Airbnb

I Stayed in Airbnbs for One Year & This Is What I Learned

Two years ago I was in a state of constant travel, on a trip that took me from my home in Seattle throughout the United States and Europe. Along the …

Airbnb

NYC sues Airbnb to comply with city's subpoena on listings; Airbnb says it didn't comply because NYC's Office of Special Enforcement asked for too much info

Webinars

I Finally Experienced AirBnB…

And I LOVED it! I must admit, I am usually a points snob. I prefer my free hotel rooms (I mean who doesn’t!), the complimentary breakfast by having …

Cape Cod

New York City Sues Airbnb to Force Compliance With Subpoena

New York City sued Airbnb Inc. seeking to force the company to comply with a subpoena for information about its listings, just days after legislators …

New York City

Airbnb's lawsuits provide clues to legal strategy against New York City

Tech firm has used similar arguments in several municipalities<p>Airbnb has used similar legal arguments in lawsuits against several New York and …

New York City

Airbnb ID verification process brings ‘shame’ to trans people, user says

A Canada-based Airbnb user has told PinkNews he was left feeling “shame and embarrassment” when the ID verification system required to book a …

LGBTQI

Vintage Summer: A Seventies-Style Shopable Airbnb in Montauk

Designer Robert McKinley’s portfolio reads like a roster of New York’s coolest spots: Sant Ambroeus, Ruschmeyer’s, The Surf Lodge. But for him, …

Home

One of Airbnb’s Most Liked Experiences Is a Pleasant Surprise

One of the most satisfying parts of a vacation is the planning stage—from figuring out which restaurants you’ll dine in to scouting the activities …

Nonprofits

If You List Your New York Home On Airbnb, You Could Face Thousands In Fines

Airbnb just took a hit in New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into a law a bill the short-term rental startup has been fighting for …

New York State

Wish Upon an Airbnb: The 10 Best Rentals for Stargazing

It's summer, which means it's time to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Nope, we're not talking about the succulent collection in your …

Wales

Charlemagne: the backlash against Airbnb

TO WAKE up in an Airbnb apartment can be briefly disorientating. Where are you? The brushed steel, the exposed lightbulbs, the mid-century …

European News

Leave the little guy be: Shut illegal hotels and let ordinary Airbnb hosts earn extra cash

Having lost the battle and probably the war to City Council members captive to the hotel industry and its unions, Airbnb will soon be forced to turn …

Bill de Blasio

How to Be a Super Airbnb Host

Airbnb has become a de facto part of traveling in the 21st century. If you own an apartment, house, or riverfront RV, you could be funding all of …

Travel

City Council Considers A Bill To Put Limits On Airbnb Operations

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> If you’re traveling and looking for a place to stay with all the comforts of home, short-term rentals may be the way to go.Now …

City Politics

Airbnb Teams Up With Malala Fund - SFGate

Thu Jul 19 2018<p>Registration will allow you to post comments on SFGate.com and subscribe to newsletters.<p>Local<p>Weather & Storms<p>Nation<p>World<p>Politics<p>Obituaries<p>Opinion<p>Science<p>Health<p>Weird<p>49ers<p>Raiders<p>Giants<p>A's<p>Warriors<p>Sharks<p>NFL<p>MLB<p>NBA<p>NHL<p>College<p>Preps<p>Golf<p>Outdoors<p>Other<p>On TV<p>Tickets<p>Shop<p>Technology<p>Finance<p>Markets<p>Real …

List-Worthy

Grab a discount on your next Airbnb trip: $150 gift cards for $135

The official PayPal eBay store is now offering $150 Airbnb Gift Cards for <b>$135 with free email delivery</b>. It will arrive within hours (up to 24 hours). This is a great way to get an extra discount on your summer Airbnb stay especially considering you can purchase as many as 5 of them. More details …

Airbnb

Discounted Gift Cards on eBay: Southwest, Airbnb, GameStop and More

There some new gift card deals on eBay that can net you some decent savings at several merchants. Take a look and see if any of these brands interest …

Barnes & Noble

New York City passes bill to restrict short-term rentals, under which Airbnb would be required to provide detailed information on hosts every month to the city

New York City

NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days unless the permanent tenant is there, but it …

Tech Trends

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

Airbnb Inc. will need to share the names and addresses of hosts in New York City with officials thanks to a new law, the latest setback for the …

New York City

How Airbnb Is Crushing Some Hosts Eager For Rental Income

(<i>A longer version of this article originally appeared on Deborahjacobs.com.</i>)<p>An Airbnb policy, designed in part to combat racial and ethnic discrimination against travelers, has, in effect, discriminated against homeowners eager to earn money through Airbnb by renting out their residences. Among …

Hospitality

The hottest destinations of 2018, according to Airbnb

Airbnb recently released its top 10 list of trending destinations – cities around the world that have seen up to 2,000 times the usual bookings. The …

Top 10

Defiant Airbnb hosts could face strata fines up to $1K per day

The province is introducing amendments to strata property regulations in an effort to crack down on strata vacation rentals.<p>Under the new …

British Columbia

New York City Council Passes Bill to Regulate Airbnb

Airbnb could face a fine of up to $1,500 for each listing not disclosed to the city in move to root out ‘bad actors’<p>The New York City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to require Airbnb to disclose the names and addresses of its hosts to a city-run enforcement agency in an effort to crack down …

New York City Council

Less Than A Week Before San Francisco Votes On The Future Of Airbnb, I Had Dinner With Airbnb

Columbus Ave. in San Francisco and the exterior of The Cookhouse, where the Airbnb dinner took place.<p>On Wednesday night, less than a week before a …

San Francisco

City weighs regulation of Airbnb operations

The city is faced with a dilemma over if and how it could regulate short-term rental operations like Airbnb, where operators generate income without …

Northern Canada

Airbnb for campervans gets ATO tax deductions green light

The ATO are set to allow campervan and motorhome owners to claim new tax deductions when renting out the liveable vehicles.<p>The move comes after the …

Taxes

New York City cracks down on Airbnb as potential IPO looms

New York’s City Council approved a bill this week that would require Airbnb and other home-sharing services to disclose key information about their hosts in the city, threatening Airbnb’s largest domestic market as the company mulls a potential IPO.<p>The bill, which must be signed by New York City …

Business

Aspen housing authority forces former board member to sell home after illegally renting on Airbnb

A former Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority board member who illegally rented her taxpayer-subsidized home on Airbnb is being forced to sell her …

Rental Housing

Airbnb will soon collect Naperville's 5.5 percent hotel/motel tax on overnight stays

Close to 3,000 people used Airbnb to stay in Naperville in 2017, and the company will soon begin collecting the city’s hotel/motel tax on those overnight stays booked through the online rental company.<p>The 2,900 people who booked rooms or homes in Naperville through Airbnb in 2017 represented a 143 …

Hospitality