General Interest

Airbnb at IPO part III: How meaningful are Airbnb’s competitors?

Airbnb has positioned and acquitted itself as THE alternative to hotels. Synonymous though it is with vacation rentals, Airbnb faces competition from big budget companies. While the biggest threat to Airbnb’s revenue is a fall in reservations, the most likely driver of this scenario is competition. The strength of Airbnb’s competitors therefore carries big weight in the forthcoming Airbnb IPO.

DMOs

United States of Distribution: How Vacation Rental Distribution in the US is Evolving

Within the short-term rental world, we hear many different reports of the successes and strengths of our various vacation rental distribution options. So we thought we would dig a little deeper… Why is it important and how are vacation rental property managers of different sizes, market types and locations distributing their short-term rentals? Most importantly, what does it mean for you?

Data

Vacation rental distribution: How Airbnb, Vrbo & Booking.com OTAs compare

This article dives into how Airbnb, Vrbo & Booking.com OTAs compare, and what it all means for vacation rental distribution.
OTA performance through the recovery is relevant to some degree, and whilst there are some core, widely acknowledged differences, a data-based look at the shape of each short-term rental OTA is a huge step towards understanding your short-term rental distribution. What does the average listing look like? (Who you’re competing with) and what does the average booking look like? (Who your guests would be). Read on for the importance of distribution strategy and OTA comparisons.