Skift: Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream The tide seems to be shifting in the vacation-rental arena as instantly confirmable bookings — as opposed to giving owners or property managers 24 hours or more to decide — is finally gaining momentum.
That’s the view of Michael Endelman, who heads Airbnb’s vacation rental efforts in North America, and others, about the burgeoning instant booking trend in vacation rentals....Read more
Guests are seeking the upside of a traditional hotel experience while increasingly valuing privacy. So how do you deliver the ultimate guest experience at a vacation rental? Start with these 5 services:...Read more
Tnooz: TurnKey raises $10 million to expand its vacation rentals management service.
TurnKey, a company that sells technology to support vacation rental owners, has raised $10 million, bringing its total investment, to date, to $20 million....Read more
The Independent: Austin-Based TurnKey Expands to South Coast Market
The vacation rental market is huge and only getting bigger. It generated around $110 billion in the United States and Europe last year, and while that’s only one-third of what the hotel industry took in, the corner of the short-term sharing economy is growing by 10 percent a year.
Austin American-Statesman's Austin Startup Puts Tech-Focused Spin on Rental Property Management When the Strubs heard about a new Austin-based online service that handles the process of renting out a vacation home- from marketing it on sites like HomeAway to sending a cleaning service when the guests leave-they signed up. ...Read more