Rentals & Shares

Airbnb and WeWork Test a Shared Workspace Program for Business Travelers

Airbnb and WeWork Test a Shared Workspace Program for Business Travelers

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

This kind of partnership makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons, especially as Airbnb attempts to grow its business travel business even more on that road to an IPO. It will also be interesting to see if WeWork integrates its own WeLive co-living spaces into the Airbnb ecosystem.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Still Hopeful About China Despite Earlier Missteps

Airbnb Still Hopeful About China Despite Earlier Missteps

Dennis Schaal, Skift

On Airbnb being successful in China, we'll believe it when we see it. More power to Airbnb if it can actually pull it off.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Expands Tours and Experiences to New York City By Enlisting Celebrities

Airbnb Expands Tours and Experiences to New York City By Enlisting Celebrities

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Airbnb actually launched Trips in New York City in March 2017, but it was exclusively in Harlem at the time.

4 weeks ago

Maui Is Considering a 29 Percent Tax Increase for Vacation Rental Owners

Maui Is Considering a 29 Percent Tax Increase for Vacation Rental Owners

Melissa Tanji, The Maui News via Associated Press

Vacation rentals in the Aloha State are a big business so it's no wonder the government wants a cut.

1 month ago

This Is What Airbnb Should Do With Resy

This Is What Airbnb Should Do With Resy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can Resy do more than just restaurant bookings for Airbnb? Our answer is a resounding yes.

1 month ago

Airbnb Adds Restaurant Reservations Thanks to Partner Resy

Airbnb Adds Restaurant Reservations Thanks to Partner Resy

Deanna Ting, Skift

Nice to have, but we wonder if Airbnb can do more with Resy than just restaurant bookings. Hint: We certainly think it can.

1 month ago

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Dave Montali, Skift

Booking.com has long experimented with vacation rental inventory. Its inventory has been growing rapidly, but vacation rentals still remain a small part of Booking.com's business.

1 month ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

1 month ago

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Short-Term Rental Ban in Berlin for Airbnb and Others Appears to Be Eroding

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the latest court ruling loosening restrictions on short-term rentals in Berlin, there are still plenty of questions left regarding what the city's laws on home-sharing really mean.

1 month ago

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

Dan Kraker, Associated Press

There really is an Airbnb — or a sharing-economy service, that is — for almost everything these days.

2 months ago

8 Takeaways on Airbnb’s Road to an IPO

8 Takeaways on Airbnb’s Road to an IPO

Deanna Ting, Skift

Consider this your CliffsNotes on all things Airbnb as the company continues to mature.

2 months ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

2 months ago