Sharing Economy

Millennials’ search for experiences over luxury is driving Airbnb’s growth in Africa

In the last five years, more than 2 million people have found holiday accommodation in Africa through Airbnb which now has over 100,000 listings on the continent.African hosts earned $139 million in the last year, according to a new Airbnb study.<p>By opening up the homes of Africans to visitors, …

South Africa

Share economy rivers of gold could become more of a trickle, expert warns

Older Australians are leaping en masse into the share economy as an easy way to make money, although a Griffith University economist is warning this …

Australian News

China's 'socialist modernization' to run on AI big data, sharing economy

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has outlined the nation's technological ambitions in his opening address to the 19th National Congress of the Communist …

China

Del Mar sets limits for short-term rentals

Short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods will be limited to no more than 28 days a year for a minimum of seven days at a time under a …

California

Here’s What New Orleans Looks Like Six Months Into Legalized Airbnb

The city of New Orleans, after a long and heated debate, voted to legalize short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb one year ago. Most affordable …

Housing

Airbnb Apartments Are Coming to Orlando in 2018

When you think Disney World you normally think Mickey Mouse, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Epcot Center. Images of Silicon Valley startups don't …

Airbnb

Netflix Touts Exclusive Content - Entertainment Hub Or A Content Creator?

Netflix posted impressive subscriber growth thanks to its quality content.<p>The management sees original content as the future of Netflix.<p>The company …

Business

Airbnb rentals boom across Africa

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb has announced that it had provided accommodation for 1.2 million visitors to Africa over the last year - double the previous …

Airbnb

Airbnb Offers Free Stays For People In Wildfire-Ravaged California

Tens of thousands have been displaced.<p>More than 900 hosts on Airbnb have opened their homes at no cost to people in northern California fleeing the devastating wildfires or working in relief efforts.<p>“Our hosts asked us to create a way for them to be seen as a resource by those in need, and we …

News (U.S.)

Airbnb Debuts New Tools for a Bigger Cut of the $138 Billion Vacation Rental Industry

It was only a matter of time before Airbnb began seriously addressing the vacation rental market business —a global market worth an estimated $138 …

Hospitality

Airbnb rentals are running short as San Francisco braces for Salesforce's 170,000 user conference

If you're planning to head to San Francisco next month for Salesforce's annual user conference, you could have a tough time finding a place to stay if you haven't booked a room already.<p>Even though Dreamforce doesn't start for another 19 days, accommodations listed on Airbnb are already close to …

Business

Airbnb's big-hearted side shines bright following wildfires, hurricanes

Altruistic home-sharers have been awfully busy of late.<p>In a perfect world, we’d only use Airbnb to book geodesic dome lofts and 14th century …

County Commission passes new Airbnb regulations for unincorporated Miami-Dade

An ordinance that will introduce a bevy of new regulations for short-term rental hosts in unincorporated Miami-Dade County passed the county …

Business

Uber, Lyft, take heart from fellow disrupters and gig responsibly

As the gleaming new giants of the gig economy clash with governments and regulators, a battle-scarred old industry is watching quietly with a sense …

Gig Economy

Meet JetSmarter, The Latest Industry Disruptor

Aviation is a market rife for disruption. As airlines all move towards models of providing less and charging more – British Airways charging for its stale onboard sandwiches and burnt coffee, Ryan Air vying to profit from customers’s bathroom breaks and EasyJet making millions every time you forget …

Aviation

Airbnb grows apace in Africa, and social benefits along with it

In the past year, 1.2-million guests used Airbnb when visiting Africa — more than double the previous year<p>17 October 2017 - 15:26 Alistair …

Business (South Africa)

Waste Reduction Week reminds us to think circular year-round

Circular systems were the norm in times past: consumable products were delivered in reusable containers, goods were purchased in small markets or …

Sustainability

Airbnb eyes expansion with affiliate program for sites with 1M+ users, new API

While Expedia and Priceline roll out ways to encroach on Airbnb’s space with their own private home listings for travellers, the $31 billion venture-backed Airbnb is also looking at new ways to boost its own traffic and bookings. Airbnb is now rolling out a new call for affiliate partners, where …

APIs

Supreme Court Will Decide if Credit Card Rewards Matter For American Express Anti-Trust Case

In the biggest case for loyalty programs since Northwest v. Ginsberg, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Ohio v. American Express, reviving an …

American Express

8 Last-Minute Deductions for Sharing Economy Participants

If you are self-employed or a member of the sharing economy, congratulations on empowering yourself and going at it on your own.<p>You have freedom, …

Investing

Euroloan and Finlayson Partner to Deliver World’s First Circular Economy Solution for Home Textiles

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Finlayson now offers a more responsible way to buy, use and recycle home textiles for Finnish customers. The service enables …

FinTech

Airbnb rental properties make good neighbors

<b>Home sharing helps some keep the lights on</b><p>As the City Council prepares to pass new legislation on short-term rentals, I think it’s important to take …

La Jolla

Sharing economy serves up savings to small businesses

Arabella Dowd has saved more than $15,000 for her business in the past 12 months by using the sharing economy.<p>The founder of personal concierge …

Business (Australia)

Government-funded open data study to assess Airbnb regulation

The Government is launching a push to understand how peer-to-peer accommodation websites such as Airbnb affect local communities, which could pave the way for regulation of such “sharing economy” websites.<p>The Open Data Institute (ODI), an independent body set up by World Wide Web founder Sir Tim …

Big Data

Baltimore City Council plan to take up sweeping new Airbnb rules is pulled back

The Baltimore City Council was all set to consider sweeping new regulations for online rental sites like Airbnb next week, including a ban on people …

This State Wants to Offer Universal Benefits to Gig Workers

From Amazon AMZN and Microsoft MSFT to Expedia EXPE and Intel INTC , my home state of Washington is headquarters to many of the world’s leading …

Is Airbnb Your Next 10-Bagger?

Sharing economy companies have low costs.<p>Hyper accelerated Global tourism will keep demand high.<p>Tech companies go public after ex-growth.<p>Regulatory …

Business

Airbnb partners with developer for branded apartments

Airbnb is extending its brand identity from the digital domain to bricks and mortar after partnering with a developer to create a branded …

Airbnb

Airbnb will open its own branded apartment building in Florida next year

Tenants can sublet their apartment through Airbnb for up to 180 days each year<p>Airbnb is launching its own branded apartments in Florida in partnership with real estate developer Newgard Development Group, reports <i>The Financial Times</i>. The apartments will be called "Niido powered by Airbnb," and the …

Technology (India)

Airbnb Apartment Complex In Florida Is Designed For Homesharing

But that means sharing profits, too.<p>Airbnb may be best known for turning existing homes into occasional hotels, but now it’s going a step further …

Airbnb