Bigger isn’t better: Investors favor boutique stores and hotels

Bigger is better, right? That's why there are more hotel mergers and acquisitions in recent years; there are also many hotel chains are building larger loyalty programs to pull in more travelers. Besides hotels, Airbnb and OTAs (online travel agents) also want to get bigger through acquisitions.

Is Airbnb Hotelier’s Friend or Foe?

After the recent acquisition of HotelTonight, If there were any doubt as to Airbnb's true intentions of entering the OTA space and start aggressively competing with online travel agency giants such as Booking Holdings and Expedia, they need to be laid to rest immediately.

Airbnb acquires HotelTonight amid its transition into a travel enterprise

Airbnb was in the headline again last week. Airbnb is set to acquire HotelTonight, an OTA (online travel agent) that focuses on last-minute bookings through its website or the mobile app for hotel stays.

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