airbnb Faces Business Challenges

Airbnb Business, Challenges Keep Growing From Investors.com, February 27, 2015 If Airbnb executives were to fail in the nascent shared-hospitality industry, they might have enough hard-won experience in government relations and trust-building to start a chain of neighborhood nuclear power plants. Many of the 34,000 municipalities, in 190 nations, with Airbnb hosts are debating how […]

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airbnb — Upward and Ownard

Airbnb guests triple, hurting Priceline, HomeAway From CNBC, February 2, 2015 Airbnb, which just surpassed 30 million guests to use the service at the end of last month, is taking over the vacation rental market at a breakneck speed, stealing customers from public companies HomeAway, Priceline and TripAdvisor. “The news is negative for other large […]

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airbnb – How Big is Big?

Airbnb will soon be booking more rooms than the world’s largest hotel chains From Quartz, January 10, 2015 The rooms available in 2014 jumped from 300,000 in February to a million in December, while the largest hotel company in Europe measured by rooms, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), had about 698,000 rooms in its portfolio. Airbnb offers more rooms […]

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The Basics: airbnb History and Stats

In a few short years the airbnb website ( www.airbnb.com ) has gone from promoting “couch surfing”, to host-resident “private room” rentals (mini-B&Bs), to host-absent vacation rentals. In 2008, airbnb operated only in the United States By 2014 it operates in 33,000 cities and 192 countries Has grown to over 300,000 listings Has booked 4 million […]

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