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Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Dennis Schaal , Skift

The Miami settlement could have broader implications for Airbnb when other big landlords take it to task for hosts violating their apartment leases. And, it isn't a bad thing for Airbnb to resolve its issues with various regulators and to erase some of these legal irritants when it will likely solicit investors for a 2019 initial public offering.

2 months ago

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How Airbnb Is Building a Vacation Rental Platform for the Future

How Airbnb Is Building a Vacation Rental Platform for the Future

Airbnb + Skift

Once a cottage industry operated by entrepreneurial property owners, today’s billion dollar vacation rental market is undergoing massive growth, driven by digital platforms that are evolving in tandem with its users' needs.

2 months ago

Airbnb Automates Tax Reporting for Hosts in Tech-Savvy Estonia

Airbnb Automates Tax Reporting for Hosts in Tech-Savvy Estonia

Ott Ummelas, Bloomberg

Airbnb's quest to settle knotty taxation issues around the world continues apace as the company gears up to go public.

2 months ago

Expedia to Hoteliers: Vacation Rentals Won’t Steal Your Business

Expedia to Hoteliers: Vacation Rentals Won’t Steal Your Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia officials can try to assure hoteliers that the rise of alternative accommodations is no big deal for their businesses. But you can be certain that figuring out how to manage this changing dynamic is of paramount concern for all parties involved.

2 months ago

Selina Receives $150 Million for Millennial-Friendly Hospitality

Selina Receives $150 Million for Millennial-Friendly Hospitality

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Until recently, Selina has been a glorified hostel operator. Its ambition to provide work-life balance to millennials who travel internationally has been more of a work-in-progress than a consistent offering. Yet massive fresh funding this year will help drive Selina to become one of 2019's most fascinating experiments in hospitality.

3 months ago

Airbnb Touts One of Its Most Valuable Assets as It Prepares for IPO

Airbnb Touts One of Its Most Valuable Assets as It Prepares for IPO

Deanna Ting, Skift

Combatting host fatigue is a very real thing, but it'll probably take a lot more than this from Airbnb to make sure those Superhosts remain loyal.

3 months ago

Airbnb Drops Proposed Tax Collection Deal With Mexico

Airbnb Drops Proposed Tax Collection Deal With Mexico

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Airbnb may have another crack at a deal with Mexico's new administration, but it's unclear whether a new attempt would be successful.

3 months ago

Airbnb Hires Amazon Veteran as New Chief Financial Officer

Airbnb Hires Amazon Veteran as New Chief Financial Officer

Deanna Ting, Skift

The Amazonification of Airbnb continues, as talk of an initial public offering heats up.

3 months ago

Airbnb West Bank Boycott Draws Ire of Israel’s Government

Airbnb West Bank Boycott Draws Ire of Israel’s Government

Isabel Debre, Associated Press

Israel's priorities in the West Bank run counter to what's best for the region's tourism industry. For its part, Airbnb is listening to advice that much of the international community also supports.

3 months ago

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Natasha Rausch, Bloomberg

On the Texas coast, Port Aransas has a significant drive-in market and its tourism board has been laser-focused on putting Hurricane Harvey behind it. Tourism will continue being part of the town's DNA, just like others along the Gulf.

3 months ago

Airbnb Reports $1 Billion-Plus in Third Quarter Revenue as IPO Talk Heats Up

3 months ago

Onefinestay CEO Departs to Lead Serviced Apartment Brand Sweet Inn

Onefinestay CEO Departs to Lead Serviced Apartment Brand Sweet Inn

Deanna Ting, Skift

We know what you're all thinking: Can Onefinestay be saved? Was AccorHotels' decision to buy a private rental business the right move? Or should it have partnered with one instead?

3 months ago