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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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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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Airbnb recommends noise-monitoring devices to hosts

Remember when we were all horrified about Airbnb hosts spying on guests? Now the platform is encouraging spying. Well, sort of.

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These are Airbnb’s most wish-listed homes of the past decade

Looking for the perfect diversion on a busy Tuesday? This list of the most desirable Airbnbs of the past decade will have you ignoring your boss’ orders all afternoon.

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Destinations

Prague cracks down on Airbnb to avoid becoming a “ghost city”

Prague has taken the next step in its crusade against home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, approving a swathe of legislation to police short-term rentals.

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This Airbnb host’s epic Star Wars-themed villa is just minutes from Galaxy’s Edge

Travel Weekly’s reporter has grown horns and painted his face to look like Darth Maul in celebration of this Airbnb property. In all truth though, he looks more like Violent J from the Insane Clown Posse.

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Tourism

Leading demographer says purpose is defining modern-day travel

by Christian Fleetwood

Purpose, aspiration, and the pursuit of authentic experiences are defining the way we travel, according to a well-known Australian demographer.

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Technology

Airbnb can now scan guests on social media for psychopathic tendencies

by Christian Fleetwood

More than a year after a patent for background check software was published, it has been revealed that Airbnb can check guests’ social media presence to see whether they are psychopaths before they rent.

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Airbnb bans “party houses”, updates policies in wake of Halloween murders

As the festive season kicks off, Airbnb is rolling out a swathe of new features to protect hosts, guests and neighbours.

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Tourism

Flavour of the week: Hertz’s new president, Airbnb adds ex-COO to board, Topdeck’s fresh digital agency + MORE!

Trying to work up the courage to ask your boss for that big promotion? Get inspired by these industry guns. Or, just have a few too many at knock-off drinks this arvo and ask them then.

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Airbnb inks massive Olympic deal

Did you happen to catch members of the hotel industry kicking cans down the street and muttering curse words to themselves? Find out why here.

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KISS teams up with Airbnb to perform very odd concert for Aussie sharks… but none bother to show up

Do you only read Travel Weekly for the weird and wacky stories? Well, this yarn is sure to have you scratching your head in disbelief.

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