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February 16, 2017
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Airbnb buys Montreal-based Luxury Retreats to bolster high-end vacation offerings

The Globe and Mail: Airbnb buys Montreal-based Luxury Retreats to bolster high-end vacation offerings
Airbnb Inc. has struck a deal to buy Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International Inc. in a move that will help it bolster its high-end vacation rentals while delivering a shot in the arm to Canada’s technology sector....Read more
January 6, 2017
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The big reason why Airbnb terrifies the hotel industry

Yahoo Finance: The big reason why Airbnb terrifies the hotel industry
Airbnb may face significant legal headwinds in some cities over its repurposing of apartments as short-term rooms-for-hire, standing accused of hurting local economies and contributing to rising housing unaffordability. But the tech company’s status as a dangerous player that could dominate the hospitality industry is as strong as ever, according to a new report....Read more
December 8, 2016
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Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Skift: Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together
On December 7, Airbnb debuted a new 31-page report that summarizes the company’s four-pronged approach to working with municipalities to develop commonsense regulations of short-term rentals....Read more
September 16, 2016
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Instant Booking for Short-Term Rentals is Gaining Popularity

Skift: Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream
The tide seems to be shifting in the vacation-rental arena as instantly confirmable bookings — as opposed to giving owners or property managers 24 hours or more to decide — is finally gaining momentum. That’s the view of Michael Endelman, who heads Airbnb’s vacation rental efforts in North America, and others, about the burgeoning instant booking trend in vacation rentals....Read more
August 24, 2016
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The IRS is Now Helping People Pay Taxes on Their Short-Term Rentals

Skift: Hotels vs. Airbnb: Let the Battle Begin
On Aug. 22, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) debuted an online Sharing Economy Resource Center to help taxpayers better understand how to file taxes for income earned through ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, or from renting out rooms and houses on platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway....Read more
July 22, 2016
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Hotels vs. Airbnb: Let the Battle Begin

NY TImes: Hotels vs. Airbnb: Let the Battle Begin
Ever since Airbnb entered the lodging scene in 2008, the hotel industry has cast a wary eye, noting its popularity with young travelers. Despite a strong year for hotels — occupancy and rates broke records in 2015, according to the data firm STR — anxiety may be creeping into those corporate suites....Read more
July 18, 2016
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Airbnb Agrees To Collect Hotel Taxes In Another Huge U.S. City

Fortune: Airbnb Agrees To Collect Hotel Taxes In Another Huge U.S. City
Airbnb has agreed to start remitting hotel taxes to the city of Los Angeles on behalf of its hosts in the area, the company said on Monday. As part of the deal, the home-sharing company will collect lodging taxes from its Los Angeles hosts and hand the proceeds over to the city, similar to its existing agreements with San Francisco and nearly 200 other cities worldwide. ...Read more
June 17, 2016
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The Business of Hotels Vs. Short-Term Rentals in 4 Charts

Skift: The Business of Hotels Vs. Short-Term Rentals in 4 Charts
Some hoteliers still brush off the threat of Airbnb and suggest that the short-term rental company hasn’t had any impact on their own businesses. But if new projections pan out from Euromonitor International, a London-based global market research firm, Airbnb will be the world’s second largest hospitality company in 2020 in terms of total room sales. ...Read more
May 20, 2016
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What Americans Really Think About Airbnb and Home-Sharing

Skift: What Americans Really Think About Airbnb and Home-Sharing
In less than a decade Airbnb, the San Francisco-based home-sharing platform worth an estimated $25.5 billion, has become one of the biggest disruptors in the travel space....Read more
February 16, 2016
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More and More People Who Use Airbnb Don’t Want to Go Back to Hotels

Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs: More and More People Who Use Airbnb Don't Want to Go Back to Hotels
Airbnb is less than eight years old, but it has already caused massive changes in the way people travel. While consumers may have initially been hesitant to try the service, a new survey from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shows that once they switch, they don't go back to hotels. ...Read more