Crowd-sourced content continues to appeal to travel brands, as Gogobot and Homeaway partner on a product called Insider Guides that brings local insider knowledge to travelers.
Under-the-radar company Canadian company Demeure has added fresh tools to its an online directory for vacation property owners, travelers, and property managers, which generates most of its income from subscription access.
Seven years after starting its aggressive expansion strategy outside of its US homeland, HomeAway is axing the brand of one of its first acquisitions, Holiday-Rentals.
Holiday rental guests in Europe do not rate reviews from previous guests as having a big influence in their accommodation selection, unlike their hotel-dwelling fellow travellers.
Further consolidation in the holiday, or vacation, rental space this week as Netherlands-based @Leisure snaps up UK-based Pureholidayhomes
Short-term rental specialist HouseTrip is attracting more investment, this time a record $16.9 million from its existing backer Index Ventures and Balderton Capital.
TripAdvisor has forged partnerships with a number of holiday rental specialists worldwide as it seeks to offer local properties combined with consumer reviews
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based FutureStay, a marketing, booking and sales platform for rental property owners.