Posts Tagged ‘peer-to-peer lodging’

How Hotels Should Respond to Airbnb’s Growing Ambitions

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

At its Airbnb Open conference in November, the sharing economy platform unveiled Airbnb Trips, its foray into guided tours and events. Whatever effect it has on Airbnb’s $30 billion valuation is not for me to say, but I think it portends different things for branded and independent hotels.

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Expedia’s Accelerator draws ire as commissions rise

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

A look back at last week’s top hotel headlines and how they will impact your revenue strategy.

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Don’t Underestimate the Airbnb Threat

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

If you’re like me, you’re probably a little sick of hearing about Airbnb and its cohort of sharing economy accommodations sites. Of course, I only write about the hotel industry, and you’re probably charged with maximizing revenues, occupancy and profits at your hotel or hotel company. So, as such, you need to keep tabs on any and all potential threats to your business.

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