Alternative Accommodation

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

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News / Online
Sonder guest reservation system hit by security breach
By Kathryn Walson | November 23, 2022
The company says it remains fully operational and the investigation into the incident is ongoing. Read More
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News / Online
Raus lands €3M for nature-based stays platform
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2022
Investors including Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Speedinvest and NFQ Capital contributed to the funding, which was led by 10X Founders. Read More
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News / Startups
Ukio scores €27M for European rentals expansion
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2022
The investment in the Spain-based business was led by Felix Capital, with Kreos Capital, Heartcore and Breega also contributing. Read More
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News / Online
MakeMyTrip’s Magow on opportunities for growth in India
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2022
MakeMyTrip doesn’t aspire to be “the cheapest in the market all the time,” said co-founder and group CEO Rajesh Magow at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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Opinion / Online
2023 trends in hospitality from a road warrior’s perspective
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDeaS | November 22, 2022
While the last few years have been difficult, the road ahead is littered with uncertainty. Read More
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Opinion / Online
5 ways to recession-proof a short-term rental business
By Mark Simpson - Boostly | November 21, 2022
While a recession doesn’t necessarily mean your business is doomed, it does pay to have a survival strategy in place. Read More
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News / Online
Blueground acquires Brazilian proptech startup Tabas
By Mitra Sorrells | November 18, 2022
The acquisition, the first for Blueground, enables the company to enter the Latin American market. Read More
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News / Distribution
RedAwning boosts client base through Lexicon acquisition
By Linda Fox | November 17, 2022
Lexicon's customers and partners can now join the California-based platform, which offers reservation, marketing and distribution services to property managers. Read More
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News / Startups
The Phocuswright Conference 2022 Innovation: Summit and Launch winners
By PhocusWire | November 17, 2022
Four startups came out on top in Phocuswright's Launch and Summit competitions at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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News / Startups
UAE startup Silkhaus raises $7.75M for short-term rental platform
By Jill Menze | November 16, 2022
Founded in 2021, Silkhaus provides property owners with digital tools to monetize and manage their properties as short-term rentals. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb enlists help of “Superhosts” to add more properties to platform
By Mitra Sorrells | November 16, 2022
The new Setup feature pairs property owners with Superhosts who provide step-by-step assistance via text, voice or video chat. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Aidaptive
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Powered by Jarvis ML, Aidaptive’s predictive personalization engine gives online businesses the power to automatically predict the affinity and intent of prospective customers and then deliver... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: AltoVita
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
AltoVita’s award-winning technology creates a cloud-based bridge between the highly fragmented property distribution system and Global 2000 companies, SMEs and business travelers. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Buoy
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Buoy is the world’s first automated revenue manager that saves users time by combining reporting, pricing and market insights into one easy-to-use platform. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Mount
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Mount is a New York-based startup that opens new revenue streams at short-term rental properties anywhere in the world by making anything rentable. Read More