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Airbnb and It’s a Penalty Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Airbnb and It's a Penalty are partnering to help fight human trafficking, equipping the Airbnb host community with information about how to identify human trafficking and exploitation, and how to report it.
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Vacation booking platform Vrbo to block new Washington, D.C., reservations

The move comes amid the specter of violence during the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Airbnb also previously said it would block reservations and cancel existing ones in the area.
Tags: Travel, Politics, Washington, Joe Biden, Radio, Washington Dc, Capital, Airbnb, Biden, Donald Trump, Rentals, Expedia, Vrbo, Industry News, Trump, Capitol


Unlike Airbnb, Vrbo Reportedly Won't Cancel D.C. Bookings During Inauguration Week

Airbnb smartly decided earlier this week to cancel all D.C. bookings during inauguration week out of fear of another violent insurrection on the horizon, but its competitor Vrbo is apparently not following suit.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Science, Tourism, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Vrbo, Expedia Group, Economic Systems, Hospitality Services


Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
Tags: Travel, TC, Congress, Washington, Tech, Law Enforcement, Washington Dc, President, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Dc, Mayor, Donald Trump, HotelTonight, Brian Chesky, Vacation Rental


Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Airbnb already removes people from the platform who are associated with violent hate groups ahead of specific events, the company said. And ahead of the inauguration, the company said it would use a seven-step plan to ensure that the DC metro-area is...
Tags: Travel, TC, Tech, Airbnb, Dc, Charlottesville, Vacation Rental, Capitol, United States Capitol, Hospitality Industry, US Capitol, D C Metro Police, Airbnb hosts, Capitol Riot, Urgent Safety Line Pro Trump


18 Best Airbnbs in Daytona Beach, Florida

Stay at an Airbnb in Daytona Beach while exploring the beautiful sights, including the 23-mile stretch of stunning beaches. You can read the original article here: 18 Best Airbnbs in Daytona Beach, Florida. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
Tags: Travel, Europe, Airbnb, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Florida, Adventure Travel in United States, Accommodations U.S


12 unique Airbnb escapes in New York's Hudson Valley

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As the pandemic continues, many New Yorkers are seeking a weekend getaway to enjoy nature and escape the city.Airbnb private vacation rentals are ideal for such a trip because they remove interactions with other guests and hotel staff.We found top-rated cabins, cottages, and barns, and highlighted current COVID-19 policies for each.Our picks are found in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhine...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Keurig, Airbnb, Kingston, East Coast


Airbnb is offering 2 NYC residents a stay in a private dome on Nasdaq's rooftop above Times Square hosted by Mariah Carey to watch the New Year's ball drop

Airbnb and Nasdaq's room in dome. Airbnb Airbnb and Nasdaq are teaming up to offer a one-night stay on New Year's Eve inside a private dome with views of the Times Square ball drop. The listing, which is hosted by Mariah Carey, has space for two New York City residents that live in the same household. The booking opens on December 21 and will cost $21 for the stay and a list of perks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Airbnb and Nasdaq are teaming up to offer a one-ni...
Tags: Travel, NYC, New York City, Trends, Airbnb, Nasdaq, Mariah Carey, New Year's Eve, Times Square, Carey, Airbnb Airbnb, Tech Insider, Nate Blecharczyk, Brittany Chang, COVID, Carey Airbnb


Presenting the Members of Airbnb’s New Host Advisory Board

On October 30, 2020, Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky announced the creation of the Airbnb Host Advisory Board, to help present ideas, influence Airbnb policies and help shape investments in the host community from the Airbnb Host Endowment, which has been seeded with 9.2 million company shares. Brian Chesky is also putting plans in place to make an additional personal contribution of shares of Airbnb stock worth over $100 million at the time of the contribution to support the Host ...
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co, Airbnb Host Endowment, New Host Advisory Board, Airbnb Host Advisory Board


Airbnb’s Mariah Carey Experience Is the Safe Way to Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Celebrating the end of 2020 in a Times Square crowd is the last thing on people's minds, but Airbnb is offering up a safe alternative: the best seat in the house to this year's virtual celebration--for just $21. The one-night stay for two in the Nasdaq outdoor terrace includes a panoramic view of New Year's...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Airbnb, Mariah Carey, Times Square


Plan a Post-Pandemic Vacation in a Novelty Airbnb

Unique stays have always been a part of Airbnb’s selection, from tree houses to glamping, but if you ever wanted to stay in a fairytale, now you can: Current listings include stays at the North Pole and a gingerbread house in the woods. Now that we’re months away from a publicly distributed COVID-19 vaccine, you might…Read more...
Tags: Hotels, Vacation, Airbnb, Lifehacks, North Pole


More than half of Americans said they would consider living in a tiny home in a new survey as the lifestyle increases in popularity amid the pandemic

The Tiny Housing Co's one-bedroom Natura tiny home. The Tiny Housing Co Tiny homes have become popular during the coronavirus pandemic, and with this sudden surge comes new tiny home trends. IPX1031, a Fidelity National Financial subsidiary, surveyed 2,006 Americans to measure the public interest in tiny housing. Over half of the respondents reported that they would consider living in a tiny home, and of those who are not yet homeowners, 86% said they would consider purchasing a tiny h...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, California, Housing, Life, US, Trends, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, Vrbo, Tiny Home, Natura, Rental Market, Tiny Living, Fidelity National Financial


