Just maybe, 2020 will be the year Greece sets sail for a sustainable economy and future. It all depends on Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.
Greece’s Tourism Geniuses: Still Swimming Upstream
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and other tourism geniuses in Greece continue losing their collective minds over Airbnb’s successes.
Greek Tax Authority to Deploy Revenue Robots On Airbnb Hosts
Bad news for Greek property owners intent on squelching on Airbnb revenue taxes. Authorities are proceeding with pre-announced cross-inspections in efforts to ferret out tax-evading property owners leasing out their accommodations. In the latest news Greek tax men will use “search robots” deployed by the revenue authority. The move may put an end to the Airbnb bonanza that has supported thousands through tough times in Greece.
Avantio and Receptio Collaboration in Vacation Rentals Market
Avantio is the first vacation rental management software to join forces with Receptio powered by SysPay, a payment institution specialized in the hospitality industry.
HomeAway: The Latest Acquisitioin in Expedia Buying Spree
News from Expedia tells of the OTA’s coming purchase of holiday rental firm HomeAway. In a deal estimated at $3.9 billion, the Texas based startup could punch a hole in the alternative accommodations space for the famous brand.
Watch out airbnb: HomeAway buys into guest experiences
HomeAway, the innovative vacation rental startup we’ve covered before, has invested $20 million in in social review startup Gogobot. Along with Battery Ventures and Redpoint Ventures, HomeAway aims to enhance profitability of the larger entity via restaurant and other ancillary recommendations.
HomeAway.co.uk’ Travel Trends 2013 Revealed
According to UK’s leading holiday rentals website, HomeAway.co.uk, contemporary travelers are becoming more willing to organize their own holidays in order to achieve desired results. Photo courtesy Wikipedia The era when travel agents were taking care of our vacations seems long gone. Nowadays, more and more holidaymakers prefer to do their own research, book accommodations directly […]
Right Next Door in Asia with travelmob
travelmob, the unique Asia traveler accommodation portal, has announced having received a cool $1 million in seed funding. The round, led by Jungle Ventures and private investors, is intended to spur growth for the startup across Asia. Launched back in July, travelmob hooks Asia guests up with short term rentals across the region.
European Vacation Rentals: Room At the Top
Key findings from PhoCusWright, presented by Tnooz, reveal the strength of Europe’s holiday rental segment. Despite the complexities of the European holiday rental market, the potential for revenue there is undeniable, PCW estimates the current in the report titled: PhoCusWright’s European Vacation Rental Marketplace: 2011-2013. €20 billion euro is one powerful incentive for studying rentals.
HouseTrip – A Startup Taking Aim At Travel Alternatives
TechCrunch reported on a fascinating startup in April, a new take on vacation rentals called HouseTrip. The news back then was about the Swiss startup’s $2.7 million in funding from Index Ventures, but today it looks as if the company is spending the money wisely. Let’s take a look under the hood of what my old friend Steve O’Hear called; “another play in the holiday apartments space.”
VacationRoost Launches Vacation Portal – Barbados Anyone?
Vacation home rental innovators, VacationRoost, launched their new website today. The new rental portal features some 150,000 plus managed vacation rentals from North America, to Mexico and the Caribbean, and beyond. Argo takes a look at the new site, and at least one deal for a great summer vacation; “Barbados anyone?”
HomeAway & the Business of Super Bowl Commercials
With Super Bowl XLV headed to living rooms and sports bars everywhere this weekend, one highly anticipated aspect of that great event is, of course, the ever present commercials which often entertain more than the game itself. Remember the time when your parents rented that beach house for the Summer? HomeAway remembers.