Private Accommodation


Are mainstream tour and activity operators welcome on Airbnb?
Are mainstream tour and activity operators welcome on Airbnb?
By Alex Kremer - Arival | September 14, 2018
Airbnb shook the travel world when it launched Experiences in the fall of 2016. Read More
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Airbnb for Work expands, looks beyond core business travel market
Airbnb for Work expands, looks beyond core business travel market
By Jill Menze | September 5, 2018
Airbnb, in its tenacious quest to engage with one billion guests by 2028, is ramping up its efforts to court the professional community by expanding its Airbnb for Work offerings. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Maud Bailly
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Maud Bailly
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2018
Joining AccorHotels in 2017 as chief digital officer, overseeing distribution, sales, data and information systems - Bailly presents a keynote at the Phocuswright Conference 2018. Read More
Interview | Technology
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
RedAwning targets multi-unit rental sector with Leavetown acquisition
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
Vacation rental network RedAwning has made it second acquisition of 2018 - this time buying fellow service Leavetown Vacations and its Jetstream distribution platform. Read More
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Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
Is there enough room for another one-stop shop like Airbnb?
By Kevin May | August 29, 2018
It's worth remembering that Airbnb was the feisty little upstart of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry not too long ago - before it became a power player. Read More
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Subtle change to users, big impact on brands - Google search and hotels
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai | August 27, 2018
The real estate on Google's search engine results pages has changed dramatically over the course of the last decade.   Read More
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Luxury counts as Sonder gets $85 million deal
Luxury counts as Sonder gets $85 million deal
By Kevin May | August 27, 2018
High-end rental network platform Sonder has raised a Series C round of investment to the tune of $85 million. Read More
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Startup Stage PopulStay 2
STARTUP STAGE: PopulStay uses blockchain for rental bookings, management and security
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2018
PopulStay is a booking and property management platform for vacation rentals that uses blockchain to create a direct connection between hosts and guests and to lower transaction costs.   Read More
Interview | Startups
Evolve scores big with $80M investment to grow rental tech services
Evolve scores big with $80M investment to grow rental tech services
By Kevin May | August 24, 2018
Big investment is heading in the direction of Evolve Vacation Rental Network following a $80 million injection this week. Read More
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Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
Revenue and loyalty for vacation rentals in the age of Amazon and Google
By Mike Putman - Custom Travel Solutions | August 23, 2018
The accommodations market has expanded over the past decade, in part due to the growing vacation rental sector. However, nobody quite knows how vacation rentals will fit into the larger travel ecosystem... Read More
Opinion | Online
Homelike 14M funding
Business apartment booking platform Homelike raises $14M, plans global expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 23, 2018
Homelike, a marketplace for long-term business apartments, has raised $14 million in a round led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors Cherry Ventures, L├╝rssen and Coparion.   Read More
News | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
WhyHotel transforms unoccupied apartment units in brand-new luxury buildings into temporary hotel rooms. The pop-up hotels employ 24/7 on-site staff with the intention of giving guests the "like-home"... Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: The new hotel power in Europe
VIDEO: The new hotel power in Europe
By PhocusWire | August 15, 2018
The hotel sector in Europe is vastly different from its counterpart in North America, primarily due to the high volume of independent properties. Read More
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Wegogo blockchain travel platform
Wegogo aims for fair-share travel platform, alternative to web agency dominance
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
In the midst of growth plans, Wegogo is forging ahead with the introduction of blockchain-based tech and the creation of its cryptocurrency known as WeGold. Read More
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Has Airbnb booked its place at the top of the accommodation hierarchy?
Has Airbnb booked its place at the top of the accommodation hierarchy?
By Lucia Juliano - Harris Interactive | August 14, 2018
Airbnb celebrates its 10th birthday this year - a decade after its founders first rented out an air mattress in their living room to help pay the rent. Read More
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