Dubai Tourism and Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding to help promote responsible hosting and help grow and diversify tourism in the emirate. It follows the introduction of enhanced regulations last month that make obtaining a ‘holiday home’ license more streamlined for individual tenants and homeowners who want to rent their homes to guests.
Airbnb has officially joined the World Tourism Organization as an affiliate member. In doing so, Airbnb joins the most influential community of leaders within the travel and tourism sector, including the UNWTO’s 157 member states and over 480 affiliate members from the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky will visited GES 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the sharing economy’s impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent - which represents a huge opportunity for the company. In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa.
Airbnb has confirmed it will act as the official “alternative accommodation services supplier” for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. The games will take place in Rio de Janeiro next summer. It is the first time the company has signed on as an official partner for the Olympics.
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.”
Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb has today announced a unique social challenge that acts on the company’s core principles of hospitality, belonging, and opening doors around the world. As a community known for embracing the spirit of belonging, Airbnb is ringing in the new year with one audacious goal in mind: to turn strangers into friends.
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.
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, 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.
Concur has confirmed Airbnb and Uber as the latest partners to join its growing platform to improve business travel and streamline expenses. With this partnership, the benefits of collaborative consumption are now available to the business world.
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.