Airbnb Testing Early Payments Made To Hosts

If you have a spare apartment or home that you don’t use often, using it as an Airbnb rental is a good way to earn some money on your investment. However the way Airbnb usually pays its hosts is 24 hours after a guest’s scheduled check-in time, which we suppose is fair enough, although we imagine that some hosts would like to get paid earlier.


New Japan Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Bookings

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 much welcomed by tourists, but it seems that a new law has forced the company to cancel thousands of bookings.


Airbnb Testing Snapchat-Like Stories For Its Users

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 Stories-like feature of their very own.


Airbnb Starts Sharing Host Information With Chinese Government

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, which is what Airbnb is appearing to do.


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Airbnb Announces Major Changes To Its Services & Offerings

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 tier levels, and also new features for people looking to book locations for large-scale events.


Airbnb Experiences Being Expanded To 200 Cities

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 extra room to rent out to make some money on the side by simply hosting people at their cooking class or walking tour. Airbnb has now confirmed that […]


Airbnb Reduces Advance Payment Requirement For Rentals

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 ensure that they didn’t lose the rental as they figured out their finances for the trip. Airbnb has now made things easier by reducing the advance payment […]


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

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 detailed, and this will be achieved through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology.


Airbnb Split Payments Feature Rolled Out Globally

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 their card and then manually collect the payments from other members of their group. The service offered no way to automate this or make it […]


Criminals Are Using Airbnb To Launder Their Money

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 money laundering efforts, according to a report from The Daily Beast.


Airbnb’s Branded Apartment Building Will Be Opened Next Year

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 that connects people who have space to rent and people looking to rent. That’s going to change next year when […]


Airbnb Now Does Restaurant Reservations

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 serviced by Airbnb. Starting today, Airbnb users in the United States can book a tablet at almost 650 restaurants across […]


Update Bricks Smart Lock, Prevents Guests From Entering Airbnb Homes

A smart lock sounds like it would be a great idea. A lock that you can unlock using your phone, a lock that you can generate codes and give to guests like friends and family, it almost seems like smart locks are the way of the future, but recently a situation involving Airbnb homes and smart locks have hinted that maybe that future isn’t quite here yet.


Airbnb Has More Listings Than The Top Five Hotel Brands Combined

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 hotel, or could offer up a better insight into a country or area because it is in a less touristy area.