Airbnb’s Newest Neighbor in the Home Rental Space: Marriott Hotels

Marriott is hitting back at Airbnb, which has been expanding its reach into the hotel industry, by rolling out its own home-rental service. Next week, Marriott said it would start renting 2,000 homes in 100 cities across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Its expansion into the home-rental space coincides with Airbnb’s expansion into the […]

Booking.com is Beating Airbnb in Home Stays, Latest Numbers Show

Booking.com says it’s beating Airbnb at its own game of renting out homes and apartments to travelers. Since 2007, 784 million guests have stayed at homes, apartments, or unique listings like yurts and igloos listed on Booking.com, according to its parent company, Booking Holdings. During that same time period, Airbnb says 500 million guests have […]

Airbnb Is Buying Last-Minute Hotel Room App HotelTonight, Giving Itself Pre-IPO Momentum

Airbnb is taking another step into the broader travel industry with a new expansion into boutique hotels. The company, which built its business on renting homes, has agreed to purchase HotelTonight for an undisclosed amount. A travel app that helps users find last-minute hotel rooms at discounted rates, HotelTonight was valued at $463 million in […]