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Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

2 weeks ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Airbnb in Talks to Acquire Xiaozhu in an Attempt to Grow Its China Business

Lulu Yilun Chen and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb doesn't want to follow in Uber's footsteps when it comes to growing its business in China. Making an acquisition like this one could help, but is it enough to topple home-grown Tujia?

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope both sides can eventually reach a compromise in this ongoing saga between Airbnb and lawmakers in New York.

2 weeks ago

What Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow Really Think About Airbnb

What Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow Really Think About Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

While Kutcher played defense, Paltrow gushed — and revealed similar plans for her own newly launched travel app.

3 weeks ago

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Travelers are increasingly demanding control for their leisure trips, so why not for their business trips too? It will not be long before this becomes the norm.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb’s New Magazine and the Evolution of Old-School Content Marketing

Airbnb’s New Magazine and the Evolution of Old-School Content Marketing

Deanna Ting, Skift

Goodbye, Pineapple. Hello, Airbnbmag.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Associated Press

If the two parties could negotiate in good faith for the better of both citizens of San Francisco and visitors alike ... we wouldn't be so cynical about things like this.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Launches Magical Trips and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb Launches Magical Trips and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Deanna Ting, Skift

We've known this day would come for quite some time now. The only question left to ask is this: Can Airbnb succeed in becoming a "super brand of travel" like it aspires to be?

3 weeks ago

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

HomeAway President Says Company Needs to Win Back Credibility From Homeowners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

HomeAway president John Kim, after a manner, is trying to turn HomeAway into the type of company that Airbnb is -- one that is focused on technology improvements and a great user experience. In many ways, Kim has the tougher job. He isn't starting from scratch, as Airbnb did, but is attempting to spur changes in a company that has been around since 2005 and grew through a flurry of acquisitions.

3 weeks ago

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

San Francisco let Airbnb write its own law, which soon became clear was unworkable without Airbnb's help. That didn't happen, so now the city is trying to solve the problem a different way.

3 weeks ago