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Insights from Airbnb CEO’s Speech: Addressing Loneliness, Designing Outstanding Experiences, and Cultivating Passionate Customers

Thibault Masson

In a recent speech delivered at the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky shared valuable insights ...

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Booking.com Introduces Payments by Booking.com for Vacation Rental Managers

Thibault Masson

As we mentioned in our analysis of Booking.com’s US strategy, the company has finally released a payment solution for vacation ...

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Unleashing the Power of Heritage Travel and Film Fans: A Guide for Vacation Rental Managers and Airbnb Hosts

Uvika Wahi

In recent years, heritage travel has captured the imagination of vacationers worldwide, driven by a combination of popular television shows, ...

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Airbnb Hosts Can Finally See Their Listing Categories: Here’s How to Check and Correct Them

Thibault Masson

With Airbnb’s new update, hosts can now easily view their listing categories, ensuring their properties are properly categorized for better ...

he Tragic Case of a Toddler's Death in a Vacation Rental Raises Questions About Liability and Safety

The Tragic Case of a Toddler’s Death in a Vacation Rental Raises Questions About Liability and Safety

Thibault Masson

The devastating case of Enora Lavenir, a 19-month-old toddler who tragically died due to a lethal amount of fentanyl in ...

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Urban Short-Term Rentals for Groups: A Comprehensive Deep Dive with Roami’s CEO Andreas King-Geovanis on Strategy and Vision

Thibault Masson

Urban short-term rentals are back in demand after more than two years of tepid demand. Time to explore this thriving, ...

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Airbnb’s Future: Moving Beyond Travel and Expanding Housing Options, as per Brian Chesky

Thibault Masson

Airbnb was once a simple travel marketplace, connecting travelers with unique accommodations around the world. But today, the company is ...

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Affordability and Comfort: Airbnb Targets Budget-Conscious Families

Thibault Masson

Airbnb is looking to position itself as the ultimate destination for family travel but may face challenges in shedding its ...

EU Reaches Common Position on Short-Term Rental Regulation

EU Reaches Common Position on Short-Term Rental Regulation

Uvika Wahi

On Thursday, March 2, the European Ministers for Competitiveness agreed on a plan to regulate how data is collected and ...

How A.I. is revolutionizing short-term rental management for increased efficiency and bookings

How A.I. is revolutionizing short-term rental management for increased efficiency and bookings

Uvika Wahi

The mere mention of A.I. can sometimes invoke wariness and even fear among short-term rental hosts and managers who worry ...

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Vrbo to Switch to Expedia Group Platform in 2023: Challenges and Opportunities

Thibault Masson

In 2023, vacation rental booking platform Vrbo will be switching to Expedia Group’s platform. This move presents both challenges and ...

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Airbnb Plus and Luxe in 2023: A Comeback Story for Premium Stays?

Thibault Masson

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, Airbnb made the difficult decision to pause two of its ambitious ...

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Decoding Airbnb’s strategic priorities for 2023

Thibault Masson

While commenting on its 2022 financial results, its first-ever profitable year, Airbnb uncovers its three strategic priorities for 2023: In ...

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Airbnb Attains Yearly Profitability for First Time in 2022, Breaking Records With Most Profitable Quarter Ever

Thibault Masson

During the fourth quarter of 2022, Airbnb reported a net income of $319 million, its most profitable quarter ever. Compared ...

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Comparing Airbnb and Vrbo’s Policies on Verifying Guests and Preventing Party Bookings

Thibault Masson

Airbnb and Vrbo have recently been in the news for presenting some of their measures to better protects hosts. As ...

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Why it makes sense for Expedia to push individual hosts to Vrbo

Thibault Masson

Recently, there were murmurs that Expedia was set to remove vacation rentals from its website. But according to travel publication ...

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booking.yeah doesn’t work, but Booking doubles down for Super Bowl 2023 with Melissa McCarthy

Thibault Masson

For the second year, Booking.com is releasing a Super Bowl ad. In 2022, its ad featured Idris Elba and relaunched ...

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ChatGPT Prompts for Vacation Rental Managers: Combine content, SEO, and formatting

Thibault Masson

We’ve already covered how vacation rental managers can leverage A.I .text-generators for travel and tourism. As the weeks go by, ...

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Short Term Rental Operators Leverage Sustainability Badges to Maximize Clicks and Bookings

Thibault Masson

The Pursuit of Sustainability: Accommodations and Travelers Show Interest Booking.com’s research reveals an appetite for sustainability on both the traveler ...

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Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and Tripadvisor Join Forces to Showcase Historical Rise of European Short-Term Rental Markets

Thibault Masson

Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and Tripadvisor have teamed up with the European Union to provide exclusive monthly statistics on short-term accommodation ...

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