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Tourism

“We feel a responsibility to step up”: Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees

The home-sharing giant is hoping its generous new initiative inspires other business leaders to do the same. We’re looking at you, Marriott/Accor/IHG/Hilton.

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Technology

Basketball legend Scottie Pippen becomes an Airbnb host to offer unique Olympic-themed stay

He was MJ’s right-hand man during the Chicago Bulls’ glory days, and now “Pip” has dribbled his way into the home-sharing market.

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Technology

“Michelin Guide” of home sharing knocks back 97 per cent of hosts who apply

The homes listed on this new Airbnb competitor’s website are far more attractive than most people we know. Then again, we’ve not been getting out much lately.

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Travel Agents

“Certainly something that we’re looking at”: Airbnb mulls commission model for travel agents

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you traditionally avoided including Airbnb in your client itineraries due to a lack of commission? Well, you may soon need to reconsider your stance.

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Events

The reboot begins: Travel DAZE 2021 kicks off to a big virtual audience!

Did you register for Travel DAZE but forgot to set a reminder that it was on? Start playing catch-up here.

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Events

Even more speakers announced for Travel DAZE 2021!

While Travel DAZE 2021 is only weeks away, that hasn’t stopped us from adding several more speakers to the line-up (which is bulging with talent, might we add)!

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Technology

Airbnb duped into listing a dollhouse by YouTube pranksters

by Christian Fleetwood

This Airbnb dollhouse prank might make you chuckle a little, but it wasn’t the least bit funny to the Lilliputians trying to book a weekend away.

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Technology

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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Events

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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Technology

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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Hotels

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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Technology

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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