Tax deadline day: Hotels call on federal government to ensure Airbnb pays fair share

On tax deadline day, the Hotel Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to take real action to address tax avoidance in the digital space. Despite the rapid growth of out of country digital platforms like Airbnb, the government has … Continue reading

Will market disruption make room blocks the next casualty?

By Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM At a recent PCMA East Canada workshop in Ottawa, meeting professionals and business event suppliers came together to discuss room blocks. Consensus among the hotel sales representatives was that it is business as usual – … Continue reading

Hosts with multiple entire-home units key driver of home sharing growth: study

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has released a new study which demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17 per cent of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the … Continue reading

Airbnb and Concur partnership to provide Airbnb listings on Concur Travel

Expanding partnership to deliver more content to corporate travel management companies Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, has announced the availability to view and book Airbnb listings embedded within Concur Travel. … Continue reading

Ride-sharing services now allowed by half of corporate travel policies across the globe

GBTA Foundation and American Express release latest GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index Global Report – January 2017 Ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44 per cent in June 2016, … Continue reading

New Concur data shows Airbnb business is growing quickly among corporate travellers

44 per cent user growth YOY in Q2; increased adoption by small and midsized companies, education and technology sectors Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has released an in-depth analysis based on a subset … Continue reading

Airbnb generates $402 million in economic activity in Vancouver

A new report written by Dr. Brock Smith, a professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria, shows that Airbnb guests and hosts generated $402 million in local economic activity in Vancouver in the past year. The economic impact report looks at guest … Continue reading

Disruption happens: What are you doing about it?

For several years, there has been a theme of disruption. Meetings and events are being disrupted by technologies offering everyone access to new models for accommodation, transportation, meeting space booking, and transparent buying of a plethora of goods and services. … Continue reading