Brian Chesky

Aviation

Bailing booking platforms and Airbnb bookings: how the travel industry is supporting Ukraine

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, international sanctions against Russia heighten in every field of trade and business. Here’s the latest on how the travel industry is doing its bit.

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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

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

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.

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Hotels

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.

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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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