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One year of Airbnb.org

In 2017, Airbnb set a goal to provide temporary housing to 100,000 people in need worldwide. One year ago yesterday, Airbnb.org – an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – was founded to help achieve that goal, by facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis.
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Scottish islanders launch Airbnb rival in fight against second homes crisis

Local group hopes to take on tech giant and help keep hold of tourist revenue Rhoda Meek knows the power of Scottish islands working together. During the first lockdown she created a website for more than 360 businesses from Arran to Ulva to sell their wares while the pandemic prevented visitors.Now she and her neighbours have launched a holiday lettings website that aims to take on Airbnb and ensure that more of the islands’ tourism revenue stays local. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Money, Scotland, UK News, Property, Airbnb, Arran, Ulva, Second Homes, Rhoda Meek


The Home Alone house is on Airbnb. Sounds like a trap | Stuart Heritage

Just how lucky will the guests who get to stay at the McCallister house later this month be? I foresee troubleIn the interests of public service, I need to make you aware of a trap. Yesterday, a property became available on Airbnb. It is a large home in the Chicago area, available for one night only and it is suspiciously cheap. Look, it’s the Home Alone house.Apparently, for $18 (£13.50), you and three friends can stay overnight in the iconic McCallister residence. You will be greeted by the ac...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Film, Christmas, US news, Chicago, Culture, Airbnb, Stuart Heritage, McCallister, Family Films, Buzz McCallister


New report shows Airbnb travel supports 345K EU jobs

A new report released today by Oxford Economics shows the positive impact of travel on Airbnb in the European Union, and the unique benefits this generates for families and communities across the bloc. The report, which was commissioned by Airbnb to look at how the pandemic has changed travel, is the first ever look at the impact of travel on Airbnb in the EU, and highlights new trends that Oxford Economics predicts will persist for at least the medium term.
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, Airbnb, Oxford Economics


Sleep in Europe’s highest listing on Airbnb on the slopes of Mont Blanc

Key Takeaways: The specially designed room in Punta Helbronner cable car station is perched on the slopes of the Mont Blanc mountain range at an altitude of 3500 meters - Hosted by Alpine Skiing World champion, Olympic medalist and first woman in Italy to have won the Overall World Cup Federica Brignone, this is the ultimate sleepover for anyone who has been yearning to get back on the slopes - The stay will include the exclusive opportunity to ski down the slopes of Mont Blanc before the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Italy, Airbnb, Courmayeur, Alpine, Mont Blanc, Vitra, Alvar Aalto, Federica Brignone, Amini, Punta Helbronner, Mont Blanc Courmayeur, Mont Blanc Monte Rosa


Redefining hosting for the holidays

Key Takeaways: This year's holiday travel is expected to outpace even 2019 demand, with trends like cross-border travel and living on Airbnb continuing throughout the season - Ahead of the busy holiday season, there is a big opportunity for those with travel plans to earn some extra cash while they’re away, by hosting.
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50 Ideas para aumentar las ventas de tu negocio

1. Obsequia a todas las personas que trabajan en tu negocio una capacitación en servicio al cliente Todos tus trabajadores hacen parte clave de la imagen de tu negocio y juegan un rol fundamental en la experiencia del cliente, por esto es importante que estén preparados para dar lo mejor de sí en cualquier momento en que interactúen con un cliente potencial. Si una persona tiene una mala experiencia con un trabajador en tu negocio, sin importar cuál sea su área o cargo, se quejará afirmando que ...
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Travel revolution in data

The world is undergoing a revolution in how we live and work. Technologies like Zoom make it possible to work from home. Airbnb makes it possible to work from any home. This newfound flexibility is bringing about a revolution in how we travel. The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly untethered tens of millions of people from the need to work in specific places at specific times. They can now work from anywhere, travel any time, and stay for longer. While technologies like Zoom make it possible...
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Airbnb Becoming a net zero company by 2030

Home sharing through Airbnb supports sustainable travel: Airbnb Hosts use existing infrastructure — their homes — to welcome guests. Sustainability is also important to guests. More than 80 percent of US consumers believe Airbnb helps people travel in a more environmentally sustainable way1.
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Becoming a net zero company by 2030

Home sharing through Airbnb supports sustainable travel: Airbnb Hosts use existing infrastructure — their homes — to welcome guests. Sustainability is also important to guests. More than 80 percent of US consumers believe Airbnb helps people travel in a more environmentally sustainable way1.
Tags: Travel, US, Airbnb


Sarah Jessica Parker hosts Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment (and closet) on Airbnb

