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

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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Technology

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

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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Hotels

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

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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Hotels

Vegan beauty mogul sues Airbnb after guests ransack Brisbane apartment

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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Technology

Airbnb encourages Aussies to ‘Go Near’ with new campaign

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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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.

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Hotels

Airbnb snares Apple exec to lead global operations

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

by Huntley Mitchell

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

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

by Christian Fleetwood

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

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

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Technology

Online travel giants agree to data-sharing deal with European Commission

Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and TripAdvisor have all shaken hands with the European Commission. Find out why here.

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