Stories tagged: airbnb
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Home-sharing company Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020.
Sun., June 9, 2019
Airbnb launched a program with the NAACP’s Seattle Chapter this week to recruit more people of color to become hosts on the homesharing company’s site.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
The home-sharing company announced in November that it would remove approximately 200 listings in Israeli settlements, which are in a territory disputed by Palestinians. Airbnb said it will now allow …
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Airbnb is acquiring last-minute booking service HotelTonight in order to boost its offerings.
Sat., March 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Pullman Airbnb operator claims city short-term rental codes – or lack thereof – forced her to cancel $35K in reservations
When Pullman resident Tami Grady purchased a home last year, she thought it would be a good option to transform it into a short-term rental that provides lodging for travelers …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
The explosive growth of short-term rentals – such as Airbnb – around the country has pushed local governments to rein in the practice, with help from the hotel industry, which …
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, noon
Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like they’re in the lap of luxury, and the more …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
A Purdue University study found that white neighborhoods – not their black or Latino counterparts – are the ones most likely to benefit from an influx of Airbnb guests.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Airbnb says Montanans who rented rooms and homes to visitors earned nearly $20 million last year.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Airbnb is expanding in Seattle in a big way – moving out of temporary office space to a downtown building with enough space for 300 employees.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, noon
For less than $200 a night visitors to Spokane County can stay in a home with a helipad on the roof, a converted historic electrical substation, or accommodations with Disney …
Wed., May 24, 2017
Like many cities nationwide, Spokane had a fitful start permitting short-term rentals. In early 2014, the city began issuing cease-and-desist letters to property owners advertising overnight stays online, saying local …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
As Airbnb Inc. turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Idaho has a new law to govern how short-term vacation rentals, like those marketed on Airbnb and other services, are regulated and taxed, and it may bring peace in a …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Airbnb’s booking data from Phoenix indicates that the Final Four weekend will be one of the company’s biggest in the city this year. Typical Airbnb prices are $94 per night …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Contestants must be 21. It also helps if you’re a good writer. The contest includes penning 50 to 200 words on “What makes you’re the world’s biggest Guinness fan?”
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Astoria officials are considering placing limits on temporary lodging like Airbnb rentals to free up units for permanent residents of the coastal Oregon city.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Someone attacked a key part of the Internet’s infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Responding to a flurry of recent reports that Airbnb landlords discriminate against minority travelers, the home-sharing platform kicked off its annual conference Wednesday with a promise to change.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
Hobbits enjoy food, simple comforts, and their peaceful home settings. And now Lord of the Rings fans can too, with a vacation getaway in a cozy burrow under a hill …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Homeowner’s associations in Idaho couldn’t restrict owners from renting their property on a short-term basis for “AirBnB” or other types of short-term rentals unless they already had the restriction when …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
BOISE – U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is in the midst of an unprecedented series of town-hall meetings across Idaho, hitting towns large and small, talking about the national debt and …
Wed., May 13, 2015
Keith and Kendra Kelly describe their short-term rental listed on Airbnb as an “urban oasis.” Indeed it is. Their Spanish mission-style home at Indiana Avenue and Walnut Street often is …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Short-term rentals in the emerging “shared economy” took a step closer to lawful reality in Spokane on Monday night, as the City Council passed an emergency resolution asking the state …
Fri., May 16, 2014
Two firms that use web apps to create a paid ride-share system as an alternative to taxis have begun operating in Spokane during the past three weeks. And as they …