In celebration of the upcoming release of the HBO Max Original And Just Like That..., the highly-anticipated new chapter of Sex and the City, the award-winning actress and producer is opening the doors to Carrie Bradshaw’s New York City brownstone, in partnership with Airbnb and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Hopeless romantics can sip Cosmopolitans, type pensively at their laptop and chat with friends on a circa-2000 cordless phone at Carrie’s Upper East Side apartment. For the first t...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, New York, New York City, Chelsea, Manhattan, Airbnb, Upper East Side, Harlem, Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker, Parker, Carrie, Hanna Barbera, Patricia Field, Airbnb Host


Delegates and activists say accommodation issues at COP26 could lead to power imbalance in the negotiation rooms

Canceled bookings and overpriced hotels have left official government representatives staying in the houses of local residents or traveling miles to reach the conference each day. Parisa Hashempour As COP26 goes ahead, delegates from developing countries have faced issues accessing accommodation. Canceled bookings and overpriced hotels have left representatives staying in the houses of local residents or traveling miles to reach the conference. Countries from the global south are those mos...
Tags: Travel, UK, Climate Change, Scotland, Trends, Sustainability, Hotel, Kenya, Un, Glasgow, South America, Airbnb, Mozambique, Malawi, Cancellations, Greater Glasgow


Supporting the next generation of public servants

Leaders from the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today joined Airbnb to announce a new pilot program dedicated to supporting the next generation of public service leaders from historically underrepresented communities. As part of the program, Airbnb will provide each organization with housing coupons to help welcome more than 50 fellows to Washington, DC and...
Tags: Travel, Washington Dc, Airbnb, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCI


Airbnb.org launches partnership to support Afghan refugees in Canada

Earlier this year, Airbnb.org committed to provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. As thousands of Afghans continue to resettle in communities around the world, Airbnb.org announced today it is partnering with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) to support efforts across a national network of 34 resettlement agencies.
Tags: Travel, Canada, Airbnb, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society CCIS


50 Ideas para aumentar las ventas de tu negocio

1. Obsequia a todas las personas que trabajan en tu negocio una capacitación en servicio al cliente Todos tus trabajadores hacen parte clave de la imagen de tu negocio y juegan un rol fundamental en la experiencia del cliente, por esto es importante que estén preparados para dar lo mejor de sí en cualquier momento en que interactúen con un cliente potencial. Si una persona tiene una mala experiencia con un trabajador en tu negocio, sin importar cuál sea su área o cargo, se quejará afirmando que ...
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Return to your favorite museums with Airbnb Experiences and Made By Us

As guests return to cities, Airbnb and Made By Us have partnered together to curate a wishlist of new Airbnb Experiences created by museums, theatres, archives and more nationwide Participating organizations will include the National Archives Foundation, Betsy Ross House, Atlanta History Center, HistoryMiami Museum, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Ford’s Theatre and Genesee Country Village & Museum. As guests mark their fall with trips to large and mid-sized cities, many are ch...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, US, America, Ford, Washington Dc, House, Smithsonian, Albert Einstein, Miami, Airbnb, Tudor, Thomas Jefferson, Atlanta Georgia, Miami Florida, Richmond Virginia


Updates: Welcoming travelers to the US, poll shows PTO highly available

Last week, U.S. officials announced that fully vaccinated travelers from abroad will be free to travel to the United States beginning November 8, 2021. This announcement is great news for the Airbnb community, including Hosts who stand ready to welcome travelers from around the world. Hosting offers tremendous economic benefits, and anyone interested in Hosting can visit Airbnb.com/Host to learn more.
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Airbnb, PTO


Billionth guest gets year of stays around the world

In October of 2007, founders Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky decided to rent out their San Francisco apartment during a design conference that had depleted most of the city’s hotel inventory. From this spontaneous decision, Airbnb was born.
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia


One year later: Airbnb’s City Portal

One year ago, an innovative idea – a private-sector company helping to facilitate regulation by the public sector – became a novel Airbnb product called the City Portal. This first-of-its-kind resource for local governments was built by Airbnb developers and informed by a decade of knowledge gained from our work with cities around the world.
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An update on Airbnb.org’s work to support Afghan refugees

To help support the resettlement of Afghans here in the United States and elsewhere, last month Airbnb.org announced it would provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. The cost of these stays are funded by contributions to Airbnb.org from Airbnb and Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky, as well as donors to the Airbnb.org Refugee Fund.
Tags: Travel, United States, Airbnb, Brian Chesky


