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Airbnb leads investment in rental brand Lyric

Sharpen your pitchforks, folks. Airbnb is throwing money at another disruptor in the accommodation space.

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Human Rights Watch slams Airbnb over Israeli settlement decision

by Ali Coulton

Airbnb is facing condemnation for backflipping on its decision to remove listings from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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Technology

Airbnb urged to enforce tougher regulations after holidaying family discovers hidden camera

by Ali Coulton

The home sharing giant has since admitted it didn’t handle the situation as well as it could have. Yikes.

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Hotels

Airbnb is hosting a sleepover at the Louvre

Want to reenact the film clip of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s hit song “Apes**t”? Well, now’s your chance.

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Airbnb invests in India’s biggest hotel company, hints at partnership

by Ali Coulton

Looks like the home sharing platform is limbering up to extend its reach deeper into India and China with this latest investment.

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Technology

Google adds vacation rentals to its evolving hotel platform

by Christian Fleetwood

Google has expanded into alternative accommodation, while Travel Weekly’s editor has expanded his waistline thanks to a week of gorging on delicious food in Tahiti.

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ATO: keeping its eyes on rentals, hosts on platforms like Airbnb overclaiming tax

by Christian Fleetwood

The government is cracking down on shifty Australian property owners overclaiming on tax, while Travel Weekly’s editor is slamming the junior reporter for pronouncing “gif” as “jif”.

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Hotels

Airbnb moves further onto hoteliers’ turf with new acquisition

Given hoteliers’ constant hatred towards Airbnb, Travel Weekly warns that reading this story could cause nostril-flaring, yelling and desk-throwing.

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Technology

Airbnb says short-stay regulations will act as a “handbrake” on tourism growth in WA

by Ali Coulton

Similarly, we’re calling for looser regulations around the office drinking policy after being told midday wines are “unprofessional”.

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Airbnb slams tourism council’s “one-size-fits-all” recommendations for short-stay sector

Can’t stand Airbnb? Do you wish it could just piss off out of the tourism industry forever? Well, this will surely help get your rage on.

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Tourism

Tourism body calls for clampdown on Airbnb

A tourism lobby group has pulled on the gloves and taken a few jabs at Airbnb, but stopped short of employing some Mike Tyson-style treatment and biting the short-stay accomodation provider’s ear off.

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Technology

Airbnb hires ex-Virgin CEO as head of transportation

by Ali Coulton

Get ready to start taking the name Airbnb more literally as the company inches closer into the realm of aviation, with its new focus on transport.

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