Private Accommodation


In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with ... Henrik Kjellberg
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with ... Henrik Kjellberg
By PhocusWire | March 19, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Awaze CEO Henrik Kjellberg. Read More
Interview | Online
Sounding Off: The dilemmas that face growing companies
Sounding Off: The dilemmas that face growing companies
By PhocusWire | March 15, 2019
The long road ahead of Airbnb after its HotelTonight acquisition is a familiar one that many brands experience as they push the button to accelerate the business. Read More
Interview | Online
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Home is where the growth is as Booking.com invests in brand and tech
By Linda Fox | March 13, 2019
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel on growth in alternative accommodation and brand awareness. Read More
News | Distribution
Reality check: Airbnb still has a long way to go after HotelTonight deal
Reality check: Airbnb still has a long way to go after HotelTonight deal
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital  | March 12, 2019
The hoopla over the Airbnb purchase of HotelTonight needs further analysis, with more challenges than opportunities ahead for the new owner if it wants to become an OTA. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb-HotelTonight - a deal at the right time for both
Airbnb-HotelTonight - a deal at the right time for both
By Kevin May | March 11, 2019
Three experts covering the accommodation sector share their reaction to the deal by Airbnb to buy online travel agency HotelTonight. Read More
News | Online
Awaze is the new name to take European Vacation Rentals group forward
Awaze is the new name to take European Vacation Rentals group forward
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2019
The London-based company was originally formed last year when Wyndham Worldwide sold its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for $1.3 billion. Read More
News | Distribution
Airbnb to acquire online travel agency HotelTonight
Airbnb to acquire online travel agency HotelTonight
By Kevin May | March 7, 2019
The deal for the OTA gives it the chance to "accelerate our work to build an end-to-end travel platform that serves everyone." Read More
News | Online
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Time to talk - using Google Assistant to book a hotel room
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | March 7, 2019
It is becoming clearer that using voice commands to search for and book hotels is going to be disruptive in the hotel industry and will soon be changing the rules of the game. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
By Kevin May | March 6, 2019
The BookingSuite App Store is a collection of currently 45 different services provided by software companies in the industry that cover a range of tools to help hoteliers with their day-to-day... Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor opens hotel Sponsored Placements
TripAdvisor expands Sponsored Placements for hotels, adds new features
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2019
TripAdvisor's Sponsored Placements for accommodations are now available to any property that provides rates and availability on the platform. Read More
News | Online
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BookingPal lands $12M round to boost vacation rental distribution platform
By Linda Fox | March 4, 2019
Valor Capital Group with Altabix and a “new strategic investor” join Existing investors Amadeus Ventures, PAR Capital Management, Plug and Play Ventures and Thayer Ventures. Read More
News | Distribution
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
By Jill Menze | March 1, 2019
In one of his first interviews since he was appointed president in July, Tao Peng lays out his vision for Airbnb China in this extensive conversation. Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: GAFFL connects solo travelers to plan trips, split costs
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2019
GAFFL, or, Get a Friend for Life, is intended to help solo travelers find others planning similar itineraries to travel together and share costs.   Read More
Interview | Startups
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
News | Distribution
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HomeToGo widens focus to offer mid-term rentals
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2019
Following a number of acquisitions, HomeToGo is widening its service to offer mid-term rental accommodation. Read More
News | Online