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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

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"…

News Blog

Airbnb Has Begun to Partly Break Out Its Spending on Brand Marketing

Airbnb executives have talked a lot about how they have reduced their spending on performance marketing (think: buying ads in Google search results) to focus on brand marketing (think: subway posters advertising the company's new "OMG" category of properties). So how much do they spend on brand and how much on performance? The short answer…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Reportedly Will Face New Data Regulations Under European Union Plan

Concern over the spread of short-term rentals in cities with housing crises has spurred a patchwork of local regulation. Can the European Union harmonize the rules in a way that also helps support destinations eager to attract the likes of Airbnb?

Airbnb Reportedly Will Face New Data Regulations Under European Union Plan

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Had a Very, Very Good Quarter

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Airbnb’s record quarter, Colorado’s tourism redirect, and Air Asia X’s leadership change.

Airbnb Had a Very, Very Good Quarter

Online Travel

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says his company can thrive in boom and bust cycles if it keeps innovating. To meet that promise, his company will have to boost its pricing competitiveness and makes it easier for individuals to list properties. And make the case to Wall Street on unfair comparisons to 2021.

Airbnb Posts Best Quarter Yet on Relentless Travel Demand

Hotels

Upscale Hotels Plant Fake Reviews When High-End Vacation Rentals Come to Town

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That may be why high-end hotels tend to stop planting fake negative reviews about each other online once nicer short-term rentals start competing locally.

Upscale Hotels Plant Fake Reviews When High-End Vacation Rentals Come to Town

News Blog

Airbnb to Help Mexico City Lure Digital Nomads With Marketing Site

Mexico City's mayor has signed a deal with Airbnb to help encourage more digital nomads — people working online remotely — to work in the capital city with the help of a new informational website. Airbnb said on Wednesday it had created a site to "showcase unique cultural and creative destinations and experiences" in Mexico's…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s Vow to Fix Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb announces plans to redesign pricing on its platforms, KLM faces a murky future, and Delta believes that even a possible recession won't impede travel's recovery.

Airbnb’s Vow to Fix Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps

Step by step, inch by inch, Google is becoming more central to the tours and activities sector. We've seen this playbook before.

Google Expands Its Things to Do Feature Deeper Into Maps