Afghan Refugees Can Stay in Donated Airbnbs

Afghan Refugees Can Stay in Donated Airbnbs

Afghan refugees may find sanctuary in Airbnb rentals as the private hospitality company opens thousands of properties to house those fleeing their homes. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been displaced in the recent surge of violence between the Taliban and their...
Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

Airbnb Hosts Open Homes to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees

While Hurricane Dorian sat atop the Bahamas and buried two-thirds of Grand Bahama Island in water, more than a million Americans in North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia were under mandatory evacuation orders from coastal counties. Nearly all headed north and inland,...
Marriott Tries New Airbnb-Style Strategy

Marriott Tries New Airbnb-Style Strategy

Throughout the last decade, there’s been an undeniable trend in the hospitality industry: people are increasingly turning away from traditional hotel accommodations and instead using home-sharing platforms like Airbnb to find a place to stay. For tech startups and...
Can Airbnb Stand Up to Its Competitors?

Can Airbnb Stand Up to Its Competitors?

In 2008, Airbnb disrupted the vacation rental market with a then-new system of “peer to peer” home-sharing arrangements. But since then, a number of competitors have popped up, including Vacasa, which just secured $103 million in venture funding. In the...
Is Airbnb Headed For An IPO?

Is Airbnb Headed For An IPO?

After years of speculation, it looks like Airbnb is going public—but not any time soon. The company has been venture-funded to date and has raised $4.4 billion from investors such as General Atlantic Managing Director and Head of Internet Anton Levy, actor Ashton...
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