Social media impacts almost every aspect of our lives. Naturally, the travel and hospitality industries are not immune to its charms, or rather importance. More brands have realized they not only have to embrace social media, but also make it an integral part of their marketing...
In a changing world, consumer behavior is shifting quickly. Marketers, trying to get ahead of these shifts, sift through data, segment populations by age, region and any other relevant trait, analyze shopping behavior and worry about what millennials might do next. Pollsters...
When celebrities get tired of staying in hotels and want to escape the confinement that often accompanies such accommodations, where do they go? The answer that's popping up with increasing frequency these days may come as a bit of a surprise. It's Airbnb.
Expedia Inc.’s initial bid for HomeAway was $35 per share on October 8 and Expedia temporarily walked away from the negotiations four days later when HomeAway countered that it wanted a number in the $40s. After nearly a month of back and forth talks, the two...
Opponents of taxing vacation-home rentals and stays in private residences through sites such as Airbnb warned that the state wouldn't generate the $7.1 million in new taxes state leaders expected. So far they've been right.
You know them. Maybe you work with them, live with them, or hang out with them. They complain, they vent, they criticize, they blame. These people always seem to look at the world cynically. Are you’re tired of dealing with them. Unfortunately,...
Suffolk County has begun to crack down on short-term rental owners who list their properties online and are now requiring them to collect and remit a hotel-motel tax from their guests. In some cases, the county has administered back...
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