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Airbnb appoints new regional boss

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

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

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

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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NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market

The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.

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Airbnb suspends almost 500 Aussie listings in party house purge

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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You can now stay in the mansion from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Pull up to your very own kingdom for the night and sit on the throne with this nostalgia-riddled Airbnb listing from The Fresh Prince himself.

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Airbnb hosts slammed for “fatphobic” rule

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

by Christian Fleetwood

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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Hotel Wrap: Langham appoints first-ever operations chief, SLH welcomes six more properties + MORE

Out of touch with the latest hotel happenings? Check in to this week’s Hotel Wrap and stay as long as you like.

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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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“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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“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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