• Short Term Rental Industry News

Each week I’ll be posting a curated set of links to STR Industry News (Short-Term Rental) Airbnb news and other short-term rental industry related articles and stories as well. Here’s this weeks collection.

This week, we’ve been keeping an eye on new STR regulated cities including Maui and Victoria City. Two unfortunate hosts have seen their properties trashed by irresponsible guests, which has made the enforcement of STR regulations extremely urgent in those areas. We have also included some tips for solo female travelers to book safe accommodations. While a report has shown Booking.com is making serious profits as they grow their market share. Don’t miss out on how Airbnb is battling with Expedia and Booking.com!

Two Indian Startups Join Booking.Com Accelerator Programme 2018

Global travel ecommerce company, Booking.com, has shortlisted ten sustainable tourism startups to join its 2018 Booking Booster Programme…

www.inc42.com

Maui Vacation Rental Association Offers Free Membership to Legal Rentals

The Maui Vacation Rental Association is offering free membership in 2018 to all permitted vacation rentals in Maui County…

www.mauinow.com

STR Helper: Building A Tech Startup In Garden City, UT

A lot of people don’t know this, but Garden City is turning into a raging tech hotspot for Utah…

www.siliconslopes.com

Council seeks vacation rental balance

County Council members are calling for a balance that would allow revenue-generating vacation rentals in some areas…

www.westhawaiitoday.com

Airbnb goes to battle against Expedia, Booking.com

Airbnb went up against the hotel industry last year, and now it’s going after online travel booking sites, like Expedia and Booking.com…

www.cnet.com

A 14-year-old girl rented a house and turned it into a 200-person “rave”

According to the Vancouver Courier, the young girl rented the home by using her parents’ credit card…

www.mixmag.net

Everything you need to know about becoming an Airbnb host

There’s a lot of noise out there about Airbnb. You’ve heard the horror stories of suburban homes recast as orgy-hosting crack dens…

www.thrillist.com

Rental nightmare: Woman claims Airbnb guest threw party, caused nearly $20K in damage

A local Airbnb host is finally getting help from the company after a college student rented her property and caused nearly $20,000 in damage…

www.ksat.com

VC Fund Wants to Create an ‘Airbnb Mafia,’ With a Little Help From Airbnb

There were some obvious risks to the announcement from Airbnb Inc. CEO Brian Chesky, back in February…

www.bloomberg.com

No Booking Fees on Your Vacation Rental at New York Rental By Owner!

Save hundreds of dollars in booking fees by booking direct on New York Rental By Owner…

www.digitaljournal.com

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Raises $31 Million in Series D Financing

Austin based TurnKey Vacation Rentals, announced today that it has secured $31 million in Series D funding…

www.forbes.com

Enforcing of vacation-rental rules to start this summer

Enforcement of Victoria’s new regulations governing short-term rentals will begin this summer…

www.timescolonist.com

Tips for solo female travellers on booking safe accommodation plus women-only options in Asia

Paying careful attention to reviews, checking out the area on Google maps and opting for places with female-only dorms…

www.nzherald.co.nz

Booking.com annual tech awards focuses on creating visible role models

Travel booking site Booking.com announced the winners of its 2018 Technology Playmaker Awards on…

www.computerweekly.com

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect HomeAway (AWAY) Share Price

News headlines about HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday…

registrarjournal.com

South Portland residents clash over short-term rental petition

Police issue a cease harassment notice to one petition opponent after confrontations occur in front of Scratch Bakery…

www.pressherald.com

Tougher guidelines for short-term rentals discussed in House

Short-term rentals are growing astronomically. Short-term renters are people who rent out their property and book guests through so-called hosting platforms online…

www.wbaltv.com

Local Airbnb options

Byron Clayton walked around the second floor living area, cleaning up and preparing for the next guest…

www.mariettatimes.com

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Written By Agnes Tong

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday March 16th 2018

Written By Agnes Tong

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday March 16th 2018

2018-04-04T10:45:42+00:00