Private Accommodation


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Brand Business - Lish Kennedy of Vrbo
By Jill Menze | November 13, 2019
Lish Kennedy joined Vrbo as vice president of global brand marketing in August after three years at Etsy in a similar position.  Read More
Interview | Online
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Accor gets access to Alibaba customers via distribution and loyalty deal
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2019
The agreement aims to develop “digital applications and loyalty programs” by integrating Accor’s products and services within the Alibaba ecosystem. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Amiad Soto
By PhocusWire | November 11, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Welcome to Amiad Soto of Guesty. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: CertiStay certifies the safety and security of vacation rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | November 11, 2019
CertiStay, backed by a team that includes industry veteran Terry Jones, provides safety and security inspections and certifications for short-term rental properties.  Read More
Interview | Startups
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2019
Will the brands that dominate now still be there in a future still yet to be fully defined? Yes and no. That's why the next era for the digital travel economy promises to be such a thrilling ride... Read More
News | Technology
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Expedia blames weak SEO for flat performance, reports $3.56B revenue
By Steven Lerner | November 6, 2019
For Expedia Group in the third quarter of 2019, net income fell 22% year-over-year and adjusted EBITDA was flat. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb says it will verify all listings, add other safety steps on heels of shooting
By Mitra Sorrells | November 6, 2019
Airbnb will verify every listing on the platform and add other security measures in the wake of a shooting at an Airbnb rental that left five people dead. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
Joining hosts David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May for this week's episode is Francis Davidson, CEO and co-founder at Sonder. Read More
Interview | Online
Vrbo tests unbranded listings, upsets property managers
Vrbo tests unbranded listings, upsets property managers
By Mitra Sorrells | October 30, 2019
Property managers are not pleased with Vrbo's test of removing property management company names from listings. Read More
News | Online
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Vacasa now a unicorn, lands largest vacation rental Series C at $319M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2019
Vacasa's latest investment is the largest such Series C round to date in the vacation rental management industry. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb leads $60M investment in attraction bookings brand Tiqets
By Kevin May | October 29, 2019
Created in 2014, CEO and co-founder Luuc Elzinga has led the company through a number of investments, including a $23 million Series B almost 12 months ago to the day. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
Booking.com pledges semi-neutral role in private accommodation distribution
By Kevin May | October 22, 2019
The online travel agency plans to create a service called "Partner Up" - a mechanism to allow private owners to connect with property management companies so that they can receive help with their... Read More
News | Distribution
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2019
Anyone - hotels, private accommodation, system providers - who thought the hospitality sector was immune from fundamental change should think again. Read More
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Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2019
Execs from Amadeus Ventures, AccorHotels and Singapore Airlines join a panel at WebInTravel, moderated by Timothy Hughes of Agoda. Read More
News | Startups
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OYO founder funnels $700M into new $1.5B round, valuing company at $10B
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
India-based hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes will use its latest funding round – a $1.5 billion Series F – to expand its vacation rentals business in Europe and to grow its overall presence in the... Read More
News | Online