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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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