Private Accommodation


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STARTUP STAGE: At Ease simplifies short-term rentals for military and federal travelers
By Steven Lerner | January 22, 2020
At Ease Rentals Corporation is a platform that provides short-term lodging for federal employees and military members on official travel. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2020
As cold and neutralized by PR as a company could muster, SAP Concur may well have summarized the history of Hipmunk in one sentence. Read More
Interview | Online
Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
SiteMinder lands significant fresh investment valuing the company at around $762 million and the prospect of a public listing in the future. Read More
News | Distribution
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Boutique apart-hotel brand Locale captures $11M to spur expansion, production innovation
By Steven Lerner | January 15, 2020
The company says it will use the funding to invest in digital product innovation, hire executive-level talent and expand operations into new cities.   Read More
News | Online
Why the short-term rental industry needs to pay attention to niche sites
Why the short-term rental industry needs to pay attention to niche sites
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | January 14, 2020
For the short-term rental industry to reach new customers, get new business and elevate revenue, niche sites are worth taking seriously. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
By Kevin May | January 10, 2020
In a wide-ranging and no-holds-barred interview conducted during The Phocuswright Conference 2019, Chris Hemmeter of Thayer Ventures shares some home truths about the sector and the investment world... Read More
News | Startups
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | January 9, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
News | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Justin Francis of Responsible Travel
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2020
The online travel agency was one of the first to offer carbon offsetting in 2002, just a year after co-founder Justin Francis created the brand with Harold Goodwin. Read More
Interview | Online
The Guild Series B round
Hospitality startup The Guild bags $25M to fuel market expansion
By Steven Lerner | January 6, 2020
The Guild wants to expand its alternative accommodation operations into new cities and develop guest-friendly technology for business travelers. Read More
News | Startups
The digital travel revolution, next-gen consumers and the role of insurance
The digital travel revolution, next-gen consumers and the role of insurance
By PhocusWire | January 6, 2020
Over the course of two interviews, PhocusWire spoke to Beth Godlin, president at the Aon Travel Practice, about a wide range of issues in the travel industry. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Tim Choate of RedAwning
By Linda Fox | January 2, 2020
After building two technology startups, Tim Choate founded RedAwning in 2010. The company offers branded vacation rentals as well as technology services to property owners and managers. Read More
Interview | Distribution
The next decade of change in the travel industry
The next decade of change in the travel industry
By Abhijit Pal - Expedia Group  | December 30, 2019
Expedia Group's head of research for the Travel Partners Group shares his predictions - some obvious and some outlandish - for the next 10 years. Read More
Opinion | Technology
The most popular video interviews by PhocusWire in 2019
The most popular video interviews by PhocusWire in 2019
By PhocusWire | December 27, 2019
Over the course of the last 12 months we have recorded over 150 interviews on camera, spanning four events and including one-to-one interviews, panels, innovator profiles and special episodes... Read More
News | Online
Booking.com building connected travel with Google Nest
Booking.com building connected travel with Google Nest
By Linda Fox | December 20, 2019
Booking.com and Google Nest say guests and hosts are looking for more safety and security features when staying in private accommodation with smart technology potentially filling gaps. Read More
News | Technology
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Vacasa expands with acquisition of Resort Lodging Company
By Linda Fox | December 19, 2019
Vacasa plans expansion in Colorado with the acquisition of Resort Lodging Company. Read More
News | Online