March 27, 2018

If there are any hospitality researchers our there reading this, I’d love to see a poll that asks hotel managers what they think of AirBnb. Obviously there would be sour grapes, especially among those who feel that market share has been lost and professional standards...

August 16, 2017

It’s been almost ten years since AirBnB was founded by two San Francisco residents who couldn’t afford the rent. The idea was to put an air mattress in their living room and rent the space to short term travelers. Now, the company is more valuable than any hotel chain...

March 8, 2017

AirBnb has been one of the great success stories — perhaps the single greatest — of the hospitality industry in recent years. Countless blogs, business journals and news programs have sung its praises whilst many conference hours and many column centimetres have been d...

December 13, 2016

Experimenting has always been an important part of the human experience.

The world’s best chefs are constantly inventing new fusions, trying things in new combinations. Bartenders are always playing around with new types of alcohol to see what works well together; and i...

August 17, 2016

If you were fortunate enough to visit the Miami Beach area in the early 1980s (the hair and cars alone would have been worth it), you might have stayed in one of the first ever condominium hotels. Since then, the “condotel” or “aparthotel” has seen its ups and downs as...

March 22, 2016

If you were (or are) an executive for a chain hotel, you couldn’t (or can’t) help but wonder how your property might tap into the river of profit that is flowing into the shared economy.

As AirBnb continues to grow a new slice of the global market, it’s clear that more...

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