Articles tagged “airbnb”

The IRS May Crack Down on Airbnb and Uber Income and Unpaid Taxes

The IRS May Crack Down on Airbnb and Uber Income and Unpaid Taxes

Ben Brody, Bloomberg

Hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income go unreported every year by Airbnb hosts, Uber drivers, and similar sharing-economy workers. As the federal budget gets pressured, expect tax authorities to come calling.

3 days ago

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Airbnb Tries a Different Tactic in Mexico: Giving Regulators What They Want

Andrea Navarro and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Learning from your previous missteps is always a good thing. But is it enough to simply collect and remit taxes? What happens when regulators press for more restrictions?

4 days ago

GBTA Notebook: The Future of Corporate Travel Is Basically the Same as the Past

GBTA Notebook: The Future of Corporate Travel Is Basically the Same as the Past

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Another year, another GBTA. It seems like corporate travel is heading in the direction of offering more options to business travelers, but progress remains slow.

5 days ago

Airbnb Host Gets Fined for Discrimination After Canceling Asian-American Woman’s Stay

Airbnb Host Gets Fined for Discrimination After Canceling Asian-American Woman’s Stay

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

We're all for creative agreements like this. But we have to ask: What grade will Baker have to get in that class? It better be an A+ at this point.

1 week ago

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Airbnb becomes bookable through the online booking tools of corporate travel management companies, its acceptance in corporate travel policies will likely rise as well.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Airbnb and HomeAway Face Tougher Restrictions in Vancouver

Natalie Obiko Pearson and Gerrit De Vynck , Bloomberg

Vancouver, like many other cities worldwide, is getting tougher on short-term rental regulations. But will this be enough to combat rising housing prices in the city, or to deter people from renting out their investment homes?

3 weeks ago

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

13 Big Winners in Travel Advertising at Cannes Lions 2017

Jesse Desjardins, Skift

The big lesson here is that digital first is the future.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Airbnb Is Readying Its Luxury Vacation Rentals Business

Mark Gurman and Olivia Zaleski , Bloomberg

Airbnb Lux is no doubt getting ready for its closeup, and luxury hotel brands -- if they haven't already -- need to prepare themselves.

4 weeks ago

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

HomeAway Sees New Opportunity in Japan In Competition Against Airbnb

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Japan's new law emphasizes professionally managed properties, a development that HomeAway argues gives it a new advantage over Airbnb, which is the stronger of the two companies in the country.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

"Airbnb Lux," here we come. No doubt Airbnb's earlier acquisition of Luxury Retreats will play a role here, too. Luxury hotel brands, you've been warned.

1 month ago

Airbnb Buys Background-Check Startup Trooly to Combat Scams

Airbnb Buys Background-Check Startup Trooly to Combat Scams

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Anyone here getting IPO-ready? Improving the quality of the site's listings, and making it harder for users to do transactions outside of the platform will boost Airbnb's valuation.

1 month ago

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If nothing else, Airbnb will be hoping the funding gets it some much-needed good public relations at a time when it is coming under increasing pressure in several key European cities.

1 month ago