Last-minute Airbnb bookings are not impossible. You just need to know how to navigate the system.
Between San Francisco and New York's actions, we're going to end up with some real rules. We hope.
Airbnb is hiring city mayors around the world to help the company better understand how to work with municipal governments.
As we've noted before, creating platforms for specific communities is one way to address the racial discrimination taking place on short-term rental sites like Airbnb. But to really fix the problem, it's clear there's no single, easy solution. All platforms need to look for tech and design solutions to try to prevent, or at least immediately respond to and take action against, discriminatory behavior.
Hiring Holder is a smart move and it shows Airbnb is finally taking some crucial steps to address discrimination on its platform. The next step? Figuring out if there are some tangible tech or design solutions that can back up the creation of a new anti-discrimination policy.
The irony of this conversation, unfortunately for car services, is that ridesharing trips already account for nearly half of ground transportation spending expensed through U.S. companies. So the fingerpointing and recriminations continue.
According to Kayak's CEO, Airbnb is preventing traditional hotels from implementing surge prices, and Brexit is impacting tourism far more than recent acts of terrorism.
Does this tax-collection agreement mean Airbnb is completely legal in Los Angeles? Not really. But if you're renting out your home as a short-term rental, the city wants to make sure it gets its cut of the business, even as it's revising its short-term rental laws.
Airbnb and other short-term rental companies can learn a lot from what’s happened in New York in terms of the regulations the state and city have implemented, including the new advertising law that awaits Cuomo's signature. And they should start preparing for similar laws that will undoubtedly emerge in other cities.
Asia-Pacific is expected to replace North America as the world's biggest online travel market next year. If your travel business operates online, it's time to take a good, hard, look at your Asia-Pacific strategy.