Airbnb

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Airbnb-friendly apartments launches to turn renters into hosts
By Linda Fox | November 30, 2022
Airbnb-friendly apartments are buildings that allow their residents to rent out a spare room or their whole apartment on the platform. Read More
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Airbnb enlists help of “Superhosts” to add more properties to platform
By Mitra Sorrells | November 16, 2022
The new Setup feature pairs property owners with Superhosts who provide step-by-step assistance via text, voice or video chat. Read More
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OTAs look to longer-term value for marketing dollars
By Linda Fox | November 10, 2022
Direct relationships, channels and loyalty programs are seen as the way forward as OTAs seek a shift from classic performance channels. Read More
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Studies see possible muted fall, return of holiday travel
By Kathryn Walson | November 9, 2022
A new report reveals consumers are price-shopping on online travel agencies because of economic concerns. Read More
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Airbnb enhances price transparency, reduces checkout chores
By Kathryn Walson | November 7, 2022
In addition to displaying the total price, Airbnb is also advising hosts on which household chores they can reasonably ask guests to complete at checkout.  Read More
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Airbnb reports most profitable quarter ever in Q3 2022
By Kathryn Walson | November 1, 2022
Revenue for the period ending Sept. 30, 2022, was $2.9 billion, up 29% year-on-year, while adjusted EBITDA was $1.5 billion – a 32% climb from Q3 2021. Read More
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Safely raises $12M to expand its short-term rental insurance solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | October 19, 2022
Founded in 2013, Safely provides guest screening and insurance for individual homeowners and professional property managers. Read More
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Airbnb names OMG! Fund hosts, launches noise-monitoring technology
By Jill Menze | October 17, 2022
Airbnb has announced the recipients of its $10,000,000 OMG! Fund as well as a partnership with Minut to provide noise-monitoring support for hosts. Read More
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Airbnb sees big opportunity in Asia's digital nomad market
By Luke Clark - CP5 | October 11, 2022
Airbnb has made a calculated bet on the long-stay worker-traveler niche, but a few things need to be in place first. Read More
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Guesty expands hotel offerings with acquisition of YieldPlanet
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2022
Guesty is also launching a new Distribution Hub that adds direct connections with Hopper, Trip.com, Marriott Homes & Villas and Google’s hotel and vacation rental search products. Read More
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OTAs see marketing efficiency improvement in Q2
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2022
Booking Holdings, Expedia Group and Airbnb all increased their marketing spend in Q2 of this year compared to 2021, but it decreased as a percentage of revenue. Read More
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Airbnb posts record Q2 income of $379M on $2.1B revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2022
Airbnb says growth in “Nights and Experiences booked” and strong daily rates drove revenue up 58% compared to Q2 2021. Read More
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Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia steps back from operating role
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2022
Gebbia says he's making the move to pursue new ventures, including “a complementary product to Airbnb” - and his upcoming role as a new father.   Read More
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Vrbo outranks other OTAs as most downloaded travel app
By Kathryn Walson | July 14, 2022
Vrbo had 10 million downloads in the first half of 2022 – the same amount it had in all of 2021. Read More
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Airbnb partners with 20 destinations for new “live and work anywhere” initiative
By Mitra Sorrells | July 6, 2022
Airbnb has selected 20 destinations that will receive landing pages on the platform that are intended to serve as a “one-stop shop” for remote workers. Read More