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Airbnb to vet 7 million listings in overhaul of verification system

by Christian Fleetwood

Airbnb has announced a slew of changes to its verification system, but Australia’s tourism sector has said the changes do not go far enough.

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Airbnb, Vrbo hosts in hot water for naming and shaming guests on Facebook

Hosts of short-term rental properties have been sharing images of guests along with their names and personal information online, with some making racist comments and revealing guests’ sexual orientations.

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Hotels

Airbnb to crackdown on “party houses” following Halloween murders

Airbnb’s co-founder and CEO revealed the company will act to enforce its ban on “party houses” after five people were shot dead at a Halloween party in San Francisco.

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Hotels

Barbie is now an Airbnb host

Barbie has become an Airbnb host, listing her Malibu Dreamhouse on the home-sharing site. And yes, everything is pink.

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ATO to seize Airbnb hosts’ financial data as part of tax avoidance crackdown

by Christian Fleetwood

Airbnb has advised its hosts that the ATO is coming for them. Get the lowdown here.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Hurtigruten’s new-look team, Beyond Travel’s marketing hire + MORE

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s roving reporter has been appointed to sort out lunch for the rest of the team. He’s promised devon and pickle sandwiches.

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Airbnb launches new animal-friendly experiences

by Christian Fleetwood

If you’re as mad about animals as us, and dream of having tea with sheep, you’re going to love this new announcement from Airbnb.

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Hotels

Airbnb wants Aussies to find their ‘not so’ local in new pubs campaign

Airbnb has launched a new campaign designed to drive Australians to embrace the warmth of true blue hospitality by staying at a country pub.

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Western Australia proposes nation’s strongest short-term rental regulations yet

WA’s final report into short-term rental regulations has received plenty of cheering and thumbs up from the accommodation sector. Click here to find out why.

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Airbnb intends to go public in 2020, as it passes 7m listings worldwide

by Christian Fleetwood

Airbnb has announced it expects to become a publicly-traded company in 2020 after recording record revenue in the second quarter of 2019.

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Hotels

Airbnb offers fans the chance to stay at Downton Abbey castle

Do your clients fancy staying in an ultra-luxe castle for the night with 300 rooms? Help them live out all their royal family fantasies with this.

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Revealed: these are the Airbnb capitals of the world

Paranoid that Airbnb may be taking over your neighbourhood, driving up rentals and putting a strain on hotels? It’s probably best you skip this one.

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