Private Accommodation


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the private accommodation sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on home-sharing, short-term rentals, timeshare, homestays and other property types.

LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
News | Online
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Following Boris Johnson's announcement that the U.K. would ease lockdown plans, short-term rental bookings jumped 88% over the week prior. Read More
News | Online
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More
News | Online
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Campsited pegs down €600,000 in funding for business growth
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2021
Dublin-based Campsited hopes to close a further €3 million in the next three months after landing €600,000 in funding. Read More
News | Startups
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
Sounding Off: Why we must be proactive - not reactive - about collaboration
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
There is a chance to operate in ways that work for everyone - it just means everyone has to play their part and do the right thing. Read More
Interview | Online
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
We explore health regulatory and vaccine trends, technology provision for welcoming back customers, changes to business practices and the implementation of new processes for customers and staff. Read More
News | Technology
In first earnings report, Airbnb posts quarterly loss of $3.9B
In first earnings report, Airbnb posts quarterly loss of $3.9B
By Jill Menze | February 25, 2021
Despite a massive loss in the fourth quarter of 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says the pandemic has proved Airbnb's business is "inherently adaptable." Read More
News | Online
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Collaboration: the key word for responsible recovery in vacation rentals
By Kevin Locraft - Expedia Group | February 25, 2021
To spur and sustain widespread economic recovery in the vacation rental sector, cities, platforms and vacation rental owners and managers must collaborate on effective public... Read More
Opinion | Online
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2021
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is focusing on products and strategies that can help the company grow as travel resumes. Read More
News | Online
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Accor posts €2B loss, lays out 2021 strategy
By Linda Fox | February 24, 2021
Accor plans to focus on its ALL loyalty program, further cost reduction and expansion in 2021. Read More
News | Distribution
Lifting the canvas off experience tourism
Lifting the canvas off experience tourism
By Finán O’Donoghue - Campsited | February 24, 2021
In the last year the camping industry has seen an extraordinary increase in demand. Bookings have risen by 540%, which, to coin a much used phrase, is unprecedented. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Room for improvement - diversity in the hospitality boardroom
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2021
A new report says about a third of publicly listed hospitality companies have just one or no women in board of director positions. Read More
News | Distribution
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FantasticStay attracts €1.3M investment, plans expansion and vacation rental tech development
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2021
Rental technology startup FantasticStay acquired rival Vreasy last year and plans expansion following its latest round of funding. Read More
News | Startups
Record levels for rental bookings but current revenues way down
Record levels for rental bookings but current revenues way down
By Kevin May | February 16, 2021
Bookings are largely following the trend of avoiding properties in large cities, AirDNA says, as travelers opt for coastal and mountain destinations for their trips. Read More
News | Online
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Expedia Group pulls Vrbo from Google’s vacation rental metasearch product
By Mitra Sorrells | February 11, 2021
Expedia Group's revenue and gross bookings were both down 67% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Read More
News | Online
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