airbnb — Upward and Ownard

Airbnb guests triple, hurting Priceline, HomeAway From CNBC, February 2, 2015 Airbnb, which just surpassed 30 million guests to use the service at the end of last month, is taking over the vacation rental market at a breakneck speed, stealing customers from public companies HomeAway, Priceline and TripAdvisor. “The news is negative for other large […]

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airbnb – How Big is Big?

Airbnb will soon be booking more rooms than the world’s largest hotel chains From Quartz, January 10, 2015 The rooms available in 2014 jumped from 300,000 in February to a million in December, while the largest hotel company in Europe measured by rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), had about 698,000 rooms in its portfolio. Airbnb offers more rooms […]

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New York City Council Gets Earful about airbnb

Is Airbnb David or Goliath? Opponents and advocates of the short-term rental platform both say the service is disrupting the country’s biggest housing market: New York City. From The Atlantic, January 15, 2014 Tuesday morning, a merry troupe of New Yorkers⎯artists, working stiffs, freelancers, hipsters, and a few likely owners of multiple cats⎯gathered at city […]

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Studay Says Last Year 17% of U.S. Travelers Chose Private Accomodations

 Is Airbnb a Distribution or Hospitality Company? From Hotelier, November 10, 2014 According to PhoCusWright’s Share This! Private Accommodation & the Rise of the New Gen Renter, 22 million adults stayed in private accommodation when traveling for leisure over the past year. While that number looks big, and it has been growing, it still accounts for […]

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