Airbnb valuation nears $100 billion mark on debut stock listing

Airbnb’s valuation nearly touched $100 billion on a successful first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. While the price for shares in the travel and home rental platform was set at $68 per share, trading volumes doubled on Thursday during the initial public offering (IPO). The company’s stock clossed at $144.71 at the end of trading, up by 113% from the offer price. Airbnb’s market value stands at $86.3 billion, making it the biggest online travel company. At $68 per share, Airbnb’s valuatio...
Tags: Travel, News, Airbnb, Nasdaq, Cnbc, Brian Chesky, Initial Public Offering, Valuations, Chesky, Bloomberg Airbnb


Airbnb Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Airbnb, Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 51,323,531 shares of Class A common stock, 50,000,000 of which are being sold by Airbnb and 1,323,531 of which are being sold by certain selling stockholders, at a public offering price of $68.00 per share. In addition, Airbnb has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and com...
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Airbnb valuation soars after wildly successful debut as public company

The travel company's share price shot up to more than $168 at one point after an initial price of $68 per share on Thursday, the company's first day on the Nasdaq.
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Wall Street, Ipo, Analysis, Radio, Airbnb, Nasdaq, Brian Chesky, Initial Public Offering, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Introducing Airbnb.org

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today we are announcing the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis.
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Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO

Airbnb's IPO marks a milestone in the travel industry and consumer internet as a whole. By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second-most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. Its example as a "sharing economy" company catalyzed a generation of venture-backed companies.
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Why Airbnb Could Overtake Booking.com

Airbnb is poised to publicly list its stock in its upcoming IPO in December 2020 at a valuation of $30bn. Relative to other travel giants like Booking.com ($83bn) and Expedia ($17bn), this valuation may seem high at first glance. However, Airbnb could grow into the most important, if not the biggest travel company in the world, meaning Airbnb's stock could actually be undervalued relative to its potential.
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Expedia


In first IPO price range, Airbnb’s valuation recovers to pre-pandemic levels

This morning Airbnb released an S-1/A filing that details its initial IPO price range. The home-sharing unicorn intends to price its shares between $44 and $50 per share in its debut. Per the company’s own accounting, it will have 596,399,007 or 601,399,007 shares outstanding, depending on whether its underwriters exercise their option. That gives the company a valuation range of $26.2 billion to $30.1 billion at the extremes. The company’s simple share count does not include a host of other ...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Airbnb, Cnbc, Silver Lake, Unicorn, The Exchange, Booking Holdings, Kayak Priceline OpenTable


How big of a threat to the hospitality industry, if at all, is Airbnb's upcoming IPO? | By Dori Stein

The imminent IPO of Airbnb can be seen as both a threat and an opportunity for the hospitality industry. The prospect of its continued expansion is a timely warning to hotels that there's no room for complacency when it comes to monitoring all competitors and responding to threats.
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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, Airbnb, Pacific, Expedia, Vrbo, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Adams, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands


Airbnb Files To Go Public As The Pandemic Rages On

Even as the pandemic that wrecked its business flares up again, Airbnb is poised to make its public market debut this year.
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Airbnb’s IPO Filing Proves How Little It Needs to Advertise

Confirmed by its IPO filing for prospective investors, Airbnb is more than a brand--it's a verb. Despite a year that has decimated the travel industry, a look under Airbnb's financial hood showed a company that turned a profit in Q3, has enviable brand recognition with little advertising, and could serve a short-term rental market worth...
Tags: Travel, General, Hotels, Advertising, Airbnb


AirBnb files to go public amid substantial impact from COVID-19

Airbnb intends to raise public funds through an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming year and has filed its prospectus with regulators in the United States on November 16. The San-Francisco based vacation rental online marketplace, which operates in 220 countries and has booked 825 million guest arrivals leading to revenues worth over $110 billion in the last 12 years, was substantially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it said. “In light of the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the uncert...
Tags: Travel, News, Ipo, San Francisco, Bloomberg, United States, Airbnb, Nasdaq, Initial Public Offering, Airbnb Experiences, Coronavirus, COVID, Draft Red Herring Prospectus


The VC and founder winners in Airbnb’s IPO

After a tumultuous year for the travel industry, Airbnb’s long-awaited IPO filing just dropped. One thing is clear: there is still plenty of juice left in the home-sharing platform, and a smattering of VCs and the company’s founders are positioned to receive some serious returns. My colleague Alex Wilhelm has an overview article on Airbnb’s financial picture and overall metrics. It’s a mixed bag, but perhaps stronger than might otherwise be expected, given the global collapse of tourism due t...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, TC, Finance, Tech, Tourism, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Travel Industry, Alex Wilhelm, Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky Nathan Blecharczyk


The best Airbnbs in Savannah

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Despite the continuing pandemic, as the winter months set in, many travelers are seeking warm-weather domestic getaways. Savannah is a well-preserved historical escape offering year-round outdoor fun.Experts and the CDC agree that private Airbnbs offer a safer travel option than hotels due to the lack of encounters with other guests or hotel staff.We've rounded up top-rated Airbnbs in Savann...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Hollywood, Cdc, Trends, Georgia, Airbnb, Robert Redford, Savannah, Laura, Leopold, Savannah Georgia, River Street, Airbnbs, SCAD Museum of Art, Jepson


Airbnb blunder leads to vanishing accounts and deleted bookings

Airbnb accidentally deactivated a number of customer accounts on Wednesday, causing some travel bookings to be canceled.
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Airbnb, Smart Home, Breaking Twitter


20 Big Bear California Cabin Rentals on Airbnb for every Season

Big Bear California is the perfect getaway in every season. Find the best vacation rentals on Airbnb for your trip. You can read the original article here: 20 Big Bear California Cabin Rentals on Airbnb for every Season. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, Airbnb, Adventure Travel in United States, Big Bear California Cabin Rentals



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