Articles tagged “hosts”

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

With fraud a substantial problem in online travel these days, Airbnb is undertaking the mammoth task of trying to verify listings. The process is easier for professional hosts.

Airbnb’s New Listing Verification Process Favors Pro Hosts 

Online Travel

Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Is Airbnb sticker shot a thing of the past? Hardly, and especially when hosts hike up cleaning fees. But Airbnb seems to be moving in a positive direction on affordability.

Reduced Cleaning Fees and New Tools: How Airbnb Says It’s Keeping Rates Down

Online Travel

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?

Some hosts left Airbnb during the early part of the pandemic because they lost their incomes and were angry about refund policies. Airbnb's host and listing' numbers show it has turned a corner for now.

Airbnb Reports Surge in Hosts and Listings: Does This End the Supply Debate?

Short-Term Rentals

Vrbo Ads Take Aim at Airbnb During NFL Games

Vrbo can pick its spots to compete with Airbnb. But it's not a zero-sum game and parent company Expedia has no expectation of "beating" Airbnb.

Vrbo Ads Take Aim at Airbnb During NFL Games

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Defacto Ban in NYC Spurs ‘Staggering’ Gains in New Jersey

It's good times for Airbnb hosts in two New Jersey cities within an easy mass transit commute of NYC.

Airbnb Defacto Ban in NYC Spurs ‘Staggering’ Gains in New Jersey

Short-Term Rentals

NYC Has Approved 22% of Short-Term Rental Host Applications

New York City's Office of Special Enforcement is getting a handle on the host registration process, but it is cumbersome.

NYC Has Approved 22% of Short-Term Rental Host Applications

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Settles Italian Tax Probe for $620 Million

Online travel agencies have been sued for occupancy taxes since 2004, before Airbnb's founding. Two decades later, the issue is ongoing around the world.

Airbnb Settles Italian Tax Probe for $620 Million

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Seeks to Expand Its Local Host Clubs

Airbnb's Host Clubs don't solely exist to enlist in local regulatory campaigns. But in the past, the company's public policy team has been heavily involved in their operations, and will be in the future.

Airbnb Seeks to Expand Its Local Host Clubs

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Announces a New CFO and the Departure of Head of Hosting

The reshuffle of Airbnb's executive ranks should be viewed in the context of the need to reinvigorate the company's growth prospects, including international expansion.

Airbnb Announces a New CFO and the Departure of Head of Hosting

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Lawsuit in New York Exposes Fake Listings Issue

Verifying listings has not been a top priority for Airbnb over the years. But trying to root out fake listings through verification measures is high on the agenda for 2024. The effort would leak into 2025 at a minimum.

Airbnb Lawsuit in New York Exposes Fake Listings Issue