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Europe Sees Modest Rebound in Cheap Flight Bookings: New Skyscanner Data

Young Asian woman with backpack in international airport looking at the flight information timetables board. Skyscanner, the travel price-comparison brand, has shared data suggesting a rebound in some types of flight bookings in Europe for cheap short hops. Adobe Skift Take: If you’re looking for flickers of hope, new data suggests that budget airlines are […]

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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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Trainline Experiments With Hotels to Boost Revenue

The Trainline logo. The company is branching out into other areas to generate more revenue. Trainline Skift Take: Understandably, CEO Clare Gilmartin didn’t want to play up moves into other travel areas too much at such an early stage, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on how the company evolves over the next few […]

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How Can Airbnb Guests Live Like Locals if Hosts Are, Well, Corporations?

An outdoor common area in a London listing on Airbnb. A study found that most lists on Airbnb in the UK were from hosts who have multiple listings. Airbnb Skift Take: The professionalization of Airbnb may mean cleaner bedsheets and more front desks. But it may also contribute to higher home prices to the detriment […]

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United Kingdom butterfly boom

The UK is about to experience a butterfly boom thanks to this summer’s heat wave. As reported by The Guardian, experts predict that high temperatures in July and projected above-average August temperatures will lead to a surge in the common blue butterfly. The number of common blue butterflies increased by 104 percent from summer 2017 […]