Airbnb

Luxury Apartment Landlords Sue Airbnb Over Raucous Renters

The corporate ownership of a trio of luxury apartment complexes near the Grove is suing Airbnb for allegedly encouraging illegal short-term rentals …

Los Angeles

Despite city tweaks, court extends order blocking Chicago Airbnb rules

Chicago is facing another delay in rolling out some of the more controversial aspects of its new regulations on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms.<p>Aldermen approved a change to the rules Wednesday that altered the trajectory of two lawsuits challenging the home-sharing ordinance. Under the …

Airbnb admits its fast-paced nature makes it 'very difficult' to partner with, but is eyeing more long-term brand collabs this year

The pace of change makes forging a partnership with Airbnb "difficult", its own EMEA marketing director has admitted. But looking ahead, it wants to …

Marketing

Renting out your home? 9 expenses you can write off

Home sharing through sites like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway are becoming more and more popular. My family jumped on the Airbnb hosting train recently, and we made a tidy little side income in January renting out our spare room. I won’t have to pay taxes on that income until next tax season, but I’m …

Taxes

7 Airbnb rentals every water baby needs to check out now

It’s February, the month when productivity is at an all-time low: the holidays are over and our next break will probably be in the summer, which is …

Travel

Disrupting the disruptors: Singapore rattles sharing economy with rule change

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia.<p>The rules, some say, are a sign that even governments sympathetic to …

Disruption

Hospitable language inspires trust in Airbnb customers

Cornell researchers will present a paper on how Airbnb profiles are perceived in the context of a sharing economy that goes beyond their gut feelings …

Body Language

Data: Airbnb hosts earned $26M in Maine last year

Data from Airbnb shows that hosts using the online home-sharing service earned about $26 million and hosted about 174,000 visitors in Maine last year.<p>…

Your next questions texted to an Airbnb host may be answered by chatbot

Why it matters to you<p>Airbnb guests could see faster responses while hosts can spend less time answering them with a new option from Burner.<p>A new …

Automation

Wyndham Destination Network: A Giant Among Vacation Rental Property Management

<i>Last week we launched the latest report in our Skift Research Reports service, The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017.</i><p>In this research …

Hotels

Maryland hotels, online rentals spar over paying taxes

Traditional hotels are making a push to require people who rent out their homes to guests to pay the same taxes and follow many of the same …

Taxes

Airbnb reportedly concludes acquisition of Tilt

In what is suggested as an acquihire by Airbnb (Private:AIRB), the deal is claimed to be for a figure overall close to Tilt's funding of $62.1M, …

Business

Is Airbnb on an acquisition spree?

Late yesterday <b>Airbnb closed on its acquisition of Tilt</b>, a fintech startup for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payments. Last week, it bought Canadian company Luxury Rentals and its portfolio of high-end properties.<p>Those deals, along with Airbnb's recent foray into travel experiences with the launch …

Startups

Don't Strangle AirBnb; Cut Its Competitors Some Slack!

Government is frequently a one-way ratchet whose grip grows ever tighter, never looser. The evidence for that premise, already abundant, continues to …

More skiers turn to short-term rentals — a mixed blessing for resorts

In search of some extra cash, Jim and Janet Dooley started renting out a spare bedroom in their Big Bear home to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts.<p>“This has brought us a couple of hundred dollars a week,” said Janet Dooley, who listed the room about two years ago on the online booking platform …

California

Denver sends violation notices to more than 1,000 short-term rental hosts who could face fines

Denver licensing officials for the first time are going after short-term rental hosts on Airbnb, HomeAway and other online services — more than 1,000 …

Denver

‘Upstarts’ author Brad Stone on Uber’s scandals, Airbnb’s regulatory fight, and lessons from Amazon

When it comes to disruption, Brad Stone wrote the book. Twice.<p>The best-selling author of <i>The Everything Store</i>, a detailed account of Amazon’s history, …

Uber

Business Events Are Caught Between the Past and Future — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Meetings & Events<p>This week’s Meetings Innovation Report is a battle between the past and the future, much like the Divided States of …

Innovation

City hits Airbnb-violating landlord for a second time with fine for breaking the new law against illegal sublets

The city has hit Hank Freid with a second round of fines under a new law targeting illegal Airbnb apartment listings. The landlord was initially …

This New Site Is Like Airbnb for Wedding Venues

Finding a dreamy venue to host your wedding ceremony and reception is <i>the</i> most challenging part of wedding planning. And if you have already found that out the hard way (i.e., you've actually spent hours sifting through venues), at some point you've probably said to yourself that the whole process …

Weddings

An Austin Airbnb Is a Blissful Getaway

At their spacious Airbnb in Austin, Paul and Jessica D’Arcy demonstrate how modern hospitality can be intimate at any scale.<p>Marketing executive Paul D’Arcy is accustomed to sharing important moments in strangers’ lives. He and his wife, Jessica, a director at an education non-profit, live in an …

Lifestyle

Airbnb’s Surprising Path to Y Combinator

In<b>2008, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia</b> <i>had run out of money; they were going into debt; and Airbnb had no</i><i>traffic.</i><i>Nate</i><i>Blecharczyk had followed his</i> …

YCombinator

The Regulators Are Finally Coming for Airbnb and Uber

From the beginning, the promise of Airbnb, Uber, and the rest of the so-called sharing economy was that by using social media and digital technology, …

Uber

The Ultimate Guest Experience

When Airbnb executives wanted someone to provide a better and more consistent experience for users of the service, they naturally turned to Chip …

Hotels

What Hotels Have Over Airbnb - Lodging

Hank Freid, CEO and founder of the Impulsive Group, believes that hotels still have a leg up on Airbnb and provide unforgettable experiences that …

Hotels

Anti-Airbnb group launches ad campaign about illegal N.Y. rentals

ALBANY — Airbnb hosts and their neighbors are about to get an education in New York’s new law cracking down on the advertising of illegal short-term …

Manhattan

'Prejudices play out in the ratings we give' – the myth of digital equality

Sharing apps – from Airbnb to Uber – were supposed to make services open to everyone. But real-life discrimination can be exacerbated in an economy where we are vulnerable to others’ biases<p>The problem started when Reed Kennedy tried to book an Airbnb house in upstate New York for New Year’s Eve. “I …

Technology

Airbnb and Stayz poses Capital Gains Tax risk for sellers

Airbnb and Stayz hosts could be slammed with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars in Capital Gains Tax when they come to sell their homes after …

Taxes

AskST: The dos and don’ts of property rental

February 21, 2017 5:00 AM<br>If you are thinking of renting out your apartment, there are some rules you should know. Parliament passed a new law on Feb …

Housing

HRWAI Asks For Level Playing Field

THE HOTEL and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has requested the Government of India to come up with a policy to cover the unregulated …