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Taking a cue from vacation rentals, RV rentals professionalize
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Taking a cue from vacation rentals, RV rentals professionalize
By Jill Menze | December 17, 2021
RV rental marketplaces have boomed amid the pandemic, in many ways mirroring the trajectory of home-share sites. Read More
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European regulators poised for rental rules shake-up
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
The aim of the Commission's initiative is the development of “responsible, fair and trusted growth in short-term rentals” as part of wider tourism ecosystem, with Europe-wide rules to be put in place. Read More
HomeAway alums spearhead $200M investment SPAC
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HomeAway alums spearhead $200M investment SPAC
By Kevin May | March 9, 2021
The SPAC is head by chairman Brian Sharples, who served as co-founder and CEO of HomeAway until 2016, alongside CEO Cotter Cunningham, previously founder, chairman and CEO of RetailMeNot. Read More
Sounding Off: Rebrands are brave but sometimes don't go far enough
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Sounding Off: Rebrands are brave but sometimes don't go far enough
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2019
Perhaps the biggest opportunity to simply run every type of accommodation under the Expedia brand, with the power that its platform has in the marketplace, was dismissed too quickly. Read More
Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
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Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
By Jill Menze | August 22, 2019
CanadaStays, with which Expedia Group has had a strategic partnership since 2015, will be integrated into the Vrbo brand. Read More
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
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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
VIDEO: Vrbo on being an innovator in private accommodation
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VIDEO: Vrbo on being an innovator in private accommodation
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2019
Fresh from its rebrand and new positioning within the Expedia Group's vacation rental strategy, Vrbo is setting out its role as an innovator in the sector. Read More
Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
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Rentals United adds $4.25M in funding to boost technology platform
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2019
The capital comes from Stella EOC Capital and Howzat Partners, with existing investors also participating in the round. Read More
HomeAway commits to future of VRBO with rebrand and new features
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HomeAway commits to future of VRBO with rebrand and new features
By Kevin May | March 27, 2019
Expedia Group is "doubling down on what made the business successful", HomeAway president John Kim says, almost 25 years on from the service's launch in the U.S. Read More
Airbnb and hotel distribution - (almost) one year in
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Airbnb and hotel distribution - (almost) one year in
By Jill Menze | January 23, 2019
As the Airbnb and SiteMinder deal nears its one-year anniversary, here's an update on how the platform's hotels business is faring. Read More
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Gaps remain in vacation rental tech sector as managers seek more from systems
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2018
Vacation rental property managers want to offer more services that are currently not integrated within the technologies they use. Read More
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Q&A: HomeToGo on metasearch in the vacation rental industry
By Phocuswire | October 31, 2018
Metasearch has tried to become a part in the rental ecosystem - with some big investment rounds going into startups and, unfortunately, some fairly high-profile casualties along the way. Read More
European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
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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
future of property management software
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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
Over 100,000 companies managing vacation rental sector
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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