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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.

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“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.

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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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Airbnb offers Spice Girls fanatics the chance to stay in the original ‘Spice Bus’

We consider ourselves more S Club 7 and B*Witched fans here at Travel Weekly, but still love Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger and Posh. Hence this.

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Airbnb signs ex-FBI deputy director as chief trust officer

by Christian Fleetwood

The home-sharing giant has appointed a chief trust officer, and you can trust that Travel Weekly has reported this correctly.

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Airbnb’s five castles fit for the Royal baby

Have you had enough of all the fanfare surrounding the arrival of Baby Sussex? You best not read this story then.

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Marriott launches premium home-rental competitor to Airbnb

by Christian Fleetwood

In a case of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’, Marriott has unveiled its very own premium rental platform to take on Airbnb.

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Airbnb partners with Australian short-term rental company MadeComfy

Airbnb has further settled itself into the short-term rental space with this latest partnership. You could even say that it has made itself more comfy.

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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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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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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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