OYO

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Interview / Online
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Ritesh Agarwal
By PhocusWire | November 5, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Hotels and Homes. Read More
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News / Startups
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Outside forces may correct travel startup growth
By PhocusWire | November 1, 2019
The figures are extraordinary, in many respects - there was a 55% increase year-over-year ($5.7 billion) in the amount of money going into travel startups. Read More
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News / Online
Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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News / Technology
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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Interview / Online
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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Opinion / Online
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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News / Distribution
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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