Travel giant Booking, which owns Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Kayak and other brands, is spending an increasing amount of money on Google advertising - while simultaneously dealing with more competition from Google's metasearch engines. Find out more here.
The new program is a full service management option for communities, such as condo developments, that are primarily used as vacation rentals. Find out more here.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is laying down the law — literally. Today, Herrera’s office announced a $2.25 million settlement with two property owners in the city. The landlords, Darren and Valerie Lee, ran “an illicit hotel chain during San Francisco’s housing crisis rather than lawfully renting the units to residential tenants,” Herrera’s office wrote in a press release. Read the full article here.