Are travel management companies losing out?

A recent report by The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) revealed that worldwide corporate travel is worth an estimated US$1.4 trillion. This is a staggering amount and it’s on the rise, with predictions of a market worth US$1.7 trillion by 2022.  There are many reasons attributed to this growth, not least a rise in business confidence which is fuelling the demand for corporate bookings.

30 November 2019

5 Must-Stay Airbnbs in Thailand

Planning for a trip to Thailand? If not, you totally should! Why? For one, even the thought of Thai food is enough to make your mouth water! Tom yum goong, green curry, massaman curry, pad thai, mango sticky rice…mmmm, mango sticky rice. Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yes, why you should go to Thailand.There’s so much to see and do and when you visit this awesome country. Here are five cool Airbnb locations you must stay in.1.

19 May 2019

Airbnb facing blowback

Airbnb took the world by storm by serving as a marketplace connecting travellers to people offering short-term accommodation in their homes. Nearly a decade after its formation, blowback against home-sharing is threatening to take the wind out of its sails.Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia decided to rent out three air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment living room. There was a severe shortage of hotel rooms in town due to a convention.

8 July 2018

Singapore's home-sharing sector is on the rise

Sizing up the home-sharing industry in Singapore has become the economist’s puzzle as the aspiring “Smart Nation” grapples with resistance to next-door strangers.Despite government rules restricting the likes of Airbnb operating in Singapore, there are signs that home-sharing has become more prolific in the city state.

12 October 2017