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Short-term rentals threaten survival of budget hotels in Malaysia

Increased competition from Airbnb is taking a toll on the occupancies of budget hotels in Malaysia, raising concerns over the viability of lower-tier accommodation providers...

Airbnb opens up to third-party hotel distribution

Airbnb has entered into a new partnership with cloud-based distribution platform SiteMinder to allow hotels and accommodation providers to list on the site through...

Japan to enforce minpaku regulations in June

Japan will enforce its Private Lodging Business law on a later date than originally expected, with the legislation set to allow short-term rentals while...

Airbnb allows users to pay less upfront for bookings

Airbnb is introducing Pay Less Up Front, which allows guests to pay only for part of the trip at the time of booking –...

Hostel market booming in SE Asia: C9

South-east Asia’s hostel market experienced “skyrocketing growth” in 2017, surging 32 per cent in bed inventory, according to the latest Hostel Market Update by C9 Hotelworks.

Airbnb takes Trips to new APAC cities

Airbnb is expanding Experiences, activity products launched as part of its Trips platform in November last year, to Melbourne, Bali and Hong Kong. With the...

APAC villa rentals a US$390 million industry: Villa-Finder.com

The Asia-Pacific villa rental segment accounts for US$390 million of the global US$120 billion vacation rental market, according to a Villa-Finder.com analysis of Airbnb listings and...

Sri Lanka to levy booking tax on OTAs

After months of debate and discussion, Sri Lanka is finally imposing a tax on OTAs and online accommodation sites effective April 1, 2018. The new...

Airbnb pledges US$2 million for sustainable projects in APAC

Airbnb announced at the APEC CEO Summit in Danang yesterday that it would invest US$2 million until 2020 to promote and support innovative tourism...

Short-term rental start-up brings home US$3m in seed funds

GuestReady, a PropTech startup in the urban short-term rental management space, has closed US$3 million in seed funding and will be acquiring Easy Rental...

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