Vacation Rentals Manager Vacasa Taps New Chief Financial Officer: Is an IPO Far Off?

An image of the beachfront pathway from vacation rental Ocean Club 1201 Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The property was recently managed by Vacasa, which has just entered the South Carolina market. Vacasa, the vacation rental property management manager, has resumed its acquisitions spree and hired a new chief financial officer. VacasaSkift Take: Today’s low-interest…… Continue reading Vacation Rentals Manager Vacasa Taps New Chief Financial Officer: Is an IPO Far Off?

Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups

An example of a hotel guest check-in interface powered by Life Hospitality, a new white-labeled management company service from the startup Life House. Life HouseSkift Take: The startup Life House has a new white-labeled full management service that doesn’t require a costly rebrand or renovation. We expect only a few dozen hotels will sign up…… Continue reading Coronavirus Upheaval Prompts Independent Hotels to Look at Management Company Startups

Hostmaker Collapse Prompts Further Consolidation in Europe’s Short-Term Rental Market

A set of keys. Houst is expanding in the property management sector. the Original Muddog / FlickrSkift Take: In a growing sector like this where there is a race to scale up, casualties will always exist. Houst will be hoping to capitalize on Hostmaker’s misfortune. — Patrick WhyteRead the Complete Story On Skift

Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Shown here is the interior of a short-term rental run by hospitality company Lyric at a location in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood and featuring on the walls photography by artist Shawn Theodore. Lyric is the first hospitality company invited to partner with travel search company Kayak on new online booking cross-promotion. LyricSkift Take: Kayak…… Continue reading Kayak’s Search App Will Soon Let Users Check in to Select Rentals and Hotels

Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas

A sample vacation rental that has been reservable at Booking.com is this property, Villa Zest, in Suratthani on Koh Samui island in Thailand. AirbnbSkift Take: The online juggernaut isn’t satisfied with dominating urban markets. Airbnb wants to take the beaches and the mountains, too, in the battle for short-term rental bookings. So the company is…… Continue reading Airbnb Doubles Down on Professional Vacation Rentals in Resort Areas