Vacasa CEO sees an ‘epic summer’ for its vacation rental reservations

Matt Roberts, Vacasa CEO, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers to discuss vacation rental trends in the upcoming months and Vacasa’s latest acquisition.

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KRISTIN MYERS: Well summer is on the way and people are traveling at some of the highest levels since the pandemic began. So let’s bring in Matthew Roberts, CEO of the vacation rental platform Vacasa. So Matthew, we have so much to talk to you about, including an acquisition that you guys made. But I want to start with how Vacasa has been doing lately, if you guys have seen an uptick in

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Booking Holdings CEO backs vaccine passports, says makes travel safer

As more people are immunized against the coronavirus, so-called vaccine passports would make it safer for people to travel, according to Glenn Fogel, the CEO of travel company Booking Holdings.

“I’m not sure why people still object to it, in terms of making it safer for people to travel,” Fogel said in an interview on CNBC’s “The Exchange.”

The Biden administration has indicated that it wants to set up a system of providing documentation of a person’s vaccination status, which can help make it easier to tell who’s protected against the virus and who’s not, but

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Business travel will never return to pre-pandemic levels, CEO says

In an interview with Axios on Monday, CEO Glenn Fogel said he believes “the share of business travel will be forever lower than pre-pandemic.”

Why it matters: Business travel has an outsized impact on parts of the travel and leisure industry, which is in the midst of adapting to post-pandemic demand.

  • For example, only about 12% of air travel comes from business passengers, but they represent 75% of an airline’s profits, according to travel software provider Trondent.

What’s happening: introduced a new $50 credit for future travel as an incentive to help drive demand for leisure trips —

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Waymo CEO tenure filled with milestones, hurdles and hype

After five and half years leading Waymo, John Krafcik announced Friday he is stepping down from his role, leaving the company to two co-CEOs Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov.

Krafcik has overseen the company’s biggest milestones, its rebranding to Waymo, partnerships and raised outside funding all while leading enthusiasm through the ranks. But Krafcik’s departure signals a long and arduous reality check to early hype and hope of scaling self-driving vehicles.

“If you look at the past year and a half — there’s been a growing realization within almost all the companies in autonomous vehicle development that this is a

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Vacation business ‘back’ to pre-COVID levels: Diamond Resorts CEO

Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey told FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria” Monday that, since mid-February, business has been 17% above 2019 levels.


MICHAEL FLASKEY: We’re happy to be a part of the Hilton Grand Vacations family. As you know, there are regulatory approvals still going on that we have to get through. But I got to tell you, the vacation business is back, it’s exciting. Since we reopened in May, we have been at 70% of 2019 levels. The

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Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rules out Hansi Flick departure

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BERLIN – Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German media Sunday he had made it “unmistakably clear” to Hansi Flick that the coach would not be freed from his contract to succeed Joachim Low in charge of Germany.

“This has nothing to do with probability, it’s a fact,” said Rummenigge in an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper, when asked whether Flick would stay beyond the end of the season.

Flick, 56, has been named among the favourites to take over from departing Germany boss Low

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