Tag: Airbnb

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Rookie mistakes to avoid when you start an Airbnb rental | courier journal

Letting Airbnb set your price Here’s the thing. Airbnb takes a cut of every stay, from both the host and the guest. I’m no mathlete, but if they book two million rooms a night (that’s their norm) at $100 apiece, they make more money than if they book a million at $250 (prices are just […]

Airbnb Denies It Has Surge Pricing For The Boston Marathon | BISNOW

Airbnb Denies It Has Surge Pricing For The Boston Marathon | BISNOW

AirbnbWATCH issued a report that accuses the short-term home rental website of price gouging for Boston’s biggest sporting event. A downtown Boston apartment that normally fetches $77 per night was listed for $2K per night the weekend of the marathon. A condo that normally rented for $89 per night was asking $1,200 that weekend. Airbnb […]

Airbnb Claims ‘Price Gouging’ by Detroit Hotels During NCAA Games This Weekend | Deadline Detroit

Airbnb Claims ‘Price Gouging’ by Detroit Hotels During NCAA Games This Weekend | Deadline Detroit

Deadline Detroit contacted the two named sites, both part of the Marrioitt group, for a chance to discuss rate changes during peak booking periods. Sales and marketing directors Scott Stinebaugh of the Westin on Washington Boulevard and Judy Booth at the riverfront Marriott didn’t return voice messages left early Wednesday afternoon. A communications team member […]

Pricer’s Points: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | Linchi Kwok

Pricer’s Points: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | Linchi Kwok

According to the theories in classical economics, an equilibrium price of a product will be reached in a free market when supplies meet demands. When supplies remain stable, an increase in demands will result in a higher selling price for the product. Restaurants and hotels offer service products that are perishable in nature (e.g., restaurant […]

Interview with Appear Here CEO Ross Bailey | Business Insider

Interview with Appear Here CEO Ross Bailey | Business Insider

Bailey had the idea for the business while running his own pop-up. He quit school at 16 to move from his home in Buckinghamshire to London and was involved in several entrepreneurial endeavours before running a temporary fashion stall in Soho to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics. He noticed that people were coming up […]

Super Bowl fans can expect high prices for trip to Minneapolis | Curbed

Super Bowl fans can expect high prices for trip to Minneapolis | Curbed

Crazy Airbnb prices have been getting a good laugh in the media leading up to the Super Bowl for a few years now, but even funnier, those opportunistic listings almost always go unbooked. Beyond Pricing, a tech company that uses data to help Airbnb hosts price their listings, says it usually sees a surge of […]

Pass the Keys and make Airbnb rental hassle-free | Property118

Pass the Keys and make Airbnb rental hassle-free | Property118

Pass the Keys – UK’s leading Airbnb management service is based in Greater London and operating in London, Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and just expanded to York and Glasgow. Pass The Keys overs a hassle-free Host-Service around the globe using the concept of the sharing economy. Through an efficient use of vacant […]

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

The Portland, Oregon–based startup says its dynamic pricing system guarantees homeowners they’ll make more money with Vacasa than any other platform, including Airbnb. Johnson explains that Vacasa’s newly revamped pricing software considers hundreds of real-time data points for its 5,200 rental properties in 17 US states and 10 countries including Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Costa […]

Weekend Project: Real World AirBnB Data Science and Pricing Bot | Berlin Buzzwords

Weekend Project: Real World AirBnB Data Science and Pricing Bot | Berlin Buzzwords

This tutorial is motivated by the speaker’s own experience–he has a spare apartment and a guest apartment in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago that he began renting on Airbnb.  Trapped indoors throughout the savage Chicago winter, he spent his time building a bot that seeks to optimize the listing price and apartment description for […]

Why the Airbnb Calculator Sets Prices of Airbnb Listings Too Low | Get Paid For Your Pad

Why the Airbnb Calculator Sets Prices of Airbnb Listings Too Low | Get Paid For Your Pad

Airbnb released a new tool to help their hosts improve their listings: the Airbnb calculator. Pricing is by far the most complicated aspect of Airbnb hosting. How do you know what the optimal price is? Ideally, you want to set prices high when demand is high (in the high season, during special events for example) […]