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New Airbnb Rebooking and Refund Policy

New Airbnb Rebooking and Refund Policy tougher for Hosts … but Guests affected by new terms too

Thibault Masson

(April 14, 2022 update) After much uproar on social media, in the trade press (see our original article below) and ...

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AirDNA and Transparent acquired: Hotels, Real Estate, OTAs and STR investors hungry for Vacation Rental Data

Thibault Masson

Vacation rental data is hot, not just for professionals from the short-term rental industry. Over the last two weeks, two ...

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Vacasa (VCSA) 2021 results: High costs of supply growth and tech investment, but positive EBITDA expected in 2023

Thibault Masson

The story of Vacasa, Inc. (VCSA) is one of spending a lot of money on building a tech platform and ...

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Vrbo: Stock booster for Expedia Group

Thibault Masson

Like Airbnb, Expedia Group has recorded its best Q4 ever (from October to November 2021). While the Vrbo stock does ...

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Vacation rental company funding trends 2021 & 2022

Thibault Masson

In which type of property management companies and vacation rental tech startups did the money flow in 2021 and early ...

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How Hopper Homes plans to compete with Airbnb,, and Expedia (2022 update)

Thibault Masson

Hopper, a fast-growing OTA, has launched Hopper Homes, its product and service offer for the vacation rental home market. Hopper ...

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Plum Guide seeks $1.4m from crowdfunding investors, at $146m valuation

Thibault Masson

Plum Guide (, one of the leading luxury vacation rental distribution channels, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign. The London-based ...

Airbnb scams data

Study of 127,183 Airbnb guest complaints: What we learned and what we didn’t.

Thibault Masson

A recent study of 127,183 Airbnb complaints on Twitter has caught the attention of many Airbnb hosts and property managers. While our Rental ...

airbnb vs booking vs vrbo

Airbnb vs Vrbo vs Booking: Stealing the best from one another (supply, positioning, pricing)

Thibault Masson

Airbnb, Booking, and Vrbo are busy finding ways to take the thunder away from each other. Vrbo wants Airbnb’s supply. ...

european short-term rental initiative

Share your opinion and help the EU simplify short-term regulations

Thibault Masson

Make your voice heard. It is crucial and easy to do. The European Union has plans to simplify short-term rental ...

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Airbnb, Sonder, and HomeAway’s CEOs on 2021 – 2022 vacation rental trends

Thibault Masson

Skift’s Global Forum is one of the most respected travel conferences in the world. It is a great place to ...

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Why cleaning fees have increased by more than 33% during the pandemic

Thibault Masson

In May 2021, Airbnb rushed to promise to give full transparency on its cleaning fee, after Twitter and the media ...

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Oliver’s Travels founder on growing a leading luxury villa rental company

Thibault Masson

Oliver Bell, the founder of Oliver’s Travels, one of the biggest British villa rental companies, tells Rental Scale-Up how he ...

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What makes Gîtes de France and its network of 48,000 properties a powerful force within the French holiday rental market?

Thibault Masson

If you are French or a Western European traveller, you may have met the word “gîte” before. It is a ...

vacation rental cash back

US vacation rentals: spending money on TV, travel credits, and lower partner commissions (late summer push)

Thibault Masson

A few weeks ago, we published a deep-dive into’s difficulties with cracking the US vacation rental market, in terms ...

guestready crowdfunding strategy

GuestReady raises €1.5+M in second Seedrs crowdfunding campaign

Thibault Masson

GuestReady, a European property management company, has already raised more than €1.5M ($1.8M) on the equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, a ...

Interview with VTrips CEO Steve Milo on property management mergers and acquisitions

VTrips CEO Steve Milo on prioritising profitability in property management acquisitions

Uvika Wahi

Investment activity in the short-term rental industry continues to gather momentum, and recently VTrips has been at the center of ...

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Airbnb MultiFamily Home Sharing Redux: Will the RealPage Migo partnership fare better than Niido and Pillow in the quest to create Airbnb-friendly buildings?

Thibault Masson

As we mentioned in our article about long stays, Airbnb is renewing its efforts to capture a slice of the ...


Long stays: Airbnb renews efforts to capture slices of housing, real estate rental, and corporate stay markets. But why are room nights flat?

Thibault Masson

Since the onset of the pandemic, Airbnb had claimed that people were not just traveling, but also living and working ...

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How Much Should You Pay Your Vacation Rental Cleaners?

Uvika Wahi

Vacation rental bookings on Airbnb are up 320% since last summer. The expansion of online accommodation sites such as Airbnb, ...

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