Here is the latest date on how Airbnb stacks up against key hotel competition from an article posted on trends.edison.tech.
Airbnb is eyeballing a deal to acquire the payment app Tilt for between $10 and $20 million. If the deal goes through it will probably amount to an employee hire and some back end tech only.
Airbnb announced recently collaborations with a number of tech companies, in order to boost the company’s business conversions. API tests last year with the likes of Live Rez, BookingPal, Kigo and LeisureLink, as well as other connections, promise Airbnb hosts a billboard to reach even more guests. Tech connectedness is certainly Airbnb’s forte, as is the shared economy, but there’s some trouble brewing too. Here’s a look at what’s up with travel’s most forward thinking company this month.
MetaMarketplace, a travel technology company, has announced having acquired B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA via its parent Demeure Operating Company. Now one of the world’s most innovative digital vacation connects is powered by a leading commerce technology company.
Vacation Home Rentals has been acquired by TripAdvisor. The Massachusetts vacation rental service’s more than 14,000 properties worldwide become part of the current expansion by the world’s most prolific online travel review site.
IAVRA, a b2b vacation rental platform for the travel trade Argo covered earlier this year, has just released a new vacation rental survey showing the US as the most desirable rental locale. Polling the platform’s 1000 plus travel agents, IAVRA was able to pinpoint the most requested holiday rentals worldwide.
Every Baby Boomer contemporary I know remembers the family beach vacation rental. Sure, we stayed at the Holiday Inn or Thunderbird Inn every now and then, but back when the best value was just a house or condo rental. And guess what? For the most part, renting a vacation flat, villa, home, or even houseboat beats forking over ten times as much for a hotel room.
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.
A startup from Russia called TravelRent just launched aiming at the short term private accommodation niche that is so huge in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and elsewhere in the Russian Federation. We took a look at the new site, which ended up being a mix of good and bad features – but at least an improvement over previous Russian websites.
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?”