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New Japan Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Bookings

06/08/2018, The concept of Airbnb is great – imagine being able to travel to any country in the world and find potentially cheaper and better accommodations than hotels or hostels. Given the prices of hotels in Japan, Airbnb’s launch in the country was very...

Airbnb Testing Snapchat-Like Stories For Its Users

05/24/2018, One of the popular features of Snapchat is its Stories which has since been copied by several applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, and so on. Now it looks like Airbnb will also be taking a page from Snapchat’s book by launching a...

Airbnb Starts Sharing Host Information With Chinese Government

03/28/2018, If it wasn’t obvious, creating a global operations isn’t an easy task and isn’t as simple as just opening up shop in another country. Certain things need to be changed and modified to comply with local laws and regulations and culture and what not,...


Airbnb Announces Major Changes To Its Services & Offerings

02/23/2018, If you’re someone who uses Airbnb frequently when you’re traveling, you might be interested to hear that Airbnb has announced some pretty major changes that they’ll be making to their platform. This will involve introducing new property types, new...

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...