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HomeToGo Buys Amivac in Start of Acquisition Spree

HomeToGo has been outracing rivals and disproving doubters. The metasearch brand runs operations efficiently. For example, it offers a subscription model to property managers who list with it, and that model appears to be more consistently profitable than charging traditional pure commissions.

HomeToGo Buys Amivac in Start of Acquisition Spree

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Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

Airbnb agreed to take this limited step on behalf of would-be guests who are Oregon residents because of a class-action lawsuit. If Airbnb really wanted to aggressively crush racism, shouldn't it have announced a pilot to do likewise in other parts of the world? Other platforms shouldn't be off the hook either.

Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

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What Should Airbnb Launch in 2022?

Worth a read, not just to appreciate the transparency into the product-led thinking of a giant, now-iconic company but also to just get inspired by some of these suggestions, and who knows, more startups to come out of these ideas.

What Should Airbnb Launch in 2022?

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Airbnb Settles Cuba Sanctions Issue With U.S. Treasury Department

Airbnb got caught up in the U.S. government's six-decade-long sanctions against Americans traveling to Cuba. The settlement amount was tiny, less than $100,000, and the Treasury Department characterized Airbnb's actions as non-egregious.

Airbnb Settles Cuba Sanctions Issue With U.S. Treasury Department

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Sonder Takes Next Step Toward Stock Market Listing in Mid-January

Will Sonder be a household name brand in accommodations in five years? The company hopes its Nasdaq debut in January, and a nifty $310 million in proceeds, will be the next stage in that evolution.

Sonder Takes Next Step Toward Stock Market Listing in Mid-January

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Airbnb Extends New Year’s Eve Party Crackdown

Airbnb seemingly has a good plan in place to limit the possibility of disruptive New Year's Eve parties, but will the company's technology be able to weed out guests with a not-so-sterling history on the platform?

Airbnb Extends New Year’s Eve Party Crackdown

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Airbnb and Vrbo Start Sharing Information on Party House Offenders

The party house problem is a persistent one in the short-term rental industry. The more industrywide collaboration the better.

Airbnb and Vrbo Start Sharing Information on Party House Offenders

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Paris Squeezes Short-Term Rentals With New Restrictions on Commercial Spaces

Airbnb and competitors continue to feel the pressure from large European cities that are committed to seeing traditional commerce survive, especially after Covid.

Paris Squeezes Short-Term Rentals With New Restrictions on Commercial Spaces

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Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

AvantStay's move into brokerage services sets it apart from most of its peers. But as Zillow's experience of flipping houses and getting burned highlights, real estate can be a very risky sector.

Property Manager AvantStay Adds $160 Million in Funding for Expansion

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Podcast: Airbnb CEO on the New Age of Mobility

Listen now for a conversation with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky from Skift Global Forum in September 2021.

Podcast: Airbnb CEO on the New Age of Mobility