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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.

Online Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Hotels

Airbnb CEO Is ‘Optimistic That There Isn’t Going to Be a War’ With Hotels

Airbnb is going to use 2014 to get its house in order. Its focus on industry disruption will turn to industry appeasement as it seeks to make peace with regulators and assure users that the experience will improve.

Airbnb CEO Is ‘Optimistic That There Isn’t Going to Be a War’ With Hotels

Hotels

Airbnb Turns to Instagram for Second Crowdsourced Marketing Campaign

With the combination of local advice and low-cost production, this type of campaign fits well within Airbnb's sweet spot.

Airbnb Turns to Instagram for Second Crowdsourced Marketing Campaign

Hotels

Hotel Boss Says Airbnb Should Be Regulated Like Traditional Hotel Companies

While we don't think the IHG boss has the solution to this challenge, we've become tired with Airbnb's "regular people" claim and how it differs from reality. The majority of nights booked on Airbnb come from highly competent hosts that treat it as a real business. You know, like a hotel.

Hotels

Philadelphia Residents and Developers Start Experimenting With Airbnb

This is Airbnb in a nutshell: tenants making ends meet, illegal sublets, wily developers, mad people who won't share their names because they know they're doing something wrong.

Hotels

Case Closed as HomeAway and Airbnb Officially Settle Lawsuit

The HomeAway suit against Airbnb ended with no attorneys' fees being paid to the other side, a withdrawn advertising campaign, and perhaps some hurt feelings. All's well that end's well, but the two companies are on a collision course that won't be resolved in a courtroom.

Airlines

The 15 Biggest Travel Stories of 2013

Bring it on, 2014.

The 15 Biggest Travel Stories of 2013

Hotels

Airbnb Backs Down in Trademark Dispute With HomeAway

Airbnb clearly was on weak ground against HomeAway in this trademark lawsuit, and apparently withdrew the campaign. The gloves are off, however, and the two rivals can expect to see their competition against one another get nastier in coming years.

Airbnb Backs Down in Trademark Dispute With HomeAway

Hotels

HomeAway Suit Against Airbnb Is a Turning Point in Competition Over Vacation Rentals

This lawsuit marks the fact that for HomeAway, Airbnb has now crossed a line -- into HomeAway's core resort destination markets. Gone is all the talk about the two companies addressing different markets. The two companies will now play, old-fashioned country hardball.

HomeAway Suit Against Airbnb Is a Turning Point in Competition Over Vacation Rentals

Hotels

HomeAway Sues Airbnb Over Birdhouse Trademark Infringement

More people will see this limited ad campaign because of the lawsuit than if HomeAway had let it pass, but if it had not acted Airbnb could have very well continued to use its birdhouse in bigger, future campaigns.

HomeAway Sues Airbnb Over Birdhouse Trademark Infringement