Alternative Accommodation

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the alternative accommodation sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on home-sharing, short-term rentals, timeshare, homestays and other property types.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | September 28, 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
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News / Online
VIDEO: Airbnb on rental regulation and working with communities
By PhocusWire | September 28, 2021
Airbnb's Chris Lehane discusses the platform's work with governments and local authorities during the PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise event. Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | September 28, 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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News / Online
Turismocity raises $6M and acquires Brazilian travel platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2021
Argentina-based Turismocity says it is planning more acquisitions and investments as it aims to become one of the world's top travel companies. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
By PhocusWire | September 27, 2021
For our sixth PhocusWire Pulse event this year, we focus on rapid progress in the development of the alternative accommodation sector.  Read More
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News / Startups
Spanish mid-term housing rental platform Ukio raises $9M
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2021
Founded in 2020, Ukio has 100 apartments in Barcelona and Madrid with plans to grow to 700 across six European capitals by the end of 2022. Read More
Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
Opinion / Online
Do online travel agencies suffer from brand blindness?
By Chris Torres - Tourism Marketing Agency | September 27, 2021
To grow a successful brand, online travel agencies need to refocus how they brand and market their services. Read More
A temperature check on vacation rentals
Opinion / Online
A temperature check on vacation rentals
By Marcus Rader - Hostaway | September 22, 2021
Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic. But it's a useful time to reflect on reality. Read More
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News / Startups
Altacasa raises €2M for luxury second-home ownership platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
London-based Altacasa is the third startup in the luxury home co-ownership space to announce funding in recent weeks. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Building loyalty into your travel brand
By Marisa Garcia | September 22, 2021
As travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel brands need to re-examine the effectiveness of their loyalty programs in encouraging return visits and building a positive brand image. Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Discover how to track worldwide recovery and spot early signs of demand
By Nadine Böttcher - OTA insight | September 22, 2021
Despite hoteliers across the globe eager to capitalize on recovery efforts, strategic decision-making is more difficult in a post-pandemic world than ever before. Read More
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
News / Online
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May | September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. Read More
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
News / Online
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2021
Phocuswright managing director Pete Comeau discussed a range of marketing-related issues with Michael Shafrir, industry manager at Facebook, during the recent TravelTech Show 2021 online... Read More
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
From Our Partners / Distribution
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
By Diane Merlino | September 21, 2021
From humble origins at a single resort, timeshare has evolved into a major segment of the global travel industry. Read More
Big Asia Pacific travel market developments to know
News / Online
Big Asia Pacific travel market developments to know
By Phocuswright Research | September 20, 2021
The road to recovery is long and varies by market, especially as the more contagious Delta variant of the virus wreaks havoc across the region in 2021, hampering travel recovery. Read More