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OYO 1.5b series f 10b valuation
OYO founder funnels $700M into new $1.5B round, valuing company at $10B
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
India-based hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes will use its latest funding round – a $1.5 billion Series F – to expand its vacation rentals business in Europe and to grow its overall presence in the... Read More
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southeast asia part 1 overview
Southeast Asia, part 1: How low-cost options, mobile reliance are driving travel transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
We begin our monthlong exploration of travel in Southeast Asia with an overview of the market. Read More
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OYO acquires data shop Danamica to help drive dynamic pricing in rentals
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2019
OYO is seeking to refine its dynamic pricing capabilities for vacation rentals through the acquisition of Danamica. Read More
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OYO looks to recruit 1,000 in Europe as part of €300M investment in vacation arm
OYO looks to recruit 1,000 in Europe as part of €300M investment in vacation arm
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2019
The vacation rental arm came into being following OYO’s acquisition of @Leisure for €360 million in May this year. Read More
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OYO free travel insurance India
OYO adds free insurance for direct bookings in India
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2019
OYO is now offering free insurance to guests that make a direct booking at one of its properties in India. Read More
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OYO rebrands recent buy @Leisure to OYO Vacation Homes
OYO rebrands recent buy @Leisure to OYO Vacation Homes
By Kevin May | July 9, 2019
Just two months after announcing its plan to buy @Leisure Group, OYO Rooms has closed the deal and renamed the company. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms
In The Big Chair - Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms
By Linda Fox | July 2, 2019
What began as a budget hotel platform by the 21-year old has grown to encompass holiday homes and corporate accommodation. OYO has made no secret of its ambition to become the largest hotel chain in the... Read More
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What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
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OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
By Kevin May | June 4, 2019
OYO Rooms now has distribution deals in place with every major online travel agency around the world. Read More
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VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
By Kevin May | May 24, 2019
@Leisure's CEO Tobias Wann, who will become CEO for vacation homes at OYO Global, agreed to speak to PhocusWire during the recent Phocuswright Europe event in Amsterdam. Read More
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VIDEO: Airbnb plays down competition, says it welcomes new entries into home-sharing
VIDEO: Airbnb plays down competition, says it welcomes new entries into home-sharing
By Jill Menze | May 16, 2019
Speaking at Phocuswright Europe, Airbnb managing director of EMEA Jeroen Merchiers claimed: “We’re not obsessed with any individual company.” Read More
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OYO Rooms acquires European rental brand @Leisure Group for €360M
OYO Rooms acquires European rental brand @Leisure Group for €360M
By Kevin May | May 1, 2019
The acquisition marks the first big international investment by India-based OYO and puts it feet first in the Europe marketplace for private accommodation. Read More
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OYO Near You experiences launch
OYO enters experiences space with “OYO Near You”
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
OYO will offer activities such as comedy shows, wine tastings and live music at some of its OYO Townhouse properties in India. Read More
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OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
By Kevin May | April 15, 2019
Hotelbeds has become the first third-party bedbank to sign a distribution deal with India-based OYO Rooms. Read More
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Airbnb confirms investment in Indian hospitality brand OYO
Airbnb confirms investment in Indian hospitality brand OYO
By Jill Menze | April 1, 2019
The rumors are confirmed, and the deal is estimated between $100 million and $200 million. Read More
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