If the reception Airbnb received at this year’s GBTA Convention is any indication, the simple answer to the question in the headline is yes. While CNN’s Richard Quest managed to garner healthy applause from the audience by bringing up Airbnb’s duty of care shortcomings on a lodging panel that featured the company’s global head of … Continue reading “Is Airbnb Finally Being Welcomed by Corporate Travel?”
August 4, 2017Is Airbnb Finally Being Welcomed by Corporate Travel?
August 2, 2017Wyndham’s RCI confirms acquisition of Love Home Swap
RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide, has confirmed the acquisition of London-based Love Home Swap. The time share giant said the purchase “adds a company that complements its existing business, broadens its appeal to a new base of holidaymakers and strengthens its position as a leader within the global alternative holiday accommodation sector”. Gordon Gurnik, … Continue reading “Wyndham’s RCI confirms acquisition of Love Home Swap”
Airbnb Inc. ranks No. 1 in the home-sharing market, but travel booking giants Priceline Group Inc. and Expedia Inc. are catching up — the latter boosted by rapid growth at Austin-based HomeAway Inc. Airbnb, based in San Francisco, has a roughly 15 percent share of the global home-sharing market, compared with 12 percent for Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) and 9 percent for Priceline … Continue reading “With HomeAway growing like crazy, Expedia closes in on Airbnb for market share”