Stories tagged: airbnb
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Airbnb to verify all 7 million properties and start a 24-hour hotline to improve trust.
Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
Airbnb’s CEO says the company is taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
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
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
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
Airbnb is acquiring last-minute booking service HotelTonight in order to boost its offerings.
Sat., March 2, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Airbnb says Montanans who rented rooms and homes to visitors earned nearly $20 million last year.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …