Tag: Airbnb

Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban

Detroit authorities are turning up the heat on Airbnb hosts, now that the city’s new zoning rules are in effect. According to Detroit Metro Times, the local government has begun sending cease and desist letters to owners, particularly those re……


Airbnb is investing $5 million to expand Experiences in the US

While Airbnb’s focus will always likely be home rentals, it has big plans to grow Experiences this year. It’s investing $5 million into expanding Experiences to 200 cities (from 50) across the US in an effort to entice more people to get up an……


Facebook, Google lobbyists push for diversity in response to Congress

Silicon valley has a diversity problem. Sexism and racism are everywhere in the technology sector, and it’s time to put an end to it. The Internet Association, a lobbying group for some of the biggest names in tech (think Amazon, Airbnb, Uber,……


Airbnb cuts half of San Francisco listings as new laws kick in

San Francisco’s strict short-term home rental laws just kicked in on Wednesday, and are already having a big effect on SF-based Airbnb. Listing plunged from over 10,000 to around 5,500, dropping around 4,760 listings, the site told the San Fra……


Airbnb now gives you the option to pay less up front

Airbnb rentals present affordable, sometimes even unique, alternatives to hotels, but one of the downsides of using the platform is having to pay in full upon booking. Now, the company is finally — thankfully! — giving you an option to pay l……


Amsterdam will limit Airbnb rentals to 30 days per year

Last year, Amsterdam limited Airbnb rentals to no more than 60 days in a calendar year but that is about to be halved according to a report from DutchNews.nl. The city’s executive board agreed to the proposed shortened limit today and housing ……


Judge sides with Airbnb in lawsuit from US apartment landlord

Airbnb may have just dodged a bullet. A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled against major American landlord Apartment Investment & Management Co (AIMCO) in its lawsuit accusing Airbnb of helping tenants violate their lease agreements thro……


Airbnb makes it easier to list bed and breakfast rooms

Airbnb was inspired by actual bed and breakfast spots around the globe; it’s right there in the company’s name. It makes sense, then, that the room-sharing company would finally partner up with the Association of Independent Hospitality Profes……


Paris cracks down on unregistered Airbnb properties

Airbnb has a long history of legal struggles in various cities in which it operates. Now, according to a report in AFP, Paris has requested that Airbnb comply with new regulations to register with the city. If the company (along with four othe……


Airbnb will add VR previews of rooms and cities

Airbnb has been expanding to serve users’ other needs, from partnering with WeWork to find desks for traveling customers to investing in apartment complexes for season-length rentals. But the company isn’t neglecting its main rental service. T……