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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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Hotels

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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Hotels

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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Technology

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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Hotels

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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Events

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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