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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

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

The online travel duopoly is dead — if it ever existed. New travel brands from sectors like banks and rideshare services are running amok.

Uber’s New Viator Partnership Highlights Increased Fragmentation in Online Travel

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

Airbnb is taking steps to increase its traction with hosts, namely to find new ones and to keep them. Its level of success will depend on how well it executes these changes in practice.

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

Airlines

Latin America’s Aviation Transformation and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Latin America's airline industry undergoes enormous change since the pandemic, Marriott debuts an extended-stay brand in the U.S. and Canada, and the United Arab Emirates lifts all Covid-related travel restrictions.

Latin America’s Aviation Transformation and Other Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

How Kayak Fared 10 Years After Priceline’s Offer to Buy It

Kayak isn't as muscular today in metasearch, as some would have forecast years ago, given the impact of Google. But Kayak hasn't folded, either.

How Kayak Fared 10 Years After Priceline’s Offer to Buy It

Online Travel

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Booking.com and Airbnb are tough to compare. Although Booking.com officials would admit it has a lot to improve in short-term rentals, the company is playing its hotel hand to an advantage.

Booking.com’s Stagnant Mix of Short-Term Rental Stays Is a Not Necessarily Bad Thing

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Finally Displays True Costs Up Front

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s new price transparency, why U.S. tourists are spending more than tourists to the U.S., and Choice Hotels’ upgrades.

Airbnb Finally Displays True Costs Up Front

Airlines

Latin America Shakes Up Global Aviation 

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Latin American aviation, hotels’ ESG efforts, and Airbnb’s flexible search

Latin America Shakes Up Global Aviation 

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

Airbnb has responded to years'-long criticism about a lack of transparency in the way it displays its prices. Now, will competitors do likewise?

Airbnb to Display Total Prices Up Front and End Checkout Task Drudgery

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

News Blog

Airbnb Data Says Flexible Search Tools Help Combat Overtourism

Airbnb said that the flexible search features it has rolled out since early 2021 have so far diverted bookings from destinations coping with overtourism and peak travel times, according to data it shared on Friday. The short-term rental booking giant has increasingly offered search tools — see Skift's earlier coverage: "Airbnb’s Next Big Change: Search"…