Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Airbnb Touts Growth of Trips for Foodies, Millennials and Solo Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's do some math, first: How do you calculate 20x growth when you're not given a baseline for comparison? Our guess is whatever that adds up to, it may not be very much.

1 day ago

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Richard Holmes, Skift

Airbnb is booming in Africa, but the first cracks in the success story are beginning to show – in hotels griping about the lack of regulations, and locals priced out of prime property. Can African cities avoid the side effects of the sharing economy that already blight more-developed markets?

2 days ago

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

Deanna Ting, Skift

We hope this acquisition results in real changes to the Airbnb platform to not only reduce discrimination against travelers with disabilities, but also to verify details about accessible listings and make them much clearer.

6 days ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Airbnb and HomeAway Will Operate in Vancouver Despite Tight Rental Restrictions

Natalie Wong and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Vancouver isn't banning short-term rentals, but is trying to take carpetbagger investors running quasi-hotels out of the game. Airbnb and HomeAway are playing their own game — trying to make nice with regulators to avoid outright prohibitions.

7 days ago

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

IHG Pairs Up with OpenTable and Grubhub to Reward Loyalty Members When They Eat Out — or In

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect more travel brands to extend their reach into the dining experience going forward, especially since consumers have to eat every day and may only travel on occasion. And after all, the way to anyone's heart is through their stomachs, right?

7 days ago

Airbnb Growth Story Has a Plot Twist — A Saturation Point

Airbnb Growth Story Has a Plot Twist — A Saturation Point

Deanna Ting, Skift

As Airbnb tries to become the only brand in travel that you'll ever need, it's not just the hotel industry that the company has to contend with, but online travel agencies, too. We can just imagine the hotels telling Airbnb, "Welcome to the club."

1 week ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

1 week ago

Airbnb Revenue Reached $1 Billion in Profitable Third Quarter

Airbnb Revenue Reached $1 Billion in Profitable Third Quarter

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

When is that IPO coming, again? And how interesting is it that this news comes just days after an arguable negative report from Morgan Stanley about the health of Airbnb's business?

1 week ago

Airbnb Caps Rentals in Select Paris Neighborhoods to 120 Nights Per Year

Airbnb Caps Rentals in Select Paris Neighborhoods to 120 Nights Per Year

Associated Press

It's a start, but having these rental limits apply to only 20 percent of the neighborhoods in your No. 1 market in the entire world doesn't seem like very much. And who's to say those same Airbnb hosts won't just turn to other short-term rental sites instead?

1 week ago

Airbnb’s New China Strategy Includes a Focus on Quality — and Quantity

Airbnb’s New China Strategy Includes a Focus on Quality — and Quantity

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can we say we told you so again? In July, we noted that as Airbnb pursues its eventual IPO, China and the wider Asia-Pacific region will be absolutely critical, but the competition is tough and plenty of challenges remain.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit That Could Impact Its Business Model

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit That Could Impact Its Business Model

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

This lawsuit goes to the heart of the Airbnb business model where renters — usually without landlord permission — put their apartments on Airbnb. This litigation could potentially set a precedent on sublet law that could hurt or help Airbnb and other short-term rental sites.

2 weeks ago

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

John O'Connell, Associated Press

Is this spud for you? It just might be for Airbnb guests looking for a unique place to stay.

3 weeks ago