Private Accommodation


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Airbnb reaches seven out of ten properties available for instant booking
By Kevin May | July 18, 2019
The figure is a sizeable jump from 2016, when just one in three of Airbnb's properties could be secured straight away. Read More
News | Online
Outside Insight: Samantha Radocchia on blockchain's power to change travel forever
Outside Insight: Samantha Radocchia on blockchain's power to change travel forever
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2019
The entrepreneur, technologist, speaker and author believes blockchain technologies have the power to fundamentally change how consumers and businesses view the very notion of travel itself. Read More
News | Technology
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
HostNFly locks in $10M for vacation rental management platform
By Kevin May | July 16, 2019
The France-based company now has more than $12.5 million overall since its launch in 2016. Read More
News | Technology
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Sonder valued at $1B following $210M Series D round
By Jill Menze | July 11, 2019
The round puts the hospitality brand at $400 million in total funding and a valuation of more than $1 billion. Read More
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How metasearch became the most important marketing channel in travel
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | July 10, 2019
Six years on from their early phases, metasearch engines now dominate, exceeding investment in other ads in 2017 and growing even faster ever since. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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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Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make hospitality better
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make hospitality better
By Voyager HQ  | July 5, 2019
While it’s certainly not guaranteed that the hospitality industry will maintain its decade-long period of growth, technology continues to be a vital part of the story. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
Why travel marketers must be always on and multichannel
By Stephen Taylor - Sojern  | July 4, 2019
To be successful in this era of convergence, travel providers must think more strategically, not just about inventory, but about how they’re selling entire experiences. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Cozycozy lands €4M in funding to launch accommodation search service
By Linda Fox | July 4, 2019
France-based accommodation startup Cozycozy is a metasearch for hotels, vacation rentals and other types of stay. Read More
News | Startups
Bringing on content and the network effect for GDS hotel platforms
Bringing on content and the network effect for GDS hotel platforms
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2019
The global distribution companies have evolved away from their traditional airline focus to bring accommodation into the mix. But there's more to it than that. Read More
News | Distribution
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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Airbnb says its estimated direct economic impact tops $100B
Airbnb says its estimated direct economic impact tops $100B
By Jill Menze | July 1, 2019
Airbnb is reporting its guest community has generated more than $100 billion in estimated direct economic impact across 30 countries in one year. Read More
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Airbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge services
Airbnb rebrands top tier to Airbnb Luxe, adds dedicated concierge services
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2019
Airbnb is renaming its luxury tier of properties as Airbnb Luxe and is providing a dedicated concierge with each booking. Read More
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VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
Henrik Kjellberg explains how the wider vacation rental market is adapting to consumer trends, what Awaze is doing to protect itself from the competition and where the sector needs to evolve Read More
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MagicStay raises €3M to expand business travel accommodation rental service
MagicStay raises €3M to expand business travel accommodation rental service
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
The capital from representatives at Simmons & Simmons and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking brings the total put into the vacation rental booking platform for corporate travelers... Read More
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