with other guests was enough to give the sector a much-needed boost after traveler volumes collapsed at the onset of COVID-19. Read More
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Airbnb revives hotel strategy, moves closer to rival OTA model
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2021
Airbnb is beta testing new rate plans with an eye on attracting more hotels and better competing with online travel agencies. Read More
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VIDEO: Airbnb on rental regulation and working with communities
By PhocusWire | September 28, 2021
Airbnb's Chris Lehane discusses the platform's work with governments and local authorities during the PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise event. Read More
Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
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Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
By Chris Torres - Tourism Marketing Agency | September 27, 2021
To grow a successful brand, online travel agencies need to refocus how they brand and market their services. Read More
A temperature check on vacation rentals
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A temperature check on vacation rentals
By Marcus Rader - Hostaway | September 22, 2021
Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic. But it's a useful time to reflect on reality. Read More
Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
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Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
By Jill Menze | September 19, 2021
JLL Short Stays, powered by proptech company Lavanda, aims to rival Airbnb and Booking.com in the urban accommodations market. Read More
Vrbo expands program to woo Airbnb hosts, claims thousands have already joined
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Vrbo expands program to woo Airbnb hosts, claims thousands have already joined
By Kevin May | September 16, 2021
The Fast Start program began in the U.S. in March 2021 and is designed to help experienced hosts who haven't joined the site yet increase their visibility and earnings. Read More
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The power of reviews in the short-term rental sector
By Mitra Sorrells | August 30, 2021
Quantity and quality of reviews matter for alternative accommodations, and new data shows those factors vary based on the size of properties being managed. Read More