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Major agencies, vacation rental companies form new association in Japan

The Japan Association of Vacation Rental (JAVR) – founded by nine major vacation rental and travel agencies including Airbnb – will soon be launched,...

Expedia Group buys duo of homesharing software start-ups

The Expedia Group is acquiring software solution providers Pillow and Apartment Jet, which it says signals its commitment to helping multi-family communities list and...

Xiaozhu bags US$300 million in latest funding round

China-based homesharing platform, Xiaozhu.com, has raised around US$300 million in its latest round of financing. Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng Capital and Advantech Capital jointly led this round...

Airbnb: friend or foe to Singapore hotel industry?

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) conducted a study to evaluate if Airbnb complements existing accommodation provision or presents disruptive competition that...

Hainan uses homesharing to rejuvenate village tourism

Hainan Tourism Development Commission has teamed up with Xiaozhu.com to leverage the rise of homesharing and develop rural tourism, including through establishing a Hainan Tourism B&B Association. Wang Liantao,...

Majority of Airbnb’s Japan listings frozen ahead of new rental law

Ahead of Japan's new minpaku law coming into effect, Airbnb froze a "major portion" of home listings and guest reservations in the country, citing requirements...

New homesharing rules to ease Japan’s room crunch, but concerns linger

Japan’s travel industry is optimistic that new rules on accommodation offered by owners of private property will ease room shortage in some of the...

Sharper strategies needed in face of Airbnb competition, hoteliers told

Hotels have to relook their distribution and marketing strategies in order to better compete with Airbnb providers for market share, said speakers at a...

New homesharing committee in China pushes for industry standardisation

China's homesharing space is coming under more concerted regulation and standardisation with the establishment of the House-Sharing Association by the country's leading online homesharing...

Maldives’ fast-growing guesthouse sector in ‘desperate’ need of promotional support

With more guesthouses popping up across the country amid a rising budget inbound sector, some operators in the Maldives are urging the government to...

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