Airbnb News

What started as AirBedandBreakfast.com has grown into a massive public company that IPOd in 2020. Airbnb is now the world’s largest online alternative-accommodation community, allowing millions of users to list, search, and rent authentic homestays and vacation-rental experiences in countless cities across the globe.

Tour Operators

Airbnb Returns to Experiences

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s reinvigorated experiences, Potato Head’s sustainability, and Ukraine’s resilience.

Airbnb Returns to Experiences

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb CEO Vows to Bring New Focus to Experiences

Airbnb's Brian Chesky may be over-estimating how many people will work from home in the future "glued" to their laptop screens. But the world has changed — for sure — and travel patterns have been altered as well, with new demand for experiences.

Airbnb CEO Vows to Bring New Focus to Experiences

Online Travel

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb believes its rivals have the travel marketing funnel all wrong, hostel brand Generator is targeting cities lacking affordable hostels and Tunisia is broadening its tourism branding with help from the U.S.

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

Business Travel

Remote Work May Win New Advocates Over Rising Energy Costs for Offices

Coronavirus threw traditional work and travel patterns into disarray last winter, forcing people to stay at home. But this time around concerns over sky-high energy bills could push people into co-working spaces to keep costs down.

Remote Work May Win New Advocates Over Rising Energy Costs for Offices

News Blog

Airbnb to Kickstart Experiences After 2-Year Pause

Airbnb mothballed its experiences business — and ceased investing in hotels — at the beginning of the pandemic, but CEO Brian Chesky said earlier this week that Airbnb will begin to invest in its experiences business again in 2023 after a two-year pause. A file photo of an Airbnb host greeting participants in a bread-baking…

Media and PR

Disney Parks’ Digital Innovation

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Disney Parks’ innovation, Airbnb’s marketing, and a superapp for the Middle East.

Disney Parks’ Digital Innovation

Online Travel

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Says Competitors Have the Travel Marketing Funnel All Wrong

The so-called travel marketing funnel for Booking Holdings and Expedia has indeed been a sieve. Domestic trips and remote work have propelled accommodations to a higher position in trip plans.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Says Competitors Have the Travel Marketing Funnel All Wrong

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Expands Translation Tools

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s expanded language tools, politics and hotel bookings, and the market for selling hotels.

Airbnb Expands Translation Tools

Business Travel

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

The inaugural Build In Tulsa Techstars Accelerator has group travel, payments and even networking in its sights as it builds on the Black Wall Street legacy.

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

News Blog

Airbnb Deploys Translation Engine to Let Guests See Reviews in 60 Languages

Airbnb has just announced the expansion of its automatic translation service, Translation Engine, to reviews of rentals and hosts. First introduced in Airbnb's 2021 "Winter Release," Translation Engine provides both hosts and guests with automatic message translations in over 60 languages. The company signed a deal with Translated in 2021, the largest deal in the…