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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News / Online
Altido continues growth with two acquisitions
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2022
The European property management company has acquired Flatty and A & A Apartments & Boats. Read More
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News / Startups
Guest experience platform Duve raises $10M
By Mitra Sorrells | June 6, 2022
Duve says it currently serves more than 1,000 properties in more than 64 countries and will use the funding to fuel its growth.   Read More
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News / Online
HomeToGo fully acquires vacation rental tech provider SECRA
By Jill Menze | June 1, 2022
HomeToGo’s acquisition of the Germany-based company is its third this year. Read More
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News / Online
Snapchat unveils dynamic ads service for travel advertisers
By Linda Fox | June 1, 2022
The social media platform says it will serve the most relevant ads to Snapchatters interested in travel. Read More
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Opinion / Startups
Tighter capital markets will test travel startups
By Bryan Auchterlonie - Destination Capital | May 31, 2022
In an uncertain capital market cycle, thinly capitalized growth companies will be more exposed and need to respond faster. Read More
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News / Startups
Short-term rental SaaS startup Hostfully raises $4M seed funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2022
Founded in 2016, Hostfully will use the funding to add capabilities to its products, including a native mobile app. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb is shutting its China business
By Jill Menze | May 24, 2022
Airbnb will remove its Chinese listings this summer due to "costly and complex" operations. Read More
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News / Startups
Accessible travel platform Mobee raises €1.5M in funding
By Linda Fox | May 24, 2022
The company offers accessible accommodation and activities via its platform. Read More
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News / Online
Phocuswright Europe 2022: Checking in with short-term rentals
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2022
Executives from Europe’s short-term rental companies will discuss the evolving landscape of alternative lodging. Read More
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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