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Hotels

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Here's yet another sign that alternative accommodations are becoming sophisticated businesses just like hotels.

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Says New Public Company Visibility Helps Close Deals in Premium Locales

Sonder began feeling an adverse impact from the Omicron outbreak in late November 2021, and that spilled over into January and February, hurting its booking numbers. Still, the forecast is for a 2022 revenue jump of 100 to 110 percent as it inks new deals in more lucrative markets.

Sonder Says New Public Company Visibility Helps Close Deals in Premium Locales
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Short-Term Rentals

The Rise of Short-Term Rentals in Asia Pacific: New Skift Research

The STR industry in APAC is at a nascent stage with promising growth prospects. It is to be seen how the STR market matures to find its demand-supply equilibrium and market leaders.

The Rise of Short-Term Rentals in Asia Pacific: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Podcast: Measuring Airbnb and Booking’s Profit Momentum

Booking Holdings is a significantly more profitable company than Airbnb, which recovered from the pandemic faster, and likely has more upside, but that is certainly debatable.

Podcast: Measuring Airbnb and Booking’s Profit Momentum

Mergers and Acquisitions

DoveVivo Buys Altido to Blend Co-Living With Short-Term Rentals

Skift has long pointed out that the lines are blurring among formerly separate categories in hospitality. The move to hybrid, or blended hospitality, has only sped up lately, as this latest merger highlights.

DoveVivo Buys Altido to Blend Co-Living With Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

AvantStay Creates a $500 Million Fund for Investing in Short-Term Rentals

Nothing underscores how mainstream vacation rentals have become as seeing institutional investors get in on the action.

AvantStay Creates a $500 Million Fund for Investing in Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Looks to Recruit More Hosts to Meet Demand After Record 2021

By the numbers alone — around 4 million hosts — Airbnb hasn't made much progress in host recruitment despite marketing campaigns, easing the onboarding process, and pairing hosts with super host mentors. But there is a pandemic still going on, and Asia-Pacific has largely not rebounded.

Airbnb Looks to Recruit More Hosts to Meet Demand After Record 2021

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Regulatory Fixer to Depart, Leaving Controversial Legacy

Under Chris Lehane, Airbnb has often irritated and outraged local government leaders and short-term rental peers. But as we know about negative campaigns and hardball tactics, they often get results.

Airbnb Regulatory Fixer to Depart, Leaving Controversial Legacy

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: The Higher Cost of Short-Term Rentals

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, January 26, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: The Higher Cost of Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality

Sonder doesn't need to put Hilton or Airbnb out of business to be a winner. But it has to has to cope with the market's displeasure with unprofitable companies, and to prove that its guest experience will deliver on its promises, starting with millennials and Gen Zers.

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality