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How Expedia is in a Position to Take on Airbnb

Expedia’s recent purchase of rental HomeAway has positioned it to access the same market as Airbnb. Expedia has already started to alter the way HomeAway makes money as a means to close its takeaway gap with Airbnb. HomeAway now charges ...

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Airbnb On the Defensive in Biggest Markets

Airbnb’s short-term rentals are being scrutinized in markets across the country, such as Santa Monica, Calif., where a landlord became one of the first hosts in the U.S. to be convicted for renting out units illegally on the platform. Airbnb ...

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Airbnb Settles Rental Lawsuit Against NYC

Airbnb has settled its lawsuit against New York City over a new law that imposes hefty fines on hosts who advertise illegal short-term rentals. Airbnb had voiced concerns that the law could expose online platforms like itself to significant penalties, ...

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New York State Dismissed from Airbnb Suit

Airbnb settled its lawsuit against New York state over a new law that prohibits advertising of short-term rentals and fines violators as much as $7,500. The company and the New York attorney general agreed that enforcement falls to New York ...

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Airbnb Introduces ‘Trips’ Service to Book Experiences

Airbnb has announced it will begin dipping into industries other than accommodations with the introduction of “Trips,” an excursion offering. After months of testing, these experiences will launch immediately in a dozen global locations. The tours will cost roughly $200, ...

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