Private Accommodation


STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2018
Domio targets group travelers with spacious, tech-forward homes in urban markets. In addition to its Domio-operated and designed properties, the company is planning to launch 25 apartment-hotels in the... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. Read More
News | Online
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Vacasa launches multifamily unit to grow short-term rentals in urban markets
By Jill Menze | November 14, 2018
Vacasa is bringing its vacation rental business to urban markets with the launch of Vacasa Multifamily. Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor surpasses half of hotel sales on mobile, revenue per shopper climbs again
TripAdvisor surpasses half of hotel sales on mobile, revenue per shopper climbs again
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2018
TripAdvisor’s revenue grew 4% in the third quarter of 2018, to $458 million. Read More
News | Online
Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
Direct vs. third-party: The distribution landscape for vacation rental property managers
By Jill Menze | November 7, 2018
Vacation rental property managers in Europe are increasingly turning to Airbnb and Booking.com as distribution channels, however they are seeing gains in direct bookings for certain kinds of properties. Read More
News | Distribution
Booking new tools professional rental partners
Booking.com creates new filters and tools for short-term rental partners
By Mitra Sorrells | November 1, 2018
Tools to help professional vacation rental managers save time and control who can book their properties are part of a new suite of products launched this week by Booking.com.   Read More
News | Technology
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Q&A: HomeToGo on metasearch in the vacation rental industry
By Phocuswire | October 31, 2018
Metasearch has tried to become a part in the rental ecosystem - with some big investment rounds going into startups and, unfortunately, some fairly high-profile casualties along the way. Read More
News | Distribution
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Properly nabs $8.5M to grow housekeeping platform for vacation rental property managers
By Jill Menze | October 30, 2018
Properly has raised $8.5 million to expand its cleaning and operations management platform for vacation rental managers. Read More
News | Technology
Metasearch part 4 startup challenges
The metasearch model, part 4: Startup space
By Mitra Sorrells | October 29, 2018
Compared to other aspects of travel, metasearch has not seen as much activity from startups. For our final piece in this series, we explore the question of why, with insights from a venture... Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia Q3 earnings 2018
Expedia records another positive quarter, double-digit growth in revenue and bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2018
Expedia Group saw its gross booking increased $2.5 billion, or 11% year-over-year, in the third quarter of 2018, fueled by growth in Brand Expedia, HomeAway, Hotels.com and Expedia Partner Solutions.... Read More
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Expedia Group acquires Pillow and ApartmentJet
Expedia Group goes deeper into alternative rentals with acquisitions of Pillow and ApartmentJet
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2018
Expedia Group has acquired two software companies that serve the short-term rental market, a move it says will enhance its alternative accommodations marketplace for residents, owners and managers in... Read More
News | Technology
Evolves acquires Everbooked
Evolve acquires vacation rental pricing platform Everbooked
By Mitra Sorrells | October 24, 2018
Evolve Vacation Rental Network has acquired the technology and intellectual property assets of Everbooked, a dynamic pricing platform for the short-term rental industry.   Read More
News | Technology
OYO launches Indonesia, OYO Living brand
OYO launches in Indonesia, will invest $100 million and reach 35 cities
By Mitra Sorrells | October 24, 2018
Indian hospitality startup OYO has launched in Indonesia, starting with 30 properties operated under lease or franchise agreements in three cities.   Read More
News | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Matt Curtis
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2018
As founder of Smart City Policy Group which he set up a year ago, Curtis works with governments and companies to formulate regulations for emerging technology and the sharing economy.  Read More
Interview | Technology
Vacasa 64M funding
Vacasa raises $64M to boost domestic and international expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | October 18, 2018
U.S.-based vacation rental management company Vacasa has closed $64 million in new funding Read More
News | Distribution