Airbnb


Airbnb will get to its long-awaited IPO with a spring in its step
Airbnb will get to its long-awaited IPO with a spring in its step
By Steven Jankowski - AllTheRooms | September 17, 2020
Higher volumes of short-term rental bookings have allowed Airbnb to get its IPO plans back on track. Read More
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Airbnb claims 1.2M listings are on enhanced cleaning program
Airbnb claims 1.2M listings are on enhanced cleaning program
By Kevin May | August 31, 2020
The program was launched in June in a bid to showcase properties that had demonstrated enhanced hygiene standards and cleaning, or set booking buffers between guests. Read More
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RedDoorz CEO chases profitability, sees opportunities for travel companies to IPO
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel | August 25, 2020
As Airbnb prepares for its much-anticipated IPO, RedDoorz co-founder and CEO Amit Saberwal predicts there will be more strong companies that emerge out of COVID and want to go public. Read More
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Airbnb is set for a blockbuster IPO - here's why
Airbnb is set for a blockbuster IPO - here's why
By Tom Caton - AirDNA | August 24, 2020
Even amid COVID-19, Airbnb may be sneakily well-positioned to come out on top. Read More
Opinion | Online
Airbnb files for IPO despite crisis year for the travel industry
Airbnb files for IPO despite crisis year for the travel industry
By Kevin May | August 19, 2020
The question of when Airbnb would move towards its long-awaited IPO has followed the company long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the industry in early-2020. Read More
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Facebook lets activity providers take bookings for virtual events
Facebook lets activity providers take bookings for virtual events
By Kevin May | August 19, 2020
The social network added an event booking, promotion and payment service to the functionality of business pages, effectively allowing any provider to operate within the social network's ecosystem. Read More
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Short-term rentals and misalignment of the marketplace
Short-term rentals and misalignment of the marketplace
By Jared Alster - Wildebeest | July 29, 2020
The distribution landscape for short-term vacation rentals is dominated by marketplaces. However, the pandemic has revealed some weak points and misalignment of incentives within the traditional... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Airbnb expands COVID cleaning protocol program and designation to 50 countries and regions
By Mitra Sorrells | July 21, 2020
Airbnb is now offering cleaning guidelines and materials to hosts in 50 countries and regions, up from 12 when it launched last month. Read More
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Sounding Off: OTA version 2.0 is likely to come from outside the travel industry
Sounding Off: OTA version 2.0 is likely to come from outside the travel industry
By PhocusWire | July 17, 2020
The brands that are able to position themselves in this as-yet undetermined role will most likely be all things to all people - selling more than just a form of accommodation and a flight. Read More
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Airbnb claims 1 million nights booked in one day for first time since March 3
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2020
Airbnb says users booked more than one million nights' worth of future stays on July 8, the first time that has happened since the outbreak triggered lockdowns in dozens of countries worldwide. Read More
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How investors are taking the long view on opportunities in short-term rentals
How investors are taking the long view on opportunities in short-term rentals
By Linda Fox | July 15, 2020
Private accommodation has been hard hit by the pandemic, leading some in the investment community to ask whether the size of the opportunity will be as great when the travel industry recovers. Read More
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Airbnb claims Amsterdam rental ban "violates" rights of residents
Airbnb claims Amsterdam rental ban "violates" rights of residents
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
The three districts in question have around 1,500 private accommodation rental properties for tourists - around 6% of the amount available in the entire city. Read More
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Airbnb won't take IPO off the table for 2020 despite business collapse
Airbnb won't take IPO off the table for 2020 despite business collapse
By Kevin May | June 24, 2020
"We spent 12 years building Airbnb's business and lost almost all of it in the matter of four to six weeks." Read More
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When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
By Jill Menze | June 22, 2020
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going on trips. Is the industry ready to listen? Read More
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Airbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual Experiences
Airbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual Experiences
By Jill Menze | June 17, 2020
The new lineup is an extension of the company’s pivot to virtual activities in April in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
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