Airbnb

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb Inc over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home …

Sharing Economy

Japan's anti monopoly officials raid Airbnb offices

File: Airbnb offices in Japan have been raided by anti-monopoly officials, the company said on Friday. Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images<p>TOKYO – …

News (South Africa)

Airbnb buys startup to help you find disability-friendly rentals

Airbnb knows its hosts haven't always been kind to people with disabilities, and it's taking some definitive steps to fix that weakness. The company just bought Accomable, a startup that helps you embark on disability-friendly travel. While Accomable is winding down over the months ahead, its …

Sharing Economy

Airbnb bids to make travel accessible for all

Airbnb has acquired Accomable, a website listing accessible accommodation<p>Accomable, founded in 2015, with the aim of making it easier for everyone to …

Travel

Airbnb acquires ad optimization start-up

Airbnb (Private:AIRB) continues its acquisition spree with start-up AdBasis, which has a platform for testing and optimizing ads.<p>AdBasis says the …

Business

Airbnb just bought Accomable to reach more travelers with disabilities

Airbnb is making changes to its platform in order to better service disabled tourists. The company has acquired Accomable, which <b>surfaces agreeable accommodations for those who have additional requirements for their stay</b>.<p>Airbnb says it will gradually incorporate Accomable’s listings into its …

Hospitality

Airbnb acquires ad tech startup AdBasis

It looks like accessibility isn’t the only thing that Airbnb wants to upgrade on its platform. On the same day that Airbnb announced that it acquired Accomable, an “Airbnb for disabled travellers”, it has emerged that it’s also made another small acquisition. Airbnb has acquired adtech startup …

Startups

Airbnb Imposes 120-Day Rental Limit in Paris—Of Course the French Are Unimpressed

If you are going to Paris for a travel abroad college program, vacation or work trip, and plan to find an accent-rich Parisian home on Airbnb, you …

Business

Vancouver, B.C., limits Airbnb, in effort to combat housing crisis

OTTAWA, Ontario — Trying to ease its severe housing shortage, Vancouver moved this week to limit short-term rentals, a measure particularly targeting …

Housing

Vancouver cracks down on Airbnb with tough new short-term rental regulations

Vancouver, B.C. has passed a set of stringent regulations in an attempt to curb the proliferation of Airbnbs and free up more long-term housing …

Science

Designing for Access

<i>Editor’s note: Last year, we started designing features with a goal of making Airbnb more inclusive for community members with disabilities. To build</i> …

UX Design

Airbnb Growth Story Has a Plot Twist — A Saturation Point

Has Airbnb reached peak Airbnb in the U.S. and Europe? A new report from Morgan Stanley seems to suggest as much.<p>In the company’s third annual …

Hospitality

Airbnb could be in trouble

• <b>Airbnb was recently downgraded by Morgan Stanley, which could face issues with continuing to grow in the future.</b>• <b><br>Online Travel Advisors are one of the major threats to Airbnb, since they offer alternative avenues for lodging.</b><p>As Uber comes under pressure, another major “Unicorn” Airbnb Inc (AKA …

Hospitality

Airbnb Revenue Reached $1 Billion in Profitable Third Quarter

Airbnb Inc., the home and apartment rental company, pulled in about $1 billion in net revenue for the quarter ended in September, according to people …

Latin America

Airbnb: room to grow

You can see why after suffering Snap and Blue Apron, investors might like some profits with next year’s serving of initial public …

Blue Apron

Vancouver imposes sharp restrictions on Airbnb, homesharing sites

by Julie Gordon<p>The city of Vancouver passed new rules on Tuesday banning home owners from renting out certain kinds of property on short-term rental …

Real Estate

Vancouver approves $49 annual licence for short-term rentals including Airbnb

Vancouver has banned short-term rentals in basement suites and laneway homes, after a heated debate that saw some city councillors warn that …

Business (Canada)

Airbnb puts automatic rental cap on central Paris offers

PARIS (Reuters) - Short-term rental website Airbnb, which has been challenging traditional hotel operators such as Accor and Marriott, said it would automatically cap the number of days its hosts can rent their property each year in central Paris.<p>The decision, which goes into effect in January and …

Airbnb Caps Rentals in Select Paris Neighborhoods to 120 Nights Per Year

Airbnb says hosts in central Paris can now only rent out their homes for up to 120 nights a year, a new cap introduced to comply with city …

Tourism

Seattle approves tax on Airbnb, short-term rental operators

The Seattle City Council has voted to tax operators of short-term rentals, such as those listed on Airbnb.<p>The Seattle Times reports that the Council …

Business

Employees See Cracks in Airbnb’s Starry Ideals

Airbnb earlier this month fired about 50 full-time employees and more than 100 contractors who prepared meals in its offices, offering them positions …

Business

Vancouver set to vote on ‘Airbnb bylaw’ Tuesday

Vancouver city council is expected to vote on a contentious new bylaw to regulate short term rentals (STRs) like Airbnb on Tuesday.<p>Under the proposed …

Vancouver

Airbnb is capping the number of days hosts can rent their property in Paris

The home sharing website will automatically limit the number of days Paris hosts can rent their properties to 120, reports <i>Reuters</i>. <b>The move comes in response to the need to comply with France’s rules on short-term rentals, which are limited to 120 days per year for a person’s primary residence.</b> …

Real Estate

Airbnb automatically caps rental offers in central Paris

Landlords will be limited to 120 days per year unless they have government authorisation.<p>Airbnb is capping the number of days per year its users can rent out their properties in central Paris.<p>The popular home rental app, which has had run-ins with regulators around the world, will only allow hosts …

Technology

Meet the Airbnb landlords who are making millions

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-11-13-meet-the-airbnb-landlords-who-are-making-millions/<p>South African-based property owner makes …

Travel

AirBNB Looking to Boost Growth Through New Affiliate Program

PACEDm.comAirBNB has recently announced that they are looking to grow their business by attracting affiliate partners to push their service. Unlike …

Hospitality

What Happens if Your Airbnb Cancels at the Last Minute? (Spoiler: You're Not Going to Love the Answer)

It's one peril of the sharing economy.<p>You've spent hours, days, maybe even weeks trawling through Airbnb's website selecting just the right property …

Bravo TV

Africa has the potential to become a 'trend setter'

CAPE TOWN - The future African consumer is Africa, South African creative agency Andpeople said during its presentation at the World’s Global Style …

Taco Bell

7 modern cabins you can book on Airbnb right now to unplug in cozy style

The first whiff of actual cold air and my Pinterest feed and Instagram explore page start to mirror some sort of lumberjack fantasy mood …

Cabins

These Hard-Hitting Posters Show How Our Lives Now Revolve Around Strangers More Than People We Know

We live in a world where we're all connected, yet we barely know each others' names. You might have a thousand friends on Facebook, but you barely …