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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2019
Anyone - hotels, private accommodation, system providers - who thought the hospitality sector was immune from fundamental change should think again. Read More
News | Distribution
The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
By Jeff Katz - Journera  | October 8, 2019
Jeff Katz talks to one of the biggest names in venture capital and a major investor in travel companies: Jeff Jordan, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz and ex-CEO of OpenTable. Read More
Interview | Startups
Airbnb says it will IPO in 2020
Airbnb says it will IPO in 2020
By Kevin May | September 19, 2019
A listing of Airbnb on the public markets will, following those for Uber and Lyft during 2019, be one of the most eagerly awaited IPOs in the travel industry in years. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb 25m investment affordable housing and small biz
Airbnb will invest $25M in affordable housing and small businesses
By Mitra Sorrells | September 19, 2019
Airbnb is investing $25 million in affordable housing and small businesses in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Read More
News | Online
Lavanda houses $5M capital raise as real estate and hospitality get closer
Lavanda houses $5M capital raise as real estate and hospitality get closer
By Kevin May | September 17, 2019
The U.K.-based company had previously raised two angels tranches in the $1.5 million range in 2016 and 2017. Read More
News | Technology
Doug Lansky on destination management
Q&A: Doug Lansky on "unbalanced" tourism and tech's role in destination management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Author and speaker Doug Lansky says a digital infrastructure will enable destinations to manage visitor volume and timing. Read More
News | Online
Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
Holidu raises €40M to target new markets and boost Bookiply distribution platform
By Kevin May | September 17, 2019
The round eclipses the $20 million brought in by HomeToGo in April 2016 and the $35 million for the ill-fated Tripping in the same year. Read More
News | Online
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Four online travel agency myths to stop believing now
Four online travel agency myths to stop believing now
By Peter O’Connor - Essec Business School  | August 8, 2019
OTAs suffer from some image problems amongst many hoteliers, often due to misconceptions or misinformation about how they work. So, let's bust some myths. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Airbnb pads out corporate offering with Urbandoor acquisition
By Linda Fox | August 5, 2019
Airbnb has announced the acquisition of Urbandoor, a marketplace for furnished and serviced apartments. Read More
News | Online
What owning the end-to-end traveler experience means for Airbnb for Work
What owning the end-to-end traveler experience means for Airbnb for Work
By Jill Menze | August 2, 2019
As Airbnb endeavors to own the end-to-end experience for corporate travelers, is transforming into a full-fledged travel management company in the cards? Read More
News | Online
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Sam Shank's advice for startups after HotelTonight's "f*cking crazy" ride
By Jill Menze | July 23, 2019
Speaking during Phocuswright’s Battleground event, the CEO shared how HotelTonight fought through its toughest times as well as gave advice for startup founders currently navigating similar waters. Read More
News | Startups
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Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2019
Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking
By Kevin May | July 18, 2019
The figure is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of Airbnb's properties could be secured straight away. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb says its estimated direct economic impact tops $100B
Airbnb says its estimated direct economic impact tops $100B
By Jill Menze | July 1, 2019
Airbnb is reporting its guest community has generated more than $100 billion in estimated direct economic impact across 30 countries in one year. Read More
News | Online