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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...

Airbnb Flight Booking Tool Being Developed

12/19/2016, Airbnb is a service that allows you to rent a room or an entire place in countless cities across the globe. If you have a spare room in your home, you can easily put it up for rent on Airbnb and host travelers from all across the globe. It’s a good...

Airbnb Now Requires Hosts To Agree To A Nondiscrimination Policy

11/01/2016, It is a bit disappointing that despite how far we’ve come in terms of technology that we are still sometimes a bit backwards in society by discriminating others based on aspects that sometimes other people have no control over. While we can’t fix the...

It’s Now Illegal To List Short-Term Rentals On Airbnb In New York

10/23/2016, A bill has been signed into law by New York governor Andrew Cuomo which is going to make it very difficult for Airbnb to operate in the state. The law makes it illegal to list short-term rentals on Airbnb, rentals have to be for more than 30 days for not...

Airbnb Reportedly Working On A Trip Planning App

08/17/2016, For those who travel and hate the exorbitant rates of hotels, Airbnb is a good alternative. This is because Airbnb rentals aren’t controlled by hotels, meaning that they get to set whatever rate that they want, which in some cases can be cheaper than...

Airbnb To Start Collecting Taxes For Rentals In Los Angeles

07/19/2016, Home-sharing service Airbnb has been involved with several cities in negotiations over taxes and it has wrapped up the negotiation today with at least one major city: Los Angeles. According to a report, the service has agreed with L.A. city officials to...

Airbnb Wants Hosts And Guests To Interact More

05/06/2016, Airbnb is a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to stay that could be cheaper than hotels, and house a lot more people than a regular hotel room would. However it seems that apart from booking a room and sending messages back and forth via...