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A department store sleepover and decoration tips from Kris Jenner: How Airbnb is celebrating Christmas

December 18, 2020

Ever dreamt you were locked in a department store past closing time? Well, Airbnb is here to make your dreams come true … in a good way, that is.

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Airbnb wows Wall Street with spectacular US stock exchange debut

December 11, 2020

Airbnb more than doubled its share price as soon as it began trading on the Nasdaq, which is pretty bloody good for a company that is still yet to turn an annual profit.

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Airbnb suspends almost 500 Aussie listings in party house purge

October 14, 2020

The homesharing platform is tired of copping the blame for irresponsible hosts and reckless guests upsetting the neighbours and causing a ruckus.

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Airbnb hosts slammed for “fatphobic” rule

September 15, 2020

The unfortunately-named listing, Bobbit’s Lair, has caused outrage online after hosts tried to ban people heavier than 100 kilos from staying in the cottage.

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Airbnb announces global party ban, threatens legal action for guests who break rules

August 24, 2020

The party’s over for Airbnb guests, with the short-term rental giant introducing an indefinite ban on all shindigs at its listings.

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Airbnb partners with IOC and IPC to host historic online Olympic festival

July 24, 2020

With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics postponed until 2021, Airbnb is lacing up its runners and reimagining both events with an online program of activities.

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“I can’t even afford one house”: Airbnb slammed for suggesting host donations

July 16, 2020

The platform has copped a tonne of backlash from its users after suggesting they donate money to hosts impacted by COVID-19.

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“It breaks your heart”: Airbnb host left with trashed house, $50,000 in damages after guest party

June 29, 2020

Three underage girls were found in the house, which had been completely trashed and littered with food, booze, bongs, and condoms.

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Vegan beauty mogul sues Airbnb after guests ransack Brisbane apartment

June 25, 2020

The host claims a guest stole tens of thousands of dollars of diamonds and a “silver banana”, among other luxury items.

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Airbnb encourages Aussies to ‘Go Near’ with new campaign

June 12, 2020

The home-sharing giant is doing its part to stimulate domestic travel, and has even created a new program for tourism bodies.

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