Supporting a diverse and inclusive tourism economy in South Africa

Today, Airbnb is announcing a new three-year commitment in South Africa to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur, and to help rebuild a more inclusive and resilient domestic tourism economy. The commitment, focused on infrastructure, training and investment, builds on Airbnb’s 2017 USD $1 million commitment in Africa to boost community-led tourism projects, and the Africa Academy, which has trained more than 300 Hosts who earned more than R2.8 million in 18 months*.
Tags: Travel, Africa, South Africa, Airbnb, Africa Academy


The travel recovery has become a travel revolution

When Airbnb first got started in 2007, we were told that people would never open their doors to strangers. Today, we’re announcing that we have passed 1 billion guest arrivals at Airbnb listings around the world and 500 million guest reviews. Home sharing is now mainstream.
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Lamington Group sets new sustainability benchmark for hotel industry with whole life net zero approach

Lamington Group, the real estate investor and developer, has set an industry first target of delivering whole life net zero carbon across the future development and operation of its hometels. Operated by room2, hometels are the brainchild of Lamington Group which combine the best elements from Airbnb, serviced apartments and boutique hotels in an offering designed to appeal equally to corporate and leisure guests and those seeking alternative forms of residential accommodation.
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Hamptons home market starts 2019 in a slump, Andy Cohen closes on Amagansett property purchase & more real estate news from the East End

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. Hamptons home market starts 2019 in a slump, Andy Cohen closes on Amagansett property purchase more real estate news from the East End Clockwise from top left: Hamptons home market starts 2019 in a slump, a former ballerina s waterfont Bridghampton home heads to contract with a lowered $34M ask, $1K-a-night Great Gatsby home in Bridgehampton is offered up by Airbnb for just ...
Tags: Travel, Maine, Bravo, Airbnb, Andy Cohen, East End, Hamptons, Charlotte, Atlantic Ocean, Sotheby s International Realty, Cohen, Marc, Douglas Elliman, Eric Miller, Amagansett, Ivy Smith


In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Please Allow Javascript and reload this page. In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day Duration of East End stays has increased 20 percent Tri-State / Brokers in the tri-state area say they have run out of rentals as the pandemic has upended fall plans, leading families to trade in their New York apartments for an out-of-city escape. At the beginning of the health crisis, agents saw an uptick in re...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Connecticut, Manhattan, Airbnb, East End, Hamptons, Vrbo, Westchester, Barrett, Douglas Elliman, Hirsch, Carroll Gardens, Scheinfeld, Tri State Brokers


14 cabins, yurts, A-frames, and other unique Hudson Valley Airbnbs we're eyeing for a fall getaway

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb New York's Hudson Valley is an easy city escape to enjoy nature, quaint towns, and charming shops. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns. All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky While ideal in every season, New York's Hudson Valley is ...
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You can rent Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new Texas cottage on Airbnb

“Fixer Upper” couple , Chip and Joanna Gaines have opened the doors to their news quiet, charming cottage, dubbed Hillcrest Cottage, so you can rent it on Airbnb. Hillcrest Cottage is owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines and was renovated and designed by the celebrity couple. The cottage is located in Waco, Texas, on Hillcrest Estate, and was once the carriage house for the estate. This cottage has one bedroom, one bath, an office nook, and a private back patio. Hillcrest Cottage offers an open l...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Airbnb, All, Magnolia, Waco Texas, Joanna Gaines, Magnolia House, Hillcrest Estate, Hillcrest Cottage, Airbnb Hillcrest Cottage


How to spot hidden cameras in Airbnb rental properties

Secret surveillance devices have been discovered at a number of holiday apartments
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YouTravel.Me packs up $1M to match travelers with curated small group adventures

YouTravel.Me is the latest startup to grab some venture capital dollars as the travel industry gets back on its feet amid the global pandemic. Over the past month, we’ve seen companies like Thatch raise $3 million for its platform aimed at travel creators, travel tech company Hopper bring in $175 million, Wheel the World grab $2 million for its disability-friendly vacation planner, Elude raise $2.1 million to bring spontaneous travel back to a hard-hit industry and Wanderlog bag $1.5 million for...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, China, Russia, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tourism, SaaS, Airbnb, Sri Lanka


Guests struggle to get VRBO refunds amid California wildfires

The Caldor Fire has ripped through a popular travel region, but travelers say they've struggled to get their money back after booking trips to vacation rentals.
Tags: Travel, California, Radio, Wildfire, Airbnb, Tahoe, Rentals, South Lake Tahoe, Vacation Rental, Vrbo, Caldor, Property Portfolio, Caldor Fire



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