Rentals & Shares

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Airbnb becomes bookable through the online booking tools of corporate travel management companies, its acceptance in corporate travel policies will likely rise as well.

1 month ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

Vancouver, like many other cities worldwide, is getting tougher on short-term rental regulations. But will this be enough to combat rising housing prices in the city, or to deter people from renting out their investment homes?

1 month ago

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Mark Gurman and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb Lux is no doubt getting ready for its closeup, and luxury hotel brands -- if they haven't already -- need to prepare themselves.

2 months ago

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Solo female travelers often pay more to be safe on the road. Paying less for safety is certainly novel, and if Overnight can get enough female-friendly listings onto its platform, that could be promising.

2 months ago

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Japan's new law emphasizes professionally managed properties, a development that HomeAway argues gives it a new advantage over Airbnb, which is the stronger of the two companies in the country.

2 months ago

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

"Airbnb Lux," here we come. No doubt Airbnb's earlier acquisition of Luxury Retreats will play a role here, too. Luxury hotel brands, you've been warned.

2 months ago

Airbnb Buys Background-Check Startup Trooly to Combat Scams

Airbnb Buys Background-Check Startup Trooly to Combat Scams

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Anyone here getting IPO-ready? Improving the quality of the site's listings, and making it harder for users to do transactions outside of the platform will boost Airbnb's valuation.

2 months ago

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If nothing else, Airbnb will be hoping the funding gets it some much-needed good public relations at a time when it is coming under increasing pressure in several key European cities.

2 months ago

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Airbnb Ramps Up Push to Get More Hosts to Choose Instant Booking

Deanna Ting, Skift

With these new features, it's clear Airbnb wants to reduce discrimination on its platform, sign on more vacation rental managers, and generate more bookings. But is this enough to keep hosts happy?

2 months ago

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Good news for Airbnb but the bigger question is what happens in a year or two? What kind of an impact will this have on the housing markets in Japan? And will this inevitably lead to overtourism?

2 months ago

Airbnb App Now Provides Hosts’ Check-In Instructions for Guests

Airbnb App Now Provides Hosts’ Check-In Instructions for Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why didn't Airbnb think of this earlier?

2 months ago

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Free Insights Deck: Demystifying Airbnb For Corporate Travel Managers

Free Insights Deck: Demystifying Airbnb For Corporate Travel Managers

Airbnb + Skift

It’s no question that many modern business travelers are seeking alternative accommodations to customize their travel experience. In this overarching examination of the overall state of the corporate travel market, we’re breaking down what Airbnb for Work can add to a managed travel plan for travelers and travel managers alike.

2 months ago