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In just five years, Europe’s private accommodation marketplace has witnessed explosive growth. Renting is common among European travelers, and a surge in bookings has fueled growth of online distribution platforms. At the same time, a new generation of owners and hosts are getting into the rental game. This report provides sizing and projections for Europe’s private accommodation landscape, and identifies the key players, trends and challenges that characterize the market.Analysts: Douglas Quinby, Mark Blutstein, David Juman, Bing Liu, Friederike Winkowski, Deepak JainTopics: Market Overview & Sizing, Consumer TrendsSegment: Hotels & LodgingRegion: EuropeResearch Type: Report
Long described as “alternative” lodging, the private accommodation segment is now mainstream. Services such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO have transformed the marketplace; in 2015 nearly one in three U.S. travelers used private accommodation, and in 2016 private accommodation was projected to climb 11%, nearly twice as fast as the U.S. travel market. Based on surveys and interviews conducted with rental travelers, hosts and homeowners, property managers and executives in the vacation rental and private accommodation space, this report presents a detailed look at how this dynamic segment has evolved and where it is headed in the years to come.Analysts: Douglas Quinby, Mark Blutstein, Alice Jong, Bing Liu, Cathy Walsh, Deepak Jain, Maggie RauchTopics: Consumer Trends, Market Overview & SizingSegment: Hotels & LodgingRegion: U.S. & CanadaResearch Type: Report