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Round-Up: Homes & Villas Debuts AI Search, Smiling House Embraces Swisstainability, Hospitable Stokes Book Direct Movement

Round-Up: Homes & Villas Debuts AI Search, Smiling House Embraces Swisstainability, Hospitable Stokes Book Direct Movement

Uvika Wahi

Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy Employs AI to Enhance Vacation Rental Discovery Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental Managers: About ...

How To Optimize Listings At Scale With Custom AI

How To Optimize Listings At Scale With Custom AI

Uvika Wahi

Efficiency and personalization are not just desired but required for success in the short-term rental industry. This requirement, combined with ...

How the 2024 Eclipse is Transforming the Off-Season into Peak Demand in US Markets

How the 2024 Eclipse is Transforming the Off-Season into Peak Demand in US Markets

Uvika Wahi

In April 2024, a spectacular celestial event will traverse the United States and parts of Canada: a total solar eclipse. ...

From Ban to Plan: Adapting to Airbnb’s Global Ban on Indoor Security Cameras

From Ban to Plan: Adapting to Airbnb’s Global Ban on Indoor Security Cameras

Uvika Wahi

At a time where the balance between security and privacy is more critical than ever, Airbnb has announced a global ...

Regaining Control: Loosening the Algorithm's Grip on Your Short-Term Rental Pricing Strategy

Regaining Control: Loosening the Algorithm’s Grip on Your Pricing Strategy

Uvika Wahi

In an era where data reigns supreme and algorithms dictate a significant portion of our decision-making processes, short-term rental (STR) ...

airbnb 2024 spring update

Airbnb 2024 Spring update: Carrots and sticks for hosts 

Thibault Masson

Airbnb has just dropped a surprise 2024 Spring update. Usually, we only have a Winter and a Summer one. This ...

Round-Up: 1.5 Million Airbnb Listings Verified, UK Demand Softens, TravelAI Acquires Casai Domain

Round-Up: 1.5 Million Airbnb Listings Verified, UK Demand Softens, TravelAI Acquires Casai Domain

Uvika Wahi

Airbnb Spring 2024 Update: 1.5 Million Verified Listings and Further Gamification of the Hosting Experience Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental ...

Revenue Management Tactics for High-Demand Event Pricing: From Local Events to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Revenue Management Tactics for High-Demand Event Pricing: From Local Events to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Uvika Wahi

In short-term rental management, the difference between a good year and a great one today often hinges on the ability ...

Airbnb SNL commercial: Chanel & Chanel Interior Design

Thibault Masson

The March 2, 2024 “Airbnb Design Commercial” skit by Saturday Night Live humorously critiques both the design aesthetics commonly found ...

pricelabs airbnb calculator

Why PriceLabs is launching Revenue Estimator Pro, its souped-up Airbnb calculator

Thibault Masson

As the editor of Rental Scale-Up and also the Head of Product Marketing at PriceLabs. Today, I’d like to share ...

Ready or Not: Imminent UK Regulations Reopen the Hotel vs. Short-Term Rental Debate

From the UK to New York City, Let’s Look at the Impact of New Regulations

Uvika Wahi

The UK government has recently announced significant legislative changes that aim to strike a balance between preserving housing availability for ...

Round-Up: U.S. Demand Dwindles, Airbnb Preferred Partners 2024, Lodgify Launches Dynamic Pricing

Round-Up: U.S. Demand Dwindles, Airbnb Preferred Partners 2024, Lodgify Launches Dynamic Pricing

Uvika Wahi

The Cold Reality: AirDNA’s January Review Reveals U.S. Market Slowdown Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental Managers: About AirDNA: Uvika’s View: ...

Round-Up: Airbnb Crosses 5 Million Hosts, Opago Takes Over Staykeepers, Australia's Legislative Leap in Short-Term Rentals

Round-Up: Airbnb Crosses 5 Million Hosts, Opago Takes Over Staykeepers, Australia’s Legislative Leap in Short-Term Rentals

Uvika Wahi

Airbnb Hits 5 Million Host Milestone Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental Managers: About Airbnb: Uvika’s View: White Label Operations Provider ...

Airbnb Concierge: Anticipating an AI-powered super app for Airbnb

Airbnb Concierge: Anticipating an AI-powered super app for Airbnb

Thibault Masson

Imagine it’s 2025, and the trailblazer of travel, Airbnb, is unveiling its latest innovation: Airbnb Concierge, a lifestyle super-app poised ...

Airbnb 2023 financial results: The vacation rental boom is behind us

Airbnb 2023 financial results: The vacation rental boom is behind us

Thibault Masson

Airbnb’s 2023 financial snapshot offers a compelling glimpse into the evolving dynamics of the vacation rental market, crucial for every ...

2024 Airbnb strategy: Insight for property managers and hosts

2024 Airbnb strategy: Insight for property managers and hosts

Thibault Masson

For those managing vacation rentals on Airbnb, understanding the platform’s strategic direction for 2024 is essential to align your business ...

Young Affluents and Travel Agents: What’s Driving the Luxury Vacation Rental Market in 2024?

Young Affluents and Travel Agents: What’s Driving the Luxury Vacation Rental Market in 2024?

Uvika Wahi

The luxury rental market is soaring. With the global sector expected to be valued at a staggering $82 billion by ...

Round-Up: HomeToGo Smashes 2023 Financial Goals, Hospitable Launches Connect, Abode Worldwide Releases Tech Tools Directory

Round-Up: HomeToGo Smashes 2023 Financial Goals, Hospitable Launches Connect, Abode Worldwide Releases Tech Tools Directory

Uvika Wahi

HomeToGo Outperforms 2023 Projections, Sets New Booking Revenue Record Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental Managers: About HomeToGo: Uvika’s View: Hospitable ...

Airbnb ranking listings with AI

How Airbnb Uses AI to Rank Your Listings And Boost Its Revenues

Thibault Masson

As an Airbnb host, you’ve likely wondered how your listing ranks in search results on Airbnb. These questions might have ...

Round-Up: Hostaway Welcomes New COO, Boostly and OwnerRez Collaborate, Dtravel Breaks New Ground in Booking Resale

Round-Up: Hostaway Welcomes New COO, Boostly and OwnerRez Collaborate, Dtravel Breaks New Ground in Booking Resale

Uvika Wahi

Hostaway Taps Ken Weary for COO, Sets Sights on Acquisitions for Expansion Key Takeaways for Vacation Rental Managers: About Hostaway: ...

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