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Airbnb Experiences Being Expanded To 200 Cities

01/28/2018, The Airbnb Experiences program offers its users the opportunities to connect with locals at the destination to have, as the name suggests, new experiences. It lets Airbnb offer more than just short-term rentals and also enables those who may not have an...

Airbnb Reduces Advance Payment Requirement For Rentals

01/16/2018, Airbnb is a great service for finding holiday rentals across the globe. It previously required travelers to pay the full amount for the booking upfront with refund conditions varying from host to host. This made it difficult for those managing a budget to...

Airbnb To Use Virtual Reality To Let Guests Preview Rooms & Cities

12/11/2017, When browsing an Airbnb listing, you pretty much only have the photos supplied by the host and the reviews of previous guests to determine whether or not this is a listing for you. However Airbnb wants to change that by making its previews slightly more...


Airbnb Split Payments Feature Rolled Out Globally

11/28/2017, Airbnb started testing its split payments feature earlier this year. The feature made it easier for group to manage payments for a combined booking. If a group of people are looking to book an Airbnb property, one person has to charge the entire amount to...

Criminals Are Using Airbnb To Launder Their Money

11/27/2017, The concept behind Airbnb is wonderful, where people can rent out their homes on a short-term basis for travellers who might not have the budget for a hotel. Unfortunately it seems that Airbnb’s system has been abused by criminals as a channel for their...

Airbnb’s Branded Apartment Building Will Be Opened Next Year

10/15/2017, Airbnb is the service that allows you to rent the spare room in your home to earn some cash on the side. You can even rent out your entire place if you wanted to. Airbnb has never directly been involved with the real estate, it has served as a platform...

Airbnb Now Does Restaurant Reservations

09/20/2017, You can use Airbnb to book a room in almost all countries across the globe but now you will be able to use the app to book a table at a restaurant as well. Granted, this feature is not going to be initially available in all markets that are currently...

Airbnb Has More Listings Than The Top Five Hotel Brands Combined

08/11/2017, Airbnb has certainly changed the way we travel because for travellers looking for accommodation that is cheaper than a hotel, Airbnb is usually a good place to start. Not to mention sometimes certain locations might actually be more convenient than a...

Airbnb And Apple’s ARKit Seem Like A Match Made In Heaven

06/28/2017, Given that every home is laid out differently, if you’re someone who uses Airbnb a lot when you travel, you’re probably aware that where one host might keep certain things won’t necessarily be the same with another, especially if you’re in a...

Airbnb To Bolster Its Background Checking Efforts With Acquisition

06/19/2017, With every service and product launched out there, there are bound to be those who want to make a quick buck by running scams. For example eBay scams are pretty common, and so are Airbnb scams which can affect both guests looking to book an accommodation,...

Airbnb In Japan Has Finally Been Legalized

06/09/2017, Japan is not a cheap country and if you look at hotel rates online, many are pretty expensive for what they offer. This has allowed services such as Airbnb to thrive where they aren’t quite as restrictive compared to hotels in terms of number of guests,...

Airbnb Will Now Guide Guests Through The Check-In Process

06/08/2017, Unlike hotels when it comes to checking into an Airbnb location, different hosts have different rules. For example there are some hosts who are completely hands off and will just give you instructions and notes on how to get to the location, where to get...

Airbnb’s New Security Tools Will Help Prevent Account Takeovers

04/16/2017, Operating an Airbnb means that you have to be OK with the idea of strangers living in your home, which also means that there is also a chance that they could leave your home damaged or maybe even steal stuff. We suppose that’s just the risk one has to...