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Airbnb launches business traveller booking feature

Airbnb launches business traveller booking feature

Airbnb has announced the launch of a new tool that allows employees to book business travel for co-workers. As business travel has tripled in growth on Airbnb in 2016, this new feature allows business partners like travel managers and executive assistants to be able to book Airbnb listings on behalf of other employees.

New leadership for Airbnb in UK & Ireland

New leadership for Airbnb in UK & Ireland

Airbnb has appointed James McClure as the new general manager for the UK & Ireland. Previously head of emerging markets for Singapore and south-east Asia at Google, McClure brings ten years of experience in business development to grow and lead the UK market. Commenting on the appointment, Olivier Grémillon, managing director EMEA at Airbnb, said: “We are steadily growing our business arm in the UK and James is a great addition to this team.”

Amsterdam and Airbnb agree house sharing guidelines

Amsterdam and Airbnb agree house sharing guidelines

Amsterdam and Airbnb have announced an agreement that will promote responsible home sharing and simplify the payment of tourist tax for hosts in the city. Under the agreement the city and Airbnb will work together to provide hosts with clearer and more accessible information on the rules for home sharing. Airbnb will also simplify the payment of tourist tax by collecting and remitting on behalf of hosts.

Airbnb launches long-term deal with KLM

Airbnb launches long-term deal with KLM

15 December 2014 Airline News Hotel News

After the success of the KLM aircraft apartment competition, KLM and Airbnb have announced that they will be entering into a long-term partnership. To mark the start of the collaboration, KLM and Airbnb created a competition to win a stay in a KLM aircraft apartment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with three lucky winners staying in the KLM plane apartment.

Airbnb welcomes guests to once-in-a-lifetime Château Chenanceau stay

Airbnb welcomes guests to once-in-a-lifetime Château Chenanceau stay

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has announced one of France’s most popular and beautiful châteaux, Chenonceau, is now listed on Airbnb; for a once in a lifetime, one night stay. The lucky guests will get the chance to live like kings and queens behind the turrets of this Loire château, the most visited privately owned château in France.

Airbnb generates £500m for UK economies

Airbnb generates £500m for UK economies

30 January 2014 Press Release Organisations & Operators

Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace to list, discover and book unique, local accommodations today released a new study highlighting the Airbnb community’s positive economic impact in the United Kingdom. Conducted in conjunction with London-based Economist, Dr. Margarethe Theseira, the study found that Airbnb generated £502 million in economic activity in the UK in one year.