Articles tagged “airbnb”

Airbnb’s Deal for French Firm Could Signal Entry Into Property Management

Airbnb’s Deal for French Firm Could Signal Entry Into Property Management

Deanna Ting, Skift

To be honest, this acquisition is a bit puzzling, and has us wondering: Why buy when you can partner instead? But perhaps Airbnb is onto something.

2 days ago

Airbnb, HomeAway and Others Form International Vacation Rental Group in Japan

Airbnb, HomeAway and Others Form International Vacation Rental Group in Japan

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The big vacation rental players have formed an association in Japan, with the blessing of the Japan Tourism Agency. It may be a model for other Asian countries to follow.

2 days ago

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.

3 days ago

Airbnb Ranks Its Top Up-and-Coming Destinations for 2019

Airbnb Ranks Its Top Up-and-Coming Destinations for 2019

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

Quieter locales in Scotland, New Zealand, China, and Mexico lead Airbnb’s trending destinations for the coming year. Note that these statistics show gains in search interest from small base numbers and so they're somewhat misleading. Paris hasn't lost its status as a popular spot, for instance.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago

Airbnb Creates Niches for a New Generation of Vacation Rental Startups: Skift Research E-Book

Airbnb Creates Niches for a New Generation of Vacation Rental Startups: Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airbnb has built itself into the third most richly valued startup in the world over the last decade. But business never stands still, and as Airbnb harvests its gains, the latest generation of alternative accommodation startups are collecting all of the new venture capital in the space.

3 weeks ago