Airbnb faces its first real challenge and possibly its last – but it is not restrictive legislation, as expected, but a virus

The concept on which Airbnb is founded – tourists becoming ‘locals’ and locals profiting from the tourists by hosting them in their homes – is…..

The short stay sector is already blossoming and technology adoption is predicted to help its disruptive bloom

It has been described among the biggest potential disruptors in the travel industry and there is evidence to show that the short stay sector has…..

Short-term rental managers feel that the industry is now more competitive, but also more complicated, as online booking platforms help them find new business

More and more corporate travellers are now looking beyond traditional hotel stays when travelling for business, especially when it encompasses longer stays. Alongside changes in…..

Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business…..

Australia’s short term rentals boom – and Airbnb captures most of it!

Airbnb seems to have the Australian short term rentals market firmly in its grip, new research highlights. Between Mar-2018 and Feb-2019 Australia’s short-term holiday rental…..

Expedia up its game in short-term rentals as it broadens its accommodation portfolio with acquisition of hospitality startups Pillow and ApartmentJet

It is no surprise to see online travel booking specialist Expedia expand its activity in the short-term rental market after first arriving into that space…..