Posts Tagged ‘Airbnb’

Making Big Data More Useful for Your Hotel

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

What’s ahead in revenue management in 2017?

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

As we all dive into the new year, hotel owners, operators and revenue strategists are probably a bit perplexed as they try to determine what kind of 2017 it will be. Will the hotel industry’s long upswing continue with further increases in occupancy and higher levels of average rate? Or will the merry-go-round finally come to a stop and everyone need to devise ways to gain bigger shares of declining or flat markets?

How Hotels Should Respond to Airbnb’s Growing Ambitions

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

At its Airbnb Open conference in November, the sharing economy platform unveiled Airbnb Trips, its foray into guided tours and events. Whatever effect it has on Airbnb’s $30 billion valuation is not for me to say, but I think it portends different things for branded and independent hotels.

5 new ways Airbnb could affect your business

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Airbnb made a lot of noise at its recent annual conference for hosts and guests. At the event in Los Angeles, the company announced several initiatives and hinted at possible future directions for the leader in the shared economy accommodations sector.

Hotels: Step Up Your Email Marketing Game

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

How to keep Airbnb from stealing your corporate business

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

To some hotel operators, marketers and revenue leaders, it seems as though Airbnb has been a thorn in their sides for a long time. In reality, the sharing economy site didn’t launch until 2009 and took two years to book its first million roomnights. Today, it is ubiquitous, especially in markets like New York City with high hotel room rates and lots of tourists.