Airbnb

Airbnb user fined $1,000 for listing in Trump Tower

In New York City, officials are cracking down on listings on <b>Airbnb</b>, a short-term rental site, and issued a summons to the owner of a condominium at …

Trump Tower

Fake Airbnb listing in Bondi reappears, now ripping off genuine host account

A fraudulent Airbnb listing for a "Bondi Beach luxury villa" has reappeared on the home-sharing platform, despite it being removed and the host …

Business (Australia)

Airbnb contributes $1.6 billion to Australia's GDP and local SMEs are big winners: Report

A report has found disruptive businesses like Airbnb are a boon for the Australian economy and can provide local businesses with more sales …

Australia

Welcome to your new office: A stranger’s living room, a neighbour’s couch

Claire Brynteson had a house, a job and a dining table that was empty once she got her three children out the door every morning.<p>When she received a …

Homeless families could get put up in Airbnb because shelters are overflowing

Families are being turned away for lack of space<p>LA County homelessness officials facing surging demand for crisis housing for homeless families are exploring a variety of options, including possibly using Airbnb to house them, KPCC reported.<p>Since the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority started …

Homelessness

Airbnb launches Australian 'experiences'

Airbnb have launched their 'Experiences' in Sydney, with around 20 initial local activities promising to captivate visitors and locals alike.<p>One …

Travel

Airbnb introduces Trips in Sydney

Continuing focus on the entirety (beyond just accommodations) of users' travel as well as international extension, Airbnb (Private:AIRB) launches …

Travel

In a Tough Seller's Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Frustrated after searching for a buyer for two years, the owner of a luxury apartment overlooking London’s Hyde Park decided to rent it out for 1,500 …

Real Estate

Q&A With Brian Chesky: Disruption, Leadership, and Airbnb’s Future

It’s been a newsy few weeks for Airbnb: the “home-sharing” company announced a plan to grow its business in China under a new name; closed another …

Entrepreneurship

Airbnb plans expansion to control your entire holiday

$US30 billion ($39 billion) sharing economy giant Airbnb has put travel companies such as Flight Centre and Webjet on notice that it intends to move …

Miami Targets Homeowners Who Opposed to Airbnb Ban

<b>Gavin Hellier/robertharding/Newscom</b>Dozens of Miami homeowners who use Airbnb showed up at City Hall last week to voice their disagreement with the …

Miami Beach

3 Ways Tujia Plans to Beat Airbnb's New Strategy for China

At the same time Airbnb announced its plans to rebrand itself in China and double down on its investment in one of the world’s largest travel …

Airbnb Brazil arrivals more than double to one million with 2016 Olympics

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Online room renting service Airbnb Inc registered more than 1 million guest arrivals in Brazil last year, boosted by travel to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a growing number of hosts looking for extra income in a deep recession.<p>Leonardo Tristão, Airbnb's general …

Brazil

Cedar House Rules: Airbnb and Go Hasegawa’s rural revival project opens for rental

Following its launch at last year’s House Vision exhibition in Tokyo, the Yoshino Cedar House designed by Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia together with Go Hasegawa, has returned to its birthplace and is now officially open for rental. Today it sits by the river bank in Yoshino, a small town in the …

Architecture

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii legislative committees have passed new versions of bills addressing vacation rentals.<p>Lawmakers have been keen to devise ways to make sure …

Government

Car owners tap into sharing economy to help offset costs

BALTIMORE - A couple of times a month, Baltimore resident Patrick Campbell hands the keys to his BMW 335is two-door coupe over to a stranger to drive …

Airbnb brings Trips to Australia for a bigger slice of the tourism pie

Airbnb's ambition to become your travel agent just got an Australian boost.<p>On Tuesday, the company officially launched Trips in Sydney. First announced at the Airbnb Open conference in Los Angeles in late 2016, the new platform allows local "Experiences" to be offered to travellers as well as …

Travel

Trump Tower resident fined for renting out apartment on Airbnb

NEW YORK -- A woman who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented it out on …

Canadian News

Flat Chat: Why Airbnb is nothing like Uber

As Airbnb tries to convince our MPs to remove the legal right of apartment owners to keep holiday lets out of their buildings, you are going to hear …

Uber

Council members can't reach consensus on regulating short term rentals

A San Diego City Council committee was unable to reach consensus Friday on how to regulate short-term vacation rentals, despite a four-hour hearing …

San Diego

This Is What Airbnb Trips Hosts Really Think of Airbnb's Newest Product

It’s been about six months since Airbnb launched Trips, its formal foray into the tours and activities space. While many industry watchers have …

Airbnb 'hotel' concerns lead to rule review

THE McGowan Government says it will investigate how it can stop apartment buildings being rented out as quasi-hotels.<p>New Tourism Minister Paul …

Why Airbnb won't find a home in China anytime soon

It's never easy for American businesses to make it in China. Cultural differences, government interference and the sheer cost of competing in a …

China

Airbnb Rebrands in China and 4 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

Hotels

Oakland woman is example of Airbnb’s benefits

I heard the tenor saxophone before Cynthia Mackey opened her door.<p>She always has jazz or classical music playing on the stereo. She likes the …

Oakland

Why Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Is Among the World’s Greatest Leaders

<i>The staff of</i> Fortune <i>and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Here’s a profile of one of them.</i><p>Nine …

Leadership

Report: Airbnb Explored Building Backyard Guest Homes

Airbnb has big expansion plans—and some innovative ideas to enact them.<p>According to a new report in The Information, Airbnb designers have experimented with ways to manufacture “small homes for people’s backyards.” Such guest homes could be ideal rental opportunities on Airbnb, providing more …

Technology

Airbnb, Alphabet Eye Homebuilding

Last year, employees in Airbnb’s experimental design studio explored ways of manufacturing small homes for people’s backyards, to provide extra space …

Technology

Local Airbnb host urges county to let service remain an option

South Florida<p>Local Airbnb host urges county to let service remain an option<p>Mar 23, 2017<p>Local Airbnb host Marcie Mascaro makes a case for the vacation …

Florida

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism's Value

As more destinations around the world wake up to the reality of overtourism, Bruges, Belgium went straight to the people most affected by millions of …

Cities