Airbnb

The Startup Will Give You Cash to Buy a House, Provided You List It on Airbnb

A new startup is offering to give people the cash they need to put a downpayment on a home. There’s just one catch: you’ll also need to be willing to …

Startups

'We rented out our home on Airbnb to subsidise a holiday. This is what happened'

But holidays quickly wipe away stress and I had forgotten the whole thing by the time we got a message from the tenants saying the goldfish had died …

Brisbane

Trump’s $817 Per Night Home Taken Off Airbnb After Rental To Muslim Refugees: Listing No Longer Available

President Donald Trump’s childhood home was once available for rent via Airbnb, for $817 per night. As reported by the <i>Inquisitr</i>, the house in Queens …

Donald Trump

Loftium Wants You to Host an Airbnb for 357 Days a Year in Exchange for a Home Down Payment

Ask someone what their dream house is, and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Perhaps a rustic ranch house out on the plains. Maybe a New York or …

New York Times

Airbnb and empty houses: who's responsible for managing the impacts on our cities?

The Airbnb and empty house phenomena and their presumed links to housing and rental prices have attracted considerable media and political attention. …

Housing

6 Super Dreamy Houseboat Rentals For That Unique Getaway With Bae

Any getaway with bae is highly-anticipated, but if you're looking to spice things up, why not head on over to the majestic wonders of the water? Yes, …

Paris Is Cracking Down on Airbnb Rentals, Again

The saga continues.<p>Airbnb is a great option for travelers, especially for those looking to stay in ultra-residential neighborhoods and cook homemade meals. However, it's a pain for local governments, particularly in cities that attract the most tourists. In its latest attempt to crack down on …

Travel

Deconstructing Airbnb’s Full Value For Corporate Travel Managers

Corporate travel managers are increasingly focused on improving overall business traveler satisfaction, including how to help employees boost …

Hospitality

Week in Geek Podcast: Why everyone hated this Amazon patent, Seattle’s Airbnb tax, and what to do about the Equifax hack

Patents are pretty unpopular in the software world, and this week one of the most unpopular patents ever — held by Amazon — expired.<p>The patent was …

Science

Wrong address on my Airbnb rental — can I get a refund?

Q. I booked an apartment in Paris on Airbnb recently. At the last moment, the host gave me a different address and said, “It’s the same street.’’ But …

Hospitality

The family holiday solution that won’t cost the earth

If you're looking for a last-minute school holiday getaway, there's an easy solution that won't cost the earth.<p>For Michael Virtue and his wife …

Australian News

Airbnb offers hundreds of rooms to hurricane refugees

Airbnb has something tangible it can offer people struck by disaster: homes.<p>The home rental company has urged people who use its platform to offer rooms and entire houses to relief workers and displaced people from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. If hosts waive their nightly fees, so does Airbnb.<p>So …

Hurricane Irma

Airbnb’s CEO Congratulated Paris and Los Angeles on Olympic Games

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is already excited for Paris to host the Summer Olympics in 2024 followed by Los Angeles in 2028.<p>The co-founder of the …

Los Angeles

Condo Smarts: Rental bylaws may deter property speculators | The Province

<b>Dear Tony</b>: Our strata is considering a rental bylaw that limits the number of rentals to 10 out of 100 units. We are slowly seeing the number of …

Canadian News

Tech companies are redefining how we respond to natural disasters—in a good way

A few days before Irma made landfall in Florida, Airbnb activated its disaster response program in the region, encouraging hosts to list their homes for free and inviting evacuees to seek shelter through its peer-to-peer platform. Uber said it would cap fares in south Florida so that no one got “an …

Uber

Wellesley residents say Airbnb home used for party was like ‘having a dance club’ on your street

Residents of a Wellesley neighborhood are calling on town officials to intervene after they say a nearby property was apparently rented on Airbnb to …

Bought

Airbnb: Friend or foe to the tours and activities industry

Airbnb, alongside other vacation rental services, has been elbowing into the tourism world for years.<p>Until recently, it was seen as a hotel problem. …

Hospitality

'Fairbnb' urges Vancouver to enforce short term rental rules

A national coalition says the city should make Airbnb responsible for the listings on their site<p>It's currently illegal to rent out your home on sites …

Vancouver

Five things to know about Fairbnb's report on Vancouver's proposed regulation of Airbnb

The City of Vancouver is working on regulations aimed at curbing short-term rentals, which have exploded in recent years on platforms like Airbnb and …

Canadian News

Airbnb booms by 81% in Britain, with questions about its future

What comes up...<p>One in every 150 homes in Britain is an Airbnb.<p>That whopping stat comes as 168,000 separate properties in the UK are now listed on …

Hospitality

Scots bank £87million from Airbnb after renting out spare rooms

Airbnb claim they have 21,900 active listings in Scotland on the site, with visitors generating a £400million boost to the economy.<p>Scots raked in …

Sharing Economy

Vancouver urged to make Airbnb comply with new rental rules

Vancouver's new regulations on short-term rentals are doomed to failure if the city doesn't require Airbnb and other agencies to police and remove illegal listings from their sites, say local rental-advocacy groups.<p>"Without platform accountability measures, we predict Airbnb will continue its feast …

Housing

Airbnb host waives cost for Jacksonville family that evacuated due to Irma

Due

Airbnb sees 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Airbnb has seen an 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain in the last year, the home rental firm said on Monday, as travelers pour in to the country to take advantage of the weaker pound.<p>The company said the growth in inbound visitors to the United Kingdom using its platform was …

Sharing Economy

Airbnb visits to the UK rise by 81% in a year

The number of visits made by tourists coming to the UK using Airbnb has risen by 81 per cent in the last year.<p>In every region of the UK there are at …

Real Estate

The Pros and Cons of Renting Your Place on Airbnb

When Erin and I first short-term rented our place on Airbnb years ago, we didn’t know what to expect. Airbnb’s biggest proponents spun tales of easy …

Pros and Cons

Airbnb: Surge in UK hosts over past year boosts local economies

The number of people staying at Airbnbs in the UK has shot up by more than 80 per cent since summer last year, generating an estimated £3.46bn for …

Local Economies

Christchurch Airbnb fire a wake-up call for the accommodation industry

The tourism industry says a fire in a Christchurch Airbnb​ property is a wake-up call for accommodation providers and guests.

Sharing Economy

Airbnb has generated £3.46 billion for local residents in the UK

Airbnb has fast become the preferred way to travel for many tourists.<p>Whether you want to bed down in a converted church, a lofty treehouse or a chic …

Sharing Economy

Airbnb urges housing reform in Berlin after court overturns permit rejection

Airbnb is celebrating what it’s couching as a partial win over a housing law change in Berlin that last year led to a total clampdown on the short term renting of entire homes to visitors to the city. City authorities had couched the move as a necessary measure to tackle housing shortages affecting …

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