Private Accommodation


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HomeExchange builds alternative model to take on rentals with Netflix-style subscription
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2019
A subscription service, rather than pay-per-stay, is at the heart of the recently merged rental service. Read More
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TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2019
A new partnership with software company Guesty is helping TripAdvisor refine its Rentals business. Read More
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Outdoorsy rides off with $50M to expand its RV rental marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2019
Peer-to-peer RV rental platform Outdoorsy has raised $50 million in Series C funding that will be used toward continued international expansion. Read More
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OYO sees big growth in business travelers, eyes further expansion
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2019
OYO Hotels and Homes continues to build up its business travel segment with the recent addition of a booking service for corporates booking their own trips. Read More
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RedAwning eyes boost for multi-unit properties through Google Hotel Ads
By Linda Fox | January 2, 2019
Vacation rental specialist RedAwning has launched Google Hotel Ads for the multi-unit properties on its expanding portfolio. Read More
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Bots, personalized offers will shape younger traveler habits in 2019
Bots, personalized offers will shape younger traveler habits in 2019
By Jill Menze | December 31, 2018
Younger travelers are keen to engage with bots and are more likely to be swayed by personalized offers as they head into 2019. Read More
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Fallacies and travel: Making sense out of 2018
By Simone Puorto | December 28, 2018
A look at the four most important trends of the year worth saluting. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
VIDEO: Hotels and doing the simple things first with tech
VIDEO: Hotels and doing the simple things first with tech
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
Hotels face battles on multiple fronts - but it's not just the obvious competitive elements that give them the biggest challenges. Read More
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AvantStay wins $5M round to grow group booking service for private accommodation
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
AvantStay has landed a $5 million funding round from large group of investors led by Ballpen Capital. Read More
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QOTW: Something about a battle of the platforms
QOTW: Something about a battle of the platforms
By Kevin May | December 21, 2018
Quote from Sam Turner and Peter Mansour at Hotelbeds Group, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | December 20, 2018
Blockchain has been one of the most talked about concepts of 2018 - not least in travel, where its development is touted by some as the future of distribution and security. Read More
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Momentum and the vacation rental tech startup scene
By Vanessa de Souza Lage - Rentals United | December 20, 2018
The vacation and short-term rental industry is an exciting place for startups right now. There’s been plenty of investment flowing in, with lots of growth, which has created momentum. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Intermediary growth, consolidation and more hotel distribution trends for 2019
Intermediary growth, consolidation and more hotel distribution trends for 2019
By Sam Turner & Peter Mansour - Hotelbeds Group | December 18, 2018
Consolidation among hotel groups, a slowdown in the alternative accommodations space and airline websites selling hotel inventory were trends seen in 2018 that will continue into 2019. As the year comes... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
The profile of a brand in travel - and the perception of it from consumers and industry peers - is mostly generated over the course of certain events or a period of time. Read More
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Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
By Jill Menze | December 14, 2018
Airbnb is pushing its hotels business by featuring a “Boutique Hotels” category on its homepage and by including hotels in its space type filter. Read More
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