Here is the latest date on how Airbnb stacks up against key hotel competition from an article posted on trends.edison.tech.
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The Greek economy benefited from Airbnb by 1.4 billion US dollars in 2018, the online rental platform pointed out in statistics released for over 30 countries.
Bad news for Greek property owners intent on squelching on Airbnb revenue taxes. Authorities are proceeding with pre-announced cross-inspections in efforts to ferret out tax-evading property owners leasing out their accommodations. In the latest news Greek tax men will use “search robots” deployed by the revenue authority. The move may put an end to the Airbnb bonanza that has supported thousands through tough times in Greece.
The Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) has announced Airbnb listings in Greece skyrocketing to more than 126,000 short-term rentals as of June.
The little talked about (until it failed) “Airbnb killer” – Wimdu is going belly up. The startup launched back in 2011 has announced it will “cease operating by the end of 2018.” The German company counts 100 employees located in Berlin and Lisbon. The startup founded by serial entrepreneurs Arne Bleckwenn and Hinrich Dreiling was […]
Home rental company AirBnb has just got another $1 billion (£821 million) cash injection to be used for expansion. The company, which disclosed the funding in a securities filing on Thursday, raised the money in a financing round that began last summer. The company is now valued at soem $31 billion, but this filing did not list new investors.
Fear of growing competition has made Croatia’s hotel market prime for big hotel management and development brands intent on expansion.
The hotel industry is in a nightmare of dire concerns over a beleaguered hospitality market. Airbnb and the impact the so-called “sharing economy” is on every hotelier’s mind, and understandably. The industry is for all intents and purposes, lost in a forest like Little Red Riding Hood trying to figure how much business the Big Bad Wolf […]
Airbnb is eyeballing a deal to acquire the payment app Tilt for between $10 and $20 million. If the deal goes through it will probably amount to an employee hire and some back end tech only.
In the news of Airbnb, the mighty vacation property rental platform is gradually rolling out a new homepage design. Set to coincide (supposedly) with the launch of City Hosts, the new simpler design is said to be focused on experiences as a key message. Whether or not Airbnb’s PR department is working overtime to get “juice” out of the paradigm “user experience” trend or not, this remains to be seen. As for most of the changes rolled out by Airbnb, the new homepage has been released as an A/B tests and thus is not yet live for 100% of the traffic.
A scathing revelation about failed communications and a company that may be on the rocks financially. Airbnb cannot even engage in a decent conversation with the media, potential partners, or even award winning Airbnb hosts. What is up with Airbnb?
Airbnb announced recently collaborations with a number of tech companies, in order to boost the company’s business conversions. API tests last year with the likes of Live Rez, BookingPal, Kigo and LeisureLink, as well as other connections, promise Airbnb hosts a billboard to reach even more guests. Tech connectedness is certainly Airbnb’s forte, as is the shared economy, but there’s some trouble brewing too. Here’s a look at what’s up with travel’s most forward thinking company this month.
Property owners from Australia to Zambia have enjoyed the immense popularity and logic of world changing Airbnb rental/lodging platform. Argophilia’s staff have stayed at numerous destinations via connections with Airbnb property owners, and the value is clear. Starting this week we’ll present sample lists of alternative properties across Eastern Europe listed by Airbnb. Here’s a snapshot of some of Sochi’s accommodations.
A story on Skift this morning bears the headline; “Airbnb’s Growth Doesn’t Scare Priceline at All”. A big picture of William Shatner set to duke it out is as funny, given Priceline should be scared, that is. If only Priceline’s Star Fleet had integrated Airbnb!
HomeAway, the innovative vacation rental startup we’ve covered before, has invested $20 million in in social review startup Gogobot. Along with Battery Ventures and Redpoint Ventures, HomeAway aims to enhance profitability of the larger entity via restaurant and other ancillary recommendations.