[VIDEO] Roomorama.com Co-Founder Jia En Teo Talks Short-Term Rentals

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After the jump is an intimate 30-minute chat with Roomorama.com co-founder Jia En Teo.  Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Attache Corporate Housing Founder & Owner, Tim Touchette

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The Wire Interview is a continuing series of interviews with players in the corporate housing industry.

Hey folks! We have a great interview for you this week, this time with Tim Touchette, founder and owner of Attache Corporate Housing (Attache Property Management LLC). Continue reading

[VIDEO] Airbnb VS. Everyone Who Doesn’t Like Vacation Rentals

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Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, appeared on CBSNews earlier this month to address the (il)legality of vacation rentals in New York City. Continue reading

FlipKey’s Top 13 Vacation Rental Destinations for 2013

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FlipKey have just published the 13 leading vacation rental destinations for 2013 along with the top 12 destinations of 2012 based on their traveler demand. Surprisingly, Palm Springs, CA, is number six on the list for 2013, and two European cities were of the top five in 2012. Continue reading

Hotel Reputation Now in the Hands of Online Reviewers

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A new study has given measurement to something assumed to be true by most in the hotel industry — namely, that online reviews of hotels are highly important to travelers. The study, by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, identified a correlation between hotel-room revenue and favorable reviews online. The lesson? Online reviews (and online reputation) may be more powerful than brand recognition. Continue reading