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Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

December 2020

It’s finally here! Skift Research has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get its hands on Airbnb’s public filings. This report analyzes the challenges and strategies of the most influential company in the short-term rental industry.

The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem and Vendor Deep Dive 2019

The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem and Vendor Deep Dive 2019

August 2019

The short-term rental sector is rapidly expanding, and it is not just Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com that benefit from this. A growing ecosystem of property managers and B2B vendors are professionalizing the sector, while making a decent penny.

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

May 2019

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.

Online Travel Agency Briefing: Highlights of Booking Holdings’ and Expedia Group’s 2018 Earnings

Online Travel Agency Briefing: Highlights of Booking Holdings’ and Expedia Group’s 2018 Earnings

March 2019

There's a reason we love earnings season: lot's of interesting new company data points.

A Deep Dive Into Airbnb 2018: Tackling Roadblocks on the Runway

A Deep Dive Into Airbnb 2018: Tackling Roadblocks on the Runway

October 2018

Airbnb continues to revolutionize the accommodation bookings industry while disrupting other sectors like tours and activities, restaurant reservations, and more. As the company heads towards a potential IPO, we tackle some of the key hurdles in its way including increasing regulation, impacts to housing markets, and its evolving role in both hospitality and distribution.

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

April 2018

The relative spending power of affluent Americans makes them an attractive and strategic group for travel brands to target. The results of our second annual U.S. Affluent Traveler Survey help us understand key trends when it comes to their travel preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Segmenting further by other characteristics allows us to create a more refined consumer portrait of such a lucrative, complex, and diverse group.

Episode 9: Exploring the Vacation Rental Tech Stack

Episode 9: Exploring the Vacation Rental Tech Stack

March 2018

There is a tech arms race underway in the vacation rental market. As this space enters a new phase of growth and scale, the need for tech solutions is real, but not every company will succeed. Understand the vacation rental tech stack, its major players, and our outlook on where it’s all headed in this Analyst Session.

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

March 2018

At the end of the day, it’s all about hospitality, but the vacation rental industry faces unique challenges in delivering on that promise. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience across this fragmented market.

Episode 8: Hotel Owner Operating and Branding Strategies

Episode 8: Hotel Owner Operating and Branding Strategies

March 2018

Hotel owners have their hands full with choosing the appropriate operating model, ensuring their properties are being run efficiently and effectively, and remaining innovative and thoughtful. Doing all of this in an increasingly complex environment can be challenging. Some will need the major brand chains' help, some won't.

The State of Tours and Activities 2018

The State of Tours and Activities 2018

February 2018

Optimizing a fragmented and traditionally offline model is obviously going to take time. However, we expect key players in the tours and activities space to increasingly try new strategies not only to increase scale, access to distribution, and consumer reach, but also to enhance in-destination experiences for travelers and locals alike.

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

January 2018

A record amount of venture capital was invested in travel startups in 2017 driven by unicorns, like Airbnb, emerging technologies, expansion outside of core geographies, and traction in new verticals. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades, and we expect this momentum to continue into 2018.

The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

February 2017

Airbnb popularized a new type of rental product - i.e. the primary-residence urban rental, but now professionally managed properties are coming online with fury. Looking forward ten years, the landscape will likely look quite different. Consolidation is in the air; vacation rentals have gone mainstream with the consumer but inventory remains fragmented. Property managers, marketplaces, SaaS platforms and a host of other add-on services are evolving their strategies to capture greater scale and efficiencies.