Over half of Cape Town Airbnb hosts use it to cover bills

2017-11-10 11:54

Up to 52% of Cape Town Airbnb hosts use the online home sharing service in order to afford their homes, the company has revealed.

Johannesburg and Airbnb get into bed

2017-10-22 06:00

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is overjoyed at US “home-sharing” giant Airbnb’s mission to “democratise capitalism”. The company this week used Johannesburg’s city hall to announce an initiative to increase the use of Airbnb across the continent.

Airbnb pilot programme helps to empower SA communities

2017-09-27 14:42

Airbnb has launched a pilot programme to economically and socially empower South African communities where access to tourism is not always easy.

Airbnb sees listings surge ahead of 21 Aug solar eclipse

2017-08-18 13:46

In the past month, Airbnb listings and bookings have surged as astronomy enthusiasts scramble to find accommodations along the 'path of totality.'

Airbnb will quadruple its China tech team to target millennials

2017-08-15 09:57

Airbnb will grow its technical cohort to more than 100 in Beijing - the only office outside the US where the home-sharing company employs an engineering division

'Emotionally bruised' artist left with questions over Airbnb staircase assault

2017-07-12 18:43

Zanele Muholi has expressed outrage at the attack on her friend at an Airbnb property in Amsterdam, which left her injured after tumbling down a staircase.

Airbnb, San Francisco reach deal on rental registrations

2017-05-02 10:30

San Francisco and Airbnb have reached a deal to resolve a lawsuit over a city law that fines Airbnb for booking rentals that are not registered with the city.

Uber, Airbnb set scene at CT e-commerce conference

2017-02-27 16:32

If you are not thinking of disrupting your business, someone else is and this disruption never ends, delegates are told at an e-commerce conference.

Airbnb customers watched as tenants fight back

2016-12-27 14:46

The feud between struggling tenants and home-sharing websites like Airbnb has increased, especially in popular areas.

Airbnb said to buy Chinese home-rental rival

2016-11-23 18:24

Airbnb is in talks to acquire China’s to expand in the nation’s home rental sharing market, according to a person familiar with the matter.


Airbnb guns for China to become leading source of travellers

2017-11-10 11:31

Airbnb is opening more offices in China and expects the country to be its leading source of customers by 2020.

Airbnb deal with Cape Town a first in Africa

2017-10-19 13:28

Airbnb and the City of Cape Town has signed the hospitality platform’s first collaboration agreement with a city in Africa.

This Airbnb trend bodes well for SA - report

2017-09-18 16:26

More and more families are using Airbnb to explore destinations that feature fun like amusement parks, zoos, beaches and nature reserves, research shows.

Tech giants on offence against neo-Nazis after violence

2017-08-17 20:52

Technology companies have been taking pains to distance themselves from extremist customers.

Beware of Airbnb tax pitfalls

2017-07-14 16:21

Before spending an Airbnb windfall, consider the tax implications of earning this income and ensuring that adequate provision is made for any tax liability.

How to capitalise on bleisure travel

2017-05-04 18:29

The mixing of business and leisure travel – or “bleisure” travel is making an impact on far more than just the tourism industry.

Airbnb to explore expansion in long-term home rentals

2017-03-08 15:29

Airbnb is considering an expansion in the long-term rental business and has asked McKinsey & Co to research the market, says two people familiar with the matter.

Airbnb should stay within hotel industry rules

2017-01-22 07:26

The hotel industry is going to insist that Airbnb gets the same treatment as hotels, guesthouses and other tourist accommodation in the rest of the country.

Airbnb agrees 60-day limit on Amsterdam home rentals

2016-12-01 14:40

Amsterdam has reached a pioneering agreement with home rentals website Airbnb to limit the sharing of private homes to 60 days a year.

Airbnb includes Cape Town in new ‘Trips’ offering

2016-11-18 07:49

Accommodation sharing app Airbnb has taken one step closer to becoming a fully-fledged travel experience company by launching its ‘Trips’ offering.

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