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Airbnb takes further COVID-19 protection measures with $1B loan
By Kevin May | April 15, 2020
The support comes just a week after it announced a funding round - a combination or debt and equity securities - from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, also to the tune of $1 billion. Read More
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For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
For alternative accommodations, it's out with short-term, in with long-term
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2020
As accommodation bookings take a hit due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many providers in the short-term rental industry are pivoting their models to focus on longer-term stays. Read More
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Tripadvisor, Airbnb and many others switch to virtual tours and activities
Tripadvisor, Airbnb and many others switch to virtual tours and activities
By Kevin May | April 13, 2020
As demand for tours and activities has fallen away to almost nothing in many countries around the world, a string of brands are putting their efforts into temporarily digitizing their products. Read More
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Airbnb decides to ban bookings in the U.K. after all
Airbnb decides to ban bookings in the U.K. after all
By Kevin May | April 9, 2020
Airbnb has temporarily halted bookings on the platform in the U.K., except for key workers and those with "essential stays." Read More
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Airbnb hopes hosts will turn away guests who shouldn't be traveling during coronavirus outbreak
Airbnb hopes hosts will turn away guests who shouldn't be traveling during coronavirus outbreak
By Kevin May | April 8, 2020
The company has so far shied away from turning off the ability to book completely, despite many countries around the world having locked down citizens during the outbreak of the coronavirus. Read More
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Airbnb gets $1B investment to mitigate coronavirus hit
Airbnb gets $1B investment to mitigate coronavirus hit
By Jill Menze | April 6, 2020
The investment from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will help the home-share giant manage the fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More
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Investors on travel survivors, pent-up demand and bailouts
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2020
Seeking Alpha asked some of its marketplace authors to comment on the outlook for travel stocks, the likelihood of travel returning to pre-coronavirus levels and the segments that might come... Read More
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Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms
Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms
By Kevin May | April 1, 2020
The company claims there has been a 20% increase in long-stay bookings in the last two weeks compared to the same period in 2019. Read More
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Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
By Jill Menze | March 30, 2020
In a letter sent to hosts, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says he's “sorry” for mangling communication about refund policies. Read More
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Airbnb hosts in China are “confident” about market recovery
By Jill Menze | March 27, 2020
According to data from Airbnb, 99% of hosts in China feel positively or neutral about engaging in the short-term rental market following the COVID-19 outbreak, while 1% say they will “definitely not”... Read More
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Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
By Kevin May | March 18, 2020
In a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as the Republican Party leader in the house, Kevin McCarthy, Airbnb is asking for four alterations to existing tax and... Read More
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Lyric lays off 25 employees, closes nearly 30% of units as part of restructuring plan
Lyric lays off 25 employees, closes nearly 30% of units as part of restructuring plan
By Donna M. Airoldi - Business Travel News  | March 9, 2020
Lyric, an apartment-style accommodation provider, has cut 25 people from its 150-person workforce and will close 179 of its 600 units nationwide amid a downsizing and restructuring. Read More
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European Commission agrees to data-sharing pact with short-term rental giants
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2020
Online accommodation platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and Tripadvisor have agreed to share short-term rental data with the European Commission. Read More
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Airbnb tops lists of marketplace startups, ResortPass among fastest-growing
By Steven Lerner | February 24, 2020
 Travel startups were well-represented in the Marketplace 100, which identifies the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace private companies. Read More
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How technology and eco-friendly practices are helping short-term rentals go green
How technology and eco-friendly practices are helping short-term rentals go green
By Jill Menze | January 31, 2020
Along with other corners of the travel sector, the short-term rental industry is starting to steer its attention toward sustainability efforts as players take stock of their impact on the environment... Read More
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