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Skift Global Forum Preview: Airbnb’s Greg Greeley on Building a Travel Superbrand

Can lightning strike twice for Airbnb when it comes to disrupting the travel industry and accommodations as we know it? Whether it does (or not),…

Sao Paulo Could See Airbnb Listings Surge Thanks to New Zoning Laws

Airbnb lists about 14,000 ads for properties in Sao Paulo. New zoning rules may add to the supply, as the city allows mixed-use buildings near…

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Buys Leavetown to Enroll Multi-Unit Properties

RedAwning's acquisition of Leavetown suggests that marketing and distribution technology built separately for rentals and hotels may one day blend into all-purpose software for all…

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Another month, another lawsuit in the ongoing battle between Airbnb and New York City. We foresee much more wrangling to come. -Dan Peltier

Airbnb Appoints First Woman to Its Board

We were wondering when Airbnb would get around to bringing a little diversity to its board. Good first step. Keep going. -Tom Lowry

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

If you thought hotels had a lot of soft brands, wait until you see what's emerging in the vacation rental sector. The early success of…

Tenants of the Latest Airbnb-Branded Complex in Nashville Feel Blindsided

Oops, they did it again. Will the Airbnb-branded apart-hotel developer Niido ever learn its lesson? -Deanna Ting

Developer Expects to Open as Many as 14 Airbnb-Branded Hotel Concepts by 2019

Given the pushback they've received from residents in Nashville and Kissimmee, Florida, we have to wonder: Why does Niido still insist on using a bait-and-switch…

Hilton’s Timeshare Business Fires a Top Exec for ‘Behavior’ Issue

We are certain to learn more details about why Hilton Grand Vacations fired its chief financial officer. Will other heads roll, too? -Tom Lowry

Expedia CEO to Airbnb and Booking: Not So Fast

HomeAway, like Airbnb, has started courting hotels to list their rooms on its platform, but is it too little, too late at this point? Will…

RedAwning Deal With Google Gives Vacation Rental Managers Tools for Paid Search

In online travel, Google always gets a cut. -Sean O'Neill

Airbnb Is Quietly Borrowing Ideas From the Hotel Industry to Build Up Its Inventory

A classic case of the innovator's dilemma. -Deanna Ting