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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tourism

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.

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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.

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Hotels

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.

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Wholesalers

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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