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Airbnb’s Rival: Trip Advisor Goes in Home Rentals

Airbnb's Rival: Trip Advisor Goes in Home Rentals
Burcu KAYMAK
Burcu KAYMAK
06/08/2015
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Trip Advisor trying to be Airbnb’s style, they launched a new room rental tool in their hotel booking site company’s  Flipkey unit.

Trip Advisor opened new era with Flipkey, company said Skift news site about new home rental feature:

“TripAdvisor’s mission is to help travelers book and take the perfect trip. For a growing number, this means the opportunity to live like a local in their destination and stay in non-traditional, more affordable accommodation. As the world’s largest travel community, we’re excited to connect these travelers with the increasing number of homeowners who are sharing their homes, spare rooms and local knowledge with visitors from all over the world.”

Right now Flipkey create a business model running with Facebook ads, if you clicked ads of Flipkey which are widely  about accommodation  , Facebook navigate the Flipkey website.

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Trip Advisor’s new move is good but currently operating in hotel, restaurant reviews and reservations, tour offerings website and  they want to share the pie of home rentals with Airbnb but right now they just a younger stage at Airbnb.

Booking.com factor:

Booking.com is widely operationg in hotel industry they a very limited offer of home stays

According to Sharples of HomeAway ,  Booking.com, which currently offers approximately 707,000 hotels, vacation rentals and apartment hotels, buy they also add home rooms on their portfolio too.

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