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Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric

Can you be both a marketplace and a supplier at the same time? Airbnb certainly seems interested in testing that theory out. -Deanna Ting

Skift Forum Asia: Why Oyo’s Founder Calls Himself the Chief Clarity Officer

Who has ever built a portfolio of half a million rooms in six years? Oyo, that’s who. And founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal, who will…

China’s Skyrocketing Homesharing Still Needs Greater Variety on Listings

Domestic and foreign travelers are going beyond tier 1 and tier 2 Chinese cities, and homesharing players go where they go. Fortunately there isn’t a…

GuestReady Acquires BnbLord in European Vacation Rental Rollup

Vacasa, Evolve, and other startups have stormed the U.S. vacation rental market by offering tech-savvy property management services. The business model is now about to…

Airbnb Reverses Decision to Boycott West Bank

Airbnb finds the middle ground with the issue of disputed territories including the West Bank, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia by allowing listings in these areas…

These Are the Most Lucrative Vacation Rental Markets in the U.S.

Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway hosts, take note. -Deanna Ting

Airbnb Will Invest Up to $200 Million in India’s Budget Hotel Chain Oyo

So it's finally confirmed. Airbnb is investing up to $200 million in India's budget hotel chain Oyo, a deal that India Oyo observers say has…

Airbnb Says It Has Hosted More Than Half a Billion Travelers Since Its Launch

Context is everything, and it’s hard to have that when the company reporting a bunch of facts and figures makes it hard to have comparisons…

Airbnb’s Potential Investment in Oyo, Explained

This year is shaping up to be the year when Airbnb gets all of its ducks in a row before the big IPO. Investing in…

U.S. Travelers Are Taking Experience to a Different Level: New Skift Research

In its third year, Skift Research’s U.S. Experiential Traveler Survey shows us how the modern American traveler has changed and remained constant, revealing important information…

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

Vacation rental brand Sonder has hit on a plausible business that uses technology to wring out inefficiencies from key processes. But several questions still hover…

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Regulatory battles about short-term rentals are inextricably tied to the growing problem of overtourism in cities like Amsterdam. -Deanna Ting