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 | June 14, 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
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The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
By Jill Menze | June 14, 2021
The alternative accommodations market is headed for a record summer, but as people return to work and school, can that trajectory be sustained? Read More
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | June 12, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
News | Technology
Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
Vrbo and Airbnb unite to crack down on party houses
By Kevin May | June 11, 2021
The two giants of the short-term rental world have decided to come together to try and address a specific element of the problem, when repeat offenders get delisted on one platform and then materialize... Read More
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Outdoorsy leads Collective Retreats’ $23M funding round, enters new strategic partnership
Outdoorsy leads Collective Retreats’ $23M funding round, enters new strategic partnership
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2021
Together, RV rental platform Outdoorsy and luxury retreats business Collective Retreats will develop new accommodation offerings. Read More
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TAKE A SURVEY: Deep dive into short-term rentals
TAKE A SURVEY: Deep dive into short-term rentals
By PhocusWire | June 9, 2021
Phocuswright is conducting a 15-minute survey of U.S.-based short-term rental property managers to understand the marketplace and study key property management trends. Read More
News | Technology
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Can travel platforms find ways to regulate themselves?
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
The European Purpose Project - launched by a number of brands including ground transport specialist Bolt - is putting together a code of conduct for platforms. Read More
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Customer engagement strategy key to rebuilding traveler confidence
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
Only a fifth of consumers feel safe traveling now with many relying on the vaccine rollout before they travel. Read More
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Q&A: OYO on how it wants to emerge from the COVID crisis
By Mitra Sorrells | June 8, 2021
Abhinav Sinha, COO of India-based OYO, discusses what the company has learned through the pandemic, new tech products it has launched and its plans for future growth. Read More
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VTrips makes string of acquisitions as consolidation in vacation rentals continues
VTrips makes string of acquisitions as consolidation in vacation rentals continues
By Jill Menze | June 7, 2021
VTrips has acquired Tennessee-based Resort Property Management as well as Florida-based Distinctive Beach Rentals and Resort Collection. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
VIDEO: Fighting fraud in vacation rentals
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security, Expedia Group's James Cassidy explains how booking vacation homes via an intermediary comes with certain protections. Read More
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Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
Operto acquires fellow hospitality tech provider VRScheduler
By Kevin May | June 3, 2021
VRScheduler is known for its property management tools for vacation rentals, including bookings and distribution through major third parties, payments, forecasting, staff and resource services,... Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 67 - Richard Valtr of Mews
How I Got Here, episode 67 - Richard Valtr of Mews
By PhocusWire | June 3, 2021
Richard Valtr was back in his home country of the Czech Republic and helping with a family project to renovate and build a hotel, when the concept of Mews was formed. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Cosi acquires Friendly Rentals to boost presence in Spain
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2021
Germany-based Cosi is focusing on city-center locations for leisure and business travel use. Read More
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Sounding Off: There's no masking mainstream ambitions in travel
Sounding Off: There's no masking mainstream ambitions in travel
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2021
It's worth remembering that Airbnb has been attempting to place itself in the mainstream for quite some time, rather than it trying to do so as part of some kind of new strategy now. Read More
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