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Airbnb urges M’sian govt to extend tourism incentives

Airbnb has hailed the Malaysian government’s efforts to provide financial relief for tourism businesses affected by the pandemic, and proposed that these incentives be...

Airbnb trims workforce by 25%, refocuses business on home sharing

Airbnb is the latest travel and tourism casualty in the Covid-19-led business crisis, with 1,900 staff out of a global total of 7,500 being...

How short-term rentals can spur tourism recovery

Brent Thomas, director of public policy for Asia Pacific, Airbnb, urges governments to relook regulations on short-term rentals – a sector which he claims can help to hasten tourism recovery by attracting price-sensitive tourists in the post-Covid world.

Airbnb to launch cleaning protocol

Airbnb will roll out in May the Enhanced Cleaning Initiative — the first standardised protocol for sanitisation and cleaning in the home-sharing industry. Guests will...

Airbnb branches into Online Experiences

With virtual travel rapidly gaining steam in light of the coronavirus pandemic, home-sharing giant Airbnb has unveiled a suite of Online Experiences, allowing communities...

Airbnb snags US$1 billion investment to mitigate coronavirus shock

Airbnb has secured a US$1 billion investment from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners to help the home-sharing giant to fight...

Airbnb grants free housing for 100,000 Covid-19 frontline workers

Airbnb is partnering its hosts to house 100,000 Covid-19 frontline workers – including first respondents, healthcare professionals and relief workers⁠ – for free. Hosts across...

Airbnb on US$1 million hunt for most unique home ideas

Home-sharing giant Airbnb is on the search for the most unique home ideas, and has launched the US$1 million Unique Airbnb fund to help...

Malaysian hoteliers cry for halt on home-sharing amid Covid-19 fears

The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has appealed to the government to immediately put a stop to home-sharing so as to curb the spread...

AHRA slams event partnerships with short-term rentals

The nine-year, five-Games partnership inked last November between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb to provide accommodation for athletes, spectators and fans has...

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