That Booking.com is the world’s leading company in offering accommodation with the largest number of unique accommodation facilities is confirmed by the fact that in the segment of non-hotel accommodation revenue of $ 2018 billion in 2,8, which accounts for 20% of the company’s total annual revenue (faster growth than overall revenue growth and excellent profitability). In the third quarter of 2018 alone, a record revenue of more than $ 1 billion was generated in this segment, which clearly speaks of the day-to-day expansion of accommodation in non-hotel facilities globally. The company also discloses information as to how 40% of active Booking.com users have booked some of the non-hotel accommodation options in the last 12 months available on the Booking.com page, which shows the need of travelers for the most diverse offer of accommodation on one platform – from hotels to holiday homes. RELATED NEWS: For the first time in the history of its business, the Booking Holdings group discloses data on Booking.com’s revenues generated in the business of non-hotel accommodation facilities (apartments, holiday homes and other unique accommodation facilities). The non-hotel accommodation segment is extremely important in the business of Booking.com, which achieved great growth in 2018, ending the year with 5,7 million registered accommodation units on the Booking.com page (more than any other non-hotel booking company). This figure also shows an increase of 18% compared to the previous year. MINISTRY OF TOURISM: UNIQUE CREDIT LINE FOR PRIVATE RENTERS PRESENTED
This waterfront mansion at 18-20 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands, has changed hands after almost four years on the market.AFTER sitting on the market for almost four years, a Sovereign Islands mansion has sold. The six-bedroom house, which has a basement garage that can park up to 20 cars, is well-known on the Glitter Strip thanks to two lion statues that guard the gates. The waterfront property at 18-20 The Sovereign Mile sold earlier this week for $3.5 million, according to CoreLogic. A local family secured the keys.The property sold for $4.45 million less than the vendor’s initial price hopes from 2015. Property records show it last changed hands in 2014 for $3.9 million and has most recently been rented out for $3000 a week. The luxury, three-level mansion features a media room, home office, gymnasium, games room, resort-style pool and a sunken waterside lounge with a wet bar and fridge.It sits on a 1501sq m block with 27m of water frontage. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The property sold for $3.5 million.It first hit the market in November 2015 with a whopping $7.95 million price tag which was slashed over time. It was most recently listed at $4.29 million. At least five different agencies tried their hand at selling the house.Professionals Vertullo agent Chris Moyer managed to ink the deal. MORE NEWS: Parents hope $5 lottery gets kids into property market MORE NEWS: This apartment probably earns more than you “It was on the market for about four years with other agents in my area before I picked it up and sold it within 60 days,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s an iconic property, known as the house with the lions out the front of it. “The buyer was a local family, my understanding is they are going to renovate and possibly live in it.” Mr Moyer said the market in the area had felt the winter chill but was expected to heat up again soon. “It’s steady but a little bit quieter in winter,” he said. “ It always starts to take off again in August.” It initially hit the market in 2015 with a $7.95 million price tag.