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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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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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Vacation rental vs. hotel tech: What's the future of PMS?
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2018
If vacation rental property managers want to distinguish how they do business compared to hotels, the first step is to rethink how they use technology and data. Read More
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Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
Q&A: Why test-and-learn is at the heart of improving customer experience
By Jill Menze | July 31, 2018
Understanding the nuances of a digital strategy in the travel business is a never-ending series of projects and experimentation. 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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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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Over 100,000 companies managing vacation rental sector
Over 100,000 companies managing vacation rental sector
By Kevin May | May 9, 2018
Proof that vacation rentals are a huge segment of the industry is confirmed with analysis showing there are a staggering 115,000 vacation rental companies worldwide. Read More
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HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
By Kevin May | April 27, 2018
The fee structure in vacation rentals is likely to shift more towards to suppliers rather than guests over time, Expedia Group predicts. Read More
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Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
By Mitra Sorrells | April 26, 2018
Expedia Group recorded a 15% increase in total gross bookings and a 15% increase in revenue to $2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Read More
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Vacation rental new association
Vacation rental "disruption" triggers new focus for association
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
A new non-profit association is positioning itself to be the voice of vacation rental owners and managers as they deal with changes and challenges in their business model.   Read More
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The state of influencer marketing for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2018
Photos, blog posts and other content shared by social media influencers can be an effective way for brands to communicate with consumers – particularly since surveys have found that between one-third to... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Brian Chesky of Airbnb
By Jill Menze | February 27, 2018
The three co-founders started Airbnb with an air mattress in their apartment. Now, the 36-year-old CEO oversees a travel company worth $31 billion. Read More
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Hostaway vacation rental system funding
Hostaway secures €700K to expand distribution tool for thriving rental market
By Mitra Sorrells | February 22, 2018
Helsinki, Finland-based Hostaway has raised €700,000 in funding to grow its vacation rental channel management solution.   Read More
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In The Big Chair - Steve Milo of VTrips
By Jill Menze | February 20, 2018
The founder and CEO of VTrips, Steve Milo has learned every aspect of the vacation rental industry, starting when he bought his first vacation home 15 years ago. Read More
Interview | Online
Rental tech providers Hostfully and Orbirental merge
Rental tech providers Hostfully and Orbirental merge
By Kevin May | January 31, 2018
Two vacation rental technology startups have agreed to combine companies, three years on from their inception in the U.S. Read More
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