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Airbnb sees huge spike in domestic travel bookings

May 29, 2020

Looks like Aussies have begun to get itchy feet in self-isolation. Let’s hope hotels are seeing a similar surge.

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Hotels

Airbnb snares Apple exec to lead global operations

May 20, 2020

Airbnb has taken a bite out of Apple by appointing one of its execs to a global ops role.

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Hotels

Airbnb’s CEO just announced a 25 per cent staffing cut in the most empathetic, transparent way

May 11, 2020

Laying off staff is never easy, but if there was ever a perfect example for company leaders to follow, it’s that of Airbnb’s chief executive.

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Technology

Airbnb teams up with Zoom to launch Online Experiences

April 9, 2020

With Airbnb’s ‘in-person’ Experiences currently suspended, the short-stay accommodation giant has created a new way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Hotels

Airbnb commits $400m to hosts to cover COVID-19 cancellations

April 8, 2020

The short-stay accommodation giant has also secured a $1.6 billion investment from two private equity firms.

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Hotels

Airbnb asks hosts to provide free rentals for COVID-19 responders

March 30, 2020

Airbnb is waiving fees on short-term stays for health workers and first responders fighting the spread of coronavirus.

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Technology

Airbnb recommends noise-monitoring devices to hosts

February 26, 2020

Remember when we were all horrified about Airbnb hosts spying on guests? Now the platform is encouraging spying. Well, sort of.

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Hotels

These are Airbnb’s most wish-listed homes of the past decade

February 25, 2020

Looking for the perfect diversion on a busy Tuesday? This list of the most desirable Airbnbs of the past decade will have you ignoring your boss’ orders all afternoon.

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Destinations

Prague cracks down on Airbnb to avoid becoming a “ghost city”

February 18, 2020

Prague has taken the next step in its crusade against home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, approving a swathe of legislation to police short-term rentals.

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Hotels

This Airbnb host’s epic Star Wars-themed villa is just minutes from Galaxy’s Edge

February 10, 2020

Travel Weekly’s reporter has grown horns and painted his face to look like Darth Maul in celebration of this Airbnb property. In all truth though, he looks more like Violent J from the Insane Clown Posse.

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