Airbnb lets hosts offer their homes for future emergencies

Airbnb hosts have long had the opportunity to offer free housing during emergencies. What about making yourself available ahead of time? If you live in the right area, you’re set. The home rental service is launching a pilot program that will let San Jose residents put themselves on a standby list before there’s even a […]

Airbnb Dives into the Surfing Game

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Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat’s Stories for rentals

Even Airbnb can’t resist the urge to copy Snapchat, it seems. The home rental outfit is quietly beta testing a Stories feature in its iPhone app that (surprise!) lets you document your trips with photos and short videos. You can view the resulting productions both on your phone and the web, and they appear to […]

Airbnb just opened an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’

In a bid to counteract tourist saturation in major cities around the world, Airbnb is opening a new global Office of Healthy Tourism. The move is designed to bring the economic benefits of tourism to small businesses and local residents in destinations off the beaten track, while lessening the burden on popular holiday hotspots. The […]

Airbnb faces possible fines over unregistered listings in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The municipality of Paris has asked a French court to urgently fine Airbnb and two other small companies for unauthorized short-term letting, said an official with the city’s administration. A hearing at a Paris court is scheduled for June 12. Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, Airbnb matches people wishing to rent […]

UK holidays: Top 10 wish listed properties on Airbnb mapped

Airbnb UK Staycations are growing in popularity According to last month’s World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) figures, UK travel and tourism grew at four times the rate of the country’s economy in 2017.  As the UK continues discussions with EU leaders as to a Brexit deal, the pound to euro exchange rate has been […]