June 21, 2018
Travelers losing interest in home-sharing
According to MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers study, just 33% of respondents are interested in sharing economy accommodations, down from 41% in 2017 and 37% in 2016.Read more
Will hotel guests resent the service fee imposed by Airbnb? Will it offer discounts which go beyond than the price set by the hotel? Is it open to changing its charge system to allow payment at the hotel?
It’s becoming harder every day to differentiate between Airbnb and traditional online travel agencies. And now the agreement that allows Siteminder, a leading hotel distribution platform, to list hotel rooms on Airbnb is blurring that line even more. But can Airbnb compete with the OTAS?
While Airbnb wants to compete with the OTAs by making a foray into the hotel market the two dominant OTA players Booking.com and Expedia have also been making inroads into the growing home-sharing market, blurring the lines between all these providers.
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