Airbnb, Booking.com and the Battle for Hearts – and Homes
By Douglas Quinby , Vice President of Research at Phocuswright, Inc.
Booking.com has made clear its intentions to accelerate its growth in the private accommodation sector, while Airbnb has formally opened its platform for independent and boutique hotels, including partnerships with hotel technology firms to facilitate connectivity. Both present clear strategic threats to one another – Airbnb with its disruptive commission model for hotels, and Booking.com with its uncanny ability to acquire and convert demand. Both companies also face key strategic challenges:
- How will Booking.com make inroads on supply with a higher commission model for owners and a rigid insistence on instant booking and confirmation?
- And how will Airbnb expand its supply portfolio into hotels without diluting its core brand positioning?
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