Airbnb and the Ministry of Interior’s Community Development Department (CDD) are expanding their partnership to promote travel to off-the-beaten-path stays and destinations. Bangkok, Thailand- - Working together on their mutual goal to empower local communities and support a more equitable tourism recovery, Airbnb and the Ministry of Interior's Community Development...Read more
A TikToker in California claims her address is being used in an Airbnb scam and that the company is doing nothing about it. In a video, Tepper (@teppertalkstv) says the situation has been happening for a while. “People will show up here at the most random hours and start trying...Read more
SYDNEY, N.S. — The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has voted to amend its marketing levy bylaw to increase the rate to three per cent and include alternative accommodations like Airbnb and Vrbo. The decision came following a presentation by Destination Cape Breton CEO Terry Smith, who told council the extra...Read more
Airbnb’s co-founder Brian Chesky has opened up his San Francisco home allowing guests to stay in a private room boasting “panoramic views” – but the only problem is, there’s no available dates. Mr. Chesky, who founded the company in 2008 and has an estimated net worth of almost $12 billion,...Read more
DJ Khaled is giving a couple of lucky fans the chance to stay inside his glorified sneaker closet. On Monday, November 21, the We The Best Music founder and Airbnb announced their plans to give two fans an experience they won't forget. The guests will be able to stay in...Read more
LOWELL -- Plans for a storage facility along Monroe Avenue received approval from the Lowell Planning Commission at its meeting on Monday evening.Plans for the storage facility include 16 mini-storage buildings ranging from 4,500 to 12,000 square feet on West Monroe Avenue, west of Interstate 49. The facility would extend...Read more
One of Airbnb's most-derided features - fees that can cause rental prices on the platform to balloon from the figures initially shown in search results - will be hidden no more, the company said Monday.Starting in December, Airbnb said, it will begin offering users the option to show the total...Read more
Airbnb have added six new categories to its site (Airbnb)Halt your holiday plans, folks. Airbnb has added an extremely useful feature to its site which helps would-be travellers to pick their stay based on vibe, accessibility, and popularity.The six new categories added to Airbnb will allow users to navigate the...Read more
What’s worse than the sound of other people having fun? An app that facilitates it! Swimply is coming to Australia just at the right time. But is it the great equaliser, or the great destroyer of neighbourhood serenity?An app called Swimply – basically Airbnb for pools – is coming to Australia....Read more
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