Airbnb wants to cater to new segment of working travelers

Airbnb co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky is confident that his company is set to benefit from a future where people enjoy more flexible living and working arrangements. In an interview with CNBC, Chesky said he believes the sustained adoption of remote work by many companies in the U.S. and elsewhere will create a

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Airbnb sees big opportunity with digital nomads

The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some people adopting more nomadic lifestyles, taking advantage of having more freedom to move. That has created a new opportunity for short-term rental providers like Airbnb and Vrbo, and it’s one they don’t intend to let up. Short-term rental firms saw their business

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Short-term rentals rise as U.S. reopens for business

The short-term rental market is seeing a rebound as city dwellers rush to escape the metropolis for some peace and quiet. As such, sites like Airbnb are reporting a big jump in bookings lately. Airbnb for example, says it had more nights booked for U.S. listings in the weeks between May 17 and June 3

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Airbnb removes thousands of listings in Boston

Airbnb has reportedly removed thousands of listings in the U.S. city Boston from its website after new regulations went into effect. The move comes at a time when the short-term rental listings site is facing tough scrutiny from regulators. The new regulations in Boston require Airbnb hosts to register their listings with city authorities. The

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Airbnb says it will verify every property listed on its site

Airbnb says it intends to carry out a review of every property listed on its website, with the new initiative starting at the end of next year. Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky made the announcement at a conference in New York last week, saying the company intends to verify the accuracy of photographs, addresses and other

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Beyond Pricing Raises $42.5M in Series A Funding

PropTech startup Beyond Pricing has just announced having raised $45 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners.

Airbnb acquires Urbandoor to expand its corporate client business

Airbnb last week acquired a platform called Urbandoor that offers extended stays for corporate clients. Founded in 2015, Urbandoor differentiates itself not just through its focus on business travelers, but also by the fact it deals directly with multifamily building owners instead of renters. The company goes directly to big real estate firms like Greystar,

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What you need to know about listing your home on Airbnb

Listing your home on Airbnb can be a lucrative endeavor. After all, the travel industry is massive: millennials alone are expected to spend $1.4 trillion on travel by the end of 2020. Even more: according to data, the current global vacation rental market is predicted to grow by 7.07% every year until 2021. And Airbnb

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Anyplace Snags $2.5 Million Seed Round – Somehow

Anyplace, a marketplace startup that offers people find flexible-term furnished housing, recently closed a $2.5 million dollar funding round.

Marriott to take on Airbnb with new home-sharing platform

Hotelier giant Marriott International is aiming to take on Airbnb with a new home rental business that it hopes will offset pressure from the emerging short-term rental sector. The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott will launch its Homes & Villas business next week, offering up to 2,000 home rentals in 100 U.S., European and

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