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.

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From Our Partners / Online
Report: The professionalization of U.S. short-term rentals
By Mary Ann Nedoszytko - Phocuswright | May 23, 2022
The role of property managers in the short-term rental ecosystem is growing as the industry matures.   Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
The unsexy truth about the sexiest sector in travel
By Matt Landau - VRMB | May 23, 2022
As the vacation rental industry continues to grow, property owners-managers that can deliver unique, special experiences at scale will win. Read More
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News / Online
Phocuswright Europe 2022: Hot topics for hospitality
By PhocusWire | May 20, 2022
Executives from three of Europe's top hotel groups gather on Center Stage at Phocuswright Europe to discuss the industry's challenges, opportunities and outlook. Read More
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News / Online
Bob W begins M&A ramp up, acquires Estonishing Stay
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2022
Estonia-based Estonishing Stay, which launched in 2019, adds to Bob W’s existing portfolio of rentals across Europe. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel fintech momentum builds as industry looks to boost revenue
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
Travel companies plan to equal or increase investment in fintech products and services this year. Read More
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News / Online
HomeToGo updates 2022 outlook amid continued growth
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
HomeToGo attributes continued growth to customer acquisition and retention as well as technology. Read More
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News / Distribution
Europe’s short-term rental segment on track for steady growth
By Phocuswright Research | May 16, 2022
Phocuswright's report explores changes in the short-term rental landscape from both consumer and business perspectives. Read More
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News / Startups
Members-only home-swap network Kindred lands $7.75M
By Jill Menze | May 13, 2022
Founded in 2021, Kindred helps homeowners and renters take advantage of work-from-anywhere flexibility. Read More
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News / Startups
Czech camper van rental marketplace adds €2.7M to seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2022
Campiri says it will use the funding to enter new markets, add to its team and to purchase vehicles to sell to others that want to rent on the platform.  Read More
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News / Online
Vacasa Q1 2022 revenue nearly doubles year-over-year
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2022
Vacasa says in January it reached a milestone of generating more than $1 billion in rental income for its homeowners over the preceding 12 months. Read More
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News / Online
Sonder revenue slips due to omicron in Q1 2022
By Jill Menze | May 11, 2022
For Q1 2022, Sonder revenue decreased from the previous quarter to $80.5 million, while adjusted EBITDA was negative $83.5 million. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb enables “split stays” to ease inventory woes
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2022
"Split stays" are part of Airbnb's newest version of its platform, described as “the biggest change to Airbnb in a decade.”   Read More
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News / Online
OYO acquires vacation rental business Direct Booker
By Linda Fox | May 10, 2022
Croatia-based vacation rental management company Direct Booker is said to have more than 3,000 homes on its platform. Read More
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News / Online
Inside Expedia Group's new unified loyalty program
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2022
Called One Key, the program will allow loyalty members to earn and burn points across all of Expedia Group’s brands. Read More
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Interview / Online
Listening to travel brands, a deafening silence on sustainability
By Kevin May | May 6, 2022
Much needs to change in the minds of executives in this industry and in the banking community, alongside the decisions being made by consumers. Simply providing information to influence consumer choice... Read More