AccorHotels points out that Airbnb mainly impacts rate rather than volume during peak days.
These price-tracking features are similar to those that some other travel services, like Kayak, as well as startups, like Hopper, already offer.
Qatar Airways is interested in raising its stake in Cathay Pacific, provided the move doesn’t “disrupt” the holdings of the top two major investors, Swire Group and Air China.
This funding brings its total raised so far to more than €3 million and it plans to launch an App and a new version website.
Currently, OTA Insight works with 16,000 properties across 134 countries. With this additional round of funding, the firm is aiming to double that number over the next several years.
Airbnb has recently released its predictions for what the next 12 months will bring, including its most popular destinations and the cities that are likely to see the most visitors.
Airlines are increasingly aware of the value-added benefits of inflight connectivity options. About half of airlines plan to offer free connectivity and 42% are considering paid-for wifi.
Airbnb charges guests a service fee of 5-15% of the cost of a reservation, and charges hosts another 3%; but CryptoBnB's founder says they will charge a total of 2% or 3% at most.
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