Technology

Airbnb moves to help hosts and guests stay safe while online

In response to the growing threat of cybercrime, Airbnb has partnered with the Centre for Internet Safety to help hosts and guests stay safe while online.

As part of the partnership, the Centre for Internet Safety will produce a report on internet safety and the travel industry, as well as new fact sheets for hosts and guests with helpful advice.

Airbnb’s country manager for Australia Sam McDonagh, said with Australians more connected than ever providing guests with safe, secure internet was increasingly important of being a good host.

“The safety of our community, both online and offline, is our foremost priority. We want to ensure our community has the know-how needed to help keep themselves and their guests stay while online,” he said.

“This landmark new partnership with the Centre for Internet Safety will help further protect our local community while online from problems like fraud or identity theft.”

Nigel Phair, managing director at the Centre for Internet Safety, said the partnership was a significant milestone in protecting guests, hosts and Australia’s​ ​$143 billion​ tourism industry.

“More than any other economic activity, the success of Australia as a leading global tourism destination depends on being able to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors​,​” he said.

“Our partnership with Airbnb will also provide the wider travel industry with internet safety best-practice to ensure travellers and accommodation providers are protected against cybercrime.”

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Aviation

New airline set to take off in June

Yes, you read correctly. A new airline is set to launch its first flight next month amid the most hostile commercial aviation environment in the industry’s history.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Flight Centre to host new webcast, win a holiday to New Zealand + MORE

This week’s Agent Wrap is best accompanied by a mid-range bottle of red and a big, greasy pizza. Well, at least that’s what Travel Weekly’s journo was accompanied by while writing this.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Airbnb sees huge spike in domestic travel bookings

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

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Samoan resort focuses on staff smiles during stand-still

Travel restrictions have put a halt to this Samoan resort’s ability to welcome guests, so it has chosen to focus on its staff instead.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Visit USA memberships are now half-price!

Do you love the smell of a great bargain in the morning? Get a whiff of this discounted membership deal courtesy of Visit USA.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

WATCH: Celebrity Cruises celebrates 30 years

Keen to celebrate the cruise line’s 30th birthday? Travel Weekly recommends watching this fitting video tribute while chowing down on some party pies or fairy bread.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Aleta Hunt joins Livn as head of partnerships

Livn’s hunt is over for its head of partnerships. See what we did there? Yeah, we know our jokes are pretty corny, but that doesn’t stop us from cracking them!

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Rydges employee tests positive for COVID-19, Fullerton ups its cleaning measures + MORE

We’re taking you around the world in five minutes with this week’s Hotel Wrap, or 10 minutes if you’re a slow reader.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Wondering when international travel will restart? This new chart could hold the answer

The timeline for international travel’s restart has just become a whole lot clearer, thanks to a new chart detailing Australia’s plans.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism New Zealand unveils ‘Pure Promise’ to the world, as Aussie GM talks up the bubble

by Christian Fleetwood

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s reporter has made a pure promise of his own: to only drink water, cow’s milk and straight vodka during lockdown.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Flight awkwardly turns around after discovering airport was closed

In an embarrassing mix-up, a passenger plane scheduled to land in Sardinia was forced to head back to Germany after discovering there was nowhere to land.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Company behind well-known UK coach holiday brands collapses

by Huntley Mitchell

The parent company of two well-known UK coach holiday operators has gone into administration, resulting in tens of thousands of customers’ trips being cancelled and more than 2,500 job losses.

Share

CommentComments