airbnb Opens in Cuba

That Didn’t Take Long: You Can Now Book airbnb in Cuba From Wired, April 2, 2015 The lodging rental startup announced in a blog post today that it’s expanding to Cuba, offering travelers 1,000 homes to choose from. The move makes Airbnb one of the first tech companies to capitalize on the improving diplomatic relations […]

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When can airbnb charge you an extra 3% ?

 Booking an international reservation – be sure to check the fine print Buried in the airbnb T&C’s is a provision that allows airbnb to adjust the exchange rate applied to international transaction depending on how the user (unknowingly) chooses to display rates on their screen. Only the lawyer who wrote the T&C’s could figure out what […]

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Europe Divided on How to Regulate airbnb

Sharing Economy Faces Patchwork of Guidelines in European Countries For Airbnb and Uber, an Uneven Response by Regulators From the New York Times, September 22, 2014 LISBON — Start-ups like Uber and Airbnb want European consumers to embrace their companies. Yet when it comes to persuading policy makers, these companies have run into regulatory hurdles […]

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