Tag: premium pricing

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

After facing off with the likes of Uber and Google, the European Commission has done it again. The Commission and EU consumer authorities have given Airbnb seven weeks to revise its terms and conditions after announcing they do not comply with current rules. The announcement includes the assertion that the second most valuable startup in […]

Tabasco Just Released a Premium Version of Its Sauce (at an Astoundingly Premium Price) | Inc.com

Tabasco Just Released a Premium Version of Its Sauce (at an Astoundingly Premium Price) | Inc.com

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Are you the sort who always buys a Lexus, insisting that, say, a Toyota is for, well, other people? Do you always order the most expensive wine on the menu and never, ever fly Economy? Then this […]

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 […]

Luxury Brand Pricing Strategy: Consistency is Key to Brand Success | Wealth-X

Luxury Brand Pricing Strategy: Consistency is Key to Brand Success | Wealth-X

Luxury brand pricing strategy hinges not just on finding the right balance between exclusivity and availability but also on being able to provide consistency across various countries and product ranges. The price of any product stemming from a luxury brand must reflect the key messages of any luxury brand; quality, heritage, and exclusivity. This is […]

Who’s Really to Blame for the Tim Hortons Fiasco? | Yahoo! Finance

Who’s Really to Blame for the Tim Hortons Fiasco? | Yahoo! Finance

While the backlash from the recent debacle following Tim Hortons will likely be a drop in the bucket when considering its actual impact on financial results, I do believe the problems could have been minimized or even avoided altogether if management had communicated with its franchisees more effectively. Proper communication makes all the difference. Consider […]

Spirit Airlines Is Branching Out as It Keeps Expanding | host.madison.com

Spirit Airlines Is Branching Out as It Keeps Expanding | host.madison.com

After a multiyear run of stellar profit growth, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) has faced increasingly severe margin pressure over the past two years. The company’s operating margin is on track to sink to 15% or less in 2017, down from a peak of 23.7% in 2015. Spirit’s recent woes have been driven primarily by abrupt […]

$20 Jeans, $800 Tees: In Fashion, Prices Are Out of Control | The Fashion Law

$20 Jeans, $800 Tees: In Fashion, Prices Are Out of Control | The Fashion Law

Whether it be $4 shirts from H&M or $800 tees from Dior, prices in fashion are extreme and growing increasingly out of control. A phenomenon that occurs at both ends of the spectrum, with fast fashion and high fashion entities, alike, the proliferation of such pricing disparity appears to symbolize something significant: Consumers have lost […]

Depressed pricing still hangs over Mexico’s domestic market, but demand holds steady | CAPA

Depressed pricing still hangs over Mexico’s domestic market, but demand holds steady | CAPA

Mexico’s domestic market continues to grow at a steady pace, with passenger levels increasing 9% year-on-year for the first nine months of 2017. But pricing in the country’s domestic market was depressed during 3Q2017, creating challenges for the larger airlines operating in Mexico. The country’s second largest airline, Volaris, continues to be under pricing pressure in […]