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…..

More and more road warriors are turning to Airbnb as home sharing is increasingly seen as efficient option for business travellers

A recent report from Chrome River, a global leader in expense and invoice management solutions, had highlighted a rise in shared transportation platforms during business trips, but said…..

US traveller survey shows that while even luxury hotel rooms can be dirtier than an Airbnb, you get what you pay for when it comes to room cleanliness

If you are paying a lot of money for a hotel room you would expect it to deliver a high level of cleanliness. Even in…..

From the eyes of a holiday home insurer – crazy owner claims and Airbnb horror stories

UK family run holiday home insurer Schofields Insurance has provided an insight into the life of a private holiday home or Airbnb owner with stories…..

Business travellers using ‘Airbnb for Work’ more than doubles, with nearly 700,000 companies signed up and booking

Airbnb recently revealed that the number of companies globally who have signed up to use their corporate arm, ‘Airbnb for Work’, has more than doubled…..

Australia’s NSW Parliament gives the nod to Airbnb

In the week after New York City required all short term rental organisations like Airbnb to provide lists of names of their renters (effectively curtailing…..

The (New York) Empire strikes back: next move, Uber and Airbnb

It hasn’t been a good week for the gig economy and the Big Disruptors in the Big Apple. First it was the introduction of draft…..

Check in! – hotel highlights across South Pac

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific. Tourism Industry Aotearoa: Auckland Council targets…..

New study shows Airbnb’s rapid-fire growth is plateauing 

Airbnb turns 10 in 2018, and as the company reaches a certain level of maturity its rapid growth is slowing due to increasing competition and…..