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STB, Airbnb Experiences partner to unlock new ways for global travellers...

Airbnb Experiences and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have signed a two-year MoU to co-promote and grow a range of unique, authentic tourism experiences...

For the true costs of Thailand’s 2020 tourism retraction, look beyond...

The rebuilding of the travel and tourism sector is crucial for the wider economic recovery of the Asia-Pacific region due to its multiplier effect. James Lambert, director of Economic Impact Consulting, Asia, and Aran Ryan, director, Tourism Economics, explained how platforms like Airbnb can play a pivotal role in driving regional tourism revival.

Amanpreet Bajaj expands role at Airbnb

Airbnb has appointed Amanpreet Bajaj as general manager for India, South-east Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, taking over from Mike Orgill who returns to...

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...

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