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Airbnb China appoints entrepreneur as president

Effective September, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of CityHunter Tao Peng will become president of Airbnb China. In the past six and a half years, Tao...

Airbnb teams up with Thai government agency to onboard local hosts

Airbnb has sealed its first partnership with a government agency in Thailand to train local provincial officials on hospitality, hosting and compliance standards, with...

Majority of Airbnb’s Japan listings frozen ahead of new rental law

Ahead of Japan's new minpaku law coming into effect, Airbnb froze a "major portion" of home listings and guest reservations in the country, citing requirements...

Sharper strategies needed in face of Airbnb competition, hoteliers told

Hotels have to relook their distribution and marketing strategies in order to better compete with Airbnb providers for market share, said speakers at a...

Still room for hotels growth in Singapore to meet ‘frustrated demand’

Concerns over the large supply of hotel rooms in Singapore has receded amid stronger tourist arrivals and stabilising corporate demand driven by firmer economic...

Airbnb to promote ‘healthy tourism’, enlists Taleb Rifai and David Scowsill...

Airbnb has launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe. In...

Short-term condo rentals could soon be allowed in Singapore

Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have launched a public consultation exercise on a proposed regulatory framework for the use of private residential properties as...

Airbnb takes on OTAs in open letter to hoteliers

Having declared its intentions to be 'for everyone', Airbnb last week penned an open letter to "boutique hotels and B&B owners", touting its lower...

Airbnb grows through more Experiences

Following its recent announcement to expand its core home-booking platform with more categories, Airbnb will by the year's end increase Experiences from 60 destinations...

Airbnb wants to be ‘for everyone’ with new categories, premium tiers

For a startup that began in 2007 with just two air beds, Airbnb has gone a long way – and a lot more ambitious...

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