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Squatter Prompts Airbnb to Tweak Platform

Squatter Prompts Airbnb to Tweak Platform

A recent rental through Airbnb in Palm Springs, Calif., has resulted in a squatter, according to this report from USA Today. After the tenant’s 44-day rental ended, he refused to leave the condo claiming he was still living there legally. ...

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IHG’s Kirk Kinsell On Even Hotels, Airbnb, and More

IHG’s Kirk Kinsell On Even Hotels, Airbnb, and More

Hours before being honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Hospitality Division at a cocktail reception, Kirk Kinsell sat down with Lodging magazine at the InterContinental New York Times Square. Just slightly away from the buzz of the NYU International ...

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Should You Worry About Airbnb?

Should You Worry About Airbnb?

Say what you will about Airbnb, the San Francisco-based company gets headlines. That’s largely because the online marketplace for short-term room rentals is sending a shot across the bow of the hospitality establishment. While some of the industry’s entrenched players ...

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Airbnb Fights to Keep Host Data

Airbnb Fights to Keep Host Data

Home-sharing site Airbnb went to court in Albany, N.Y., April 22 to fight New York Attorney General Eric. T. Schneiderman’s demand for host data. Schneiderman is seeking to enforce a subpoena, issued in October, to gain access to user records ...

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Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

Airbnb has closed a $450+ million round of financing from a group led by private-equity firm TPG, valuing the home-sharing site at $10 billion, according to this report from the Wall Street Journal. The investor group also includes investment firm ...

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Is Airbnb the Hotel Industry’s Greatest Threat?

Is Airbnb the Hotel Industry’s Greatest Threat?

The rapid growth and popularity of Airbnb, which recently surpassed 10 million guest stays since its 2008 launch, has raised valid concerns among hotel executives. With media reports that the online home-rental marketplace is nearing a $10 billion valuation, should ...

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