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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 House Skift 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 […]

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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 / Flickr Skift 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 Whyte Read the Complete Story On Skift

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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. Lyric Skift Take: […]

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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. Airbnb Skift 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 […]