Home rentals are the hottest part of the online travel-booking industry, and Expedia Group Inc. plans to make it even hotter.
Business travelers are increasingly booking stays through Airbnb and other home-sharing sites.
The system is only as good as its reviews, and Oakley and four other Airbnb users who spoke to Quartz allege that Airbnb tampered with theirs. These Airbnb guests say the negative reviews they submitted to the company after a bad experience were either edited or quietly removed from the site without their knowledge or permission.
The city is suing Airbnb. Stanley Karol is suing the city. Airbnb is funding his lawsuit. It's a free-for-all.
'We commend New York Citys Council Members and the many local neighborhood and housing groups who have been working hard to preserve affordable housing and safe neighborhoods for the citys workforce and hold Airbnb accountable.'
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) president and CEO Katherine Lugar yesterday issued the following statement in response to the short-term rental ordinance approved by the San Diego City Council, which restricts short-term rentals to a hosts primary residence only.
The Miami-Dade 11th Circuit Court last week denied Airbnb's multiple motions to dismiss the lawsuit launched by three subsidiaries of Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) and cleared the way for the Aimco subsidiaries to pursue claims against the short-term rental giant which has intentionally brokered unauthorized short-term rentals at Aimco communities.
Airbnb has been warned that its terms and conditions fall foul of EU consumer rules, especially on pricing.
In recent years, vacation clubs like Inspirato have dominated the luxury vacation rental industry. For affluent travellers, especially families, joining a travel club with hundreds of destinations has been more appealing than purchasing a vacation property. These clubs provide luxury homes only to members. Membership includes concierge planning and services such as pre-arrival grocery delivery and daily housekeeping.
Airbnb is often used by long-term tenants to sublet their accommodation, much to landlords' chagrin. But this is one area that Airbnb is now looking to capitalize on by formally launching a subletting service in France, in partnership with U.S. real estate franchise giant Century 21.