Search Results

Tourism

“We feel a responsibility to step up”: Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees

August 25, 2021

The home-sharing giant is hoping its generous new initiative inspires other business leaders to do the same. We’re looking at you, Marriott/Accor/IHG/Hilton.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Basketball legend Scottie Pippen becomes an Airbnb host to offer unique Olympic-themed stay

July 26, 2021

He was MJ’s right-hand man during the Chicago Bulls’ glory days, and now “Pip” has dribbled his way into the home-sharing market.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“Certainly something that we’re looking at”: Airbnb mulls commission model for travel agents

July 15, 2021

Have you traditionally avoided including Airbnb in your client itineraries due to a lack of commission? Well, you may soon need to reconsider your stance.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Airbnb duped into listing a dollhouse by YouTube pranksters

April 28, 2021

This Airbnb dollhouse prank might make you chuckle a little, but it wasn’t the least bit funny to the Lilliputians trying to book a weekend away.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Airbnb appoints new regional boss

January 21, 2021

APAC hoteliers are looking over their shoulder after the home-sharing giant named its new bossman for the region.

Share

CommentComments

Events

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.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

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.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

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.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

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.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

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.

Share

CommentComments