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Competitive Advantage 2018 – The World Has Changed
October 4, 2017
By Robert A. Rauch
The classic model of competitive advantage is Michael Porter’s five forces shown below. This is still a useful model for the...
Boutique Hotels See Airbnb as Potential Distribution Channel
September 18, 2017
By Nancy Huang
Airbnb’s founder Brian Chesky recently said on Twitter that 15,000 boutique hotels have a listing on the platform since being allowed to...
TRACK Releases First AI Powered Secure Messaging Platform for Homeaway and Airbnb
August 15, 2017
Cottage Grove, Minn.- In June, Homeaway announced that they would no longer pass along critical traveler contact information until a reservation is confirmed,...
How Alternative Lodgings Affect Entry-Level Hotel Jobs
April 19, 2017
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com)
Raising the argument that Airbnb’s business model does not directly support the local economy is...
Hotel Survival In An Airbnb World
April 5, 2017
Of course you’re concerned about the Airbnb effect on your hotel business – you should be. Home-sharing services are luring a key demographic away...
New Study Shatters Airbnb Homesharing Myth
March 9, 2017
Reveals Airbnb’s Business Driven by Commercial Operators, Generating Nearly $2 Billion in Revenue; “Illegal Hotel” Growth Trend Consistent...
Technologies That Will Have a Major Impact on Hotels in 2017 and Beyond
January 18, 2017
Technologies that were big in 2016, and are only getting bigger.
HOTEL STAFF TECHNOLOGY. Ops is the new black.
Happy staff = happy guests, and...
What Hotels Can Learn From the Airbnb CEO’s Twitter Exchange about What Guests Want
January 11, 2017
When Airbnb’s CEO asked his Twitter community for their Airbnb product wish list, what he got was a comprehensive look at what guests want from lodging...
Special to Hotel-Online: Airbnb and the Hotel Industry: Takeaway’s from Georgetown University’s Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit
November 10, 2016
by Roland Leiser
At the 5th annual Hotel and Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University’s Law Center on October 28, 2016, hotel industry...
Airbnb Business is Growing Quickly Among Corporate Travelers According to New Concur Data
November 3, 2016
44 Percent User Growth YOY in Q2; Increased Adoption by Small and Midsized Companies, Education and Technology Sectors
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2016 --...
Airbnb Guests Tend to Be Motivated by Low Cost, Use It as a Hotel Substitute: Ted Rogers School of Management Report
October 7, 2016
Professor Daniel Guttentag, a professor with the Ted...
5 Ways for Hotels to Counter Growing Pressure from Review Sites, the Sharing Economy and the Expanding Technology Stack
September 27, 2016
Hotels are under increasing pressure to evolve. Review sites, the sharing economy, and even the rise of dedicated hotel technology are making adaptability a...
Eric Holder’s Next Challenge? Training 640,000 Airbnb Hosts About Unconscious Bias
August 19, 2016
by Bashar Wali, Principal / President & Chief Creative Officer, Provenance Hotels
Good Luck, Mr. Holder. Seriously!
Let me be clear: I’m...
What if Airbnb Built a Hotel?
August 5, 2016
What if Airbnb built a hotel? Ian Schrager said on stage at this year’s BLLA conference that, in some ways, Airbnb is the boutique hotel of one. So, what...
The Rise of Commercial Operators on Airbnb – Deep Dive on City Data
June 27, 2016
The hotel and lodging industry thrives on a level and legal playing field and welcomes competition from the “sharing” economy. Competition...
Airbnb vs. Hotels: Study Reveals Consumer Preferences Behind Explosive Growth
June 22, 2016
Qualitative study finds boutique properties could help hotels chains bridge the gap with Airbnb
DENVER – June 22, 2016 – Airbnb is growing at an...
Report Reveals Troubling Trends for Airbnb Operations in Boston Area
June 16, 2016
83% of Airbnb Revenue in Boston – or $40 Million – Comes from Operators Listing Units for Rent More Than 30 Days per Year
Arizona Legalizes Airbnb Investment Properties
June 9, 2016
Arizona's new bill allows anyone to legally have an Airbnb investment property. Here's what we can expect to happen now in the Airbnb and Arizona...
A Positive and Effective Way to Combat Airbnb
May 31, 2016
By John Smallwood
If you have 60 seconds, I have 300 words that might help at the NOI line.
As a hotelier, it’s hard to ignore the meteoric rise...
Miami Report Reveals $76 Million of Airbnb Revenue in Miami Came From Operators Listing Multiple Units for Rent
May 25, 2016
Amounts to almost two-thirds (62%) of Airbnb’s revenue, the highest percentage of revenue from multi-unit hosts in the 14 cities studied; Operators...