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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
News | Distribution
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
News | Online
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
News | Distribution
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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
News | Online
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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
Interview | Online
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
News | Startups
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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
News | Technology
Sharing economy spurs hotel investment in tech, loyalty programs
Sharing economy spurs hotel investment in tech, loyalty programs
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2018
Competition from Airbnb, HomeAway and other sharing economy businesses that offer alternative accommodations is prompting hotels to beef up their marketing technology and loyalty programs.   Read More
News | Technology
Tech and the transforming vacation rental industry
Tech and the transforming vacation rental industry
By Steve Milo - VTrips | January 17, 2018
The vacation rental industry, a once sleepy and highly fragmented niche segment of travel, is rapidly being transformed from the “mom and pop” operations epitomized by T-shirts and flip-flops to slick... Read More
Opinion | Online
Tripping eyes growth with expanded leadership team
Tripping eyes growth with expanded leadership team
By Mitra Sorrells | January 16, 2018
Vacation rental search site Tripping is initiating an aggressive expansion strategy led by a new executive team. Read More
News | Online
Expedia knows how online travel makes you feel
Expedia knows how online travel makes you feel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | December 29, 2017
On the reflective side of one-way glass sits a test subject in a soundproof room, multiple sensors applied to her face, wearing high-tech glasses that track her eyes' every movement. Read More
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Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
MyVR is the latest company to capitalize on the emerging sub-network of services around providing services to private accommodation sellers. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: HomeAway on new eras in technology
By Kevin May | November 29, 2017
One of the most thought provoking talks during The Phocuswright Conference came courtesy of John Kim, president of HomeAway. Read More
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