Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

Airbnb announced Thursday that it is planning to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, bringing the total number up to 40,000. Last month, the home-sharing platform’s charitable arm pledged to accommodate 20,000 refugees. However, in a new blogpost, Airbnb said it will have “the capacity to go above and beyond” the initial… Continue reading Airbnb says it has doubled the number of Afghan refugees it plans to temporarily house

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Airbnb says it plans to temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees

Airbnb is planning to start housing 20,000 Afghan refugees around the world free of charge, the company’s CEO, Brian Chesky, said Tuesday. The refugees will be housed in properties listed on Airbnb’s platform and the stays will be funded by Airbnb, Chesky said on Twitter, without specifying exactly how much the company plans to spend… Continue reading Airbnb says it plans to temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees

Airbnb trails Expedia this year, and traders are split on which is the better bet in second half

Airbnb received a rare double upgrade to a buy rating from Gordon Haskett this week. The firm sees improving trends, particularly in Europe, as a boon for the vacation-rental stock. But Airbnb has languished this year in comparison to fast growing challenger Expedia, which owns competitor VRBO. Airbnb stock has fallen 2% in 2021, while… Continue reading Airbnb trails Expedia this year, and traders are split on which is the better bet in second half

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Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up to shut down repeat party house offenders

The companies announced Friday they’re developing the Community Integrity Program, an industry collaboration to share information on removed listings and strengthen action against repeat offenders who book rentals just to throw parties in them. “Both companies have worked separately to address the challenge of disruptive party houses that are repeatedly reported. However, the challenge persists,… Continue reading Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up to shut down repeat party house offenders

Airbnb slammed for asking guests to donate to landlords who’ve lost income during Covid-19 pandemic

International home rental company, Airbnb, is facing criticism after asking it’s customers to willingly donate money to previous home hosts who have lost income due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Airbnb sent an email to previous travellers and holidaymakers who used the platform detailing how customers could help out home owners suffering financially from the Covid-19… Continue reading Airbnb slammed for asking guests to donate to landlords who’ve lost income during Covid-19 pandemic