Airbnb faces its first real challenge and possibly its last – but it is not restrictive legislation, as expected, but a virus

The concept on which Airbnb is founded – tourists becoming ‘locals’ and locals profiting from the tourists by hosting them in their homes – is…..

Watch what you post on social media. It could block you from staying in an Airbnb!

We have often heard about employers scanning through social media platforms to learn more about potential new starters during any recruitment process. We are also…..

As UNTWO looks for better sustainable regulation of short term non-hotel accommodation – Airbnb enters the hotel market and hotel operators enter Airbnb’s market

It is always easy to tell that ‘disruption’ has turned into normality when organisations start to legislate for it. The travel and transport industries are…..

Inside Travel: Understanding the latest technology and industry trend insights

Find it hard to keep track with all the latest insights into business trends, new products and technology advancements in the travel sector? The Blue Swan…..

Prospects for Curaçao tourism look solid; Airbnb is also a growing and important component of its tourism industry

Curaçao is posting solid trends in tourism dollars and its hotel performance, which should bode well for the country’s increasing attractiveness as a tourism destination……

Airbnb – has it now just become a numbers game?; but what’s your city’s number?

Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental platforms are classic disruptors. They have changed the hospitality industry by offering authentic, personal experiences at competitive rates. Understandably,…..

Airbnb tweaks its search parameters and introduces new ‘work trip toggle’ for corporate travellers

Airbnb is seeking a larger slice of the corporate travel pie as it witnesses an increase in companies using the accommodation platform to book stays…..

Airbnb aims to cater to its maturing customer base with Airbnb Luxe offer and take a larger slice of the lucrative luxury market

Airbnb has upped its game in order to capitalise on a USD200 billion per year luxury market through the launch of Airbnb Luxe. Customers can…..

Australia’s short term rentals boom – and Airbnb captures most of it!

Airbnb seems to have the Australian short term rentals market firmly in its grip, new research highlights. Between Mar-2018 and Feb-2019 Australia’s short-term holiday rental…..

Airbnb buys HotelTonight. Battling OTAs and moving into flights….

Airbnb is accumulating a heap of data around our accommodation and travel habits. That we know; as every new user adds a layer to the…..

Martinique takes a people-to-people approach with Airbnb to attract visitor numbers

The Martinique Tourism Authority has entered a tentative partnership with Airbnb to deliver additional visitors to the French overseas territory in the Caribbean. The Memorandum…..