As predicted this is following the Vacasol trend.The market is polarising and knocking out the old models, the poorly thought out directions and on a global scale will turn into OTA's vs Contractors with services bolting on around them all.
This must have hurt some of the suppliers too, such as channel managers, payment providers, marketing companies. Smaller businesses but pain none the less.
Something in the coffee over at Wyndham Worldwide, with its rental brand Novasol buying Wimdu - a company that merged with 9Flats just eight weeks ago. The deal comes the same day as Wyndham Vacation Rentals invested in UK-based luxury home rental brand Veeve.