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.

Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
By Pierre Becerril - Transparent | December 3, 2020
By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second-most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. Now, as public market investors consider... Read More
Opinion | Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2020
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
How tech can evolve the outdated $50B temporary housing sector
How tech can evolve the outdated $50B temporary housing sector
By Vivi Cahyadi - AltoVita | December 1, 2020
Although technology has transformed the operation and distribution of hotel and vacation rental sectors, there's one area left to be connected: the $50 billion temporary housing market. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2020
Join our travel payments experts and gain valuable insights about redesigning your global payments strategy for a faster and stronger recovery. Read More
News | Technology
Trust, confidence and responsiveness - a checklist for travel brands
Trust, confidence and responsiveness - a checklist for travel brands
By Salesforce | November 30, 2020
Airlines, cruise companies and hotels scrambled to transform their business strategies and address customer concerns ‐ all while keeping their employees and guests safe from the virus. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
By PhocusWire | November 26, 2020
An agile, integrated and empathetic approach across journey touchpoints is critical to instill a sense of confidence within the stakeholder community, both internal and external.  Read More
News | Technology
Innovation, recovery, renewal: What the travel industry can expect in 2021
Innovation, recovery, renewal: What the travel industry can expect in 2021
By SAP Concur | November 26, 2020
In 2021, the global travel community will continue to see significant changes in nearly every sector. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb's IPO filing - what the travel industry can learn from a unique marketing playbook
Airbnb's IPO filing - what the travel industry can learn from a unique marketing playbook
By Mario Gavira | November 23, 2020
Here are some key learnings that marketers might want to keep in the back of their minds when travel comes back and the marketing battle heats up again. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Booking Holdings boss talks pressure on hotels and the private accommodation trend
By Linda Fox | November 20, 2020
Glenn Fogel discusses how changes in the lodging market could be beneficial to large distributors - meaning hotels could face an uphill battle ahead. Read More
News | Distribution
Short-term rental bookings are up following news of vaccine
Short-term rental bookings are up following news of vaccine
By Jill Menze | November 20, 2020
According to Guesty, in the week following news of an effective COVID-19 vaccine, short-term rental bookings for Q1 2021 were up 6%. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: CheKin - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: CheKin - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 20, 2020
CheKin's allows companies to earn money and save time when guests complete the registration process by themselves in an automatic, digital and contactless way. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Booking.com now requires rental properties to meet minimal cleanliness score
By Mitra Sorrells | November 19, 2020
Properties that do not have an average score of at least six out of 10 by May will be removed from the Booking.com platform. Read More
News | Distribution
"Perfect timing" - Travel industry reacts to Airbnb's IPO filing
"Perfect timing" - Travel industry reacts to Airbnb's IPO filing
By Jill Menze | November 18, 2020
With Airbnb filing for its long-awaited initial public offering, experts weigh in on what it means for the travel industry. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
Airbnb's IPO registration shows it's ready to join the big leagues
By Kevin May | November 17, 2020
On the eve of its debut on the public markets, documents filed this week indicate that it is ready move in comfortably alongside the likes of Expedia Group and Booking Holdings. Read More
News | Online
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Travel companies ask European regulators to enforce Google dominance decision
November 16, 2020
In a letter to the commissioner for competition, 130 companies and 28 industry organizations, across numerous sectors, ask the Commission to enforce its 2017 abuse of dominance decision. Read More
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