Watch Out, HomeAway and Airbnb: TripAdvisor Is About To Become The Top Vacation Rental Destination

Forbes - Tech

When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival VRBO (arguably the platform that started it all) back in 2006. It's been equally that long since the vacation rental business was a desktop, mom-and-pop enterprise to scrape some extra cash off your ski condo. The global vacation rental market now represents one of the most potentially disruptive forces in global hospitality. When VRBO sold out to HomeAway, the site had just over 60,000 listings, almost exclusively located in the U.S. Today HomeAway, now publically traded, has over a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries with various versions of their site translated into over 40 languages worldwide.


Watch Out, HomeAway and Airbnb: TripAdvisor May Just Be The Next King Of Vacation Rentals

Forbes - Tech

When most people book a vacation rental online these days, HomeAway is typically still their first go-to. The company has been the 800-pound gorilla in the online vacation rental market space for almost a decade now since acquiring its chief rival VRBO (arguably the platform that started it all) back in 2006. It's been equally that long since the vacation rental business was a desktop, mom-and-pop enterprise to scrape some extra cash off your ski condo. The global vacation rental market now represents one of the most potentially disruptive forces in global hospitality. When VRBO sold out to HomeAway, the site had just over 60,000 listings, almost exclusively located in the U.S. Today HomeAway, now publically traded, has over a million vacation rental properties in 190 countries with various versions of their site translated into over 40 languages worldwide.


Airbnb Long-Term Rentals: Company To Explore Launching Sublet, Extended Stays

International Business Times

Rental service Airbnb is best known for making it easy to find a place to stay during vacations, but the site may soon offer a longer-term option for users. Airbnb is exploring making a formal move into sublets and home rentals, according to a report from Bloomberg. Airbnb has asked consulting firm McKinsey & Co. to look into the current market for longer-term rentals. While the rental and sublet market has generally been populated by companies like Craigslist and smaller regional classified companies, Bloomberg notes Airbnb believes it could leverage its existing verification and rental tools to make an impact in the market. Technically, Airbnb already offers subletting options to users.


South Lake Tahoe Awaits Outcome of Vacation Home Rental Suit

U.S. News

The resort city of South Lake Tahoe is walking the tightrope between enforcing a voter-approved ban on vacation home rentals in residential areas while also awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit filed against that very same law.


Chip and Jo listing another 'Fixer Upper' property as vacation rental: report

FOX News

Chip and Joanna Gaines are reportedly expanding their rental-property portfolio with yet another rustically appointed, shiplap-inclusive vacation home. Travelers looking to stay at one of the pair's Magnolia Vacation Rentals, which already include the Magnolia House and Hillcrest Estate, will soon be able to book the Carriage House, featured in the third-season episode of the same name. Viewers may also remember the Carriage House as the home built for Magnolia House's caretakers, Rob and Marianne. Joanna Gaines said at the time that the home was moved to the property in the late '80s, and that she and Chip had always planned to renovate the home when drawing up plans for Magnolia House, as per Jo's blog. The three-bedroom home, located in McGregor, Texas, was redesigned with a shared living, dining and kitchen area, and closet area reimagined as a master bath, among other updates.