Private Accommodation


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

VIDEO: Bringing loyalty to travel's hottest sector
VIDEO: Bringing loyalty to travel's hottest sector
By PhocusWire | April 5, 2021
While the sector is not new by any means, brands are still unsure of the best way to gain loyalty from their guests and ensure they have the attention of travelers every time they consider a new trip. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
Sounding Off: Airbnb isn't a community - it's a business
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2021
The real test of the company comes from hereon with its quarterly figures, strategic initiatives that boost them and destroying the competition. Read More
Interview | Online
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Vrbo targets Airbnb “Superhosts” as rental competition heats up
By Jill Menze | April 1, 2021
Vrbo is offering experienced short-term rental hosts increased visibility through its new Fast Start program. Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair - Patrick Andrä of HomeToGo
In The Big Chair - Patrick Andrä of HomeToGo
By Mitra Sorrells | March 31, 2021
Patrick Andrä is the co-founder and CEO of HomeToGo, a search engine for vacation rentals with more than 250 employees. It also operates the Wimdu and Tripping.com websites. Read More
Interview | Online
Webjet invests $4.1M into blockchain startup LockTrip
Webjet invests $4.1M into blockchain startup LockTrip
By Jill Menze | March 31, 2021
As part of the deal, Webjet has agreed to a second optional tranche of $4.2 million for a total of $8.3 million. Read More
News | Technology
How the pandemic has impacted Airbnb supply
How the pandemic has impacted Airbnb supply
By Jill Menze | March 30, 2021
According to AirDNA, Airbnb lost 5% of its total listings from January through June of 2020. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Staze is a last-minute booking app for holiday rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2021
Founded in February 2020, Staze is targeted to spontaneous travelers who want to book stays starting within two weeks. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: The “not stupid” way to achieve loyalty in hospitality
VIDEO: The “not stupid” way to achieve loyalty in hospitality
By PhocusWire | March 29, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire’s Pulse: Loyalty For The Long Haul event, CitizenM’s Lennert de Jong says loyalty in hospitality is all about the physical experience. Read More
News | Online
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Mint House secures investment for corporate travel rental platform
By Linda Fox | March 26, 2021
Mint House, a rentals for corporate travel concept, previously announced $15 million in funding in May 2019. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Why loyalty programs are still relevant
VIDEO: Why loyalty programs are still relevant
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2021
Phocuswright analyst Mark Blutstein has carried out a study into what consumers think about loyalty programs and what type of rewards and engagement they want from their favorite brands. Read More
News | Online
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Hopper closes $170M funding round, creates new B2B offering with Capital One as first partner
By Mitra Sorrells | March 24, 2021
Hopper is kicking off an ambitious growth plan that includes the launch of Hopper Cloud, selling its infrastructure, agency content, financial technology and data science capabilities to other travel... Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Consolidation in rentals will be the story of 2021
Sounding Off: Consolidation in rentals will be the story of 2021
By PhocusWire | March 19, 2021
What seems to be an important factor in this scenario is how the biggest platforms in the market, such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking.com, might react. Read More
Interview | Online
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GuestReady returns to growth focus with acquisition of The Porto Concierge
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
GuestReady has acquired The Porto Concierge, the largest short-term rental management company in Portugal, and aims to grow to 10,000 properties by 2023.  Read More
News | Startups
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How pandemic-led consumer behaviors might play out in travel
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2021
We look at some of Euromonitor's consumer trends for 2021 and how they're impacting travel and its attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
News | Online
Airbnb's financial performance signifies shift in traveler behavior
Airbnb's financial performance signifies shift in traveler behavior
By Luca Zambello - Jurny | March 16, 2021
As travelers begin planning trips again, it is a good time to look at the trends driving Airbnb’s popularity and what they mean for business and leisure travel in 2021 and the years to come.  Read More
Opinion | Online
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