Leave emotions aside, use land reform for tourism benefit - Thebe Tourism CEO

2018-09-13 06:15

Take emotions out of the land debate and rather look at how fallow land can be turned into tourist destinations to benefit surrounding communities, says Jerry Mabena, CEO of Thebe Tourism.

Airbnb, short-term rentals must be monitored - expert

2018-09-05 05:45

As the success of platforms like Airbnb take Cape Town by storm, a hospitality expert cautions the tourism sector, authorities and the public about pitfalls.

Airbnb pulls Great Wall overnight stay after uproar

2018-08-08 22:08

Home rental website Airbnb has scrapped a contest offering a chance to spend the night at a section of the Great Wall of China after an online backlash from people worried it could damage the site.

Airbnb culls Japan listings ahead of new rental law

2018-06-06 10:53

Rental platform Airbnb has suspended a large majority of its listings in Japan ahead of a new law that goes into effect next week regulating short-term rentals in the country.

Airbnb founders go it alone in China after refusing merger offer

2018-05-31 15:15

Airbnb’s founders were moments away from merging their China business with local competitor Tujia. Then in the final hour of negotiations, Airbnb pulled out.

Short-term holiday leasing: are you covered?

2018-05-03 15:50

Homeowners must be aware of the insurance risks involved before they hand over the keys to guests, cautions Nazeer Hoosen, CEO of PPS Short-Term Insurance.

Take a peek inside these celebs’ insanely lavish Airbnb escapes

2018-01-11 18:31

Here’s a peek at some of the properties where celebrities stayed this past year.

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.

 

Africa must look beyond beaches and whites to boost tourism - Kenyan minister

2018-09-12 19:28

For too long the tourism industry in Africa thought everybody must be white and come from overseas to be a tourist, according to Minister Najib Balala, cabinet secretary for tourism in Kenya.

Airbnb sues New York City to block user-data bill

2018-08-24 15:46

Airbnb is suing New York City over a recently passed law that allows the collection of Airbnb hosts’ data, claiming the ordinance violates users’ constitutional rights.

Airbnb faces ultimatum to comply with EU's consumer rules

2018-07-16 20:20

Airbnb has been warned by the European Union to expect a regulatory clampdown unless its terms and conditions and the way it presents holiday-home prices comply with EU standards.

Want to list your property on Airbnb? Here's what you should know

2018-06-01 19:55

Opening your home to others can be exciting and a good way to earn extra income, but you must go about it in an open-minded way and pay close attention to regulations, says an expert.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

2018-05-27 15:00

Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.

2 Singapore Airbnb hosts plead guilty to illegal rentals

2018-02-28 05:37

Two men have pleaded guilty to using platforms including Airbnb to rent out condominium units for less than six months in Singapore, where short-term rentals are illegal.

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.'

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