TAA weighs in on Tasmania’s landmark Airbnb reforms
Tasmania is standing up to the short-stay accommodation industry, and TAA’s national CEO reckons it’s just the beginning.
Booking.com gives Aussies the chance to stay in a giant avocado for a day
by Christian Fleetwood
For the odd few who have ever wanted to be accommodated by a piece of fruit or a vegetable, you just missed out on the chance to stay in an avocado.
Industry heavyweight urges stronger regulations for commercial Airbnb operators
It turns out around 50 per cent of Airbnbs are commercially run, as opposed to travellers renting out their space or uni students listing their cupboards for a quick buck.
Airbnb’s giant ‘Wienermobile’ is sure to satisfy your hot-dog-loving clients
by Christian Fleetwood
In what is a quintessential Friday story, Travel Weekly has delivered this ‘franktastic’ and ‘blunderful’ news for all your hot-dog-loving clients.
Airbnb host’s list of nightmare bathroom requests goes viral
Among the very specific and highly unrealistic requests was that “gentlemen” must remain seated for “both for number one and number two” and all signs of “passage” must be removed. Yikes.
Tourist gets Airbnb, Booking.com host banned for using racial slurs
A racist Airbnb and Booking.com host has been removed from both platforms for calling a tourist a “monkey” and a “n*****”. Good riddance.
Airbnb’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour off to shaky start, after tour operators caution company
Travel Weekly was disappointed to learn that Jules Verne does not make an appearance on the tour, and hopes that Airbnb’s next tour, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, features the author.
11 key takeaways from how Airbnb has grown into a $35bn business
by Tam Al-Saad
It’s not often that Travel Weekly provides such valuable insights as this gem, so enjoy it while you can.
Airbnb launches new project to support country pubs
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are supporting our local pub by blowing half our pay on its happy hour specials.
Airbnb takes on tour operators with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Do you work for a tour operator that is struggling against its rivals? We’ll prepare for the struggle to become even more real with this.
“Which monkey is gonna stay on the couch?”: Racist Airbnb host kicked off platform
A group of friends visiting New York have been subjected to a disgusting racist tirade that resulted in them being kicked out of their Airbnb at 2am.
Airbnb moves to help hosts and guests stay safe while online
Airbnb is attempting to tackle cybercrime with a new partnership, while Travel Weekly’s editor is trying to solve the crime of who stole his roast beef sandwich from the office fridge.
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