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.

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Varying state laws on price transparency may become confusing for consumers and a more complex issue for short-term rental providers.

Airbnb to Display Total Price by Default in California to Comply With New Law

Podcasts

NYC Airbnb Details, FAA Loopholes and China Visa Waivers

Today's podcast looks at Legit Airbnb’s in New York, a charter jet loophole, and China’s expanded visa waiver scheme.

NYC Airbnb Details, FAA Loopholes and China Visa Waivers

Short-Term Rentals

NYC Has Approved Just 2,242 Short-Term Rental Host Registrations

New York City has only approved a couple of thousand host registrations, and all for reservations where the host is present during the stay. That's great news for neighborhoods sick of house parties and illegal hotels, and dour news for tourists and short-term rental platforms.

NYC Has Approved Just 2,242 Short-Term Rental Host Registrations

Startups

Former Airbnb Execs Back Subletting Startup in NYC

Short-term rental regulations in New York City have harmed some businesses, but here's an example of a startup whose founders said the rules have helped.

Former Airbnb Execs Back Subletting Startup in NYC

Short-Term Rentals

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

Several executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit offered predictions for the future of the sector, and here are some noteworthy ones.

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

Short-Term Rentals

‘People are Losing Their Homes’ — Ex-Host on NYC’s Short-Term Rental Ban 

Some New York City homeowners believe they should still be allowed to list their homes on Airbnb despite the city's ban, and they're not letting up in their demand for reinstatement.

‘People are Losing Their Homes’ — Ex-Host on NYC’s Short-Term Rental Ban 

Business Travel

Short-Term Rentals Haven’t Fully Caught On for Business Travel, but They’re Getting There

The uptake of vacation rentals for business travel depends on proving safety and reliability to road warriors and travel managers.

Short-Term Rentals Haven’t Fully Caught On for Business Travel, but They’re Getting There

Short-Term Rentals

These Markets Could Drive Vacation Rental Growth

Texas could be the future of the vacation rental market.

These Markets Could Drive Vacation Rental Growth

Short-Term Rentals

HomeAway Co-Founder on Individual Hosts vs. Pros and Why He Doesn’t Use Airbnb or Vrbo

HomeAway Co-founder Carl Shepherd thinks the vacation rental industry isn’t doing enough for individual hosts.

HomeAway Co-Founder on Individual Hosts vs. Pros and Why He Doesn’t Use Airbnb or Vrbo

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Thinks Its Edge Over Vrbo and Booking Is Individual Hosts

The easier route for platforms to scale listings is to contract with property managers. But Airbnb thinks that the secret sauce is individual hosts.

Airbnb Thinks Its Edge Over Vrbo and Booking Is Individual Hosts