After researching short-term rental occupancy on the books and advertised daily rates for these holiday periods, we find that overall, both STR occupancy and rates during Christmas and New Year’s Eve are surpassing pre-pandemic levels in most key markets.
By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. As investors consider the Airbnb IPO, we analyse key questions facing the company. How will the Airbnb brand, hosts, guests, competitors & COVID impact its IPO?
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.